Philippines' Aquino struggles with legacy as clout fades

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Philippines' Aquino struggles with legacy as clout fades

Philippine President Benigno Aquino addresses parliament for the last time on Monday, racing to secure fragile legacies of peace in the war-torn south and a stronger economy.

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Press digest – July 22

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Vietnam to work with Philippines for APEC 2015 success

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has assured Philippine Ambassador to Vietnam Jerril G. Santos that Vietnam will continue working closely with the Philippines to ensure a successful APEC Year 2015.

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Vietnam to work with Philippines for APEC 2015 success

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Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has assured Philippine Ambassador to Vietnam Jerril G. Santos that Vietnam will continue working closely with the Philippines to ensure a successful APEC Year 2015.

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Philippines: Competition, amended cabotage laws approved

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The Philippines’ President Benigno S. Aquino III signed the Competition Act and amendments related to cabotage policy (inter-country air or maritime transport of goods) into law on July 21 with the aim to boost trade and attract foreign investment.

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Philippines in record defence spending plan amid China tensions

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Philippines in record defence spending plan amid China tensions

The Philippines is planning a 25 percent hike in its defence budget next year, mainly to bolster its claims in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Tuesday.

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Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

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Japan demands China halt oil exploration in part of East China Sea

Japan called on China on Tuesday to halt construction of oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea close to waters claimed by both nations, concerned that Chinese drills could tap reservoirs that extend into Japanese territory.

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Five foreign teams compete in women’s volleyball tourney

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Five foreign volleyball teams and the host Vietnam will compete at the International Women’s Volleyball Championship 2015 VTV Cup Sac Ngoc Khang, according to organisers.

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Google heeds calls to drop Chinese reference to Panatag Shoal

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Google has heeded calls to remove a Chinese reference name to the Scarborough Shoal, a disputed island in the West Philippine Sea.

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Coal mine collapses in central Philippines, 3 dead, 6 missing

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Coal mine collapses in central Philippines, 3 dead, 6 missing

Three people were killed and six others were still unaccounted for when an open pit coal mine in the central Philippines collapsed on Friday due to heavy monsoon rain, a local government official said.

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Philippines to station warplanes, frigates at former U.S. base facing disputed sea

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Philippines to station warplanes, frigates at former U.S. base facing disputed sea

The Philippines will station new fighter jets and two frigates at the former U.S. naval facility in Subic Bay from early next year, officials said, the first time the massive installation has functioned as a military base in 23 years.

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Rescue saves rare Philippine turtles from 'brink of extinction'

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Rescue saves rare Philippine turtles from 'brink of extinction'

Thousands of critically endangered turtles have been saved from possible extinction after being rescued from terrible conditions in the Philippines, conservationists said Wednesday.

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Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furore

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Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furore

Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos.

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Philippines reinforcing rusting ship on Spratly reef outpost - sources

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Philippines reinforcing rusting ship on Spratly reef outpost - sources

The Philippine navy is quietly reinforcing the hull and deck of a rusting ship it ran aground on a disputed South China Sea reef in 1999 to stop it breaking apart, determined to hold the shoal as Beijing creates a string of man-made islands nearby.

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Court begins hearing Philippines, China dispute over South China Sea

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Court begins hearing Philippines, China dispute over South China Sea

The Philippines argued at a closed hearing on Tuesday that an international court should intervene in its dispute with China over the right to exploit natural resources and fish in the South China Sea.

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