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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Indian firm in consortium to upgrade Cebu's airport

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:43am by AFP

    ... to handle 4.5 million passengers a year, but annual traffic topped six million in 2011, well past its capacity, the department said. The central city of Cebu is the country's main tourism hub. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1466534/indian-firm-consortium-upgrade-cebus-airport
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Head of Philippine communist party and wife arrested in Cebu

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Communist head and wife arrested Philippine security forces arrested the chairman of the underground Communist Party of the Philippines and his wife yesterday, the military said, dealing the biggest blow in years to the decades-old rebel group. Benito Tiamzon and his wife, Wilma, also a senior party officer, were arrested in central Cebu province's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1455170/head-philippine-communist-party-and-wife-arrested-cebu
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... on the rusting ship. The Philippines also occupies eight other features in the disputed Spratlys. The Second Thomas Shoal, a strategic gateway to Reed Bank, believed to be rich in oil and natural gas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1446180/manila-calls-china-action-disputed-south-china-sea-urgent-threat
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Opong villagers believe their faith is what saved them from Typhoon Haiyan

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... for the storm surges to recede into the Pacific Ocean and the intense rain to pass. During that time, the typhoon killed or left missing about 8,000 people in towns and cities of the central Philippines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448832/opong-villagers-believe-their-faith-what-saved-them-typhoon-haiyan
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines condemns Beijing’s use of water cannon on fishermen in South China Sea

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:11pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... is refusing to participate in the case. Beijing has rejected challenges to its sovereignty claims and accused the Philippines of illegally occupying Chinese islands in the seas and of provoking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434925/philippines-condemns-beijings-use-water-cannon-fishermen-south-china-sea
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Corpses still being found in Philippine typhoon zone

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:32pm by AFP

    ... a visit on Wednesday to the devastated central city of Tacloban. “As the debris is cleared, they are finding more dead bodies. We experienced that for ourselves,” she told reporters. Amos visited ... learnt to adapt to the sight of newly found corpses. Haiyan raked across the central Philippines on November 8 last year, wrecking 1.1 million houses and displacing more than four million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1436411/corpses-still-being-found-philippine-typhoon-zone
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Haiyan smashes through central Philippines

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 02:45am by VARIOUS

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Filipinos in central regions coming to terms with one of the strongest storms ever to hit the nation Typhoon Haiyan sounded 'like a screaming woman' "It was frightening. The wind was so strong, it was so loud, like a screaming woman. I could see trees being toppled down," said Liwayway Sabuco, a saleswoman from Catbalogan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1351352/typhoon-haiyan-smashes-through-central-philippines
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines vows to ‘build back better’ 100 days after typhoon

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 08:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... slammed into the central Visayas region on November 8 last year with winds of up to 315 kilometres an hour, triggering unprecedented destruction that left four million without homes. It triggered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1429069/philippines-vows-build-back-better-100-days-after-typhoon
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Beckham raises cheer for Philippines typhoon survivors – but not everyone recognises him

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 04:24pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... worst-hit by Haiyan which left about 8,000 people dead or missing across the central Philippines in November last year. The tattooed Beckham, casually dressed in a black Unicef T-shirt, visited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427142/beckham-raises-cheer-philippines-typhoon-survivors-not-everyone-recognises
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Beckham’s football antics lift spirits of Philippines typhoon survivors

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 07:47pm by AFP

    ... of the coastal towns that was worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan three months ago. The game came at the end of a two-day trip for Beckham to the typhoon-hit zones in the central Philippines, where 6,200 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1427942/beckhams-football-antics-lift-spirits-philippines-typhoon-survivors

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