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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila open to allowing PLA Navy to visit its bases, says defence chief

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by ALAN ROBLES AND AGENCIES

    ... installation at the former US naval facility in Subic, the Philippines' military chief told the South China Morning Post yesterday. Subic, once a prized military facility for the US, is earmarked ... to the Philippines since 1998. But the Philippines has made no secret that it also wants to allow US forces to visit for longer periods and be stationed on Philippine military bases temporarily. Beijing has ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines rebels and troops in deadly stand-off

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 11:14am by Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga Rebels seize more hostages, exchange fire with troops Muslim rebels seized dozens more hostages and traded gunfire with Philippines troops on Tuesday, ... the government and up to 300 gunmen from the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) aimed at derailing peace talks. The rebels seized 20 hostages at the start of the crisis, but Zamboanga Mayor Maria ...

  3. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 04:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila More Western nations called on their citizens to be cautious in the Philippine capital on Saturday following a US embassy warning a day earlier ... interests in the Philippines”. On Friday, the US embassy warned that a threat against Americans in the capital had been detected by “reliable security forces”. “This threat remains in effect until ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine military warns Muslim rebels to surrender

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 09:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga

    ... Agence France-Presse in Zamboanga Soldiers and Muslim rebels continue to clash in the southern city of Zamboanga as the government in Manila seeks to end the conflict Philippine soldiers ... National Liberation Front sailed into the southern port city on September 9 to stake an independence claim and derail peace talks aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency. Eighty-six MNLF gunmen, ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    600,000 still homeless after Philippine floods

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 03:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila An estimated 600,000 people in the Philippines remained at temporary shelters or with relatives on Friday after days of heavy rain that killed 20, officials ... The rains were worsened by Tropical Storm Trami, which hit China on Thursday after hovering off the northern Philippines earlier in the week. The government’s National Disaster Risk Reduction ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Seven dead as heavy rains pummel flooded Philippines

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Monsoon rains have submerged more than half of capital Manila Flood-battered residents of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas appealed for help ... of us had nowhere to go,” Dinah Claire Velasco, 44, a resident of a blue-collar coastal district on the outskirts of Manila told AFP. “My children and other people were able to seek refuge ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine national grid denies claims China could shut off power

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 03:15am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Firm rejects claim that Beijing could use Chinese shareholder to pull plug over maritime disputes National grid denies China can cut off power The Philippines' national electricity supplier has dismissed claims by a former senior official that China has the capability to sabotage the country's power grid. Rafael Alunan, a former interior and local ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes between army and rebels

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 02:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Authorities say peace plan remains in place, despite clashes that claim the lives of four Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters two weeks after the Muslim ... Muslim area in the south of the mainly Catholic nation early next year. The MILF is expected to disarm and put up candidates for a regional parliament in May 2016. “We are still confident ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Three Western embassies join US in raising terror warnings in Philippines

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Three embassies follow US in raising alert, as local forces pledge heightened security Westerners warned of terror plot Britain, Canada and Australia yesterday joined the United States in issuing a security alert for their citizens in the Philippines after the US embassy warned of a threat against Americans in the capital. The warnings urged ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila seals historic peace pact with Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:38pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Agreement set to resolve one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts Manila, Muslims seal historic pact The biggest Muslim rebel group ... by mid-2016. "What is being presented before us now is a path that can lead to a permanent change in Muslim Mindanao," Aquino said at the ceremony, attended by more than 1,000 people. ...




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