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  1. News - Hong Kong - MANILA HOSTAGE ROW

    Aquino has ‘no plans’ to apologise over Manila bus tragedy despite sanctions

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 02:07pm by Phila Siu and Ng Kang-chung

    ... President Benigno Aquino says he has no plans to apologise to Hong Kong over the Manila bus hostage incident, as Hong Kong’s diplomatic sanctions against Manila take effect on Wednesday. ... and diplomatic passport holders, retaliation for Manila’s refusal to offer an official apology to the Hong Kong victims of the 2010 tragedy. But Aquino told the Times that he had no plans to apologise, ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila to defy Beijing and pursue challenge at UN over South China Sea

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila to pursue China case at UN The Philippines said yesterday it planned to defy warnings from China and pursue a case in the United Nations challenging Beijing's claim to most of the South China Sea. Manila will file its case tomorrow, which will allow the UN arbitration tribunal to study the Philippine argument that the Chinese claim covers parts ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 06:02pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in Manila 370,000 moved to evacuation centres as major roads impassable due to debris, fallen trees and electricity poles and at least four provinces declare state of calamity ... offices and schools, rescue officials said on Wednesday. The eye of the typhoon, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, passed to the south of Manila on Wednesday after cutting a path ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila seals historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Agreement set to resolve one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts Manila, Muslims seal historic pact The biggest Muslim rebel group ... in Manila. "The comprehensive agreement on Bangsamoro is the crowning glory of our struggle," MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim said at the signing ceremony, using a local term that refers ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - recovery

    Manila bus survivor Yik Siu-ling recovering in Taiwan after operation

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 02:32pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Woman who was shot in the face has jaw reconstructed and will return home soon Manila bus survivor recovering in Taiwan Yik Siu-ling, who was shot in the face during the Manila bus hostage siege in 2010, will return to the city on January 10 after a successful operation in Taiwan to rebuild her shattered lower jaw. "Thanks to the successful ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS

    Hong Kong cancels visa-free privileges for Philippine officials and diplomats

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 06:12pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government cancels diplomatic passport privileges in retaliation for Manila's failure to meet demands over 2010 tourist bloodbath Hong Kong will cancel ... to respond all of the city's demands after the 2010 Manila hostage bloodbath, takes effect on Wednesday. While Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said it came after discussions between the two ...

  7. Cruising on a luxurious vacation

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Chan A visit to the Philippines' first and only integrated resort, Resorts World Manila, is the closest thing to a luxury cruise ship vacation on land, offering self-contained ... because everything is being taken care of. With so many things to do, family members can do things together or apart,' says Kingson Sian, president of Resorts World Manila. Built and managed ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila calls China action in disputed South China Sea an ‘urgent threat’

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 06:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Manila protested on Tuesday against Beijing’s blockade of civilian supply ships in disputed waters of the South China Sea, saying China’s latest actions “constitute ... Sea on Sunday, sparking the latest flare-up in a long-running territorial dispute. [Manila] urges China to desist from any further interference with the efforts of the Philippines to undertake ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Asia

    Manila to upgrade navy base as it acquires ships amid China dispute

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila to upgrade navy base amid dispute The Philippines would upgrade a navy base facing disputed South China Sea waters to serve the extra ships being ... of the country's main island of Luzon and called Huangyan Island by China. Beijing gained control of the outcrop after Manila backed down. Manila then sought UN arbitration to settle the dispute, a move ...




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