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Why The Arrest Of A Journalist In Manila Will Echo Around The World

Who is journalist Maria Ressa?
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Ceo Of Rappler, A Media Company Critical Of The Philippines Government, Is Arrested

There’s serious concern around press freedom in the Philippines after Maria Ressa, the CEO of independent media company Rappler, was arrested last night. Ressa, who was CNN’s bureau chief in Manila and then Jakarta prior to starting...
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Manila Accepts Tokyo's Help To Fight Terrorism After Deadly Church Bombings

MANILA (Sputnik) - The Philippines welcomes Japan's offer to assist the country in fighting terrorism, delivered in light of twin bombings that hit the southern Philippine island of Jolo in January, Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said on...
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People Power Will Bring Change — Not Davos

Activists and communities gathered in Manila, Philippines to build people's power in the fight against inequality. Credit: Jilson Tiu / GreenpeaceBy Jenny RicksJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 31 2019 (IPS)They said they cared about climate change...
Related topics: Activism, Philippines, South Africa

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Bloomberg Sees Ph As Asia’s Turnaround Story In 2019

By Yen MakabentaJan 17 2019 (Manila Times)The new year as a season of possibility is looking better and better for the Philippines.Better than the SWS surveys that said that most Filipinos are looking at 2019 with optimism, and that more Filipinos...
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‘a Loose Cannon’: Manila Seeks Review Of 1951 Defense Treaty With Us

The Philippines is seeking to expand the scope of its 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the US to include the country’s South China Sea claims. It’s awakened a debate about just how applicable the treaty is to the world today, with some...
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‘i Was Touching’: Manila’s Duterte Boasts Of Own Sexual Abuse Against Women

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, fond of recounting all manner of unseemly and occasionally horrific behavior, has topped himself with an admission that he molested a maid in the service of his family while he was a teen, according to multiple...
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Party Balloons Are The Environmental-hazard Follow-up To Plastic Straws

Environmentalists in the Philippines have deflated plans for what was to be the largest balloon drop in an indoor dome. Cove Manila, a beach-themed nightclub in the country’s capital region, canceled its plans to release 130,000 latex balloons...
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Canada-china Impasse: Law Vs Power

By Frank ChingDec 18 2018 (Manila Times)Henry Kissinger, in his book On China, wrote that Chinese strategists think differently than their Western counterparts because they are used to playing a different board game, weiqi, where the player...
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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.
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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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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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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...
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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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Secret Service Prevented Assassination Of President Donald Trump In 2017, New Documentary Reveals

An assassination plot against President Donald Trump in 2017 was successfully prevented by the Secret Service, the Daily Beast reports. In November 1996, President Bill Clinton visited the Philippines. Protests were erupting in the capital, Manila,...
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