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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine oil spill turns Manila Bay red

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay in the Philippines’ capital on Friday, posing potential health and environmental hazards, ... was drifting toward the mouth of the bay on Friday, Garcia said. About 20 kilometres (12 miles) of coastline near the capital Manila has been affected, he added. Asis Perez, head of the fisheries ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Dead whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 11:07am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish’s traditional feeding grounds, ... following food that’s why it came into the bay,” he added. In 2009, he said a dead whale shark about the same size was found at a busy wharf on Manila Bay. Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Crucial Philippine fishing industry hit as huge diesel spill fouls Manila Bay

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila Bay slick still taking a heavy toll on fishermen Philippine authorities were working yesterday to contain a huge diesel spill that shut down parts of Manila Bay's vital fishing industry. Ryan Santos, a district official in one of the hard-hit coastal villages in the area, said the fuel polluting the water had dissipated noticeably a day ...

  4. News - Asia

    Manila to upgrade navy base as it acquires ships amid China dispute

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila to upgrade navy base amid dispute The Philippines would upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being ... Bay, the Philippine military base nearest to the Spratly Islands, known as the Nansha Islands by China. "It is being programmed for capability upgrade... we need to develop it to house ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine troops kill seven rebels after hostage crisis

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 08:29pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Philippine troops killed seven more Muslim rebels in gunbattles in the coastal outskirts of a southern city they were clearing of bodies, bombs, weapons and possible booby traps following a three-week standoff with insurgents who held scores of people hostage, officials said on Sunday. Army troops and special police forces killed six Moro National ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seven dead as heavy rains pummel flooded Philippines

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Monsoon rains have submerged more than half of capital Manila Flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help on Tuesday as relentless monsoon rains, which have claimed at least seven lives, submerged more than half of Manila. Water engulfed entire homes and vehicles in large parts of the megacity of 12 ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine ferry disaster death toll rises to 71

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Hopes fading of finding any more survivors The confirmed death toll from a ferry disaster in the Philippines rose to 71 on Wednesday as hopes faded for finding any more survivors of the tragedy, authorities said. Divers pulled out six more bodies from the interior of the sunken ferry while body parts were found on a small island nearby, said ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine capital shuts down amid floods

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Torrential rains have forced closures in Manila Heavy rain in the Philippine capital of Manila forced all schools, government offices and the stock exchange ... on Monday morning. Schools in provinces outside of Manila were also closed, a government statement said, as the heavy rain pounded a large area of the main island of Luzon. The statement said all ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines say increase in US troops will not be permanent

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 11:35am by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila China has criticised the Philippines for escalating territorial disputes Philippine officials said on Monday they will make sure that an increased presence of US ... Philippine and US officials will open talks on Wednesday in Manila on an accord to increase rotations of American troops, said chief government negotiator Carlos Sorreta. Hundreds of American troops ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Manila owes apology for errors that led to hostage crisis deaths

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Manila owes apology for errors that led to hostage crisis deaths John Shannon, in his letter ("HK will be international laughing stock", February 5), makes some valid points in connection with the Philippine government's refusal to apologise for the atrocity that took place in Manila in 2010, when eight Hong Kong people lost their lives because ...




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