Philippines

Winning Miss Universe Is A Big Deal. In The Poverty-stricken Philippines, It’s Huge.

In a country obsessed with pageants, Catriona Gray’s Miss Universe win was met with widespread celebration, but it was also a reminder that gender equality is a long way off.

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Philippines Duterte Praises 'generous' Americans For Returning Church Bells

The bells return to Balangiga after 117 years in U.S. custody.
Related topics: Religion

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Symbol Of Philippines' Fight With Us Colonialism Returns Home

The war between the US and Philippines erupted in 1899, as the First Philippine Republic fought for recognition of its independence. The conflict took the lives of 16,000 Philippine fighters and reportedly led to hundreds of thousands of deaths due...

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Despite Official Threats, Toxic Social Media, Journalist Sees 'a Battle We Can Win'

Scott Simon talks with Maria Ressa of the investigative website Rappler in the Philippines about being named one of Time's Persons of the Year, and the mortal dangers some journalists faced this year.
Related topics: Social Media

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Philippines: 66 Alleged Militants Convicted In Kidnappings

A Philippine court on Friday found 66 alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf guilty of kidnapping dozens of students, teachers and a Catholic priest in the south in 2000, in the largest single conviction involving the brutal Muslim militant group. The...

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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...
Related topics: Manila, Protests, World Photos

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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...
Related topics: Manila

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Time Names Person Of The Year For 2018: Jamal Khashoggi And Other Journalists

The honorees, called “the guardians of truth,” included the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland, two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, and a journalist in the Philippines.
Related topics: Jamal Khashoggi, Reuters, Myanmar

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After 117 Years, Balangiga Bells Will Be Returned To The Philippines

During the U.S.-Philippine war, American troops carted off church bells as war trophies. More than a century later, the Bells of Balangiga are now being returned.
Related topics: Religion

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Most Of The Philippines Is Catholic — And Duterte Said Catholic Bishops Should Be Killed

The Philippine leader has previously called God "stupid" and insulted the pope.

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Philippines Ditches Russian Helicopter Deal Amid Fears Of Us Sanctions

While many countries, such as India, Turkey and Indonesia have decided to stick to their Russian arms deals despite the threat of sanctions under the US CAATSA, some states have decided to play it safe and avoid ending up in the Treasury...
Related topics: India, Turkey, Indonesia

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Us Priest Accused Of Abusing Altar Boys In Philippines 

Philippine immigration authorities say they have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as "shocking and appalling."    Bureau of Immigration...

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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...
Related topics: Yen, Manila, Debate

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"your Bishops, Kill Them": Duterte Says most Catholic Priests Gay, Useless; Warns...

Catholic clergy in the Philippines may want to stay away from helicopters after President Duterte lashed out at the Church.  "Itong mga obispo ninyo, patayin ninyo. Walang silbi yang mga gagong yan," [Translation: Your bishops, kill them. They...
Related topics: Religion

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Journalist Flies Home To The Philippines To Face Arrest Warrant, Posts Bail

Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, an online news outlet known to criticize the Philippine government, was charged with tax evasion. "I will do what I need to do to face all of this," she said.(Image credit: Aaron Favila/AP)
Related topics: Taxes

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Mothers Of Drug War Victims Demand Justice In The Philippines

The post Mothers of Drug War Victims Demand Justice in the Philippines appeared first on Inter Press Service.

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12 Ways You Can Ruin Your Christmas Ham

Ham is popular at Christmas in many parts of the world — including Spain, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines — whether it’s part of the main course, an appetizer, or a side. It’s an English...
Related topics: Christmas, Spain, Mexico, Peru

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Joe Biden Blasts Trump Administration's ‘charlatans And Demagogues’

“This is a moment to lead boldly, not to coddle dictators from the Philippines to Russia," said the former vice president.
Related topics: Joe Biden, Russia

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Energy Deal Deepens Once Unimagined Sino-philippine Friendship

A maritime energy exploration agreement is being seen by some as an attempt to continue improving relations between China and the Philippines, countries once so opposed that their rift over maritime sovereignty went to a world arbitration...
Related topics: China

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Holding On: Their Most Cherished Possession

Rocaya Alangadi, an IDP from Marawi City to Lanao del Norte, Philippines. Photo: IOM/Julie BatulaBy International Organization for MigrationNov 28 2018 (IOM)(Podcast) – Around the world, the number of people forced from their homes and...
Related topics: World Photos, Podcasts

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