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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing may prefer to play the longer game in Manila hostage dispute

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 02:14pm by TIM COLLARD

    ... Tim Collard Tim Collard says while Hong Kong is justified in pursuing its dispute over the Manila hostage killings, Beijing may not share its desire for a quick resolution, seeing ... of Beijing, which currently has its own separate disagreements with the Philippines. However, it probably suits Beijing quite well for Hong Kong to be pursuing its own dispute with Manila- attacking ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doubts cast over Manila's case in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 07:18pm by ROBERT KARNIOL

    ... Robert Karniol Robert Karniol examines claim that UN tribunal lacks jurisdiction Doubts over Manila's case in South China Sea dispute As China and the Philippines get set to square off in The Hague next month over competing maritime jurisdictional claims, an independent legal expert has cast doubt over Manila's case. The dispute centres on China's territorial ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Still no answers from Prince of Wales Hospital for Manila bus siege survivor Yik Siu-ling

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Still no answers for Manila bus siege survivor The latest meeting between Manila hostage crisis survivor Yik Siu-ling and the Prince of Wales Hospital has again failed to clarify if public relations concerns were put ahead of her medical needs in 2010. For the second time, senior management refused to show Yik the complete e-mail correspondence ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    Best kept secret: Foodtrip Bedana

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher DeWolf Manila slice If you're one of the many people who don't hold Philippine food in high esteem, a visit to Foodtrip Bedana's Filipino Restaurant could change your mind. This cheerful late-night Jordan restaurant, which spills out into an alley from its tiny Saigon Street space, is a popular gathering spot for expats from the Philippines and fans ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Anti-Obama protesters in Manila clash with police

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital on Tuesday with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by President Barack Obama and continued US military presence in the country. Riot police holding up shields across a road from the US Embassy were pushed back by the demonstrators, prompting the police to retaliate with truncheons. Carrying ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MANILA TRAGEDY

    Show 'sincerity' over Manila hostage row or face further sanctions, Leung tells Philippines

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:08pm by Raissa Robles and Phila Siu

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila and Phila Siu Blunt response from President Aquino's spokesman as C.Y. Leung asks for sincerity and clarifies what victims' families are seeking Bus siege ... Chun-ying on the type of apology the families of the Manila hostage crisis victims are demanding. Leung yesterday rejected reports that suggested the families were demanding a personal apology from ...

  7. Deputy ombudsman sacked over Manila bus hostage tragedy

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila and Simpson Cheung A senior Philippine anti-corruption official accused of 'serious and inexcusable negligence' in handling the complaint which sparked Manila hostage taker Rolando Mendoza's gun rampage on a bus full of Hong Kong tourists last year has been sacked. Deputy ombudsman Emilio Gonzalez (pictured) was first told to go in April ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two monster transport projects in Manila spell misery for commuters

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Two monster transport projects in Manila slow traffic to a crawl and spell misery for workers Commuters hit the bottleneck Until last week it took Leila, a project supervisor for the Manila office of a global law firm, 30 minutes to travel the 10 kilometres from her house to work. Starting last Monday, the time taken by the cab journey was tripled ...

  9. News - World

    Civil defense agency chief says Philippines typhoon death toll has jumped to 3,621

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:19pm by AP

    ... MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Civil defense agency chief says Philippines typhoon death toll has jumped to 3,621. ...

  10. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippine trial of Chinese fishermen accused of turtle-poaching stalls without interpreter

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila The lack of an interpreter on Tuesday held up Philippine legal proceedings against nine Chinese fishermen caught with hundreds of marine turtles in a disputed South China Sea shoal. Manila says the fishermen were within the Philippines’ 322km exclusive economic zone and were in possession of endangered species of turtles, a violation of a United Nations ...




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