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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines president proposes 'autonomy for minority Muslims' law

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Rebels to swap arms for party politics Philippine President Benigno Aquino has sent to parliament a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, a crucial step ... Mindanao,” Aquino said after turning over the bill to congressional leaders. He called for the passage “in the soonest possible time” of the proposed law that would have MILF leaders governing ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Twenty die during fresh unrest in the southern Philippines

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... However she said the increased violence was a result of government efforts to capture various outlaws. “These are all because of intensified law-enforcement operations,” she said. Set up ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino rules out bid for second term

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 10:52pm by AFP

    ... law in 1972 in order to stay in power even after his term ended. Marcos was finally overthrown in a military-backed popular revolt in 1986 after years of human rights abuses and massive ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US soldier suspected after death of transgender person in the Philippines

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... killing at a hotel in the northern city of Olongapo. "The United States will continue to fully cooperate with Philippine law enforcement authorities in every aspect ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila halts work in disputed South China Sea

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... clarification on its entitlements under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. China has refused to take part in the arbitration. A ruling is expected late next year. Gazmin said the Philippines had ...

  6. 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

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Muslim MILF prepares to enter electoral arena under Basic Law for self-rule area in southern Philippines now sent to Congress for approval Rebels to swap arms ... effectively ending decades of conflict in the south. President Benigno Aquino finally submitted to Congress yesterday a 122-page draft Bangsamoro Basic Law- the result of four years of hard ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong warned to stay away from Occupy Central protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:39pm by ALAN YU, KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... Jose also dismissed reports that Filipinos would be automatically deported if they joined the protests. “If a Filipino is caught by police in the protests and found breaking the law, “we can ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila insists crackdown on foreign labourers doesn't target Chinese

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Raissa Robles

    ... and Beijing. Mison said the scheme was "our regular course of making sure that foreigners in our country would comply with immigration laws". "As it happened, they all came from one ... laws," he said. In the first quarter this year, 42 of the 168 foreigners detained in the bureau's holding facility were deported, including 24 from mainland China, seven from the US, ...

  9. 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

    ... An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule ... seen as one of President Benigno Aquino's landmark successes. The rebels say most of the proposed law that was at the heart of the peace deal has since been revised or deleted ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila protest against 'pork barrel' funds and second term for Aquino

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... despite being limited by law to only one term. "No to pork barrel. No to term extension," the placards read as protesters carried an effigy of Aquino as a pig. Aquino, who was elected ...




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