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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Aquino aide offers to quit over fund scandal Philippine President Benigno Aquino yesterday rejected a resignation offer from his budget secretary after the top court declared the government's discretionary fund illegal in the biggest test yet for its battle against graft. Aquino came to power in 2010 on the promise of transparency, good governance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552286/benigno-aquino-refuses-resignation-aide-over-fund-scandal
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by BLOOM

    ... power to appropriate funds. Under the DAP, infrastructure spending had recovered from a 29 per cent decline in 2011 to grow 34 per cent by the end of September last year. The court yesterday ruled the executive branch violated the separation of powers under the constitution. The court in November stripped lawmakers of their discretionary power to allocate funds for infrastructure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544463/philippine-supreme-court-partially-voids-aquinos-stimulus-package
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla faces music over graft charges

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:43pm by Reuters

    ... 224 million pesos (HK$39.5 million) from congressional funds from 2007 to 2010. The Office of the Ombudsman says Revilla funnelled the funds to non-existent non-government organisations for agricultural projects. The money was then ploughed back to him, several government officials and a businesswoman who devised the scheme, prosecutors say. Aquino abolished such funds last year as part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536798/philippine-senator-arrested-massive-corruption-case
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

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

    ... million) in “pork barrel” funds that were allegedly diverted to ghost projects. He has been charged with one count of “plunder”, a non-bailable offence referring to massive corruption, punishable ... Napoles was accused of colluding with lawmakers to embezzle an estimated 10 billion pesos from legislator’s “pork barrel” funds, or money for their pet projects. Napoles initially denied any ...

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

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

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

    ... and having to take turns sleeping. But at Iwahig, and four smaller penal farms in other provincial areas, authorities have sought to take advantage of the open spaces to create conditions ...

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

    Typhoon Haiyan drives more children in Philippines into dangerous work

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... and Philippine authorities showed 54 per cent of 112 surveyed villages reported that children were involved in harsh and dangerous labor, with 39 percent of them saying the number of such children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530345/typhoon-haiyan-drives-more-children-philippines-dangerous-work
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aby Sayyaf leader Khair Mundos captured in slum near Manila airport

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:23pm by AFP

    ... in custody to having arranged the transfer of al-Qaeda funds to the Abu Sayyaf's top leader for bombings and other criminal acts throughout Mindanao. He was also charged with multiple counts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530095/philippines-captures-top-al-qaeda-linked-militant
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Eight women padlocked in Manila warehouse die in blaze

    Posted May 30th 2014, 07:35pm by AFP

    ... do not provide enough safety measures for their staff, and some are known to lock them in to stop them stealing or prevent socialising. Seventeen workers died in the southern Philippines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1522034/eight-women-locked-building-die-philippine-fire
  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

    ... also said he doesn't have full authority to make decisions, implement plans and disburse funds, unlike the official put in charge of rebuilding after the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. "I am really frustrated," he said. "It is difficult to co-ordinate but not have the implementing authority." He was relieved, however, that there had ...

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

    Outrage as baby ‘gagged with tape’ at Philippine hospital

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

    ... Badocdoc that they had found their five-day-old son at its nursery with his mouth taped over. Noval wrote that the couple complained to hospital authorities after they were told by a nurse: “Your ...

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

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