Philippines

How Philippines Got Runaway Covid-19 Caseload, An Outlier In Asia

The Philippines has become a COVID-19 outlier in East Asia with a runaway caseload because initial stay-home orders ended early and people struggle to practice social distancing despite strict rules, local observers say.New reported cases spiked...

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Review: As Press Freedom Is Threatened In The Philippines, Democracy Dies By 'a Thousand Cuts'

New documentary profiles renowned journalist Maria Ressa as she and her outlet do battle with the Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte.
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The Philippines, The Us, And A Century Of Military Alliance

For a few nights in late 1991, a 74-year-old army veteran, newly arrived in Los Angeles and looking for family members, needed to sleep outside. Pastor Amarillento was a recently naturalized Filipino American, based on a 1990 law granting...
Related topics: Military

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Philippines: Muslims Ask That Anti-terror Law Be Dropped, Say It’s “based In Unfounded Fear Of...

Same playbook all over the world: counterterror measures are “Islamophobic” and must be scrapped. The result of that will be more jihad terrorism. Is that what these Muslim groups want? “Muslim lawmakers, imam ask Supreme Court to...
Related topics: Terrorism

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Ey To Outsource Compute Function, Sending 800 Staff Into The Loving Arms Of... Ibm

Global Service Delivery Centres in Poland, Argentina, India, China and the Philippines all impacted, as are staff in UK and US Exclusive  The artist formerly known as Ernst & Young is preparing to transfer the majority of its in-house compute...
Related topics: Outsourcing, Poland, Argentina, India, China, United Kingdom

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Horowitz: Philippines Had The Harshest Lockdown And Most Mask Wearing. It Didn’t Work.

Nowhere is the circuitous insanity and national masochism of lockdown policies more evident than in the Philippines. This nation of over 100 million holds the distinction of having undergone the longest and most severe lockdown. They also have the...

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Illegal Blast Fishing Detector Is All Ears

Blast fishing — the act of using explosives underwater to kill entire schools of fish with shock waves — has been a widespread problem in the Philippines for decades. Although a few fishermen get rich from the first blast at a fresh...

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'have Some Drops': Duterte Recommends Using Gasoline As A Cleaning Disinfectant

The Philippines' President Duterte is known for making some controversial remarks that tend to hang in the air for years. His recent rant relates to the cleaning of face masks; wearing them in public has been mandatory throughout the country since...

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Top Pentagon Official Confirms Us Moving Toward Deployment Of Hypersonic Missiles In Indo-pacific

The Pentagon announced plans to position new ground-based missiles in the Indo-Pacific region last year, after the US scrapped the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia. However, US allies, including the Philippines, South Korea...
Related topics: Pentagon, Russia, South Korea

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Commodore Dewey’s Victory At Manila Bay Forever Transformed America

Warfare History Network History, America History you should know, Here's What You Need To Remember: Dewey’s engagement was unsurpassed in the naval history of that time. Never before had an entire fleet been wiped out without the loss of a...
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Southeast Asia Has A Chance To Build Back Better Post-pandemic

A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus...

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Philippines President Threatens Local Telcos With Expropriation

Calls for e-commerce surge and keeps schools closed due to certain virus that's made news lately Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened a pair of local telcos with expropriation if they don’t improve services.…

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Hundreds Rally In Manila Ahead Of Duterte’s Annual Speech

Hundreds of protesters have marched, staged motorcades and held a rally against a new anti-terror law and other issues in the Philippine capital despite police threats of arrests ahead of the president’s annual state of the nation speech
Related topics: Manila, Protests, Police

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Philippines Senator Targets Critics With 'cyberlibel' Law, Gets Hailed As A Son Of A Bitch By...

The most dangerous cybercriminals in the Philippines are the ones who swear. When not locking up critics and journalists under the country's "cyberlibel" law, government officials are sending the cops after people for not being sufficiently...
Related topics: Police

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Jan Marsalek, the ex-COO of collapsed German payment service Wirecard, likely fled to Russia, not Belarus or the...
Related topics: Russia, Belarus

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Western Union Expands Presence In The Philippines With Tie Up

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Tears And Rage After Congress Rejects Franchise Renewal Of The Philippines’ Biggest Media Network

An ABS-CBN worker raises her fist during a protest condemning the non-renewal of the network's franchise. Photo from the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, used with permission. This article by Raymund B. Villanueva is from Kodao,...
Related topics: Protests, World Photos

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The Raid On Clark Field: How The U.s. Air Force Intercepted A Kamikaze Attack

Warfare History Network History, In January 1945, planes of the U.S. Fifth Air Force smashed Japanese kamikazes at Clark Field in the Philippines before they could attack U.S. Navy ships.  Here's What You Need to Remember: Japanese suicide...

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Act Now In The Philippines: We Need You To Stand Against The #junkterrorlaw

Andy Rowell"We thus demand the Duterte administration, through the Philippine Congress, to repeal the Anti-Terrorism law and stop it becoming effective next week." (Photo: Twitter, @ICHRPGlobal)
Related topics: Terrorism, World Photos, Social Media

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Manila Pride Protester Fights Back And Narrates Ordeal Inside Police Detention

Defiant Pride protesters inside a Manila police station. Photo from Facebook page of Altermidya – People's Alternative Media Network, used with permission. On June 26, a Pride protest was organized in Manila in the Philippines to protest...
Related topics: Manila, Protests, Police, World Photos, Facebook, Social Media

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