Philippines

University Of The Philippines Unveils New Subject On The Marcos Dictatorship To Counter Historical...

The subject was offered 33 years after the downfall of MarcosFaculty proponents during the launching of the subject on September 18, 2019. Photo by author A new General Education (GE) subject that will tackle the dark years of military rule in the...
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Vietnam Advances Plan To Protect Disputed Maritime Claims With Stronger Fishing Fleet

Vietnamese boats fish so far outside their territorial waters that authorities in Malaysia and the Philippines sometimes spot them. Now Vietnamese state agencies are falling in line behind a long-term blueprint that analysts say would increase use...
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In ‘the Kingmaker,’ Sordid Past Is Prelude

In the Philippines, there is an island called Calauit, a tropical refuge populated by farmers until 1977, when it was overtaken by 104 beasts imported from Kenya, including giraffes, zebra and gazelle, all part of first lady Imelda Marcos’ private...
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Over 60 People Reportedly Rescued From Distressed Boat Off Philippine Cebu Island - Photos

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - According to the Manila Bulletin newspaper, there were 53 passengers and 10 crew members on board. The vessel was bound for the city of Cebu from the town of Loon in Bohol province.
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Philippines' Duterte Appoints His Main Political Rival To Oversee Anti-drug Campaign

In late October, Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said in an interview with Reuters that the crackdowns as part of the anti-drug campaign had mainly targeted the poor, as police had been allowed to abuse abuse their power.
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"second" Pearl Harbor: Inside Japan's Attack On The Philippines

Michael Peck History, Asia A surprise attack that should not have been a surprise. Key Point: MacArthur had advance warning but wasn't ready when the Japanese attacked. At 3 a.m. Philippine Time on December 8, 1941, Gen. Douglas MacArthur was...
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India Opts To Stay Out Of China-backed Mega Trade Deal

New Delhi (Sputnik): Despite India concerns, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha announced on Monday that the 10-member ASEAN bloc - Myanmar Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – was...
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The M-16 Rifle Is A Military Legend. One Country Has Made It Even Deadlier

Charlie Gao Security, Asia All thanks to Taiwan. Despite early problems in Vietnam, the American M16 made a major impression on many Western-aligned nations in Asia. The Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Singapore began license producing the...
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Truck Accident In Northern Philippines Kills 19 People, Leaves 22 Others Injured - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A truck carrying passengers fell into a ravine in the Philippines' northern Apayao province, killing 19 people and leaving 22 others injured, media reported.
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Third Deadly Quake In Weeks Hits South Philippines

A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday, killing at least four people and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previous deadly tremors in recent weeks. The 6.5 magnitude...
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Southern Philippines Struck By Third Deadly October Earthquake   

At least five people are dead in the southern Philippines after it was struck by a powerful earthquake Thursday, the third one to hit the region this month.The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.5 magnitude quake struck about 1 kilometer south of the...
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Disaster For Trump? What If The Philippines Became Russia's Ally?

Michael Peck Security, Americas How could that happen? Key point: Manila is interested in Moscow's airplanes. Why is the Philippines suddenly interested in buying Russian aircraft? Not warplanes, but civilian planes for commercial purposes. Yet it...
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Iranian Beauty Queen Stuck At Philippine Airport For Nearly 2 Weeks Fears Death If Deported

Bahareh Zare Bahari continues to await her fate at the Manila international airport after arriving nearly two weeks ago from Dubai.       
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Strong Quake Jolts Southern Philippines, 6 Dead, Scores Hurt

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Tuesday, triggering landslides and loosening boulders that killed six people and injured more than 100 others in a region already damaged by a strong quake two weeks...
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Strong Quake Kills Two In South Philippines

A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, crushing two people under debris, cracking buildings and injuring dozens in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor. Terrified locals ran into the streets after the shallow...
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Worse Than Pearl Harbor? How America Lost The Philippines To Imperial Japan

Michael Peck Security, Asia But all was not lost--and this picture is proof.  Key point: And thousands would die. “Tell Joe, wherever he is, to give ’em hell for us,” said the radio signal. “My love to you all. God bless you and keep you....
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Iran Beauty Queen Fights Extradition In The Philippines, Calls Regime ‘terrorist’

Miss Intercontinental finalist: "I am against our government. The Iran government is terrorist."
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Philippines Cozies Up To India, Both Wary Of China

The Philippines has agreed to strengthen defense ties with India, an increasingly significant Western ally in Asia, as part of its accumulation of foreign support in case fragile ties with China suddenly break down.Last week, the presidents of India...
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Us Marines Teamed Up With The Philippines And Japan For A 'warrior Of The Sea' Exercise

Marines and sailors from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit joined Exercise KAMANDAG 3 in the Philippines this month.
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Allies Mark 75th Anniversary Of Macarthur Arriving In The Philippines

It was 75 years ago this month that Gen. Douglas MacArthur landed on the Philippine island of Leyte — leading to the end of the Japanese occupation there, and hastening the end of WWII.
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