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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military back ex-general facing trial over disappearance of student activists

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:37pm by RIASSA ROBLES

    ... trial Some elements in the military and a group of retired generals are rallying behind a general charged over the disappearance of two activists, in a challenge to both the primacy of civilian ... saved lives and protected communities. His sacrifices should be taken into account," Adan said. When asked how active military officers felt about Palparan's trial, a senior officer ...

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    A dozen Chinese fishermen jailed in the Philippines for 6-12 years for poaching

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:54pm

    ... guilty of violating the anti-poaching provisions of a 2009 law that gave the Tubbataha Reef protected status, according to Alaska. Regional trial court judge Ambrosio de Luna also fined ... for a council that helps the western province of Palawan protect its natural resources. The fishermen are still on trial for possession of protected species within the park, Alaska said, a crime ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino refuses resignation of aide over fund scandal

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 10:07pm by Reuters

    ... while on trial for corruption. ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... he will be held during his trial. He has applied for bail. Revilla faces life imprisonment and forfeiture of any assets he may have illegally acquired if found guilty of pocketing more than ...

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    Filipino inmates who escaped during Haiyan return

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 06:38am by AFP

    ... are on trial, while gushing water from the mountains sent flash floods into the isolated complex near the ruined coastal town of Palo. Prison guard Fidencio Abrea said all of the detainees escaped ... concern after escaping was to check on or help loved ones, and that they came back because they did not want to ruin their chances of being exonerated at trial. "I returned because I want my ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Second Philippines broadcaster murdered in a week

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Butuan

    ... allegedly by a powerful political clan, in the southern province of Maguindanao in November 2009. The trial of some of the accused in the massacre is ongoing but many of the accused remain at large. ...

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    Japanese right-wingers dismiss Philippine troop fears

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 03:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... from six trials carried out by the Dutch colonial government in what is now Indonesia and by Nationalist courts in China after the second world war. The indictment for one of the cases, heard ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine ‘massacre clan’ enjoys election wins

    Posted May 17th 2013, 09:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila A clan whose chiefs are on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre secured big wins in local elections this week, results showed on Friday, ... of Maguindanao more than three years ago in a bid to quash a rival’s challenge to become governor. Wives of three senior clan figures who are on trial for the murders were re-elected for town mayor posts ...

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

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

    ... in a bloodless "people power" uprising stoked by public outrage over his personal excesses and graft in his administration. After a trial that lasted six years, which he spent under house ... house arrest, pending a trial for poll fraud. Like a phoenix, Estrada rose again, to run for the presidency in 2010 and finished second. Earlier this year, he became the mayor of Manila [one ...

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    Outrage in Philippines at election bid by clan accused over massacre

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Dozens of members of a clan whose leaders are on trial for the Philippines' worst political massacre are candidates in elections next year- some for the president's party, media ... Ampatuan Snr, the patriarch and then governor of the province, plus four of his sons, are on trial, accused of planning or participating in the massacre. They deny the charges. Eighty-two people ...




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