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  1. Understanding why Manila drowned

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... that culminated in the deaths of about 300 people in the Philippines just over a week ago and paralysed Manila, as 80 per cent of the capital city went under water. Rescue services seemed at a loss, ... have given forecasters a much better idea of what to expect before Ketsana dumped about 40cm of rain on Manila in nine hours on September 26. Doppler radars- which have been installed by Hong ...

  2. Manila 'not engaging in vulture tourism'

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The killer waves that devastated the tourist playgrounds in Thailand and South Asia 20 days ago are bringing an unexpected business surge to Philippine beaches, ... Manila's tourism secretary Joseph Ace Durano denied suggestions the government was exploiting the tragedy that befell rival Asian tourist spots to divert clientele to Manila. 'There is no need ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hostage drama symptom of a sad nation The way the Manila hostage saga was resolved- with the tragic loss of innocent lives and the unconcerned response of a president- did no more than ... August 25), I quite understand that tensions are very high due to the catastrophe that took place in Manila on Monday. However, I also feel that anti-Filipino sentiments, such as 'The ...

  4. No 1 warning issued as storm nears city

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The No 1 storm signal was issued at 10.15pm last night as Severe Tropical Storm Ketsana, which devastated Manila, drew closer to the city. The Observatory said it was unlikely the No 3 signal would be issued but winds would strengthen gradually during the day. The storm was forecast to move westwards towards Vietnam. ...

  5. Man-eating manholes

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, Manila Here are some things to keep in mind when the rainy season starts in Manila: flooding can cause colossal traffic jams, marooning you in your office. Infectious diseases can result from filthy rain water. Oh, and you could get sucked down to a hideous, gurgling death. In most other cities of the world, manholes are presumably fairly innocuous. In Manila ...

  6. Taipei freezes new Filipino hires amid row over deportations

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's labour ministry has imposed a four-month freeze on work applications from Filipinos after Manila deported 14 Taiwanese to the mainland to face ... slowly and failing to claim the Taiwanese suspects, who had been in custody in Manila for a month. Taiwanese legal experts also said that if the suspects were tried on the mainland, which has ...

  7. Philippine envoy won't apologise

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Despite the arrival of an unofficial Philippine government envoy, sent to try to patch up relations between Taipei and Manila, settlement of the row sparked when Manila deported 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to the mainland appears nowhere in sight. In a meeting with Taiwanese foreign minister Timothy Yang Chin-tien in Taipei yesterday, former Philippine ...

  8. liberal studies

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension 1 What concern did legislators express in regard to the Manila hostage crisis? a. Government support to Hong Kong people in the emergency was insufficient. b. Chief ... the Manila hostage crisis. b. The Basic Law enshrines the rights for Hong Kong to develop foreign relations in certain areas. c. Co-operation with foreign countries comes under diplomacy and Hong ...

  9. Army inciters' arrest 'won't stop rot'

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Ringleaders behind July's Manila coup bid still active, says mutiny investigator The arrest of a group of army officers who protested on television against ... Robles, a member of a commission that investigated a mutiny by military officers in Manila in July, said the ringleaders behind the rebellion were still active. Authorities had tracked down nearly ...

  10. Illegal logging blamed for killer landslides

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo yesterday ordered a crackdown on illegal logging operations, that have stripped forest cover and sparked devastating landslides ... organisation funded by the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University, blamed the flooding on the loss of forest cover on mountain ranges on the main island of Luzon, which is home to the capital, Manila ...




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