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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Top court partially voids stimulus package The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday voided parts of President Benigno Aquino's 144 billion peso (HK$25.54 billion) stimulus package in a landmark ruling that may leave him open to lawsuits seeking his impeachment. The court declared as illegal some parts of the president's Disbursement Acceleration Program, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544463/philippine-supreme-court-partially-voids-aquinos-stimulus-package
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Controversy dogs Maria Sereno, Philippines' first female Chief Justice

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Eight out of 13 colleagues on the Philippine Supreme Court skipped a ceremony to honour the controversial new chief justice First female top judge snubbed With her ... her Supreme Court associate justice. Then last month, after Chief Justice Renato Corona was sacked amid controversy, Sereno, 52, was chosen as his replacement, making her the second youngest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1032952/controversy-dogs-maria-sereno-philippines-first-female-chief-justice
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Protesters demand Philippine custody of US marine linked to murder

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

    ... jail before US officials obtained custody, arguing that the Visiting Forces Agreement allowed them to hold Smith until his legal appeal was resolved. A Philippine appeals court overturned ...

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

    Benigno Aquino says he may try to change constitution so he can run again

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... of the Supreme Court, which recently ruled that Aquino's main budget stimulus programme was illegal. "Before all these things happened, I was closed to (constitutional change). I admit that. But now, I'm seriously rethinking things," Aquino said, in reference to the court's budget ruling. He complained the Supreme Court now had the power to overrule Congress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573823/benigno-aquino-says-he-may-try-change-constitution-so-he-can-run-again
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila halts work in disputed South China Sea

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

    ... Gazmin told senators looking into a defence budget of 141 billion pesos (HK$24.4 billion). The Philippines, a close US ally, has brought a case to the UN arbitral court in The Hague, seeking ...

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

    Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... spurred the Philippines' 7 per cent GDP growth. The Supreme Court recently declared parts of DAP unconstitutional, saying Aquino had no power to undertake "cross border transfers" ... the DAP by a law crafted by his mother, Corazon, when she was president. He also stated that the court had engaged in "cross-border transfers" by asking for additional funds to build ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557065/benigno-aquino-faces-impeachment-action-over-economic-stimulus-fund
  7. 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

    ... illegal by the Supreme Court last month. He faces three impeachment complaints in Congress. That has made Aquino, whose presidency has two years to run, wary of a new battle with the top court ...

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

    Blow to Aquino as Philippines court rules 'pork barrel' fund illegal

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 02:55am by Reuters

    ... for resources to support the typhoon victims, the Supreme Court appears to be insensitive to our situation," he said. Aquino, who was supervising relief efforts in Tacloban, was flying back ... Reuters in Manila 'Pork barrel' fund ruled illegal in blow to Aquino The Philippines' highest court ruled yesterday that a widely misused fund for legislators' pet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1360487/blow-aquino-philippines-court-rules-pork-barrel-fund-illegal
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Chinese charged in Philippines with possession of drugs worth HK$1.2b

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:54am by James Griffiths

    ... by police as Jason Lee, Willy Yap and Near Tan from Xiamen and Ying Huang from Fujian. They underwent questioning accompanied by a state-provided defence lawyer on Monday. Last month, a court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593717/four-chinese-suspects-charged-philippines-carrying-460kg-crystal-meth
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Listen more, condemn less, says Philippine church leader in latest sign of liberal shift

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... free condoms and birth control pills, in a major defeat for the church, which fought a 15-year campaign against any form of family planning laws. The law took effect this year after the Supreme Court ruled against a church-backed legal challenge. The Catholic Church, which counts more than 80 per cent of the Philippines' 100 million population as members, led street protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547619/listen-more-condemn-less-says-philippine-church-leader-latest-sign-liberal

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