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Philippines govt signs historic peace deal with Muslim rebels

Mar 27, 2014

Philippines govt signs historic peace deal with Muslim rebels

The deal grants largely Muslim areas of the southern Mindanao region greater political autonomy in exchange for an end to armed rebellion #World #NewsTracker #Violence #Philippines #Abu Sayyaf #Moro Islamic Liberation Front #Benigno Aquino III #peace deal
Philippines: Will aid corruption wreak worse havoc than Typhoon Haiyan?

Nov 18, 2013

Philippines: Will aid corruption wreak worse havoc than Typhoon Haiyan?

Corruption is a concern after any major natural disaster, as millions of dollars in cash and goods rush in from around the world. But those worries are especially acute in the Philippines, where graft has been a part of life for decades. #World #Corruption #NewsTracker #Philippines #Benigno Aquino III #Typhoon Haiyan
Hero to zero? Philippine President Aquino feels typhoon backlash

Nov 15, 2013

Hero to zero? Philippine President Aquino feels typhoon backlash

Two days before one of the world's most powerful typhoons rammed into the Philippines, President Benigno Aquino had a simple but ambitious target for all government agencies: zero casualties. #World #NewsTracker #Philippines #Benigno Aquino #Typhoon Haiyan #Tacloban #Herminio Coloma #Ramon Casiple
Haiyan aftermath: Obama calls Philippines president, promises support

Nov 13, 2013

Haiyan aftermath: Obama calls Philippines president, promises support

US President Barack Obama today called his Pilipino counterpart President Benigno Aquino to express his condolences for the devastation caused by Super typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest and strongest storms to ever hit land #Barack Obama #Philippines #Typhoon #Benigno Aquino #Typhoon Haiyan #Haiyan #US-Philippines ties
Haiyan death toll closer to 2,000, not 10,000: Philippines president

Nov 13, 2013

Haiyan death toll closer to 2,000, not 10,000: Philippines president

The death toll from the massive typhoon that hit the Philippines is closer to 2,000 or 2,500, not the previously reported figure of 10,000, President Benigno Aquino told CNN on Tuesday #Natural Disaster #Philippines #Typhoon #death toll #Benigno Aquino #Typhoon Haiyan #Haiyan

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Haiyan death toll closer to 2,000, not 10,000: Philippines president

Aug 12, 2014

Runaway former Philippine general implicated in political killings arrested

Jovito Palparan is charged with kidnapping of leftist university students who haven't been seen since 2006 A retired Philippine general implicated in multiple political assassinations has been arrested in a rundown house in the nation's capital after... #Benigno Aquino III #Philippines
Haiyan death toll closer to 2,000, not 10,000: Philippines president

Aug 22, 2014

Draft Bangsamoro law still needs PNoy’s inputs –Lacierda

President Benigno Aquino III’s inputs are still needed in 20 to 30 percent of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, which has already been submitted to his office for review, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said Friday. Without giving specific detail... #Benigno Aquino III #Philippines
Haiyan death toll closer to 2,000, not 10,000: Philippines president

Aug 21, 2014

PHL financial markets closed for Ninoy Aquino Day

Philippine financial markets are closed on Thursday for the Ninoy Aquino Day, commemorating the 31st death anniversary of President Benigno Aquino III's father who was assassinated upon his return to the Philippines on Aug. 21, 1983 after living in e... #Philippines #Benigno Aquino III