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  1. 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 ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Robinsons Retail eyes family-owned chains to compete with rival

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Manila Philippine retailer to compete with rival chain by acquiring small businesses in rural areas Robinsons eyes family-owned stores for growth Billionaire John Gokongwei ... Robinsons Retail Holdings is looking for family-owned grocery or pharmacy chains of three to eight outlets outside the capital Manila, president Robina Gokongwei-Pe said in an interview. It plans ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOSTAGE CRISIS

    Philippine President Aquino angers Manila bus siege victims' relatives with legal liability comments

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Raissa Robles, Phila Siu, KC NG

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila and Phila Siu Philippine president again refuses to apologise despite Hong Kong's imposition of sanctions Aquino interview angers victims' relatives Relatives of Hongkongers killed in the Manila hostage crisis have slammed Philippine President Benigno Aquino as "irresponsible" after he again refused to apologise for the tragedy. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Manila won't hit back at Hong Kong's visa curbs over bus siege tragedy

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila President’s spokesman pledges no retaliation amid warning over the repercussions for domestic helpers working in Hong Kong No action over HK sanctions, says Manila ... that Hong Kong would cancel 14-day visa-free arrangements for Philippine officials and diplomatic passport holders after Manila failed to respond to all of its demands over the 2010 bus siege, ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Manila owes apology for errors that led to hostage crisis deaths

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:06am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Manila owes apology for errors that led to hostage crisis deaths John Shannon, in his letter ("HK will be international laughing stock", February 5), makes some valid points in connection with the Philippine government's refusal to apologise for the atrocity that took place in Manila in 2010, when eight Hong Kong people lost their lives because ...


    Philippine senators urge Aquino to apologise over Manila bus tragedy

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:14am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Opposition lawmakers say there is nothing wrong in apologising as they face need to apply for visas for Hong Kong travel from Wednesday Senators urge Aquino to say sorry Three Philippine opposition lawmakers have urged President Benigno Aquino to apologise for the bungled Manila bus hostage rescue in which eight Hong Kong people died, in response to visa ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    C.Y. Leung hints that a deal over Manila hostage tragedy could be close

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 12:41pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com C.Y. hints at Manila hostage tragedy deal Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying hinted yesterday that a deal to secure an apology and compensation from the Philippines for the victims of the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy could be near. Leung's comments have been taken as an indication that he will not carry through his threat on November 5 to impose ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HOSTAGE INCIDENT

    I have nothing to apologise for, says Manila mayor in charge during botched hostage rescue

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Manila ex-mayor 'has nothing to apologise for' Former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim said yesterday that Hong Kong's visa restrictions on the Philippines were "baseless" and he had nothing to apologise for over the botched rescue of Hongkongers taken hostage by a rogue policeman in 2010. "If you ask me personally, they have no basis in truth ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS

    Hong Kong stands firm on visa sanctions after Manila refuses to apologise for bus tragedy

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:34pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Hong Kong stands firm on visa sanctions after Manila refuses to apologise for bus tragedy The Philippines said on Thursday it was “not prepared to consider” apologising for the Manila bus hostage crisis nearly four years ago, despite Hong Kong’s newly-announced visa sanctions against the country. The spokesman for the Philippine foreign ...




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