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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead and 83,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... The Philippine Red Cross said a man drowned in the Caloocan City district, while officials in Rizal province said the body of a 68-year-old woman was recovered after she was swept away by floodwaters. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595872/philippines-markets-schools-shut-heavy-rain-floods-manila
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Chinese charged in Philippines with possession of drugs worth HK$1.2b

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:54am by James Griffiths

    ... links to Mexican organised crime. In February, a raid on a small operation in Lipa city, south of Manila, swept up three suspected members of the Sinaloa cartel. That raid came after months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593717/four-chinese-suspects-charged-philippines-carrying-460kg-crystal-meth
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Volcano spews lava in Philippines eruption

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 07:01pm by AP

    ... the lava glow from the safety of their hotels in Albay’s capital, Legazpi city. Albay governer Joey Salceda ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 residents within an 8km radius of the volcano’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593960/volcano-spews-lava-philippines-eruption
  4. News - China - PHILIPPINES

    China reiterates safety warning to its citizens in the Philippines

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 12:45pm

    ... national was about to board a light rail train in Manila when he was kidnapped by two policemen allegedly from outside the city. He managed to escape when the officers were asleep. Three days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593003/chinese-government-reiterates-safety-warning-its-citizens-philippines
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Philippines ferry Maharlika II tell of monster seas

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... cannot terminate the search and rescue until we're sure that everybody has been accounted for," Coyme said in the central city of Surigao, where the survivors were taken. As he spoke, ... of the typhoon, the coastguard cleared the Maharlika II to leave Surigao city around noon on Saturday for a regular domestic run. The skipper sent the distress call a few hours later and several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592591/survivors-philippines-ferry-maharlika-ii-tell-monster-seas
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines begins inquiry into Filipino militants in Syria

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 05:06pm by Reuters

    ... going through deportation proceedings. Philips was detained by police in the city of Davao last weekend while on a lecture tour in the south, where the country's Islamic minority is based. ... and well-treated in Davao City immigration custody." He also denied the allegations he was involved with extremists, expressing hope he eventually may return the Philippines. He conceded being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1591712/philippines-begins-inquiry-filipino-militants-syria
  7. Property - International - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine developer Ayala Land banks on demographic dividend

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:01am by Bloomberg

    ... people are really buying earlier in their life," company president Bobby Dy, 51, said in Makati City. "People are now able to buy a condominium for the same price as amortising ... Green City metropolis project in Pampanga province and decide whether to bid for some of the land. It might also consider bidding for contracts to reclaim 600 hectares of land from Manila Bay, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1589738/philippine-developer-ayala-land-banks-demographic-dividend
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    MILF rebels to form political party for self-rule in Philippines’ Muslim south

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Raissa Robles

    ... the Muslim-dominated area fiscal autonomy and wider powers over natural resources. The draft comes on the anniversary of the deadly siege of Zamboanga City which Misuari staged last year to protest at the MILF ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589614/milf-rebels-form-political-party-self-rule-philippines-muslim-south
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Beijing demands full investigation of group behind Manila bomb plot

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:57pm by Alan Robles

    ... on Wednesday as he arrived from the southern city of Cagayan de Oro. He was reportedly set to fly on to Palawan, where he said he would hire a boat and "invade" the disputed Spratly- ... abilities. The "bombs" consisted of large firecrackers and timing devices crudely taped to plastic bottles of petrol. Security forces based in Cagayan de Oro said Pamatong was in the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585339/beijing-demands-full-investigation-group-behind-manila-bomb-plot
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    A dozen Chinese fishermen jailed in the Philippines for 6-12 years for poaching

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:54pm

    ... city of Puerto Princesa, said. The written verdict identified the boat captain as Liu Chiangjie. His 11 crew members were given prison terms of between six and 10 years for likewise being found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566950/philippines-jails-12-chinese-illegal-fishing

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