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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Communist insurgents ransack two banana plantations in the Philippines

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Butuan Communist rebels ransack banana plantations Communist insurgents raided two banana plantations in one day in the southern Philippines in some of their most brazen attacks for months in the face of recent setbacks, the authorities said yesterday. The attacks by the New People's Army (NPA) in the strife-torn island of Mindanao on Saturday caused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580389/communist-insurgents-ransack-two-banana-plantations-philippines
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine group protests against China's project on Spratly Islands

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Demonstrators in Manila voice anger over work on Spratly Islands Protest over China's reef project Members of a political party allied with Philippine President Benigno Aquino marked the country's Independence Day yesterday by protesting against China's moves to reclaim land on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530837/philippine-group-protests-chinese-reclamation-disputed-islands
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military admits Islamist bomb maker was not killed in 2012

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... leader. Philippine military chiefs said in February 2012 that they were among 15 Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiah members killed in the air strike on the southern island of Jolo. Soon after, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567811/philippine-military-admits-islamist-bomb-maker-was-not-killed-2012
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's peace pact with Muslim rebels in jeopardy over government changes to deal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... by the government. A breakdown would risk a return to violence and a blow to hopes for an economic revival for resource-rich Mindanao island as potential investors in sectors such as agriculture and mining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567807/peace-pact-muslim-rebels-jeopardy-over-government-changes-deal
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... Rammasun surged to 77, officials said. While Tropical Storm Matmo was not forecast to hit the main island of Luzon, the weather service warned it would still bring heavy rains to the area over ... region to the southeast. Matmo was about 600 kilometres off the eastern island of Samar yesterday morning with maximum gusts of up to 90 km/h, the state weather service said. The tropical storm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off coast of southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... Reuters in Manila A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the quake was 146 kilometres east of the town of General Santos on the southern island of Mindanao, southeast of Cebu, the USGS said. The USGS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554048/strong-magnitude-64-earthquake-strikes-southern-philippines
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines evacuates coastal areas as Typhoon Rammasun approaches

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

    ... already been suspended. Heavy rain is also expected to fall over the central islands that bore the brunt of Haiyan and where thousands of people are still living in tents or other makeshift ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554134/philippines-braces-first-major-typhoon-season
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

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

    ... across the main island of Luzon, toppling trees and power lines and causing electrocutions and widespread blackouts. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross, said ...

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

    Philippine police shoot dead Muktar Santo, accused of role in mass killing

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Police kill man allegedly tied to political massacre Police shot dead a gunman accused of taking part in the Philippines' worst political massacre on the orders of a powerful clan after he resisted arrest, an official said yesterday. Muktar Santo was allegedly involved in the November 2009 murder of 58 people in the strife-torn southern island ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539073/philippine-police-shoot-dead-muktar-santo-accused-role-mass-killing
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    All's well at Philippines' innovative Iwahig prison in paradise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... armed with machetes wander through a vast prison without walls in one of the Philippines' most beautiful islands, a unique approach to reforming criminals. Two token guards with shotguns slung on their shoulders relax in the shade nearby as the blue-shirted group of inmates chop weeds at a rice paddy at the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm on Palawan island. But Arturo, who is 21 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538425/alls-well-philippines-innovative-iwahig-prison-paradise

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