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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's Father Robert Reyes runs his message of protest through the streets

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Fighter for Manila poor despairs for the Catholic Church that he claims supports big business Priest runs his message of protest through the streets As the band of protesters approached a red stop light, a cry went up from the priest leading them: "Run! Run! Run!" Father Robert Reyes jogged out into the clogged Manila street, raising his hand ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Anti-Obama protesters in Manila clash with police

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Police clashed briefly in the Philippine capital on Tuesday with about 300 protesters opposed to a planned visit by President Barack Obama and continued US ... placards saying “US troops out now” and “Obama not welcome,” the protesters allied with the May One Movement workers’ federation were able to hold a brief programme of speeches denouncing US ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine national grid denies claims China could shut off power

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:15am by Raissa Robles

    ... the senior government official with whom he discussed possible sanctions that Beijing might impose on Manila. Alunan, a co-convenor of the West Philippine Sea Coalition that has staged protests ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... Reuters in Manila Manila protested on Tuesday against Beijing’s blockade of civilian supply ships in disputed waters of the South China Sea, saying China’s latest actions “constitute ... rotation and resupply operations at the Ayungin Shoal The Department of Foreign Affairs summoned China’s charge d’affaires Sun Xiangyang on Tuesday to hand over a strongly worded protest over ...

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

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

    ... The Philippines protested strongly on Tuesday against Beijing's use of a water cannon on Filipino fishermen in the disputed waters of the Scarborough Shoal, warning the incident would escalate ... of our fishermen in the area Raul Hernandez Beijing’s charge d’affaires in Manila, Sun Xiangyang, was summoned on Tuesday to “strongly protest the efforts of China to prohibit Filipino fishermen ...

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    Hackers deface Philippine websites in call for anti-corruption protests

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 07:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... for a planned anti-corruption protest in congress this week. Calling themselves Anonymous Philippines, the group posted on its Facebook page a list of sites it had defaced with a message seeking support for a protest demanding the abolition of “pork barrel funds”- money activists say is used for political patronage. “We apologise for this inconvenience, but this is the easiest way we could convey our ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Tens of thousands protest ‘pork barrelling’ fraud in Manila

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 01:13pm

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Reports of graft in the country's 'pork barrelling' scheme spark the country's first mass action organised through social media 100,000 protest political fraud The administration of President Benigno Aquino has faced its biggest protests since it came to power in 2010 after a social media campaign against government "pork ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Police battle protesters in Manila slum riot

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Police battle protesters in slum riot Philippine slum dwellers hurling rocks, improvised explosives and human excrement fought running battles with riot ... to be completed in three years. Leah Valencia, leader of a support group for the squatters, said they were protesting at a formal notice to leave by June 30. She said they complained the relocation site ...

  9. 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 ... to target the group despite a ceasefire. “We filed this protest to send a message to the government that we are not happy with what is going on and we are very much concerned about the situation,” ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Hundreds gather for Philippine anti-graft rally

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 06:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila About a thousand people staged a street protest in the Philippines on Wednesday in the second internet-fuelled demonstration in three weeks against alleged large-scale corruption by members of parliament. The rally at a Catholic shrine featured a religious mass to oppose “pork barrel” allocations given to legislators, which protesters condemned ...




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