Philippines

Reagan Daughter Shreds Trump For Pushing Drug Dealer Death Penalties: ‘tyrants Take Life And...

Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis, implored President Trump to re-think how he views dictators from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Russia, The Philippines, North Korea and China in a new column Tuesday. “It’s a good thing [my father]...
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Russia, North Korea, China

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Chinese Militia Aside, Philippines To Keep Building On Disputed Islet

China and the Philippines became friends in 2016 after four years of struggling for control over a shoal where both sides fish. The friendship has held, but in December and January, China moved as many as 90 ships close to another islet they dispute...
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Arrest Of Journalist Maria Ressa Casts Pall On Philippines Journalistic Independence

The U.N. Human Rights Office is calling on the Philippine judiciary to drop all charges against journalist Maria Ressa.  It says pursuing the case threatens an independent media in the country.  Maria Ressa, founder and CEO of the independent...
Related topics: Human Rights

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The State Of Freedom Of Press Around The World

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Margaux Ewen of Reporters Without Borders about what the arrest of Philippines journalist Maria Ressa says about the freedom of press around the world.

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Philippines’ Maria Ressa Detained And Released Over ‘political’ Charge

Maria Ressa--founder, CEO, and executive editor of the Rappler news website--giving her acceptance speech at CPJ's 2018 International Press Freedom Awards on November 20, 2018. (Getty Images/Dia Dipasupil)By Editor, CPJFeb 14 2019...

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A Crackdown On Journalism In The Philippines

Journalist Maria Ressa has been released on bail after she was arrested on Wednesday on charges of "cyber libel." Her arrest came amid fears of a broader crackdown on the press in the Philippines.

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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...
Related topics: CNN, Manila, Indonesia, Jakarta

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Utter Bullshit: Reporter Maria Ressa Arrested Over Bogus Charges For Her Critical Reporting

We've written about reporter Maria Ressa, who started the successful news site The Rappler in the Philippines. Ressa, herself, is a force of nature, who has upset a lot of people with her incredibly detailed and thorough reporting. Last year, we...

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Duterte Seeking To Rename Philippines To Break It Free From Colonial Past

Duterte's proposal echoes late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos' push to change the country's name to "Maharlika", which means nobility.

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Maria Ressa’s Arrest Is A Warning To Every Journalist In A Democracy

Maria Ressa, founder of the lauded Philippines news site Rappler, was arrested and charged with “cyber libel” today (Feb. 13) in Manila, over a 2012 article that linked a prominent businessman with drug-trafficking. The crime she is...
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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...
Related topics: Manila, Japan, Tokyo, Terrorism, Religion

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U.s. Ambiguity Is Pushing The Philippines Toward China

Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia What’s happening in the Philippines is a telltale of growing regional anxiety over American strategic reliability. “Do we still have a Cold War today? Is [our alliance with the United States] still...
Related topics: China

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Philippines Hit By Powerful 6.1 Earthquake - Usgs

According to reports, the quake hit the eastern part of the archipelago on Friday, with different media outlets reporting various magnitudes of the earthquake, ranging from 5.9 to 6.1.
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Duterte To Army: Back Young Blood In Case Of Coup, Kill Them If They F**k Up

The president of the Philippines, known for his controversial statements, previously urged the army to just come and talk to him if they want him to resign, instead of organising a full scale coup.

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Netizen Report: Philippine News Outlet Faces ‘cyber Libel’ Charges

Black Friday protest in Quezon City, Philippines on January 19, 2018. Photo by Therese Reyes, shared on Twitter. The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights...
Related topics: Black Friday, Protests, World Photos, Social Media, Human Rights

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Philippines Considers Lowering Minimum Age Of Criminal Liability

The Philippine legislature is expected to approve a bill that would reduce the age at which children could be tried as adults to as young as 12 years old. Critics say the change is draconian.

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The Philippines: Between Muslim Autonomy & Islamist Terror

Abu Sayyaf claimed credit for a deadly church bombing that killed at least 20 people on the island of Jolo just days after the Muslim-majority region of the Philippines resoundingly voted for autonomy.
Related topics: Religion

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Xiaomi Redmi Go Available First In The Philippines

Xiaomi has rolled out the Redmi Go as its first ever Android Go phone. It was officially announced earlier this week and only a few days after being leaked. We mentioned the phone is arriving this month in Europe with a very affordable price of 80...

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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, Manila, South Africa

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Need For Speed: Carts On Rails Help Manila's Commuters Dodge Gridlock

Thousands of commuters flock to Manila's railway tracks every day, but rather than boarding the trains, they climb on to wooden carts pushed along the tracks, to avoid the Philippine capital's infamous traffic gridlock. The trolleys, as the carts...
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