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  1. 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

    ... 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, ... (MILF) to form a political party that would serve as their vehicle for effective participation in electoral politics and consequently assist in their transformation from combatants to full-time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589614/milf-rebels-form-political-party-self-rule-philippines-muslim-south
  2. 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 in his attempt to end one of Asia’s longest rebellions. The submission to Congress is seen as significant as it means Aquino and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have agreed, after months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1589374/philippines-president-proposes-autonomy-minority-muslims-law
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino says he may try to change constitution so he can run again

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... controversial move because he wanted to ensure his political reforms did not end with the conclusion of his first term in office. Nevertheless, Aquino emphasised that he had made no definite plans ... half of his term have begun to slide sharply amid a slew of corruption and political controversies. Aquino also said the constitution probably needed to be amended to limit the powers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573823/benigno-aquino-says-he-may-try-change-constitution-so-he-can-run-again
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's peace pact with Muslim rebels in jeopardy over government changes to deal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... say the law appears to have fallen victim to recent legal and political setbacks suffered by Aquino, whose approval ratings have dropped after his flagship economic stimulus fund was declared ... fingers at each other," she said. "There were difficulties in the drafting of the law but the president is not afraid to gamble his political capital for this issue." Aquino has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567807/peace-pact-muslim-rebels-jeopardy-over-government-changes-deal
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Aquino faces impeachment threat over funds Political opponents of Philippine President Benigno Aquino have filed an impeachment complaint against him, alleging his ... create a temporary government today." Political analyst Ramon Casiple, the executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform, cast doubt on whether the impeachment would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557065/benigno-aquino-faces-impeachment-action-over-economic-stimulus-fund
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine police shoot dead Muktar Santo, accused of role in mass killing

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Police kill man allegedly tied to political massacre Police shot dead a gunman accused of taking part in the Philippines' worst political massacre ... also killed, caused global revulsion and spotlighted political violence in the Philippines. "We received information from intelligence regarding the whereabouts of this suspect. We were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1539073/philippine-police-shoot-dead-muktar-santo-accused-role-mass-killing
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... the whip even on his own allies," said Earl Parreno, of the independent Institute for Political and Electoral Reform. "If he continues to protect allies, then it will be hard to stop ...

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

    Former Philippines' first lady Imelda Marcos, at 85, eyes return to palace

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... political survivor, toasted her 85th birthday yesterday as the country's former first lady made plans for a triumphal return for her family to the presidential palace. Wearing a flowing red ... to contest the presidency in May 2016 when incumbent Benigno Aquino, son of the Marcoses' top political foes, ends his six-year term. "[Returning to] Malacanang would be a great help," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545085/former-philippines-first-lady-imelda-marcos-85-eyes-return-palace
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

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

    ... of the Constitution at the House of Representatives," said Ramon Casiple, executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform. Aquino approved the stimulus package in October 2011. ...

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

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

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

    ... an arrest warrant. “I never stole a single centavo from government coffers,” a defiant Estrada told reporters, as he accused President Benigno Aquino of playing politics and cracking down on his ...

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

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