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Philippine president defends cybercrime law Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended a new cybercrime law Friday amid a storm of protests from critics who say it will severely curb Internet freedoms and intimidate netizens into self-censorship.
06 октября 2012
Women migrant workers. ©REUTERS/Beawiharta Beawiharta Saudi to accept Philippine maid applications from Monday Saudi Arabia will begin accepting applications for domestic workers from the Philippines on Monday after the two governments resolved a row over minimum pay that had prompted a ban.
01 октября 2012
Photo courtesy of shubhampc.in Outrage over Philippine cybercrime law A new cybercrime law in the Philippines that could see people jailed for 12 years for posting defamatory comments on Facebook or Twitter is generating outrage among netizens and rights groups.
30 сентября 2012
More nations issue security alerts in Philippine capital More Western nations called on their citizens to be cautious in the Philippine capital on Saturday following a US embassy warning a day earlier of an unspecified threat against Americans.
29 сентября 2012
"Miss Khan Shatyr-2012" winner Svetlana Rasshupkina. Photo courtesy of vk.com PHOTO: Miss Khan Shatyr will represent Kazakhstan at Miss Earth-2012 20-y.o. Svetlana Rasshupkina will represent Kazakhstan at the international Miss Earth-2012beauty pageant.
26 сентября 2012
Philippine Muslim rebels aim for peace plan Muslim rebels waging a decades-long insurgency in the southern Philippines in which more than 150,000 people have died are aiming to sign a roadmap for peace this year.
24 сентября 2012
Relief as storm leaves Philippines Tropical Storm Kai-tak blew out of the Philippines on Thursday, offering some relief for millions of people struggling to recover from a brutal few weeks of monsoon rains that claimed 109 lives.
17 августа 2012
Asian economies most at risk from natural disasters Asian countries dominate a league table of economies most at risk from earthquakes, floods, storms and other natural hazards, according to research published on Wednesday.
16 августа 2012
Philippines storm brings more floods, landslides A tropical storm slammed into the Philippines Wednesday, dumping heavy rains and causing renewed flooding and landslides in a nation hit by weeks of destructive monsoon weather.
15 августа 2012
Philippines told to brace for more rains Philippine authorities warned Monday an approaching storm could bring more heavy rain to the capital and surrounding areas that are still reeling from devastating floods that have left 92 dead.
13 августа 2012
Philippine flood deaths climb to 60 Weary farmers in the Philippines' farming heartland struggled amid their worst floods in decades on Friday, as the death toll from torrential rains that also pounded the capital rose to 60.
11 августа 2012
Appeal to help two million Phillipine flood victims Philippine authorities appealed Thursday for volunteers to help deliver food, water and other relief goods to two million people affected by deadly floods in and around the Philippine capital.
10 августа 2012
Philippine capital battles deadly floods More than 800,000 people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods Wednesday as more rain fell, with some slum dwellers stuck on shanty roofs and others wading through waist-deep water.
08 августа 2012
Floods bring Philippine capital to standstill Torrential rains brought the Philippines capital to a standstill Tuesday, forcing at least 20,000 people to flee their homes as floodwaters covered half the sprawling city.
07 августа 2012
Bodyguards escort Esmael Mangudadatu (R). ©REUTERS/Erik de Castro Philippine massacre witnesses live in fear Hired assassins are stalking witnesses to a Philippine massacre in which a political warlord allegedly led the slaughter of 57 people, victims' relatives and a rights group said almost two years into a complex trial.
28 июля 2012
Property boom transforming Philippine skylines As a Philippine property boom gathers pace, even Paris Hilton, Donald Trump and high-fashion house Versace are getting a piece of the action.
25 июля 2012
Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.
03 июля 2012
Photo from agrocambodia.wordpress.com The flood-tolerant rice to be grown in Bangladesh It was developed by the University of California and the International Rice Research Center in the Philippines. Other crops are under research.
23 октября 2011

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