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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    19 heading home for Eid gunned down by Abu Sayyaf in southern Philippines

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:19pm by AP

    ... powerful and potentially larger autonomous region for Muslims in the south of the largely Catholic country. Sulu is one of the Philippines' poorest provinces. Additional reporting by Agence ... with Abu Sayyaf. Violent clan wars, known as rido, have complicated security worries in the country's south, which is already mired in decades-long Muslim rebellions. Among those killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1561380/19-heading-home-eid-gunned-down-abu-sayyaf-southern-philippines
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Protesters in Manila denounce China’s ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:51pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Protesters wave cardboard missiles and banners outside China's embassy in Manila as part of a protest against Beijing's tactics in the South China Sea Some 100 Filipinos carrying mock missiles marched to the Chinese embassy in Manila on Thursday to protest against actions they call “bullying” in the South China Sea. Carrying placards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558229/filipino-protesters-denounce-chinas-bullying
  3. 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

    ... in Manila said all 13,000 Filipinos in Libya were to be repatriated as clashes between rival militias threaten to tear the country apart three years after dictator Muammar Gaddafi was toppled. “We ... 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
  4. 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

    ... Benigno Aquino's spokeswoman Abigail Valte said in a government radio broadcast. The threat from Matmo came as the country picked up the pieces from Rammasun, the first major storm of the wet season and the deadliest since Super Typhoon Haiyan killed about 7,300 people last November. Rammasun sliced across the country's economic heartland, including Manila, on Tuesday, killing 77 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556659/philippines-braces-tropical-storm-matmo-death-toll-typhoon-rammasun-hits
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Frustration in Philippines as death toll from Typhoon Rammasun doubles

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... typhoon paralysed the capital and wrecked flimsy rural homes, claiming at least 38 lives. Authorities expressed frustration as reports from badly damaged areas filtered in and the death toll from ... partly because of the power problems. The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the country's largest power distributor which serves the capital and surrounding areas, said 1.8 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555872/typhoon-rammasun-death-toll-doubles-38-philippines
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

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

    ... offices and schools, rescue officials said on Wednesday. The eye of the typhoon, the strongest storm to hit the country this year, passed to the south of Manila on Wednesday after cutting a path ... there was minimal damage in Manila but staff were trying to rescue people trapped by fallen debris in Batangas City to the south where two people were electrocuted. “We have not received reports of major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554840/philippines-braces-typhoon-rammasun-strongest-storm-deadly-haiyan
  7. 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 ... to family planning to an additional two to three million women. Meanwhile, Father Melvin Castro, head of the commission on family and life of the country's Catholic bishops, was quoted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560429/one-hundred-million-philippines-welcomes-birth-100-millionth-citizen
  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 ... town of Don Marcelino but was barely noticed by residents, said the chief government seismologist Renato Solidum. “It is not alarming,” he told reporters. The quake had a depth of about 10 ...

    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 rid the country of its image as the most corrupt in Asia. A survey by independent pollster Pulse Asia, taken last month, showed Aquino's approval rating dropped from 70 per cent in March ...

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

    Philippines recalls South Korean noodles

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 03:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Philippine authorities have ordered the recall of six brands of South Korean noodles from local shops after they were reported to contain a cancer-causing ... reportedly had similar recalls of the same brands of South Korean noodles over similar health fears.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1074560/philippines-recalls-south-korean-noodles

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