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

    ... Asia's bastion of Catholicism and the only state apart from the Vatican that still outlaws both divorce and terminations. But with many modern Filipino Catholics embracing once-taboo attitudes ...

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

    Former Philippines' first lady Imelda Marcos, at 85, eyes return to palace

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:15am by AFP

    ... accused of looting state coffers and whose martial law rule was marked by human rights abuses. While the rest of the country wallowed in poverty and thousands of activists were killed or went ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545085/former-philippines-first-lady-imelda-marcos-85-eyes-return-palace
  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US to disband joint Philippine anti-terror task force, its job largely done

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila US axes Philippine anti-terror force After more than a decade of helping fight al-Qaeda-linked militants, the US is disbanding an anti-terror unit of hundreds of elite troops in the southern Philippines where armed groups such as Abu Sayyaf have largely been crippled. But special forces from the US Pacific Command will remain after the deactivation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1541244/us-disband-joint-philippine-anti-terror-task-force-its-job-largely-done
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... wrongdoing, then in a failed effort to turn state witness gave prosecutors a list implicating more than 100 lawmakers. She has also been charged with plunder. Two of those on the list are now Aquino ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538848/son-former-philippines-leader-arrested-graft-scandal

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