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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 06:02pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in Manila 370,000 moved to evacuation centres as major roads impassable due to debris, fallen trees and electricity poles and at least four provinces declare state of calamity Typhoon Rammasun killed at least 11 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of almost more than 370,000 people, shutting financial markets, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554840/philippines-braces-typhoon-rammasun-strongest-storm-deadly-haiyan
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines evacuates coastal areas as Typhoon Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:45pm by AFP

    ... in evacuation centres. The second level of a three-step storm alert has been raised over the Bicol archipelago southeast of Manila, where the storm is expected to first hit. Classes on all levels have ... evacuation centres. Storm alerts have also been hoisted for the more than 12 million people in Manila, with some classes having already been suspended. The new storm is expected to bring 7.5 to 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554134/philippines-braces-first-major-typhoon-season
  3. 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

    ... reach out to more people by … lowering our fences... without being judgmental or punitive." In 2012, President Benigno Aquino signed a law requiring government health centres to hand out ...

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

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

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

    ... to a study by the Philippine Amerasian Research Centre in Angeles city, there were believed to be at least 50,000 children born to US fathers when the bases closed. They were brought up ... have deepened with time, according to a 2012 study by a research unit led by Peter Kutschera, head of the research centre. Kutschera described Filipino Amerasians as "a marginalised, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541236/amerasian-children-war-face-poverty-and-stigma-philippines
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aby Sayyaf leader Khair Mundos captured in slum near Manila airport

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:23pm by AFP

    ... attack in the capital, but was simply trying to avoid capture. The US "Rewards for Justice" website describes him as a "key leader and financier" of the Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530095/philippines-captures-top-al-qaeda-linked-militant
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Outrage as baby ‘gagged with tape’ at Philippine hospital

    Posted May 13th 2014, 05:55pm by AFP

    ... Twitter and other social networking sites. The Cebu Puericulture Centre and Maternity House in the central city of Cebu told reporters it was investigating a complaint by Ryan Noval and Jasmine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511278/outrage-baby-gagged-tape-philippine-hospital
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    23 hurt as fire and blasts rock Philippines army munitions depot

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... depot near the capital's financial district yesterday, officials and witnesses said. Television footage showed uniformed soldiers carrying some of the injured on stretchers away from ... triggered explosions among munitions stored there, he added. The building is located a few minutes' drive from the Makati financial district in Manila. Detoyato said the army had ordered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1506882/23-hurt-fire-and-blasts-rock-philippines-army-munitions-depot
  8. 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

    ... while 165 others are still being constructed. More than 5,000 people still live in evacuation centres and tent cities, while nearly 20,000 more live in bunkhouses that serve as transitional ... of debris and the stench of rotting flesh has disappeared. But thousands still live in evacuation centres, worried about their future. UN humanitarian co-ordinator for the Philippines Klaus Beck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509234/survivors-super-typhoon-haiyan-philippines-struggle-rebuild-their-lives
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... way for a shopping centre. "Running has a Pied Piper affect," said Reyes, an activist priest for whom running, either with others or alone on multi-day ultra-marathons, ... after his brother died of lung cancer, and blamed mining companies for environmental degradation. He has targeted conglomerates, especially shopping centre developers. He also opposes United ...

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

    Indian firm in consortium to upgrade Cebu's airport

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... and highways. The tender was held last year but the contract award was delayed as the government said it was investigating allegations by one of the six other bidders over GMR-Megawide's financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1466534/indian-firm-consortium-upgrade-cebus-airport

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