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  1. News - China

    China unveils maritime co-operation fund with Asean

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 07:17pm by Associated Press in Manila, Philippines

    ... and rescue. Tensions have flared over claims by China, the Philippines and Vietnam to South China Sea islands and waters believed to be rich in gas and oil. Asean members Brunei and Malaysia also have ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    MILF rebels to form political party for self-rule in Philippines’ Muslim south

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 10:09pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Muslim MILF prepares to enter electoral arena under Basic Law for self-rule area in southern Philippines now sent to Congress for approval Rebels to swap arms for party politics The Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), is set to form a political party to run the planned Bangsamoro autonomous region, ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines president proposes 'autonomy for minority Muslims' law

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Rebels to swap arms for party politics Philippine President Benigno Aquino has sent to parliament a proposed law to grant autonomy to minority Muslims, a crucial step ... a region comprising about 10 percent of the Philippines’ land area. Aquino said this would improve the lives of millions of Filipino Muslims who are among the poorest inhabitants of the largely ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines aims for massacre convictions by 2016

    Posted May 06th 2013, 11:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines is aiming to speed up convictions in the country’s worst political massacre to ensure justice amid fears the trial could drag on for years, ... will be a general feeling of helplessness,” she warned. The Ampatuans allegedly ordered the massacre to stop a political rival, Esmael Mangudadatu, from running against one of its members for governor ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Philippine expats support fellow countrymen with call for action against corruption

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 05:09pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Representatives of the Philippines community in Hong Kong called on the Philippine government on Monday to make a greater effort in the fight against “systemic graft and corruption” in their home country. Against the backdrop of a huge protest in Manila against corruption on Monday, representatives from the local Philippine religious, social ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military warns Muslim rebels to surrender

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 09:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga

    ... of a new autonomous Muslim political and economic entity for the southern Philippines, to replace the one created under the MNLF-brokered deal in 1996. The rival MILF would have most control ... Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga Soldiers and Muslim rebels continue to clash in the southern city of Zamboanga as the government in Manila seeks to end the conflict Philippine soldiers ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines confirms 58th victim in 2009 massacre

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 02:21pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila The Philippines has formally recognised a photojournalist as the 58th victim of a 2009 politically motivated massacre. The body of Reynaldo Momay has not been ... pleaded not guilty. They are accused of killing 32 journalists and many supporters of the clan’s political opponent who traveled in a convoy of vehicles.   ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Muslim rebels protest Philippine arrests

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 06:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Muslim rebels in the Philippines said on Wednesday they had protested at the arrests of four guerillas, warning it could affect talks aimed at ending ... which has left an estimated 150,000 people dead since the 1970s. MILF vice-chairman for political affairs, Ghadzali Jaafar, said some rebel leaders believed the arrests were a deliberate attempt ...

  9. News - Asia - POLITICS

    Many Asian leaders are currently the scions of political dynasties

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:04pm by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... inherited North Korea's dictatorship from his father and grandfather. Dynasties have ruled Southeast Asian countries for decades, influencing today's politics. The Philippines ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Many Asian leaders are the scions of political dynasties, benefitting from family name and reputation plus timing, but not everyone makes the cut ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine rebels making millions from vote extortion

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Leftist Philippine rebels are raking in millions of dollars extorting money from candidates in next month’s elections and will likely use this to buy guns, ... commander of one of the country’s army divisions. “My estimate is that half of all political contenders are paying, half in my area. That is also true in other areas,” he told reporters. Some 18,000 ...




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