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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila halts work in disputed South China Sea

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Manila halts work in disputed South China Sea The Philippines has stopped all development work in the disputed South China Sea because of the impact such activity might have on an arbitration complaint it has filed against China, a defence official said yesterday. Manila called for all countries to stop construction work on small islands and reefs in the South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1609190/manila-halts-work-disputed-south-china-sea
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Militants release two Germans threatened with beheading in the Philippines

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by AP

    ... by a militant group just hours after it had threatened to behead one of them if no ransom payment was made, the Philippine defence chief said. The Abu Sayyaf group released Stefan Okonek and Henrike ... and I'm sitting with 10 men around me all day, 24 hours a day. I don't get enough to eat. I have lost already 20 pounds and I am very weak," he said. The military says Abu Sayyaf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1618928/militants-release-two-germans-threatened-beheading-philippines
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US soldier suspected after death of transgender person in the Philippines

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... of the investigation," said the US embassy. The body of Jeffrey Laude was found by hotel staff late on Sunday, less than an hour after the victim checked into a room with an unidentified male suspect. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1615816/us-soldier-suspected-after-death-transgender-person-philippines
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead and 83,000 evacuated as Storm Fung-Wong hits Philippines

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:07am by AFP

    ... said 268mm of rain had fallen on Manila in 24 hours. Alexander Pama, who heads the government's disaster-monitoring agency, said more than 470,000 people were affected by heavy rain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1595872/philippines-markets-schools-shut-heavy-rain-floods-manila
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Philippines ferry Maharlika II tell of monster seas

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... for six hours while praying and clinging to an overturned life raft before a passing ship rescued them. "A few more hours in those huge, huge waves and we could have all died," said ... of the typhoon, the coastguard cleared the Maharlika II to leave Surigao city around noon on Saturday for a regular domestic run. The skipper sent the distress call a few hours later and several ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1592591/survivors-philippines-ferry-maharlika-ii-tell-monster-seas
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila insists crackdown on foreign labourers doesn't target Chinese

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:07am by Raissa Robles

    ... province, south of Manila, following a tip that some 600 Chinese nationals were illegally working there. Mison said agents questioned just 81, because the rest ran away. Investigations are ongoing but some of those questioned were found to be working legally and were highly technical skilled. They were freed and allowed to go back to work. Others opted to leave the country, Mison said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590436/manila-insists-crackdown-foreign-labourers-doesnt-target-chinese
  7. Property - International - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine developer Ayala Land banks on demographic dividend

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:01am by Bloomberg

    ... of a country's population is in the 15-to-64 working-age range. This increases productivity if supported by policies that promote health, family, labour and financial and human capital. Developers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1589738/philippine-developer-ayala-land-banks-demographic-dividend
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Communist insurgents ransack two banana plantations in the Philippines

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... 30 minutes to burn the area," said investigating police officer Jomar Ascares. Just hours before the burning of the plane and hangar, about 60 NPA fighters raided another banana ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580389/communist-insurgents-ransack-two-banana-plantations-philippines
  9. 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

    ... to an unknown location, where she was sexually assaulted by up to six youths, foreign department spokesman Charles Jose told reporters. She was released about two hours later and a Filipino consular ... home. It has also barred its nationals from travelling to Libya. About 10 million Filipinos live and work abroad, many of them in the Middle East, in search of better-paying jobs. ...

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

    Typhoon Haiyan drives more children in Philippines into dangerous work

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Typhoon forces children into dangerous work More children are doing harsh and dangerous work in Philippine villages hit by Typhoon Haiyan last November than ... it was not clear how many more children started working in dangerous conditions after the typhoon. He said further assessments would be done to find out where the children were so services could reach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530345/typhoon-haiyan-drives-more-children-philippines-dangerous-work

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