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    Leung to press demands to Aquino at Apec summit

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong group is assured Leung will push the Philippine leader to address its many demands C.Y. to press Aquino at Apec talks Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will press the demands of survivors and relatives of victims of the Manila hostage crisis on Philippine President Benigno Aquino at an international summit next month. Survivors and family ...

  2. Activists hope Obama ties aid for Philippines to rights

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... The petition was turned down only last month. Professor Simbulan, who wrote a book on US-Philippine security relations, The Bases of Our Insecurity, claimed Mr Bush placed the so-called war on terror ... Raissa Robles in Manila The administration of US president-elect Barack Obama could tie American aid to the Philippine government's willingness to tackle controversial domestic issues ...

  3. Philippine troop pullout comes at too great a cost

    Posted Jul 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the end, not even a phone call from US Secretary of State Colin Powell could stop Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from choosing to withdraw her country's troops from ... immense pressure from the public. Millions of families have relatives working abroad, many of them in Iraq and the Middle East. Mr de la Cruz is not the first civilian hostage to be taken in Iraq, ...

  4. New Manila deal unlikely to woo rebels back to table

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... career diplomat, Malacanang Palace has recognised the foreign-relations impact of the failed peace process. 'The government has been suffering from very strong criticism from ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippine government hopes to woo Muslim separatists back to the negotiating table with a new peace deal, but the rebels are not convinced of Manila's ...

  5. Accusations of aiding coup plot irk media

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila to hold 'dialogue' with broadcasters Relations between Philippine authorities and the nation's freewheeling media have hit a new low amid ... local and foreign journalists who covered last Thursday's short-lived standoff at the Peninsula Hotel, but backed off after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued orders not to rile ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... of violating the custom of being constantly accompanied by a male relative is repeatedly stabbed then tossed in a well. The internal terrorism looks unlikely to stop because America has failed ... commitment, he writes. Foreign policy know-it-alls may say that, despite his originally intimate take on Afghanistan, they have heard it all before. Still, most readers may be surprised at just how ...

  7. Muslim rebel granted temporary release to run for governor

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... think he will win,' Ustadz Abdulbaki Abubakar, the MNLF secretary-general for foreign relations said in an interview. 'It will be very difficult,' he said because Misuari ... of the Philippines' midterm elections- even as his followers continue to battle the military there. Misuari, leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), was granted a six-day release by the Makati ...

  8. Survivors seek U.N. pressure on Philippines

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Desperate survivors of last year's hostage-taking in Manila and relatives of those killed in the drama are seeking help from the UN to press the Philippine government for an apology and to make reparations. The move comes after Premier Wen Jiabao last month told Philippine President Benigno Aquino he needed to handle in a proper way ...

  9. Philippine ex-general held over kidnappings

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Prosecutors in the Philippines are seeking an arrest warrant for a retired general, who was yesterday prevented by immigration authorities from boarding a flight ... pending against me.' However, the Justice Department yesterday asked a judge to remand the former general in custody. Palparan is the first Philippine general to have been indicted for human ...

  10. Arroyo in shock change of tune on terrorist group

    Posted Oct 25th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... are about to enter informal talks with the MILF and the Abu Sayyaf is a spent force,' she said. The announcement spooked the Philippines' foreign exchange and stock markets. Finance ... Raissa Robles in Manila After claiming Jemaah Islamiah was no threat to the Philippines, the leader now says it is a top national security worry After long playing down the threat, Manila ...




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