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  1. 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

    ... that the MILF leadership can bring a huge bulk of their fighters into the fold of the law.” Peace adviser Teresita Deles “We are still confident that the MILF leadership can bring a huge bulk of their fighters into the fold of the law,” Deles said, though conceding a “small number” of the rebel force may opt to ignore the peace deal. This faction would be “subjected to law enforcement ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police accuse Italian ambassador of human trafficking and child abuse

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

    ... immunity because he was not stationed in the Philippines. De Lima said police alleged Bosio had violated the country's law on anti-trafficking and abuse of children, and prosecutors were ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... in international law," Hong told a news conference in Beijing. "We hope that the Philippine side... returns to the right track of resolving the dispute through negotiation and consultation ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    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

    ... there are doubts President Benigno Aquino’s administration will be able to fulfil its commitments in the accord. Among the hurdles is securing approval from Congress for a “Basic Law” that would create the autonomous region. Without the law, the autonomous region cannot exist, but there are no guarantees that Aquino can secure majority support in Congress for the highly sensitive issue. As insurance, ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... will be implemented by the middle of 2016, a crucial deadline as that is when Aquino is required by the constitution to end his six-year term. Aquino needs to convince Congress to pass a "basic law ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines President Aquino set to sign Muslim group peace deal

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... with their own private armies. Problems with power-sharing Tensions are expected to be nearly as high in Manila, where Congress must swiftly pass a “basic law” creating the Muslim self-rule area. ... their power bases. “Some congressmen do not believe in the peace agreement and will reject (the proposed law)... or will find ways to delay the whole thing,” Banlaoi, president of the Philippine ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines 'rejects China deal on disputed shoal'- as China denies making any such offer

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Raissa Robles, Teddy Ng

    ... it until after the March 30 deadline set by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). Lauro Baja, a retired Philippine diplomat and former president of the United Nations Security ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines condemns Beijing’s use of water cannon on fishermen in South China Sea

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:11pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... to avoid accidents and miscalculations in the disputed waters. The Philippines has taken its dispute with Beijing to arbitration under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea but Beijing ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Large cache of smuggled exotic animals seized in Philippines

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... in harsh conditions, he said. Law enforcers acting on a tip stopped a van with the wildlife and two attendants in the southern city of Surigao on Mindanao island on Saturday, just as the vehicle ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two monster transport projects in Manila spell misery for commuters

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Two monster transport projects in Manila slow traffic to a crawl and spell misery for workers Commuters hit the bottleneck Until last week it took Leila, a project supervisor for the Manila office of a global law firm, 30 minutes to travel the 10 kilometres from her house to work. Starting last Monday, the time taken by the cab journey was tripled ...




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