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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... countries. In 2012, the Philippines was ranked 105th, a big improvement from 129th in 2011. Six years ago, under the previous administration, it was ranked 141st. ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    In typhoon-hit Tablocan, tide turns on favourite daughter Imelda Marcos

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 11:27pm by NYT

    ... of Tacloban are St Nino's Shrine, an elegant mansion that once held Marcos' infamous shoe collection; a stately white community hall fit for a much larger city; and the pink St Nino's ... some of the blame is falling on a family that many here have long revered. The debate over who is responsible was in full swing on Thursday at a bus shelter outside St Nino's Shrine, which ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Haiyan survivors in Tacloban do their best to find solace in Christmas

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 09:30pm by GDN

    ... Government organisations have made an effort to boost Christmas spirit. Lanterns set up by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority around the St Nino parish and Tacloban airport will light up ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll in Philippine ferry disaster up to 75

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 03:17pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Authorities continue to look for 45 still missing from St Thomas Aquinas ferry The confirmed death toll from a Philippine ferry disaster rose to 75 ... and helicopters continued to scour the waters for the 45 still missing from the St Thomas Aquinas ferry, said local coastguard commander Weniel Azcuna. “We are still hoping to find more survivors but we ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Humans to blame for scale of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, say experts

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 11:28pm by AP

    ... typhoons because of vast expanses of warm water that act as fuel and few pieces of land to slow storms down. Half the storms on an informal list of the strongest to hit land in the 20th and 21st ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine ferry disaster death toll rises to 71

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 05:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... provincial disaster management officer Neil Sanchez. Discovery of the additional bodies brought to 49 the number of people still missing after the St Thomas Aquinas ferry collided with a cargo ship ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll from Philippine ferry disaster rises to 64

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 08:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The confirmed death toll from a ferry disaster in the Philippines rose to 64 on Tuesday as more bodies were found, some of them inside the sunken ship itself. Boats searching nearby islands for survivors found only the dead, while divers pulled out more bodies from the waters off the central island of Cebu, where the St Thomas Aquinas ferry ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Oil leaks from submerged Philippine ferry

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 07:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cebu Philippines says it is unable to stop fuel leaking Philippine authorities said on Sunday they were unable to stop fuel leaking from a ferry that sank, as oil spread to coastal villages, fishing grounds and mangroves more than five kilometres away. The St Thomas Aquinas ferry sank on Friday night after colliding with a cargo ship just outside the port ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine cargo company in ferry disaster linked to several maritime tragedies

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... collided with an oil tanker, leaving more than 4,300 dead in the world's worst peacetime maritime disaster. Late on Friday night, the St Thomas Aquinas ferry was carrying 831 passengers ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Death toll hits 38 in Philippines ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 08:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Cebu

    ... trapped inside the St Thomas Aquinas ferry that sank on Friday night near the central city of Cebu after colliding with a cargo ship. More than 800 passengers and crew were aboard the ferry, which ...



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