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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Abu Sayyaf militants abduct 2 workers in Philippines

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 04:13pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Two telecommunications workers abducted in Sulu province by Abu Sayyaf rebels seeking ransoms Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants have abducted two employees ... a suspected Abu Sayyaf militant for questioning, Cenabre said by telephone from Sulu, a predominantly Muslim province about 950 kilometres south of Manila. Government troops normally provide security ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seven dead, thousands homeless in Manila fires

    Posted Dec 25th 2012, 03:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila At least seven people were killed and thousands left homeless as two fires struck the Philippine capital on Christmas Day, sparking riots as a slum went up in flames, Manila’s fire marshal said on Tuesday. Six bodies were recovered and two other people were missing as a blaze erupted at dawn in a row of old apartments in the Baler section of northern ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Man held as Philippines probes deadly gun rampage

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 01:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A man accused of helping a Philippine gunman kill seven people and wound 12 others has been detained as police investigate the motive for the drug-fuelled ... of people to attack at a slum neighbourhood in Kawit town outside Manila. Police arrested John Paul Lopez in Imus town near Kawit late on Friday, hours after gunman Rolando Bae was killed ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hundreds of Philippine police ‘cheated in exams’

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 06:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Thirteen Philippine policemen have been sacked and more than 350 others placed under investigation for allegedly cheating in written exams, the police governing body said on Sunday. The National Police Commission said it had invalidated the results of the exams taken last year by 386 people in the southern city of Zamboanga because so many had put ...

  5. Manila reverses order to free fishermen

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

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila 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 previous order setting them free. Referring to Hong Kong ship captain Kwok Wai-ming and his crew, ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's dark face of grinding poverty

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Families eke out a life of sorts in charcoal field, far from glittering towers that now mark Manila The dark face of grinding poverty A sinewy man covered ... of Manila. They mine a neighbouring garbage dump for scraps of wood, which they place into crude furnaces. After a week the charcoal is placed into sacks and hauled off to market. While ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Peace Corps woman's killing brings national shame

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila While alive Julia Campbell worked for two years in relative obscurity to help lift Filipinos out of poverty. After her violent death last week in a rural village, ... to see the awesome beauty of the Banaue Rice Terraces located north of Manila. Her head and arms had been bashed several times with a blunt object. While police continue to hunt for the killer, ...

  9. News - Asia - EARTHQUAKE

    Earthquake shakes buildings in Manila, but no damage

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 10:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A small earthquake shook buildings in the Philippine capital of Manila on Wednesday but caused no damage, the government said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake had a magnitude of 3.8, and hit in Bulacan province about 50 kilometres to the north of Manila. “We are not expecting any damage. We also have ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    13 suspected gang members killed in Philippine shootout

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 07:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Police in the Philippines killed 13 members of a criminal gang in a shootout on Sunday, the third violent incident within days amid widespread calls ... Provincial police chief senior superintendent Val de Leon said the road block was put up following a tip-off from a police informant that the gang was to pass through the area on the way to Manila ...




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