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  1. News - Asia

    Suspected Philippine militant killed by own bomb

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 05:21pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... as part of a terrorist plot or an extortion attempt on one of the business establishments in Lamitan or Isabela city, the provincial capital about 550 miles (880 kilometres) south of Manila ...

  2. News - China

    Japan says it will help Philippines amid China sea row

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 04:10pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Japan pledged on Thursday to help the Philippines defend its “remote islands”, as both governments expressed concern over China’s robust moves to stake its ... China Sea were discussed during top-level talks in Manila. “We agreed that we will further co-operate in terms of the defence of remote islands... the defence of territorial seas as well ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    37 missing after Philippine ferry sinks

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:35am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Thirty-seven people remain missing after a ferry sank in the central Philippines on Friday, the coastguard said. Of the 57 onboard, 20 have been rescued from the MV Lady of Mount Carmel ferry after it went down near the central island of Burias, coastguard operations officer Ensign Criselda Boroais said.   ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Ex-Philippine president runs for mayor of Manila

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 01:50pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada is running for mayor of Manila in midterm elections that are dominated by political dynasties, celebrities ... including 12 senators. The 75-year-old Estrada was ousted in 2001, convicted on charges of plunder and later pardoned. He is challenging incumbent Mayor Alfredo Lim, a former Manila police chief ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Muslim rebels in Philippines kill 3 men in ambush

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 03:05pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippine military says Muslim militants have ambushed security guards and labourers from a rubber plantation on a volatile southern island, killing three men and wounding six others. The attack Thursday on Basilan Island, the stronghold of al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants, is the latest in weeklong assaults against the 1,200-hectare ...

  6. News - China

    China unveils maritime co-operation fund with Asean

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 07:17pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... Officials say China has offered a US$474 million maritime co-operation fund with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, some of whose members have territorial disputes with Beijing. Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh said Ch ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Blast damages building in upscale Manila district

    Posted May 31st 2013, 09:52pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila A loud explosion ripped through an apartment in a busy, upscale district of the Philippine capital on Friday night, and a radio report said at least three people were killed by falling debris that hit a passing delivery van. Police said they were investigating what caused the blast in Manila’s Serendra district, a shopping and residential area ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BUS HOSTAGE TRAGEDY

    Relatives and hijack survivors sue Manila

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... and hijack survivors sue Manila Racing against time, two survivors of the 2010 slaughter on a Manila tour bus and the family of the slain tour guide will formally lodge claims against the Philippines ... on Monday, and subsequently will file writs in the High Court. The move follows 2-1/2 years of waiting for a response from Manila, and as the three-year statute of limitations deadline for civil ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila halts work in disputed South China Sea

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

    ... Reuters in Manila Manila halts work in disputed South China Sea The Philippines has stopped all development work in the disputed South China Sea because of the impact such activity might have on an arbitration complaint it has filed against China, a defence official said yesterday. Manila called for all countries to stop construction work on small islands and reefs in the South ...

  10. Infographics - MANILA


    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics Manila bus bullet   ...




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