Hundreds of Filipinos rallied outside the Chinese Embassy to protest alleged bullying of the Philippines [EPA] Anti-China protests are taking place in the capital of the Philippines over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea. About 1,000 people gathered outside the Chinese embassy in Manila to protest against what they say are Chinese intrusions, [...]
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Protests in Philippines over China dispute Hundreds take to streets in Manila to protest against Beijing’s claim to South China Sea islands. The coming US inspired actions against China
Asia/Middle East: Increase Protections for Migrant Workers Labor Ministers From 19 Countries Meet for Second ‘Abu Dhabi Dialogue’
Asia/Middle East: Increase Protections for Migrant Workers Labor Ministers From 19 Countries Meet for Second ‘Abu Dhabi Dialogue’ A RELATED MATERIALS: Asia: Governments Should Jointly Protect Migrant Workers The draft framework contains many positive elements that could help reduce recruitment-related exploitation and workplace abuse of contractual migrant workers. But it [...]
The US has troops stationed on Jolo island, but until now they have maintained an ‘advisory’ role [GALLO/GETTY] This article is the fifth in a series by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani high commissioner to the UK, exploring how a litany of volatile centre/periphery conflicts with deep historical roots were interpreted after 9/11 in [...]
Philippines’ Arroyo faces poll fraud charges Election commission’s decision to approve charges expected to pave the way for the former president’s arrest.
Arroyo was turned back from Manila airport on Tuesday, despite having the supreme court’s permission to travel [AFP] The Philippine Supreme Court ordered the government to allow ailing ex-president Gloria Arroyo to travel abroad, while threatening the justice secretary with arrest for defying court orders. The justices said their earlier ruling that overturned the government’s travel ban on [...]
Arroyo prevented from leaving Philippines Ex-president told she cannot travel to Singapore for medical treatment as she is facing a corruption investigation.
Arroyo has already undergone three spinal surgeries in the capital Manila [Reuters] Former Philippines president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who is facing a corruption investigation, has been prevented from flying to Singapore for medical treatment by immigration officials. The order to block Arroyo’s trip on Tuesday followed a supreme court ruling that gave her - along with her husband – permission to travel abroad [...]
The global north is at lower risk of global warming impacts and is better placed to cope than the global south, but globalisation means we are all affected reddit this Comments (80) Greater risk from increased extreme weather combined with limited social and financial ability to cope means the global south has the greatest [...]
1) Ameril Umbra Kato (center), the leader of the breakaway Muslim rebel group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM), brandishes his gun with his soldiers at Camp Omar, Maguindanao, August 28, 2011. Kato recently split from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), citing his disagreement with the MILF’s ongoing peace talks with the government [Joe [...]
The government estimates that 195,705 individuals across 38 provinces were affected by the typhoon [Reuters] The Philippines government has began a clean-up of flooded areas and assessments of damage, including to the key rice crop, a day after destruction from Typhoon Nesat left behind at least 21 people dead. Financial markets, government offices and some schools reopened on Wednesday [...]