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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines, US start annual war games focusing on threats in South China Sea

    Posted May 05th 2014, 06:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Thousands of Philippine and US soldiers began annual war games on Monday, the first under a new security pact with the United States, focusing on maritime security in the face of China’s growing naval presence in the disputed South China Sea. The joint exercises “Balikatan” [shoulder-to-shoulder] would test the combat readiness of the two oldest allies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1505076/philippines-us-start-annual-war-games-focusing-threats-south-china-sea
  5. 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 a clear and urgent threat to the rights and interests of the Philippines”. China’s coastguard ships had driven away two Philippine vessels which had tried to approach a shoal in the South China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1446180/manila-calls-china-action-disputed-south-china-sea-urgent-threat
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... Reuters in Manila Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying rebuffs Philippine calls for China to respect its sovereignty and right to fish in disputed waters of Scarborough Shoal 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434925/philippines-condemns-beijings-use-water-cannon-fishermen-south-china-sea
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Don't despair, UN chief tells Filipino typhoon survivors

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 07:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tacloban Ban Ki-moon told survivors not to lose hope as he toured Tacloban and surrounding areas, devastated by the storm UN chief wants extra money for Philippines UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stepped up an appeal for funds to help the Philippines recover from a devastating typhoon last month after visiting stricken areas yesterday. "I was very saddened by what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1387716/dont-despair-un-chief-tells-filipino-typhoon-survivors
  8. 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
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila bus plunges off motorway, killing 17 and injuring another 16

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:51am by AP

    ... in the Philippines. Yesterday's crash caused traffic chaos in the sprawling city of 11.5 million people. Additional reporting by Reuters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381794/manila-bus-plunges-motorway-killing-17-and-injuring-another-16
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    China finally joins Philippine relief mission by sending hospital ship

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong Peace Ark heads for typhoon disaster area after mainland blasted for tardy response to tragedy Chinese hospital ship to the rescue China is sending a state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines following criticism that it was slow and stingy in its response to one of the world's biggest typhoons, which has killed at least 4,000 people. The Foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1361357/china-finally-joins-philippine-relief-mission-sending-hospital-ship

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