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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines fines Chinese fishermen US$102,000 each for turtle poaching

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Puerto Princesa A Philippine court on Monday fined nine Chinese fishermen US$102,000 each after they were caught with hundreds of sea turtles in a disputed shoal in the South China Sea amid a festering territorial stand-off between the two sides. China claims almost all of the entire South China Sea, believed to be rich with minerals and oil-and-gas deposits and one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1647777/philippines-fines-chinese-fishermen-us102000-each-poaching
  2. 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

    ... Reuters in Manila Deal 17 years in the making could unravel as Mindanao rebels say presidential lawyers' revisions and deletions are unacceptable Historic Muslim peace pact in danger An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule ...

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

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

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

    ... Reuters in Manila Aquino approval ratings plunge to new low Philippine President Benigno Aquino's performance ratings have plunged to their lowest ever, two independent pollsters said yesterday, as a perception grew that he is not serious enough in efforts to fight corruption. Aquino won the presidency in 2010 on a promise of good governance and fighting graft, but has struggled ...

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

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

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

    ... Reuters in Manila Aquino aide offers to quit over fund scandal Philippine President Benigno Aquino yesterday rejected a resignation offer from his budget secretary after the top court declared the government's discretionary fund illegal in the biggest test yet for its battle against graft. Aquino came to power in 2010 on the promise of transparency, good governance ...

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

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

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

    ... Reuters in Manila Former action hero tackles most challenging role of his life after turning himself in to Manila court over alleged role in pork barrel scandal Senator faces music over graft charges Philippine senator and former movie star Ramon "Bong" Revilla yesterday became the first politician detained over a corruption scandal that has rocked the nation, ...

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

    Philippines arrests Muslim rebel over killing of US troops

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Philippine security forces have arrested a Muslim rebel responsible for the death of two US servicemen in a September 2009 roadside bombing on the remote southern island of Jolo, a police general said on Monday. Jolo is the hotbed of Muslim rebels and al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militants. Dozens of US troops are still deployed there to train and advise Filipino ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1523827/philippines-arrests-muslim-rebel-over-killing-us-troops
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Blow to Aquino as Philippines court rules 'pork barrel' fund illegal

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila 'Pork barrel' fund ruled illegal in blow to Aquino The Philippines' highest court ruled yesterday that a widely misused fund for legislators' pet projects was unconstitutional, in an embarrassing blow for President Benigno Aquino, and ordered the money be returned to the Treasury. The scandal over lawmakers' misuse of "pork ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1360487/blow-aquino-philippines-court-rules-pork-barrel-fund-illegal
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine troops rescue last hostages, kill 15 rebels

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 09:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Philippine forces said on Friday they had rescued the last civilians held by Muslim rebels on a southern island after nearly three weeks of fighting that has raised doubts about government efforts to end decades-old insurgencies. Hundreds of members of a Muslim rebel faction, angered by a pact struck with the main Muslim rebel group, marched into Zamboanga ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1319446/philippine-troops-rescue-last-hostages-kill-15-rebels
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes off coast of southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:16pm by Reuters in Manila

    ... Reuters in Manila A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre of the quake was 146 kilometres east of the town of General Santos on the southern island of Mindanao, southeast of Cebu, the USGS said. The USGS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554048/strong-magnitude-64-earthquake-strikes-southern-philippines
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino under pressure over typhoon aid as US carrier arrives

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 11:27am by Reuters in Tacloban

    ... Reuters in Tacloban Infrastructure remained paralysed in the central Philippines on Thursday denying help to many victims of Typhoon Haiyan, despite a pick up in international aid and the arrival of the USS George Washington aircraft carrier Philippine President Benigno Aquino was under growing pressure on Thursday to speed up the distribution of food, water and medicine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355684/aquino-under-pressure-over-typhoon-aid-us-carrier-arrives

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