Philippines

A Journalist Provides A Startling Explanation For How Trump Feeds The Dark Forces Of Global...

From Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil to Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey, many far-right authoritarians have been voted into office in the 21stCentury. Bolsonaro, Duterte and Erdogan, technically speaking, aren’t...
Related topics: Brazil, Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey

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Manila Voices Alarm Over Chinese Warships In Philippine Waters Amid South China Sea Dispute

Earlier, Philippine presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo denied allegations that Manila has abandoned the UN arbitral tribunal's decision that rejected Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Related topics: Manila, China, Beijing

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On Activism And The Self

Activists held a rally during the Independence Day celebration in the Philippines to push for an independent foreign policy. Photo by Obet De Castro. Source: Facebook The original version of this article was published on Bulatlat, an alternative...
Related topics: Activism, World Photos, Facebook, Social Media

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Twitter On Fire After Filipino Trans Woman Arrested For 'having A Penis', Detained In Mall Basement

A transgender woman began arguing with cleaning lady at a shopping mall in a district of the Philippines on Tuesday after attempting to enter the restroom. The victim filmed the footage as it happened, with others capturing video footage her being...
Related topics: Social Media, World Videos

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8chan Owner Jim Watkins Subpoenaed To Testify Before House Committee

Photo by Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images The House Homeland Security Committee subpoenaed the owner of 8chan, Jim Watkins, on Wednesday in an attempt to force the Philippines-based entrepreneur to testify before lawmakers next month. The subpoena...
Related topics: Subpoenas, World Photos

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Western Union-bdo Unibank Tie Up To Expand In Philippines

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Philippines 'firing Off' Diplomatic Protest Over Chinese Ships' Reported Presence In Its Waters

Map images have emerged online allegedly tracking the movement of Chinese oceanographic survey ships operating within Philippine waters. While Manila has already reacted to the reports, Beijing has yet to comment.
Related topics: Protests, Polls, Manila, China, Beijing

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From The Field: Conversations About Conservation

Indigenous peoples in the Philippines are increasingly involved in the national conversation about protecting and conserving the South East Asian country’s key biodiversity areas, thanks to support from the United Nations Development Programme...
Related topics: Biodiversity

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Us Aircraft Carrier Arrives In Philippines Amid Spiralling Tension With China

On 4 August at the start of a visit to the Asia-Pacific region, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he favoured deploying intermediate-range conventional missiles at various Asia-Pacific sites within months, and reportedly criticised China's...
Related topics: China

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Duterte Pledges He Will ‘never’ Allow Us To Deploy Nukes In Philippines

Earlier, Australia and South Korea stated that they have no plans to green-light the deployment of US medium-range missile on their respective territories after Washington’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty last...
Related topics: Australia, South Korea

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The Bizarre Life Of 8chan Owner Jim Watkins, The Middle-age Veteran Who Decamped To The Philippines...

Over the weekend, 22 people were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.  A manifesto said to be from the shooting suspect appeared beforehand on an anonymous web forum named 8chan,...
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Is Manila Worth American Lives?

Doug Bandow Security, Asia-Pacific The Philippines might be a nice place to visit. But it isn’t a nation whose security America should guarantee. Washington policymakers treat allies like Facebook friends, the more the merrier. Montenegro or the...
Related topics: Manila, Facebook, Social Media, Montenegro

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At Least 31 People Dead After Boats Capsize In Philippines (photos)

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 31 people were killed as three motorboats capsized in the Guimaras Strait off the central Philippines, the coast guard reported Sunday.
Related topics: World Photos, Russia, Moscow

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Us Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Takes Part In Asean Ministerial Meeting In Bangkok

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is an organisation that promotes integration in the region. It includes Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), and Laos.
Related topics: Mike Pompeo, Thailand, Bangkok, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos

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Poverty In Philippines, High For Asia, Falls As Economy Strengthens

Poverty in the Philippines, a chronic development issue that makes the country an outlier in Asia, is declining because of economic strength followed by job creation.The archipelago’s official poverty rate dropped to 21% in the first half of last...

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Duterte To Put $400,000 Bounty On 'head' Of Cop-killing Insurgency Leader

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has posted a bounty for the literal head of a communist insurgent leader behind the killings of four police officers in central Philippines, according to SCMP.  Members of the New People's Army (NPA) ambushed...
Related topics: Police

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Facebook Was Once A Hot Startup Looking To Conquer The World. Today, My Journalist Friends In The...

Facebook was once a startup focused on convincing Wall Street that it could continue growing and making more money. They did this partly by expanding to pretty much every corner of the world — including my homeland, the Philippines. But...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Startup

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Eight Killed As Twin Quakes Strike Philippines

Eight people were killed and dozens injured when twin earthquakes struck islands in the northern Philippines early Saturday while many were still asleep, local officials said. Both tremors hit the province of Batanes, a group of sparsely populated...
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At Least 8 Dead, 60 Hurt As Quakes Shake Northern Philippine Isles

Updated at 11:23 p.m. July 26, 2019MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Three strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least eight people, injuring...
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Legroom On Planes Has Been Shrinking For Years. It’s About To Get Much, Much Worse

Air travel is becoming a test of physical endurance. Seats have shrunk, legroom has vanished — and the airlines aren’t done with you yet. Cebu Air, the Philippines’ biggest budget carrier, last month said it was moving kitchens and...

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