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Removal Of Filipino Language And Literature As Required College Subjects Sparks Opposition

Manila students protesting against the removal of Filipino as a required college subject. Photo by the Manila Collegian, used with permission. A group of Filipino professors, scholars, and students in the Philippines is leading a campaign against...
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The Merry Mix Of Economic Indicators In December

By Editor, The Manila Times, PhilippinesDec 11 2018 (Manila Times)So far, December has been a month of mixed messages in terms of economic indicators here in the Philippines. While the seemingly contradictory data might be taken as a sign of a...
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U.s. And Philippines To End 117-year-old Feud As Church Bells Return

This week the United States and the Philippines end a 117-year-old feud. Church bells carted off by American soldiers during the U.S.-Philippines War will be formally handed in at a Manila air base.
Related topics: Philippines, Religion

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Why Skepticism Is The Best Attitude To Take On Un Climate Catastrophism

By Yen MakabentaDec 4 2018 (Manila Times)The climate change debate has become more complicated as the United Nations continues to double down on its forecast of climate catastrophe in response to near-global rejection of its warning.The situation...
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‘low-batt’ Apec Summit Back To Search For Coherence

By Editor, The Manila Times, PhilippinesNov 20 2018 (Manila Times)For the first time in 29 years, the 21 countries in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum this week could not agree on a declaration to mark the 2018 meeting of leaders...
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Chinese President Calls On Philippines To Enhance Dialogue On S China Sea Issue

BEIJING (Sputnik) – Beijing and Manila should intensify dialogue on settling territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in an article published in The Philippine Star.
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Reaffirming Free Trade Crucial For Summits

By EI SUN OHNov 14 2018 (Manila Times)THE annual summit season beckons again. For several days this month, the leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) and their counterparts from near and far, including the United States and...
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This Is The Nearly Forgotten War That Turned America Into A Superpower

Kyle Mizokami Security, Any guesses?  The first action of the war was on May 1 in the Battle of Manila Bay, in which Commodore George Dewey’s Asiatic Squadron quickly defeated the local Spanish fleet and shore defenses. The end of the Second...
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Bomb Squad Descends On Suspicious Package To Find Something Much More Dangerous – A Journey...

North Carolina, but it could happen aaannnyyywherrre An entire block was shut down around the Duke Energy building in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, on Tuesday after mail room staff reported "a small manila envelope handwritten and addressed from...
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‘suspicious Package’ Received At Los Angeles Building That Houses Dem Senator Dianne Feinstein

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Here we go again. A suspicious package delivered to the Santa Monica, California office that houses Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein turned out to be a CD in a manila envelope. A string of ‘mail bombs’...
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Right-wing Media Rush To Blame “incivility” From Democrats And The Media For Bombs Targeting...

Melissa Joskow / Media Matters Beginning Monday, October 23, several prominent Democrats and CNN were targeted with improvised explosive devices sent to them in manila envelopes. In the face of these apparent assassination attempts against leaders...
Related topics: Media Matters For America, CNN, Philippines

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Climate Change: Global Challenge Requiring Global Response

Dr. Lee Ying-yuan Minister for Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan, TaiwanBy Dr. Lee Ying-yuanOct 23 2018 (Manila Times)Continued growth in emissions of greenhouse gases around the world has caused abnormal and extreme weather...
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There’s A Growing International Alliance Of Right-wing Demagogues

Vijay PrashadPresident Donald Trump toasts Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, at an ASEAN Summit dinner, Nov. 12, 2017, in Manila. (Photo: Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
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Distrust Of China Sparks Philippines, Us To Step Up Joint Military Exercises

The Philippines will increase the number of joint military exercises with the United States next year to rebuild ties with an old, widely trusted ally in case China threatens Manila’s sensitive maritime claims, despite a growing Beijing-Manila...
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Review: Doc ‘call Her Ganda’ Unravels Killing Of Transwoman In Manila

There are so many strands of history, politics, identity and human rights tied up in the story at the center of the necessary documentary “Call Her Ganda” that the movie’s languid tone can be strangely misleading. PJ Raval’s movie examines...
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Asian Lender Says Trade Wars, Debt Adding To Financial Risks

Trade conflicts, rising debt and the potential impact from rising interest rates in the U.S. will likely dampen growth in the coming year, the Asian Development Bank said Wednesday in an update of its regional economic outlook report.  The...
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What It's Like To Fly In Business Class On Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines will introduce its new Airbus A350 on its London Heathrow and New York JFK routes to and from Manila on September 15. We spoke to the airline to find out what passengers can expect from Business Class — as well as Premium...
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The Sarah Huckabee Sanders Of The Philippines

MANILA—For 15 years, Harry Roque worked as a human rights lawyer in the Philippines, building a name for himself and the organization he founded by teaching law in Manila and taking on several high-profile cases. He represented families of the 58...
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'who Are You To Warn Us?' Duterte Rebukes Us Advice Not To Buy Russian Subs

During a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in early August, Philippine Foreign Minister Alan Peter Cayetano pledged that Manila would not turn down the opportunity to purchase Russian military equipment even in the face of possible...
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Chinese Xiamen Airline Boeing Crash-lands At Manila Airport - Reports

China's airlines 737-800 Boeing crash landed at Manila Airport, AirLive reported Thursday. The media specified that the emergency evacuation was underway.
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