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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Probe into children's centre run by Estrada

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 02:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Probe into children's centre run by Estrada Top Philippines officials said yesterday that they had launched investigations into a Manila children ... vagrant children and some homeless adults are held. Charity groups allege a litany of maltreatment including violence, sexual abuse, malnutrition and torture. Newspapers have in recent days ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    With prayers and tears, Philippines remembers the devastation of Haiyan

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:59am by AFP

    ... mother's death in the capital, Manila. Josephine Crisostomo, 41, whose three children died during the storm, was among a large crowd at a site on the outskirts of the badly hit city of Tacloban, where more than 2,000 people were buried. "I miss my children terribly, especially John Dave who would have celebrated his birthday tomorrow... I miss you, son, I love you so much," ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    A year after Typhoon Haiyan Benigno Aquino defends slow pace of rebuilding

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... the government has also helped to roll out vaccination programmes for children. Aquino cited international aid agencies as saying post-Haiyan recovery efforts were moving faster compared with programmes ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... services to the poorest families while also lowering the average number of children that fertile women would bear in their lifetimes. "We'd like to push the fertility rate down to two children" in a lifetime from the current level of an average of three per woman, he said. While celebrating the birth of the babies, the government would also monitor each of the designated 100 ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    19 heading home for Eid gunned down by Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:19pm by AP

    ... gunmen attacked Filipinos travelling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families yesterday, killing 19, including five children, in a brazen attack that was the bloodiest in recent years ... of the dead were aged seven to 15, and four of the wounded were children, including a three-year-old boy, a police report said. Possible family relationships among the travellers were not immediately ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    ‘Amerasian’ children of war face poverty and stigma in Philippines

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Angeles Those fathered by American soldiers experience a lonely cycle of hardship and marginalisation without parents Children of war face poverty and stigma When ... typically the meeting places for the US servicemen and the women who would bear them unwanted or unknown children. These half-Americans were also often abandoned by their mothers. According ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Haiyan drives more children in Philippines into dangerous work

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Typhoon forces children into dangerous work More children are doing harsh and dangerous work in Philippine villages hit by Typhoon Haiyan last November than ... and Philippine authorities showed 54 per cent of 112 surveyed villages reported that children were involved in harsh and dangerous labor, with 39 percent of them saying the number of such children ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Former Philippines' first lady Imelda Marcos, at 85, eyes return to palace

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... missing, Imelda Marcos and her children enjoyed a jet-setting lifestyle. She amassed a jewellery collection valued in the tens of millions of dollars and acquired hundreds of paintings ... Imelda's 3,000 pairs of shoes that came to symbolise the extent of her extravagance. Imelda Marcos and her three children were subsequently allowed to return home and have since regained ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines struggle to rebuild their lives, six months on

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... are still serious. Ned Olney, of Save the Children, said only half of hospitals and clinics in affected areas are back in operation and many are functioning under tents without vital equipment. Many ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine rebels seize gold miners to use as 'human shields' against army troops

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:19pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Rebels seize prospectors at gold site Communist rebels seized dozens of prospectors in a remote Philippine gold-rush site and used them as "human shields" against pursuing troops, a military official said. About 80 members of the New People's Army prevented 39 miners, including four children, leaving the mining site in Compostela Valley ...




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