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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

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

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

    ... Hundreds of thousands of US troops and civilian contractors rotated through the bases for work and holidays, giving rise to infamous red-light districts. Go-go bars and massage parlours were ...

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

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

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

    ... exercises in the South China Sea near waters claimed by Beijing. Philippine officials said the week-long manoeuvres, involving three US warships and more than 1,000 servicemen, would address ...

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

    Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

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

    ... trailed by a long line of media vehicles for a short drive to the police headquarters, where he turned himself in. Estrada is among 54 people indicted for an alleged scam in which lawmakers, ... cabinet members, although they deny the charges and say Napoles is trying to spread false information to deflect blame from herself and the other key players. Corruption has long been a problem ...

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

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

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

    ... and beamed at supporters before entering the building to meet the court sheriff. Revilla is one of three senators to have been accused so far of participating in a years-long pork-barrel scam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536798/philippine-senator-arrested-massive-corruption-case
  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Aby Sayyaf leader Khair Mundos captured in slum near Manila airport

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:23pm by AFP

    ... moved to the capital to avoid pursuit in the south, but he would not disclose how long the militant had been hiding in the city. "It was getting too hot [in the south] so he came here while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530095/philippines-captures-top-al-qaeda-linked-militant
  6. 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
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    23 hurt as fire and blasts rock Philippines army munitions depot

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... depot near the capital's financial district yesterday, officials and witnesses said. Television footage showed uniformed soldiers carrying some of the injured on stretchers away from ... triggered explosions among munitions stored there, he added. The building is located a few minutes' drive from the Makati financial district in Manila. Detoyato said the army had ordered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1506882/23-hurt-fire-and-blasts-rock-philippines-army-munitions-depot
  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Outrage as baby ‘gagged with tape’ at Philippine hospital

    Posted May 13th 2014, 05:55pm by AFP

    ... for him.” The May 9 post showed the now widely-shared photographs of baby Yohannes with a long strip of tape across his mouth and cheeks. The pictures sparked a storm of comments among Philippine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1511278/outrage-baby-gagged-tape-philippine-hospital
  9. 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

    ... adequate shelter, the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. Access to water and sanitation also remains a challenge. "We know that recovery will be a long ... both noted that despite the widespread destruction, caused mainly by tsunami-like waves, there had been no epidemics, no famine and no long-term collapse of law and order. But the challenges ...

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

    ‘Unconstitutional’ US-Philippines defence pact to face legal challenge

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:46am by Raissa Robles

    ... activists who criticised the secrecy of the long-running negotiations. US President Barack Obama said the 10-year agreement signed yesterday would promote peace and stability in the region ... consternation from some Filipino activists, who say the agreement reverses democratic gains achieved when American military bases were shut in the early 1990s, ending a nearly century-long US military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1498961/unconstitutional-us-philippines-defence-pact-face-legal-challenge

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