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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Angeles Those fathered by American soldiers experience a lonely cycle of hardship and marginalisation without parents Children of war face poverty and stigma When ... down in 1992. My heart broke. I resigned my fate to never finding my father BEIRUT CALAGUAS, AN ‘AMERASIAN’ Like so many others, Calaguas has endured a life of discrimination and poverty, while ...

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

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

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

    ... trailed by a long line of media vehicles for a short drive to the police headquarters, where he turned himself in. Estrada is among 54 people indicted for an alleged scam in which lawmakers, ... in the Philippines’ brand of free-wheeling democracy, and accounts for much of the massive poverty in the Southeast Asian nation of 100 million. The elder Estrada himself was ousted from the presidency midway ...

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

    Philippines aims to cut poverty level in half by 2016

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Manila counts on high growth to halve poverty The Philippines' top economic official said yesterday the government aims to sustain growth at a rate high enough to nearly halve poverty by 2016. Nearly 28 per cent of the country's 97 million people live below the poverty line and the government's aim is to reduce that to 16.6 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1276320/philippines-aims-cut-poverty-level-half-2016
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines braces for Tropical Storm Matmo as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun hits 77

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... The government said it would take a few more days to repair thousands of power pylons and downed transmission lines across the industrial provinces south of Manila and the impoverished Bicol agricultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... and battling corruption to lift the Philippines from poverty. But he has struggled to shed the country's image as one of the most corrupt in Asia as he continues to defend his allies while chasing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552286/benigno-aquino-refuses-resignation-aide-over-fund-scandal
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... gown and diamond rings, the selfdeclared "poverty-stricken" Marcos was serenaded by throngs of supporters as she emerged from her private chambers in the family mansion ... accused of looting state coffers and whose martial law rule was marked by human rights abuses. While the rest of the country wallowed in poverty and thousands of activists were killed or went ...

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

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 06:02pm by AFP

    ... across the main island of Luzon, toppling trees and power lines and causing electrocutions and widespread blackouts. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554840/philippines-braces-typhoon-rammasun-strongest-storm-deadly-haiyan
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla faces music over graft charges

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:43pm by Reuters

    ... about 200 billion pesos a year to corruption, or 1.8 per cent of economic output, Aquino has said. Critics say graft has drained government coffers and entrenched poverty in the country of 97 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536798/philippine-senator-arrested-massive-corruption-case
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Haiyan drives more children in Philippines into dangerous work

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... increased after the typhoon struck. The typhoon killed more than 6,300 people and displaced 4 million others, worsening poverty in the central Philippines. The villages and 125 schools surveyed were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530345/typhoon-haiyan-drives-more-children-philippines-dangerous-work
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    All's well at Philippines' innovative Iwahig prison in paradise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... of a fire-tree-lined dirt road. Ducks, goats, cattle and egrets feed quietly on newly harvested plots. Fish ponds, coconut plantations, corn fields and vegetable plots are scattered across the prison, although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538425/alls-well-philippines-innovative-iwahig-prison-paradise

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