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Singapore donates medical supplies to Samar

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Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam is confident that the country will bounce back following the massive devastation caused by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in the Visayas on Nov. 8, 2013.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Zamboanga folk rally: ‘We’ve had enough’

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At least 700 protesters, mostly evacuees, students, Moro professionals and members of nongovernment and civil society groups, staged a rally here Wednesday saying they’ve had enough of subhuman conditions in shelters for residents displaced by the fighting between followers of Nur Misuari and government soldiers in September last year.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Singapore High Court overturns sex-for-favor conviction

Singapore’s High Court has overturned the conviction of a law professor jailed for obtaining sexual favors and gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades, his lawyer said Friday.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Migrants say ‘repatriation’ firms force workers out of Singapore

In this photo taken Feb. 9, 2014, a portrait of Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, left, is seen on a back alley where migrant workers congregate to enjoy their day off in Singapore's Little India District. Singapore’s wealth and continued growth rely in large part on foreign workers. Yet as the numbers of migrant workers soar, tales of abuse and exploitation are threatening to take some of the shine off the city-state’s international reputation.  AP PHOTO/JOSEPH NAIR

Bapari Jakir’s employers wanted to see him off the job, but the welder was heavily in debt and didn’t want to go back to Bangladesh. So, he says, they encouraged him to leave—by hiring a company whose thugs held him captive in a room, holding a knife to his throat.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

What Went Before: Marcos Swiss deposits

Andres Bautista, head of the Philippine Commission on Good Government, which is tasked to recover the alleged ill-gotten wealth of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, speaks in a news conference in Mandaluyong City on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. The Philippine government has recovered the remaining $29 million of the multimillion-dollar Swiss bank deposits stashed away by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Singapore’s Court of Appeal, in its ruling released in January, recognized the right of Philippine National Bank (PNB) to hold in trust the $29 million seized from the estate of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. This ends a long saga over the Marcos Swiss deposits, held in the Singapore branch of German bank WestLB.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Singapore’s founding PM Lee Kuan Yew in hospital

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Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is recovering in hospital after suffering from an infection, the government said on Tuesday.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

British expat leaves job in Singapore after ‘poor people’ remark

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A Singapore-based British wealth adviser who set off a firestorm by publicly insulting Singaporeans who have to rely on public transport has “parted ways” with his former employer, the firm said Saturday.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Singapore man admits killing ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire

Determined to kill former girlfriend Mary Yoong Mei Lin (above) when she refused to patch things up with him, a 45-year-old man doused her with petrol and set her ablaze with a lighter at her aunt's Sengkang flat. -- TNP FILE PHOTO/JONATHAN CHOO

Determined to kill his former girlfriend when she refused to patch things up with him, a 45-year-old man doused her with petrol and set her ablaze with a lighter at her aunt’s Sengkang flat.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Leaky’ A380 door eyed in Singapore Airlines emergency landing

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 relief plane arrives at Changi International Airport in Singapore on January 7, 2014 carrying nearly 500 passengers who were stranded in Azerbaijan after their Airbus A380 superjumbo was forced to make an emergency landing. The original flight from London to Singapore was forced to make an emergency landing at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Baku on January 6 due to a loss of cabin pressure. No one was injured but oxygen masks were deployed on the A380 and Singapore Airlines was forced to apologise to passengers for a lengthy wait as many took to social media to complain they were stranded at the airport with few amenities. AFP PHOTO / MOHD FYROL

A malfunctioning door is the focus of an investigation into why a Singapore Airlines Airbus 380 superjumbo was forced to make an emergency landing in Azerbaijan, the carrier said Wednesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Singapore bans drinking in Little India riot zone

Riot police cordon off the area after a riot broke out in Singapore's Little India, Sunday Dec. 8, 2013. A rare riot broke out in the Little India neighborhood apparently after a Bangladeshi worker was hit and killed by a bus, a local television channel reported. AP

Singapore on Thursday banned alcohol sales and consumption this weekend in a district where South Asian workers staged the city-state’s first riot in more than 40 years.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sinag Pilipinas routs SG in first game

THE SINAG Pilipinas team took their sweet time but eventually found their rhythm in time to fend off Singapore, 88-75, in their opening game of the 27th Southeast Asian Games yesterday at Zayar Thiri Indoor Stadium in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. Mac Belo fueled the Philippines’ fightback in the second half as he scored 11 of his [...]

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Rare riot shocks Singapore

Riot police stand guard as a passerby cycles past after a riot broke out in Singapore's Little India, Sunday Dec. 8, 2013. A rare riot broke out in the Little India neighborhood apparently after a Bangladeshi worker was hit and killed by a bus, a local television channel reported. AP

Singaporeans woke up to unfamiliar images of burnt cars and littered streets Monday after a fatal road accident triggered a riot by South Asian workers, the worst outbreak of violence in more than 40 years.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

18 hurt after Singapore’s worst rioting in decades

Firemen douse a charred ambulance after a riot broke out in Singapore in the early hours of Dec. 9, 2013. A riot broke out among South Asian workers in Singapore late in the night of Dec. 8, damaging police cars and other vehicles in the city state's Little India district, eyewitnesses and local media said.  AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN

About 400 South Asian migrant workers angered by a road accident battled police and set vehicles ablaze in Singapore’s worst rioting in decades, leaving 18 people injured, officials said Monday.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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