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Filipinos of Chinese Descent


Sometimes you can bend the rules

I refer to the letter by Tricia Cheong ('View that native English-speaking teachers are better is very misguided', July 31).

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Filipino business chiefs urge peaceful solution

Prominent Filipino businessmen are lobbying both President Benigno Aquino and Chinese envoys in Manila to resolve a maritime stand-off to protect trade relations.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Murder victim's sister flees to HK

The daughter of a prominent Philippine politician suspected in the murder of her brother has fled the country on a Hong Kong-bound flight.

Ramona Revilla's departure was the latest twist since the murder last Friday of 23-year-old Ramgen Revilla, the son of former senator Ramon Revilla Snr - patriarch of the famous politics and showbiz clan.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Murder reveals tangled family web of senator

A prominent Philippine politician who is believed to have fathered at least 80 children buried one of them yesterday, his favourite son, as police charged two others with ordering the killing.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Marcos' son still eyes share of loot

The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said he still hopes to secure some of the cash and property the government says his family looted during 20 years of brutal rule.

He also confirmed for the first time that he had a direct hand in trying to withdraw US$200 million from a secret family bank account with Credit Suisse in Switzerland.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese firms secure road contracts

Four Chinese construction firms quietly got the go-ahead last month to build and repair World Bank-funded roads in the southern Philippines - projects worth 2.7 billion pesos (HK$485 million) - before President Benigno Aquino's visit to China three weeks ago.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Aquino's village jaunt aims to smooth waters

Philippine President Benigno Aquino arrived in Beijing yesterday for a five-day state visit to the country, looking to secure lucrative trade deals and alleviate tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea with a 'root-tracing trip' to Fujian province.

31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Under-fire mayor fights charges of misconduct

In over half a century of government service, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim earned the nickname 'Dirty Harry', partly because he was never required to explain his actions as a law enforcer.

That all changed when Lim came under fire for his handling of the Manila bus hostage crisis that claimed the lives of seven Hong Kong tourists and their tour guide.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ongpin last top official to take his life

The last former top government official to commit suicide was Jaime Ongpin. On December 7, 1987, he was found dead with a bullet wound in his head and a pistol in his hand.

Three months before, Ongpin, 49, had been the finance minister of president Corazon Aquino, but had been forced to resign because of his allegedly controversial and conservative economic policies.

9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Aquino says he won't pursue criminal charges

Philippine President Benigno Aquino will not pursue criminal charges against most of the officials found responsible for the botched August 23 hostage rescue that left eight Hong Kong holidaymakers dead.

Aquino rejected an independent panel's recommendation to investigate or file criminal charges against eight police and government officials for their roles in the crisis.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Wrong targets for our understandable anger

There is understandable anger in Hong Kong towards the police tactical response team in Manila. Its efforts to end the hostage-taking appeared farcical, a matter addressed with palpable hostility by tens of thousands of people on internet social networking sites such as Facebook.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Inquiry needed into tragedy in Manila

It is a black day for Hong Kong. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the citizens shot in cold blood by a gunman in Manila last night. The grief and loss is shared by us all. We can but mourn.

24 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

So much to be done, so little to work with

No sirens blared when Benigno Aquino was driven to his inauguration five weeks ago. The presidential car even stopped at red lights. Facing the thousands who witnessed his oath-taking, the new president asked: 'Have you ever had to endure being rudely shoved aside by the siren-blaring escorts of those who love to display their position and power?'

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Fighting graft should top Aquino's agenda

An incoming leader should be cut some slack, and new Philippine President Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino has been given plenty. He took office yesterday riding an extraordinary wave of goodwill pinned on hopes he can deliver on an ambitious agenda of change. Filipinos long for moral and political renewal and they see him as the best person to bring this about.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

As nation swears in Aquino, mystery surrounds girlfriend

The daughter of a Filipino overseas worker is the most-anticipated guest at today's inauguration of Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino as the 15th Philippine president.

Public speculation has mounted whether Aquino would break state protocol and have his girlfriend Shalani Soledad near him today when he takes his oath of office.

30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am