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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

    ... Electric Co. But it warned that power cuts of up to five hours a day would continue across the capital as it rationed limited supply, with a number of generating plants still cut off from the grid. ...

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

    Philippines evacuates coastal areas as Typhoon Rammasun approaches

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 06:45pm by AFP

    ... millimetres of rainfall per hour, the disaster council said. Council spokeswoman Mina Marasigan warned that the storm could become even more powerful as it moves across the sea. She said there were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554134/philippines-braces-first-major-typhoon-season
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

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

    ... out at sea, picking up energy from the warm waters as it headed for Hainan. READ: Typhoon Rammasun set to bring weekend washout to Hong Kong Rhea Catada, who works for Oxfam in Tacloban, which ... 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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