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This Picture Is How Imperial Japan Lost World War Ii (as In U.s. Submarines)

Warfare History Network History, Asia And the damage they did to Tokyo's war effort.  Key point: America's subs hit Japanese shipping and troop transports. They even took out larger craft like an aircraft carrier. Sunsets over Manila Bay are...
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Manila Police Arrest 20 Pride Protesters Seeking Virus Aid

Philippine police have arrested 20 protesters who marked the Global Pride event with a march to demand government aid for poor workers and drivers displaced by the coronavirus lockdown
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Trump Should Denounce The Philippines Assault On Press Freedom. Instead, He’s Imitating It.

Authoritarianism is creeping forward in Maria Ressa’s conviction in Manila and a Trump appointee’s takeover of federal news agencies in the United States.
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Maria Ressa, Founder Of Filipino Independent Media Site Rappler, Found Guilty In Cyber Libel Trial

Veteran journalist Maria Ressa, the founder of Filipino independent news site Rappler, was found guilty on Monday of cyber libel charges by a Manila court. She faces up to six years in prison. Critics of the charges, which include prominent human...
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Despite Being Outnumbered, Commodore Dewey Completely Trounced The Spanish At Manila Bay

Warfare History Network History, Asia Commodore Dewey steamed out of Hong Kong for the Philippines, fully prepared to meet the Spanish at the Battle of Manila Bay. The United States Navy investigation into the February 15, 1898, sinking of the...
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Another Gutsy Philippine Media Outlet Fights To Keep Its Operating License

The sudden shutdown of a 74-year-old Philippine broadcast network marks the Southeast Asian country’s second legal action this year against a media outlet that had challenged the president, deepening worries about media freedom.   Manila’s...
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“manila John” Basilone: Marine Hero Of Guadalcanal And Iwo Jima

Warfare History Network History, Asia He might be the only Medal of Honor recipient to be killed in action after returning to combat. “Banzai! Banzai!” screamed the Japanese at the top of their lungs as they launched a ferocious night attack...
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How Hundreds Of Secret Special Submarine Missions Helped Win World War Ii

Warfare History Network History, Asia An impressive feat. Key point: Submarines delivered badly needed supplies and also special forces. They also, of course, sunk enemy ships. Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once the...
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Why “manila John” Basilone Is One Of The Marine Corps Greatest Heroes

Warfare History Network History, Americas A tough and worthy warfighter. Key point: This brave Marine was the only U.S. soldier to earn both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross. He accomplished incredible feats but unfortunately did not make it...
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Citizen Action Is Central To The Global Response To Covid-19

By Isabel Ortiz and Walden BelloNEW YORK and MANILA, Apr 22 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented human and economic crisis. Governments are taking strong actions, enforcing quarantines to reduce contagion,...
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Philippines Protests China’s Sea Claim, Weapon Pointing

The Philippines is protesting China’s declaration that a Manila-claimed region in the disputed South China Sea is Chinese territory, and its aiming of weapons control radar at a Philippine navy ship
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Growing Number Of Countries Impose Travel Restrictions And Quarantine Measures

India has announced a suspension of all entry visas for a month, as well as restricting return travel for its citizens who are currently abroad. The Philippine capital Manila has quarantine measures in place, with travel in and out of the capital...
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Protests And Celebrations Mark International Women’s Day

NEW YORK — From the streets of Manila to the plazas of Santiago, Chile, people around the world marked International Women’s Day on Sunday with calls to end exploitation and increase equality. But tensions marred some celebrations, with police...
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Protests And Celebrations Mark Women’s Day, Despite Threats

NEW YORK — From the streets of Manila to the plazas of Santiago, Chile, people around the world marked International Women’s Day on Sunday with calls to end exploitation and increase equality. But tensions marred some celebrations, with police...
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From Manila To Malaysia, Southeast Asia Is Moving To Beat Impacts Of Coronavirus

Singapore was hit a month ago with a surge in novel coronavirus cases that originated in China but capped the spread. Malaysia and Thailand watched beach tourists drain away as Chinese were required to avoid travel. Factory slowdowns in China caused...
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Officials Say Ex-guard Releases Hostages, Leaves Manila Mall

Officials say a recently dismissed security guard has released his hostages and walked out of a Philippine shopping mall, ending a daylong hostage crisis.The man, identified as Archie Paray, a former guard at the complex, left the V-Mall in suburban...
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Uber Shuts Its Los Angeles Office And Reportedly Lays Off About 80 People

Uber is closing its Los Angeles office, reportedly laying off about 80 staff members. According to the Los Angeles Times, the staff were informed, without warning, that their jobs would be shifted to Manila in the Philippines. The ride-hailing giant...
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Wells Fargo Mulls To Lay Off 700 Tech Employees In Manila

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Philippine Leader Threatens To End U.s. Military Pact In Expletive-laced Speech

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president has renewed a threat to terminate an accord that allows American forces to train in the country unless Washington restored a visa of a political ally linked to human rights violations.Read more...
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Lava Gushes From Volcano Near Manila; Tens Of Thousands Flee

TAGAYTAY, Philippines — Red-hot lava spewed from a volcano near the Philippine capital of Manila on Monday as tens of thousands of people fled through heavy ash and frightening tremors, and authorities made plans to evacuate hundreds of thousands...
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