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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... more than a decade of church opposition to implement a reproductive health law that provides the poor with birth control services. Perez said that the law's implementation gave access ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560429/one-hundred-million-philippines-welcomes-birth-100-millionth-citizen
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... the DAP by a law crafted by his mother, Corazon, when she was president. He also stated that the court had engaged in "cross-border transfers" by asking for additional funds to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557065/benigno-aquino-faces-impeachment-action-over-economic-stimulus-fund
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Listen more, condemn less, says Philippine church leader in latest sign of liberal shift

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... reach out to more people by … lowering our fences... without being judgmental or punitive." In 2012, President Benigno Aquino signed a law requiring government health centres to hand out free condoms and birth control pills, in a major defeat for the church, which fought a 15-year campaign against any form of family planning laws. The law took effect this year after the Supreme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547619/listen-more-condemn-less-says-philippine-church-leader-latest-sign-liberal
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Former Philippines' first lady Imelda Marcos, at 85, eyes return to palace

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... accused of looting state coffers and whose martial law rule was marked by human rights abuses. While the rest of the country wallowed in poverty and thousands of activists were killed or went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545085/former-philippines-first-lady-imelda-marcos-85-eyes-return-palace
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... for a third senator, Juan Ponce Enrile, a 90-year-old veteran politician who was once dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s chief martial law enforcer. The case erupted last year when businesswoman Janet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538848/son-former-philippines-leader-arrested-graft-scandal
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Outrage as baby ‘gagged with tape’ at Philippine hospital

    Posted May 13th 2014, 05:55pm by AFP

    ... not happen again, how horrible! I don’t know how the laws are there but sue, protest!” Facebook user Nicole Vessell wrote on the father’s page. Mar Tan, a registered nurse and an official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511278/outrage-baby-gagged-tape-philippine-hospital
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila probes diplomat charged in Canada with trafficking nanny

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... defined by international law". However, he criticised the Canadian police's decision to disclose details of the case. "The... announcement may be a matter deemed of public interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509325/manila-probes-diplomat-charged-canada-trafficking-nanny
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines, US start annual war games focusing on threats in South China Sea

    Posted May 05th 2014, 06:11pm by Reuters

    ... claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. “Tensions in the Asia-Pacific region have increased due to excessive and expansive maritime and territorial claims, undermining the rule of law ... maritime and territorial claims, undermining the rule of law Foreign Affairs Secretary, Albert del Rosario “The aggressive patterns of behaviour aimed at changing the status quo threaten peace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505076/philippines-us-start-annual-war-games-focusing-threats-south-china-sea
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines struggle to rebuild their lives, six months on

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... been no epidemics or a breakdown in law in order in the disaster zone, and noted that it took eight years for areas hit by Hurricane Katrina in the US to fully recover. It is estimated ... both noted that despite the widespread destruction, caused mainly by tsunami-like waves, there had been no epidemics, no famine and no long-term collapse of law and order. But the challenges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509234/survivors-super-typhoon-haiyan-philippines-struggle-rebuild-their-lives
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Guess who came to dinner: Obama's Philippines reception featured a colourful cast

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:37pm by Alan Robles

    ... a dictator’s son, a martial law enforcer and a serial coup plotter were among those who sat down with Obama at Monday’s state dinner hosted by President Benigno Aquino. During the dinner, Obama paid tribute to Aquino’s parents, Ninoy and Cory, and their sacrifices that “the nation might be free” of the martial law dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Seated nearby was the dead dictator’s son, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1499976/guess-who-came-dinner-obamas-philippines-reception-featured-colourful-cast

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