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Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:44PM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ top diplomat says China has been rushing construction projects including massive land reclamations in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims.

ASEAN rights activists demand change ahead of People’s Forum

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 12:16PM UTC

The missing Laotian civil society leader Sombath Somphone will be at the forefront of the conversation at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum meets in Kuala Lumpur next month. Sombath is a victim of enforced disappearance, and was kidnapped in Vientiane, Laos, in 2013. The Laos government has consistently denied involvement or refused to provide real information about the missing civil society leader, and his case has come to represent one of the most egregious human rights offenses still committed in the ASEAN countries.

Philippine fisheries director defends Indonesian crackdown on illegal fishing

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:11AM UTC

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Philippine fisheries director Asis Perez finds nothing wrong with the renewed crackdown on illegal fishing by Indonesian authorities.

Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with murder

By Tue, Mar 24, 2015 9:45AM UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has begun the trial of a U.S. Marine charged with murdering a transgender Filipino after allegedly discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel.

Manny Pacquiao welcomes Tim Tebow to Los Angeles training camp

By Sun, Mar 22, 2015 6:36PM UTC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao welcomed a high-profile visitor to his training camp Saturday with ties to his native Philippines: Tim Tebow.

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