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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Canadian kills 2 in Philippine court shooting

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 02:25pm by Associated Press

    ... charged with malicious mischief and grave threats. The shooting came after several recent killings in the country that prompted calls for a tighter gun control. ... before police fatally shot him, officials said. The suspect, John H. Pope, appeared in court in central Cebu city, where he resided, to face the charges when he pulled out a gun and shot a lawyer ...

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    Drug-fuelled gunman kills seven in Philippines

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 01:56pm by AFP

    ... authorities said. The ordeal, which ended when police shot the assailant dead, again raised concerns about the country’s lax gun controls after the week began with two children dying from bullets ... their house),” resident Edwin Lacorte told reporters. “I wanted to go back. The children were crying for help, but what can you do, the man has a gun.” Bae lived in a nearby house and most of the victims ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Manila Victims of attack on families travelling home for Eid include members of unofficial security force Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 in southern Philippines Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipinos travelling to celebrate the end of Ramadan ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine leader keeps gun despite outcry

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine President Benigno Aquino may continue to carry a gun despite an impending ban on bearing firearms in the run-up to polls, an election official said Saturday. Gun ownership is a sensitive topic in the Philippines, where calls are growing for tighter controls or an outright ban in the aftermath of a series of shootings starting on New ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... for the government aid, but expressed confidence he could support his child and his partner. Efforts to control the Philippines' population growth have long been hampered by the influence of the Catholic Church, which counts about 80 per cent of Filipinos as followers and which disapproves of all forms of artificial birth control. It was only in April that the government finally overcame ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... succeed because "while Aquino has diminishing popularity, he is not unpopular" and still controlled the congress. A senior official said efforts to destabilise the Aquino government were ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... the president's discretionary fund, called the Disbursement Acceleration Programme, in 2011 to fund lawmakers' projects. Critics say the government used the fund as a tool to gain control ...

  8. 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

    ... free condoms and birth control pills, in a major defeat for the church, which fought a 15-year campaign against any form of family planning laws. The law took effect this year after the Supreme ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    13 suspected gang members killed in Philippine shootout

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 07:28pm by AFP

    ... for stricter gun controls. The battle erupted after gunmen in two vehicles tried to smash through a police checkpoint near the town of Atimonan, according to the national police headquarters’ ... to welcome the New Year. The incidents triggered public condemnation and calls for stricter controls on gun ownership, with official statistics estimating there are nearly 600,000 unlicensed guns ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Three gunned down in deadly week for Philippines press

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 08:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Three journalists have been gunned down in the Philippines in its worst spate of media killings in nearly four years, police and rights watchdogs said ... country in the world for the press. Critics blame this on widespread gun ownership by civilians and a “culture of impunity” that sees many among the powerful not being brought to justice ...




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