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Philippines has run out of time to pass Muslim autonomy bill, setback may lead to guerilla attacks

Feb 03, 2016

Philippines has run out of time to pass Muslim autonomy bill, setback may lead to guerilla attacks

Philippine officials say the country's Congress has run out of time to pass a Muslim autonomy bill under the current president, sparking concerns the setback may embolden hardline Muslim guerrillas to launch attacks. #Manila #NewsTracker #Philippines #Muslim autonomy bill #President Benigno Aquino III
Migrant workers, modern slaves: Rights' groups claim authorities in Hong Kong collude by doing nothing

Jan 30, 2016

Migrant workers, modern slaves: Rights' groups claim authorities in Hong Kong collude by doing nothing

Hong Kong's migration rules, whereby housemaids have to find new employment within two weeks of leaving a job, make the situation even more difficult. Domestic worker recruitment is a billion-dollar business, and it's growing as the population ages. #Hong Kong #migrant workers #Philippines #migrant labour #International Labour Organisation #ILO #FWeekend
FIIs withdraw $7 bn from Asian equities; $1.64 bn from India : HSBC

Jan 27, 2016

FIIs withdraw $7 bn from Asian equities; $1.64 bn from India : HSBC

Foreign institutional investors have pulled out funds worth USD 7 billion from Asian equities in January with India witnessing outflows of USD 1.64 billion, says an HSBC report. #India #China #Japan #Singapore #Asia #HSBC #Taiwan #Philippines #FII #EPFR #outflow
Philippine President lays out red-carpet welcome for Japan emperor to mark 60 years of diplomatic ties

Jan 27, 2016

Philippine President lays out red-carpet welcome for Japan emperor to mark 60 years of diplomatic ties

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III laid out a red-carpet welcome to Japan's emperor on Wednesday in a sign of the blossoming ties of the Asian nations territorially at odds with China while further moving past painful memories of Japan's World War II aggression. #China #Japan #NewsTracker #Asia #Philippines #World War 2 #Asian Nations #japan Emperor
Miss Universe winner says next dream is to be a Bond girl

Jan 26, 2016

Miss Universe winner says next dream is to be a Bond girl

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach returned home to the Philippines for the first time since her crowning — and that awkward moment when host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as the winner instead of her. #NewsTracker #Philippines #Miss Universe #Shareworthy #Miss Colombia #Bond girl #Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach #Steve Harvey
Philippines welcomes more US forces to counter China

Jan 12, 2016

Philippines welcomes more US forces to counter China

The 10-year agreement, signed in 2014 but not implemented due to legal challenges, will see more US troops and warships rotate through the Philippines. #China #US #NewsTracker #Philippines #soldiers #agreement #US troops
It was very humiliating for me: Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez on Steve Harvey's faux pas

Jan 02, 2016

It was very humiliating for me: Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez on Steve Harvey's faux pas

Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez has opened up about having to give back her crown, saying it was humiliating for the whole nation. #Miss Universe #Ariadna Gtierrez #Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach #Steve Harrey
Shortest reign ever? Miss Colombia erroneously crowned Miss Universe for three minutes

Dec 21, 2015

Shortest reign ever? Miss Colombia erroneously crowned Miss Universe for three minutes

Ariadna Guiterrez got to wear the Miss Universe crown for a few minutes before it got taken away as host Steve Harvey came out and admitted to "making a mistake". #BeatThis #Shareworthy #Miss Universe 2015 #Miss Colombia #Miss Philippines
IPTL: UAE Royals bank on Federer magic to edge past Singapore Slammers

Dec 19, 2015

IPTL: UAE Royals bank on Federer magic to edge past Singapore Slammers

Japan Warriors did not have to break much sweat in getting past Philippine Mavericks 29-15 but it was a tough day out for UAE Royals, who edged out hosts Singapore Slammers 27-23 in their IPTL match, riding on Roger Federer's win in the deciding men's singles in Singapore Friday. #Roger Federer #SportsTracker #Marat Safin #IPTL #UAE Royals #Japan Warriors #Philippine Mavericks
Rescue operations continue as death toll from Philippine typhoon rises to 11

Dec 16, 2015

Rescue operations continue as death toll from Philippine typhoon rises to 11

Rescuers on speedboats hauled rain-soaked residents off rooftops in the Philippine countryside on Wednesday after Typhoon Melor killed at least 11 people and cut power for millions. #Manila #NewsTracker #Philippines #Typhoon #Pacific Ocean #Typhoon Koppu #Melor #Baco