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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Top court partially voids stimulus package The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday voided parts of President Benigno Aquino's 144 billion peso (HK$25.54 billion) stimulus package in a landmark ruling that may leave him open to lawsuits seeking his impeachment. The court declared as illegal some parts of the president's Disbursement Acceleration Program, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544463/philippine-supreme-court-partially-voids-aquinos-stimulus-package
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Listen more, condemn less, says Philippine church leader in latest sign of liberal shift

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... Court ruled against a church-backed legal challenge. The Catholic Church, which counts more than 80 per cent of the Philippines' 100 million population as members, led street protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547619/listen-more-condemn-less-says-philippine-church-leader-latest-sign-liberal
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... corruption scandal. Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, 51, gave himself up to police after the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court said it found probable cause to proceed with the charges and issued ... opponents. “At the end of the day, I will prove my innocence,” he said. “I will face all charges against me in court.” Flanked by his father Joseph Estrada, the senator then boarded a white van ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538848/son-former-philippines-leader-arrested-graft-scandal
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla faces music over graft charges

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Former action hero tackles most challenging role of his life after turning himself in to Manila court over alleged role in pork barrel scandal Senator faces music over ... to symbolise his supposed innocence I will go to jail with my head held high, and I will come out with my head held high RAMON REVILLA He later arrived at the anti-graft court that ordered his arrest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536798/philippine-senator-arrested-massive-corruption-case
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    All's well at Philippines' innovative Iwahig prison in paradise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... that are bigger than a basketball court, surrounded by barbed wire rather than concrete or metal walls. About 50 lucky minimum-security inmates live full-time in straw-and-bamboo huts scattered along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538425/alls-well-philippines-innovative-iwahig-prison-paradise
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    ‘Unconstitutional’ US-Philippines defence pact to face legal challenge

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:46am by Raissa Robles

    ... The constitutionality of the newly signed pact allowing the US a wider military presence in the Philippines is likely to be challenged in the country's Supreme Court by a group of former senators and other ... pact]... what this administration is doing is procedurally deplorable." Left-wing opposition congressmen Neri Colmenares and Carlos Isagani Zarate said they would challenge the pact in court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498961/unconstitutional-us-philippines-defence-pact-face-legal-challenge
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's Father Robert Reyes runs his message of protest through the streets

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AP

    ... which is more sympathetic to his activism. Reyes unashamedly courts the media, saying it is vital in getting the message of social justice to a wider audience. Critics say he jumps from issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1481265/manilas-father-robert-reyes-runs-his-message-protest-through-streets
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    'I am a thief': Mayor forces man who stole fish to wear sign taped to his shirt

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... chief Loretta Ann Rosales. "While he was not physically harmed, he was treated with indignity and psychologically punished," she added. "Only the court can determine guilt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441375/i-am-thief-mayor-forces-man-who-stole-fish-wear-sign-taped-his-shirt
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Blow to Aquino as Philippines court rules 'pork barrel' fund illegal

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila 'Pork barrel' fund ruled illegal in blow to Aquino The Philippines' highest court ruled yesterday that a widely misused fund for legislators' pet ... for resources to support the typhoon victims, the Supreme Court appears to be insensitive to our situation," he said. Aquino, who was supervising relief efforts in Tacloban, was flying back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1360487/blow-aquino-philippines-court-rules-pork-barrel-fund-illegal
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines President Aquino set to sign Muslim group peace deal

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... politicians and the nation’s highest court lie in potential ambush. After completing negotiations last month, Aquino is expected to sign within weeks a final peace deal with the Moro Islamic ... Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, said. Opponents are also widely expected to challenge the creation of a Muslim autonomous region in the Supreme Court. Aquino need only look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436286/philippines-president-aquino-set-sign-muslim-group-peace-deal

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