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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines bus plunges into ravine killing 14

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 06:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Canadian man and a Dutch woman among dead Two foreigners were among 14 people killed when a tourist bus fell into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Friday, authorities said. The bus plunged about 120 metres while travelling on a narrow road heading to an area famous for its “hanging coffins”, said a report from the civil defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1423031/philippines-bus-plunges-ravine-killing-14
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila bus plunges off motorway, killing 17 and injuring another 16

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 11:51am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Witnesses say vehicle was going fast in wet conditions when it fell nearly 10 metres onto a van Manila bus plunges off motorway, killing 17 A bus plunged off ... the bus wreckage with police officers nearby. The van was an unrecognisable pile of smashed white metal. The bus veered off the Skyway, as the elevated road is called, and crashed on to the van ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1381794/manila-bus-plunges-motorway-killing-17-and-injuring-another-16
  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seven injured in Southern Philippines bus bombing

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:41pm by Agencies in Manila

    ... Agencies in Manila A powerful bomb exploded on a passenger bus wounding at least seven people in the country’s south in an attack by suspected extortion gangs, according to Philippine police on Sunday. Police Chief Superintendent Rolen Balquin said the homemade bomb exploded in the rear portion of the bus as it was travelling late Saturday in Isulan town, Sultan Kudarat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1115802/seven-injured-southern-philippines-bus-bombing
  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead, 22 injured in bus crash in Philippines

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 05:41pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila A rescue official says a bus has crashed into a boulder on a southern Philippine island resort, leaving five people dead and 22 hurt. Janus Rafailes, head of Samal Island’s disaster office, said on Tuesday that three of the injured passengers were in critical condition in hospital. Among those killed was the driver. He says the bus’ brakes apparently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1073268/five-dead-22-injured-bus-crash-philippines
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Five dead in Philippine motorbike ‘shooting spree’

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... district of Quezon City, first shooting a man riding a motorcycle, then a woman waiting for a bus, Sarmiento said. They then shot dead a man and a woman on a motorcycle and lastly killed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509744/five-dead-philippine-motorbike-shooting-spree
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines struggle to rebuild their lives, six months on

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:02am by AP

    ... managed to get a cash handout of 2,800 pesos (HK$496) to cover the bus fare for his wife, one-year-old son and himself back to his home province of Leyte. "What will I do here? It is better ... and to maybe start a small business to help them get by. But so far, except for the bus fare he got, his efforts asking at government agencies have come to nothing. "It's like begging," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1509234/survivors-super-typhoon-haiyan-philippines-struggle-rebuild-their-lives
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Two monster transport projects in Manila spell misery for commuters

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:56pm by Alan Robles

    ... with corruption. Commuters also face hazards probably not found in other cities. A bus might fall on them, as happened recently when one flew off a flyover. Or a balcony blown off an exploding condominium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1432198/two-monster-transport-projects-manila-spell-misery-commuters
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... 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 ... son. "I really love the Marcos family, because they have loved the people of Tacloban city." But seven other newly homeless people who were huddled under the bus shelter angrily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1357281/typhoon-hit-tablocan-tide-turns-favourite-daughter-imelda-marcos
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Millions honour the dead on All Saints’ Day in Philippines

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... and other deadly weapons to gravesites were largely ignored. When we celebrate the day of the dead, we also celebrate life There was heavy security in sea- and airports as well as bus terminals, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1345302/millions-honour-dead-all-saints-day-philippines
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Joseph Estrada: The Philippine politician who can't stop apologising

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 06:07am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles Joseph Estrada pledges to say sorry over 2010 Manila bus tragedy; his Filipino detractors point to his 'millions, mansions and mistresses' The politician who ... of the cities in Metro Manila which serves as the nation's capital], wresting the position from a former ally turned bitter foe, Alfredo Lim, who was the mayor during the 2010 bus massacre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1340790/joseph-estrada-philippine-politician-who-cant-stop-apologising

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