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  1. Paltry fines for hostage coverage

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Four TV and radio stations and a reporter have quietly paid fines totalling 145,000 pesos (HK$25,800) for their unrestrained live coverage of last year's bus hostage crisis in Manila that left seven Hong Kong tourists and one tour guide dead. The Philippine Centre for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) described the fines imposed by the Kapisanan ng mga ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi must meet the challenge of standing up to Beijing

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 01:51pm by JONATHAN LONDON

    ... Manila in challenging the legality of Beijing's claims and its actions. For Vietnam, the challenges in standing up to Beijing are particularly formidable. As militarising China ... Beijing's de facto control would be entitled only to 12-nautical-mile territorial seas. Second, while initiating its own case, Vietnam should join Manila's case against Beijing, which ...

  3. Bus drivers' race ends in death of professor

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The Philippines presidential palace has ordered a crackdown on reckless bus drivers after a highly-respected professor was killed when a street race between two ... commonly known as the 'killer highway' for its high accident rate. It has a 60km/h speed limit. 'There are two buses here. One sideswiped the side mirror,' Metropolitan Manila ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Manila to offer 'generous' payout over bus tragedy

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com But latest effort to settle bus tragedy row fails to impress victims Manila to offer 'generous' payout Manila hopes to settle the diplomatic rift between Manila and Hong Kong over the 2010 hostage bloodbath with a "generous" compensation payout, Philippine media reported yesterday. But the initial reaction from survivors was one of fury ...

  5. News - World

    Official says more than 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 10:00am by AP

    ... MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Official says more than 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines. ...

  6. News - World

    Weather forecasters say powerful typhoon has slammed into central Philippines.

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 05:34am by AP

    ... MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Weather forecasters say powerful typhoon has slammed into central Philippines. ...

  7. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Poll shows popularity of decision to challenge China's claims in UN-backed tribunal Filipinos back court action in sea row A majority of Filipinos back the Philippine government's move to challenge China's territorial claims over the South China Sea before an international arbitration court, according to the results of a poll released ...


    Philippines files fourth protest over China reef ‘reclamation’ in disputed territory

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 03:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Manila files fourth protest in three months over alleged land reclamation by Beijing in the disputed Spratly Islands territory of the South China Sea ... claimants. Foreign department spokesman Charles Jose said in Manila the protest was filed last week. “They are doing reclamation work,” he said in a brief statement. He did not say if China had ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - WINTER OLYMPICS

    From Manila mall to Sochi- Michael Martinez fulfils his dream

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 10:54pm

    ... been his life ever since he walked by the rink in the Manila mall at the age of nine, saw the skaters and declared to his mother that this was something he wanted to do. He fell on his behind ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US to disband joint Philippine anti-terror task force, its job largely done

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila US axes Philippine anti-terror force After more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, the US is disbanding an anti-terror unit of hundreds ... Manila's "capability gaps" and test its newest military vessels, a pair of decommissioned US coastguard cutters reconfigured into frigates. ...




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