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  1. A good week for...

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Macapagal-Arroyo After eight months in detention, the Philippines' former president was released on bail from a tightly guarded military hospital in Manila, where she had been held pending a trial on vote-rigging charges that could still see her jailed for life. However, when the Manila court hearing the case made the surprise decision to free her on bail, it said the charges against her were weak ...

  2. Manila to get US$434m in aid from US agency

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A US government aid agency will give Manila US$434 million in aid in a move seen as a vote of confidence in the new Aquino administration's commitment to fight corruption. The grant by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a US-funded aid agency that ties aid to a developing country's ability to curb graft, represents a big boost to an initial US$20.68 ...

  3. How to plot a coup in Manila

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila It's all about timing- and the weather- says key member of uprising Midway through the afternoon veteran coup plotter Jose Alcuaz- one of the key civilian figures behind yesterday's abortive military uprising in Manila- realised things were not going according to plan. It was raining- no small matter in the art of plotting a Filipino coup. ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arroyo's husband in HK Jose Miguel 'Mike' Arroyo, husband of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, left his country for Hong Kong on a private trip on Monday. Media reports said he boarded a Cathay Pacific flight that left Manila at 5.55pm. It was his first trip outside the country since heart surgery in April. ...

  5. Arroyos 'planning to flee abroad'

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippine government is convinced that former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Mike Arroyo, plan to flee abroad to avoid prosecution. Justice ... treaty with Manila. Media reported on Thursday that the Arroyos were hoping to flee to the Dominican Republic. Their lawyer, Ferdinand Topacio, denied they had ever been to the nation. 'They ...

  6. Truncheons, tear gas end anti-Arroyo protest

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

    ... Raissa Robles A Manila hamburger bar became temporary home to Fernando Poe Jnr yesterday, after he was forced to retreat as police broke up a rally by 2,000 his supporters with tear gas, ... a clenched fist and boarded his Toyota Land Cruiser without issuing any statement and drove off. His campaign chief Jejomar Binay, mayor of Manila's Makati district, claimed two followers were ...

  7. Journalist caught up in impeachment drama

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode Raissa Robles, the South China Morning Post's veteran Manila correspondent, has found herself at the centre of an online whispering campaign suggesting she gave bank ... as a 'huge lie'. She also investigated Corona's cheap purchase of a luxury 3,000 sq ft apartment in Manila's The Fort complex, home to some of the country's wealthiest ...

  8. US labelled Arroyo as 'paranoid'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is paranoid and deposed president Joseph Estrada remains 'a viable opposition figure', according to a highly classified report sent to Washington by American diplomats in Manila. The assessment, made in July and the third leaked report prepared by then US Embassy Charge d'Affaires Joseph Mussomeli, quoted ...

  9. Arroyo tops poll with Hong Kong Filipinos

    Posted May 15th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez in Manila Filipinos in Hong Kong voted for continuity, with nearly half the 63,000-plus who cast their ballots this week backing incumbent Philippine President Gloria ... to the Commission of Elections in Manila by Consul-General Domingo Lucenario for official confirmation. Thirty of the seats in Congress will be filled by candidates elected from party lists. The head ...

  10. Journalists in the line of fire

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of Manila. Dozens came. However, the rumour proved to be just that. Afterwards, NUJP officers said they had verified that the planned raid was to take place, but was later abandoned. These are bad ... this year. The Philippine Daily Inquirer said a media worker slain this week was a photojournalist for a tabloid newspaper, who was murdered in Malabon, a suburb in the sprawling Metro Manila area. ...




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