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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Protesters demand Philippine custody of US marine linked to murder

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by AP

    ... that the Peleliu and other navy ships would stay in the Philippines pending an investigation into the killing. The thorny issue emerged amid a blossoming of security ties between the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1616436/protesters-demand-philippine-custody-us-marine-linked-murder
  2. News - Hong Kong - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong warned to stay away from Occupy Central protests

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:39pm by ALAN YU, KRISTINE SERVANDO

    ... on their day off have been avoiding the protest zones in Admiralty, Central, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui after the Philippine consulate issued a warning that it would be unsafe or possibly ... to participate in protests because we’re not directly concerned with issues being discussed between Hong Kong and China.” Ramos, the musician, said he was getting anxious messages from his family, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1605674/filipino-migrant-workers-hong-kong-warned-stay-away-occupy-central
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila protest against 'pork barrel' funds and second term for Aquino

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:19pm by AFP

    ... year which observers said drew at least 250,000. That rally, called through a vigorous social media campaign, captured the outrage following reports of a scam involving tens of millions ... posted on a church social media site. "I extend my greetings and solidarity. Thank you for making democracy alive and active. Thank you for advancing decency in public life," the senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580621/manila-protest-against-pork-barrel-funds-and-second-term-aquino
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila to auction off 700 tonnes of smuggled garlic after prices soar

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Garlic became a hot issue as local market prices soared to as high as 300 pesos per kg. The rise was partly blamed on the renewed anti-smuggling drive. But even legally imported garlic from China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578702/manila-auction-700-tonnes-smuggled-garlic-after-prices-soar
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Capture of fugitive general Jovito Palparan hailed as victory for Aquino

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... predecessor, Gloria Arroyo. Palparan, 63, has been on the run since December 2011 after a court issued a warrant for his arrest over the kidnapping and disappearance of two female left-wing activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572365/capture-fugitive-general-jovito-palparan-hailed-victory-aquino
  6. 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

    ... fingers at each other," she said. "There were difficulties in the drafting of the law but the president is not afraid to gamble his political capital for this issue." Aquino has ...

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

    Philippines urges its nationals out of Libya after beheading, rape

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... issued on Thursday. The call came as the ministry confirmed reports that a Filipina nurse was abducted and gang-raped there on Wednesday. The woman was seized outside her residence and taken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563346/philippines-urges-its-nationals-out-libya-after-beheading-rape
  8. 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
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... to 56 per cent. His trust rating also fell from 69 per cent to 53 per cent in the same period. Another survey, by Social Weather Stations, also carried out last month, showed Aquino's net ...

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

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

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

    ... their experiences during Haiyan last year are still fresh,” she said. “Now they are evacuating voluntarily and leaving behind their belongings.” Social Work Secretary Dinky Soliman said 5,335 families, ...

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

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