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  1. Manila reverses order to free fishermen

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... A Hong Kong fishing boat owner and his 23-member Chinese crew accused of poaching and fishing with dynamite in Philippine waters are to stand trial in the Philippines after the country's justice department caved in to intense lobbying and reversed a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/600122/manila-reverses-order-free-fishermen
  2. Three charged over Philippine Congress blast

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Police have charged three men with the murders of Muslim congressman Wahab Akbar and three others who died in a bomb blast outside the Philippine Congress last ... mall explosion in Manila. Police in that case had yet to issue a final report, Mr Barias said, because the earlier blast was 'more complicated' and 'unlike the [Congress], where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/616350/three-charged-over-philippine-congress-blast
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Getting away with murder, Manila style

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... Bonny Schoonakker bonny.schoonakker@scmp.com Getting away with murder, Manila style It beggars belief: three years after the Maguindanao massacre the ensuing trial shows little sign ... security facility" in Manila, 800km north of Maguindanao. Whatever security measures have been taken, they have not stopped witnesses from being killed, according to the interview with Myrna ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1013850/getting-away-murder-manila-style
  4. Inmates in Manila jail still waiting for transfer home

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong inmates serving lengthy sentences in a Philippine prison where even the most basic necessities have to be bought are anxiously awaiting news about their year-old application for a transfer back home to serve out their jail terms. The eight prisoners at New Bilibid Prison in Muntinpula city in Manila submitted their applications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996006/inmates-manila-jail-still-waiting-transfer-home
  5. Cross-border busting of phone fraud ring triggered row with Manila

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

    ... officers went to Manila after Philippines authorities arrested 24 suspects- 14 from Taiwan and 10 from the mainland. At Beijing's request, the Philippine government decided to deport all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737698/cross-border-busting-phone-fraud-ring-triggered-row-manila
  6. Drug case exposes high-level graft in Manila

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A young major's refusal to accept an alleged bribe to release three drug suspects set in motion a bizarre chain of events leading to congressional hearings into high-level corruption that are now playing out in Manila. The three suspects are all members of wealthy families, and include the nephew of a close aide to Philippine President Gloria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666157/drug-case-exposes-high-level-graft-manila
  7. 'Dirty Harry' hails arrest of son over drugs

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila's crime-fighting mayor Alfredo Lim, nicknamed 'Dirty Harry', praised police over the weekend for arresting his son, who was allegedly caught ... Two others, Joel Sabado, 33, and Ronald Pascual, 38, were also arrested during the alleged drug deal at a dental clinic in Manila's Chinatown. The arrest took place as Alfredo Lim, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630181/dirty-harry-hails-arrest-son-over-drugs
  8. Manila ill prepared for new anti-terror law

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Immediately after boasting that a new anti-terror law would effectively crush terrorists, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's own officials have signalled they are ill-prepared to implement it. The Human Security Act was due to take effect within two weeks, but the guide instructing authorities how to administer the law has not been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599511/manila-ill-prepared-new-anti-terror-law
  9. Manila ill-prepared for new anti-terror law

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Immediately after boasting that a new anti-terror law would effectively crush terrorists, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's own officials have signalled they are ill prepared to implement it. The Human Security Act was due to take effect within two weeks, but the guide instructing authorities how to administer the law has not been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/599512/manila-ill-prepared-new-anti-terror-law
  10. Impeached judge seeks calm in Manila

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Philippines Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide appealed to judges yesterday 'to keep calm' as the crisis over his impeachment neared boiling point. The call came after allegations by a court interpreter that she was physically and verbally abused by Concepcion Alarcon-Vergara, a Regional Trial Court judge in Manila. 'She demanded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433744/impeached-judge-seeks-calm-manila

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