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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:54pm

    ... while transiting through the area. The US Navy had to cut up the vessel in a salvage operation that took 10 weeks. The Philippines fined the United States 58 million pesos (HK$10.3 million) ... outcrop claimed by both Beijing and the Philippines. However the 97,000-hectare Tubbataha Reef, which was listed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in 1993, is in a part of the Sulu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566950/philippines-jails-12-chinese-illegal-fishing
  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... really well." However, Catapang also said the arrest would not weaken their counter-insurgency operations. "My order to soldiers is to defeat the enemies of the state without committing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576216/philippine-military-back-ex-general-facing-trial-over-disappearance
  3. 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

    ... stating he respected the president's decision to "hear the voice of the people". "[But] what is important is that the voice he hears is an authentic and genuine voice, not one ...

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

    Capture of fugitive general Jovito Palparan hailed as victory for Aquino

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AP

    ... in Bulacan province north of Manila in 2006. The two remain missing. The retired major general, who was in charge of a regional army unit, has denied any involvement. Human rights groups and a UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1572365/capture-fugitive-general-jovito-palparan-hailed-victory-aquino
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Baby Jennalyn becomes 100,000,000th Philippine citizen (and sleeps through celebrations)

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... babies born in state hospitals all over the archipelago who received the symbolic designation "100,000,000th baby". "This is both an opportunity and a challenge. An opportunity we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560429/one-hundred-million-philippines-welcomes-birth-100-millionth-citizen
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aquino explains why he denied actress national award over drug conviction

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

    ... setbacks, including an arrest in the United States for illegal drug possession, and ties to various scandal-plagued Filipino politicians. ... significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts and letters. The honour includes a cash prize, monthly pension for life and a state funeral when the awardee dies. Reacting to the snub, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544469/aquino-explains-why-he-denied-actress-national-award-over-drug-conviction
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Benigno Aquino faces impeachment action over economic stimulus fund

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

    ... 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
  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

    ... region to the southeast. Matmo was about 600 kilometres off the eastern island of Samar yesterday morning with maximum gusts of up to 90 km/h, the state weather service said. The tropical storm ...

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

    ‘Amerasian’ children of war face poverty and stigma in Philippines

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... in the Philippines, they are a largely forgotten community. Their plight, however, is gaining fresh attention with the United States preparing to deploy thousands of soldiers back to the Philippines as part ... have deepened with time, according to a 2012 study by a research unit led by Peter Kutschera, head of the research centre. Kutschera described Filipino Amerasians as "a marginalised, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541236/amerasian-children-war-face-poverty-and-stigma-philippines
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    At least 11 dead as Typhoon Rammasun cuts across the Philippines

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

    ... Reuters in Manila 370,000 moved to evacuation centres as major roads impassable due to debris, fallen trees and electricity poles and at least four provinces declare state of calamity ... into shelters. Major roads across Luzon were impassable due to debris, fallen trees and electricity poles. At least four southeastern provinces on Luzon declared, or were about to declare, a state ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554840/philippines-braces-typhoon-rammasun-strongest-storm-deadly-haiyan

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