MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines launched anti-corruption reforms Wednesday including cashless and checkless government transactions that President Benigno Aquino III said will improve budget management and make it harder to misappropriate funds. Aquino, the son of revered pro-democracy champions who was elected president in 2010 on promises to fight corruption and poverty, unveiled the...
Three years on, racism is at work in attempts to get Aquino to apologize for bus murders, writes Asia Sentinel’s Philip Bowring Three and half years ago, eight Hong Kong tourists in Manila were killed when a gunman hijacked their bus and eventually opened fire before himself being killed. The Manila police had attempted a...
BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Officials at an APEC summit revoked the press credentials of a group of Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III about his refusal to apologize for the killings of Hong Kong tourists in Manila three years ago. Reporters from Now TV, Radio Television Hong Kong and...
In the record books, the declaration placing the Philippines under martial law was signed 41 years ago today. The official announcement, however, came two days later when the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos went on television, his face grim and grainy in black and white, and declared martial rule in his signature authoritarian voice. That...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III promised Friday to reform a corruption-plagued system that allows lawmakers to allocate government funds for projects in their district after an audit found that millions of dollars were misused. The government audit said last week that $141 million allocated over a three-year period was released to...
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