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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

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

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

    ... on a promise to stamp out widespread corruption blamed for massive poverty. He has won international plaudits for his good governance programme but the high popularity ratings he enjoyed for the first ...

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

    Philippine military back ex-general facing trial over disappearance of student activists

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:37pm by RIASSA ROBLES

    ... Palparan faced hardships and risks. He put his life on the line like countless Filipino soldiers in the service of the country, starting as a junior officer in the 1970s. His courage and leadership ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576216/philippine-military-back-ex-general-facing-trial-over-disappearance
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... While a growing population meant a larger workforce, it also meant more dependents in a country where one in four lived in poverty, he said. He said the Philippines had to find a way to bring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560429/one-hundred-million-philippines-welcomes-birth-100-millionth-citizen
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military admits Islamist bomb maker was not killed in 2012

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... last year at a camp of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement, a hard-line separatist group, in Maguindanao province. He said Marwan was with a foreign militant called Amin Baco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567811/philippine-military-admits-islamist-bomb-maker-was-not-killed-2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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