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  1. Expert Advice

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stocks many Filipino artists at similar prices to galleries in Manila, divides the art into two categories. 'There are the Ermita artists, who are tourist artists. They depict rural, idyllic ... says. 'But we don't see any of that in Hong Kong. There's a better market in Manila. There's a greater range of galleries, and a middle class that buys it. Exhibitions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450921/expert-advice
  2. FBI swoop sparks Manila-US row

    Posted Jan 15th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila 30 Filipino phone executives given court summons during business visit to Hawaii A diplomatic row has flared between the Philippines and the United States after FBI ... relationship' between the two countries. US President George Bush visited the Philippines in October. Manila's Foreign Secretary, Delia Albert, summoned US Ambassador Francis Ricciardone to express ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441303/fbi-swoop-sparks-manila-us-row
  3. Language point

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Local governments outside Manila have refused to accept the roughly 6,700 tonnes of rubbish the capital generates every day. Here, 'refuse' is used as a verb. To refuse means to say 'no' to a request; you deliberately do not do it or say firmly that you will not do it. The noun is 'refusal'. Example: The refusal of local governments outside Manila ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471358/language-point
  4. Saga scares foreign firms, say experts

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles As long as the airport terminal remains closed, badly needed foreign infrastructure investment will continue to bypass Manila, businessmen and analysts said. Henry ... investment to Manila became harder after the well-publicised row began between the government and Fraport. '[Fraport] is a big guy. What will happen to us small guys?' potential investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473177/saga-scares-foreign-firms-say-experts
  5. Declaration of independence

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles, Manila Immediately after Manila announced it was pulling its troops out of Iraq, citing national interests, American officials wasted no time in uttering harsh, emotionally loaded words of condemnation. US ambassador to Manila Francis Ricciardone said: 'In a time of test, enemies demand that you kneel. I just ask you: please don't confuse your enemies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463824/declaration-independence
  6. Supernatural power

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, MANILA A few years ago, our neighbours had a worrying problem. They said a hobgoblin- a dwende- had recently moved into their house and was living under the staircase. They claimed it was invisible, but they knew it was there because late at night it would growl and shout and curse. To be frank, although our houses are cheek-by-jowl, we did not hear any strange ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451375/supernatural-power
  7. Monument to death

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, MANILA Here is a quick quiz on national dignity: if invaders were to attack and conquer your country without provocation, setting up a regime of torture, murder and destruction before they are driven away, what is the likelihood that you would build a monument extolling their soldiers' bravery? In Mabalacat town, north of Manila, the chances are pretty high; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478612/monument-death
  8. Terminal failure

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, Manila Are you flying to Manila? You might notice that after your plane lands, it will taxi towards a compact, modern-looking structure. That is our nifty new US$650 million Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, completed just two years ago and capable of handling 13 million passengers a year. You might then notice that your plane taxis past our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459807/terminal-failure
  9. Two more Abu Sayyaf bomb plot suspects held in Manila

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Security is tightened in the Philippine capital ahead of Catholic Holy Week Philippine police yesterday announced the arrest of two more members of an Islamic militant cell suspected of planning bomb attacks in Manila, as the government tightened security in the capital ahead of the Catholic Holy Week. A police official said the two were caught on Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450585/two-more-abu-sayyaf-bomb-plot-suspects-held-manila
  10. HK suspect in Manila kidnapping

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael, Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila and Peter Michael A Hong Kong man suspected of being behind a string of kidnappings in the Philippines was arrested yesterday after police raided his home and freed an American who had been held in chains for three weeks. Manila authorities are looking into the possibility that Hong Kong-based British national Petrus Yao, alias George Yao, was involved in six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444246/hk-suspect-manila-kidnapping

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