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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Haiyan more powerful than year's 12 named Atlantic storms combined

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 11:31pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Atlantic storms no match for Haiyan Super Typhoon Haiyan packed more energy than the sum total of all 12 named storms- including two hurricanes- that have formed so far in the Atlantic this hurricane season. That shows not only the inten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1354756/haiyan-more-powerful-years-12-named-atlantic-storms-combined
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s approval ratings plunge to new low

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Aquino approval ratings plunge to new low Philippine President Benigno Aquino's performance ratings have plunged to their lowest ever, two independent pollsters said yesterday, as a perception grew that he is not serious enough in efforts to fight corruption. Aquino won the presidency in 2010 on a promise of good governance and fighting graft, but has struggled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554276/philippine-president-benigno-aquinos-approval-ratings-plunge-new-low
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines evacuates coastal areas as first major storm of season approaches

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:45pm by AFP

    ... evacuation centres. Storm alerts have also been hoisted for the more than 12 million people in Manila, with some classes having already been suspended. The new storm is expected to bring 7.5 to 15 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554134/philippines-braces-first-major-typhoon-season
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by BLOOM

    ... to stamp out pork-barrel budgets last August after thousands of people turned to social media to criticise the system. Civic groups took to the streets on June 12, independence day, to seek ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544463/philippine-supreme-court-partially-voids-aquinos-stimulus-package
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    ‘Amerasian’ children of war face poverty and stigma in Philippines

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Amerasians. Struggling to pay the rent, Calaguas' mother entrusted her to her landlord, pledging to one day return. She never did. Calaguas dropped out of school at 17 and, unable to find work ... On the fringes of the bases, there are fears the US soldiers will plant another baby time bomb. "Many [new Amerasians] over time will become the abandoned, forsaken offspring of soldiers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541236/amerasian-children-war-face-poverty-and-stigma-philippines
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine police detained on Monday the senator son of former president Joseph Estrada, the second high-profile official arrested within days over a massive ... opponents. “At the end of the day, I will prove my innocence,” he said. “I will face all charges against me in court.” Flanked by his father Joseph Estrada, the senator then boarded a white van ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538848/son-former-philippines-leader-arrested-graft-scandal
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine group protests against China's project on Spratly Islands

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:54pm by AP

    ... President Benigno Aquino marked the country's Independence Day yesterday by protesting against China's moves to reclaim land on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, where the two ... name for the disputed area. "We strongly urge the public to wage a new revolution against China's aggression and expansionism," she said. Yesterday's demonstration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530837/philippine-group-protests-chinese-reclamation-disputed-islands
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Culture body blasts plan by Philippine distillery to use heroes' names to sell booze

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Plan to use heroes' names to sell booze blasted The Philippines' national cultural commission is objecting to a liquor company's plans to use the names of national heroes and landmarks as labels for a new line of spirits. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in a statement on its website, objected to plans of Destileria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533442/culture-body-blasts-plan-philippine-distillery-use-heroes-names-sell-booze
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Outrage as baby ‘gagged with tape’ at Philippine hospital

    Posted May 13th 2014, 05:55pm by AFP

    ... Badocdoc that they had found their five-day-old son at its nursery with his mouth taped over. Noval wrote that the couple complained to hospital authorities after they were told by a nurse: “Your ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511278/outrage-baby-gagged-tape-philippine-hospital
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila probes diplomat charged in Canada with trafficking nanny

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AFP

    ... regarding the day-to-day activities of the police service, but [Manila] is concerned that such action may not be totally helpful to the inquiry at this time," he said. The Royal Canadian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509325/manila-probes-diplomat-charged-canada-trafficking-nanny

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