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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... of corruption in the Philippines and often the church itself, which he says has abandoned its obligation to help the poor and sided with those in power. He has protested against the tobacco industry ... to the traffic — a small act of disobedience in a life punctuated with them. The group of about 40 followed him at a brisk pace, waving banners with slogans against the eviction of slum dwellers to make ...

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    Muslim rebels joyous, but wary, at peace prospects for the Philippines

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Sultan Kudurat, The Philippines

    ... for an independent Islamic state or autonomous rule in the south, which they regard as their ancestral home, and the conflict has claimed tens of thousands of lives. MILF leader Murad Ebrahim said ... split from the MILF in 2008 because it wanted to continue pursuing independence. The BIFF has just a few hundred militants, according to the military, but it has launched deadly attacks ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hackers deface Philippine websites in call for anti-corruption protests

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... for a planned anti-corruption protest in congress this week. Calling themselves Anonymous Philippines, the group posted on its Facebook page a list of sites it had defaced with a message seeking support ... on the defaced websites. A scandal over lawmakers’ misuse of public funds has become the biggest crisis of President Benigno Aquino’s three-year rule, tainting his carefully crafted image as a corruption ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes between army and rebels

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 02:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... activities”, she added. MILF vice-chairman Ghazali Jaafar had denounced the killings, and asked an independent body monitoring a ceasefire between the rebels and the government to investigate ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police accuse Italian ambassador of human trafficking and child abuse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:44pm by AGENCIES

    ... and afterwards gave them money and food". Justice Secretary Leila de Lima did not give any details of the specific allegations against Bosio. De Lima said Bosio would be unable to invoke diplomatic ...

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    Manila to defy Beijing and pursue challenge at UN over South China Sea

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... sought UN arbitration in January 2012 to settle the dispute, but China has rejected the move. China's foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei warned Manila on Wednesday against proceeding ... not be able to enforce its ruling if it decides against China. "But assuming that a favourable decision for the Philippines is rendered, then at least that is additional weight for the Philippine ...

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    Manila seals historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... communities. Muslim rebels have been battling since the 1970s for independence or autonomy in the southern islands, which they regard as their ancestral homeland dating back to when Arabic traders ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine tax bureau chief aims higher in fight against corruption

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Woman head of internal revenue bureau raised collection rate by 14pc last year after fixing her sights on corruption. Now she's aiming higher Crack shot targets ... wiggle room." Henares is in her element at the tax office, having worked with Bonoan on a finance department campaign against tax evaders while she was deputy commissioner from 2003 to 2005. ...

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    Philippine national grid denies claims China could shut off power

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:15am by Raissa Robles

    ... and boycotts against China over the South China Sea dispute, said the first sanction could be "stopping the flow of raw materials needed by our manufacturers and exporters". "The second possible action that China might take against us could be in the form of sabotage … I was told that the grid could be shut down remotely," he said. ...

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    Head of Philippine communist party and wife arrested in Cebu

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... The couple face charges of crimes against humanity, including multiple murder, Bautista said yesterday. They were taken to a military camp in Cebu. The statement provided no other details about ...




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