Philippines’ Duterte sorry over Myanmar ‘genocide’ comments

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issued a public apology to Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi Friday, a week after describing the military crackdown on the country’s Rohingya minority as a “genocide”. Suu Kyi, a Nobel laureate, has come in for intense global criticism over her public silence regarding a brutal military crackdown that has ...

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Philippines wants to probe Facebook over data breach of over 1.1M accounts

Philippines wants to probe Facebook over data breach of over 1.1M accounts

The Philippine government said Friday it was investigating the breach of data of its citizens who use Facebook, after a massive leak of user information to British political...

PH’s Duterte: I’m willing to accept Rohingya refugees

PH’s Duterte: I’m willing to accept Rohingya refugees

In a speech earlier this week, President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “accept refugees” — yes, Rohingya refugees — in the Philippines. In a report by the...

PH’s Duterte thinks his personal aide will win as senator in next election

PH’s Duterte thinks his personal aide will win as senator in next election

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday hinted that his top aide, Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, would run for senator. Duterte said Go, his long-time...

Terrorism-accused UN expert ‘at grave risk’ in Philippines

Terrorism-accused UN expert ‘at grave risk’ in Philippines

Vicky Tauli-Corpuz has spent four decades campaigning for indigenous people in her native Philippines, but never feared for her life. That changed last month when she was branded...

Radio commentator impersonating Duterte endorses Bong Go for senate. It sounded so real, even Palace transcribers were fooled

Radio commentator impersonating Duterte endorses Bong Go for senate. It sounded so real, even Palace transcribers were fooled

Reports came out this morning that President Rodrigo Duterte had endorsed his most trusted aide Christopher “Bong” Go to run for senate in the upcoming 2019...

After moving the Philippines to quit ICC, Duterte urges other nations to follow his steps

After moving the Philippines to quit ICC, Duterte urges other nations to follow his steps

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit the International Criminal Court, which is examining his deadly drug war. Duterte...

Philippines’ Duterte wants PH to leave ICC: What does it mean?

Philippines’ Duterte wants PH to leave ICC: What does it mean?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday a move towards quitting the International Criminal Court, which has launched a preliminary examination of his deadly drug...

Philippines’ poor pay the price for divorce ban

Philippines’ poor pay the price for divorce ban

For well-off people like politician Pantaleon Alvarez, getting out of a bad marriage in the Philippines is pricey but feasible — but for the nation’s poorest and most...

UN special rapporteur tagged ‘terrorist’ in PH worried for her safety

UN special rapporteur tagged ‘terrorist’ in PH worried for her safety

A United Nations special rapporteur, one of more than 600 people that the Philippines wants declared as terrorists, said she feared for her own safety and that of other rights...


 

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