Philippines

Philippines Allows Soft Post-lockdown Reopening To Avert Dire Economic Fall

The Philippine government lifted some of its strictest coronavirus containment measures Monday in what observers called a bid to salvage an economy battered by unemployment and new signs of poverty. Most businesses were allowed to re-open and...

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Global Voices (gv) Is Seeking A Part-time Bilingual Arabic/english Regional Editor For Its Coverage...

Screen grab from a video taken on January 25, 2015 at the Global Voices 2015 Summit in Cebu, Philippines. Video by Global Voices and PR Works. Global Voices (GV) is seeking a part-time bilingual Arabic/English Regional Editor for its coverage of the...
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Explore Beauty And Heritage In The Philippines, Vietnam And Thailand While Staying At Home

Virtual packages give would-be tourists a taste of better times ahead.Screenshot from the Philippines’ Department of Tourism website. Movement restrictions in place across the world as a result of the COVID-19 have canceled travel plans and...
Related topics: Vietnam, Thailand, Screenshots

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Thousands Take To Minneapolis Streets After Police Kill George Floyd

Protesters shut down Minneapolis after police killing; Activists demand no arms sales to Philippines; US deports COVID-positive Haitians
Related topics: Police, Protests, Activism

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Philippines: Sweeping Domestic Violence Under The Carpet

Abuses, including the sexual exploitation of children, rising under lockdown. According to Philippines NGO the Center for Women’s Resources, at least one woman or child was abused every ten minutes in the country even before the Covid-19 pandemic....

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Citing Dual Threat Of Covid-19 And Duterte, Coalition Calls On Congress To Block Us Arms Sale To...

Jon Queally & Andrea Germanos, staff writers"The US should not be selling advanced military systems to an abusive, unaccountable Philippine military under cover of a global pandemic."
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Philippines President To Muslims On Eid Al-fitr: May You Be “living Examples Of What Is Best In...

Be careful what you wish for, Mr. President. You might get it. You can only hope that those Muslims who heard your message don’t consider these Qur’an passages part of what is best in the Islamic faith. However, they do come from the...

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Despite Being Outnumbered, Commodore Dewey Completely Trounced The Spanish At Manila Bay

Warfare History Network History, Asia Commodore Dewey steamed out of Hong Kong for the Philippines, fully prepared to meet the Spanish at the Battle of Manila Bay. The United States Navy investigation into the February 15, 1898, sinking of the...
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Philippines Government Uses Cybercrime Law To Arrest A Citizen For Calling The President An...

All things are cyber these days, including handy government tools meant to shield thin-skinned leaders from criticism. For a guy who goes around bragging about killing drug dealers, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte seems oddly unable to handle...

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What If U.s. Heavy Bombers Quickly Flew Against Japan After Pearl Harbor?

Warfare History Network History, Questions linger concerning the deployment of U.S. heavy bombers on the first day of World War II. Ever since word of the disaster in the Philippines reached the rest of the world, there has been much speculation...
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Philippines Floats Digital Services Tax – And Uber’s Local Arm Surprisingly Applauds

Aims to fill post-pandemic coffers and level the local playing field The Philippines will consider a digital services tax after the head of the nation’s Ways and Means Committee, Joey Salceda, proposed one as a measure to increase the nation’s...
Related topics: Taxes

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On Selective Outrage

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn I have consistently criticized authoritarian regimes all over the world—in Russia, China, Vietnam, Turkey, India, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and elsewhere. I also criticize the US government for...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Russia, China, Vietnam, Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, North Korea

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Another Gutsy Philippine Media Outlet Fights To Keep Its Operating License

The sudden shutdown of a 74-year-old Philippine broadcast network marks the Southeast Asian country’s second legal action this year against a media outlet that had challenged the president, deepening worries about media freedom.   Manila’s...
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Philippines Tropical Typhoon Ambo Kills 5, Displaces Nearly 100,000, Reports Says

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least five people have died and more than 90,000 have been displaced as a result of Typhoon Ambo which has made its way across the Philippines archipelago over the course of the day, media reported Saturday.
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“manila John” Basilone: Marine Hero Of Guadalcanal And Iwo Jima

Warfare History Network History, Asia He might be the only Medal of Honor recipient to be killed in action after returning to combat. “Banzai! Banzai!” screamed the Japanese at the top of their lungs as they launched a ferocious night attack...
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Douglas Macarthur: Naval Commander?

Warfare History Network History, Asia General Douglas MacArthur, leader of the allied campaign in the Southwest Pacific, commanded an amphibious drive to the Philippines and beyond. In November 1941, the U.S. Asiatic Fleet weighed anchor in...
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How Hundreds Of Secret Special Submarine Missions Helped Win World War Ii

Warfare History Network History, Asia An impressive feat. Key point: Submarines delivered badly needed supplies and also special forces. They also, of course, sunk enemy ships. Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once the...
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Stop The $2 Billion Arms Sale To The Philippines

Amee ChewA street under quarantine in Iriga City, Philippines (Photo: Shutterstock)
Related topics: World Photos

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Powerful Storm Forces Thousands From Homes In Virus-hit Philippines

Tens of thousands of people were forced into cramped shelters by the powerful storm pounding the Philippines on Friday, making social distancing nearly impossible as the nation battles the coronavirus pandemic. Typhoon Vongfong flattened flimsy...

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Communist Rebels Fight Hard As Ever In Philippines As Covid-19 Distracts Government

Armed communist rebels are exploiting the Philippine government’s fight against COVID-19 to launch attacks, intensifying a violent 50-year-plus struggle with no solution in sight.The New People’s Army, active for 51 years in impoverished rural...

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