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MANILA, Philippines -- A recent survey on preferred senatorial candidates underscores the challenge the political opposition faces in 2019 as it squares off with a very popular leader and an administration party awash with campaign resources. This is according to a political analyst interviewed ...
MANILA, Philippines -- Should there be substantial strides in the peace talks, National Democratic Front of the Philippines chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison would return to ... The Kingdom of Norway has been a third-party facilitator between the communist rebels and the Philippine government.

She had taken part in rallies seeking the release of political prisoners and urging Philippine authorities to respect human rights. Despite the prospect of deportation, Sr Fox said she is taking her case to the Commission of Human rights. Sr Fox has lived in the Philippines for close to 30 years and hopes ...
The Church in the Philippines lives in perilous times as an increasing number of clergy, religious and church workers face unspeakable violence and whose ... She was detained for two days, from April 16 to 17, following allegations of her participation in political actions against the Philippine government.
MANILA: The Philippines on Monday detained a 71-year-old Australian nun for "illegal political activities" after she took part in a human rights fact-finding mission in the troubled south and she was expected to be deported, a leader of a leftwing group said. Her detention came a day after Giacomo ...

The PES said that Filibeck was told he had been blacklisted from entering the Philippines for engaging in "illegal political activities. ... that visited the country, and publicly called for an investigation into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug push, which has seen thousands of extrajudicial killings.
Through the first few months of 2016, she stunned the Philippine political world by converting the Mocha Uson Blog to an online rallying point for supporters of President Duterte. Its transformation was in some ways the singular product of a nation that regularly elects celebrities into government and ... the Philippines politics
MANILA, Philippines — A shift to a federal form of government without an anti-political dynasty law is “fatal” as this will embolden families to further control their areas of jurisdiction, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Friday. Robredo said that an anti-federalism law should be passed first before ... the Philippines politics
MANILA, Philippines — To his political foes and their supporters, President Duterte would like to make clear that bygones are bygones as he urged them to ... Representatives from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and Department of Social Welfare and Development were likewise on hand to share ... the Philippines politics
MANILA, Philippines — In her own words, "Captain America" star Hayley Atwell said she would be unable to attend ComicCon Asia in Manila because of changes in her ... This is in contrast to the organizer's announcement that Atwell canceled her trip to the Philippines due to “political unrest in the country. the Philippines politics
Dynasties are synonymous with Philippine politics, a captive yet rambunctious democratic system that at least one academic has dubbed an “anarchy of .... This could be attributed to the weak party system in the country,” says Jan Robert R Go, a political science expert from the University of the Philippines. the Philippines politics
MANILA, Philippines — Majority of senators approved the proposal to prohibit immediate and extended relatives from running for public office to succeed an incumbent relative ... Younger, more able leaders are kept from joining politics due to political dynasties," a release from the office of Pangilinan read. the Philippines politics
The bill, which passed with support across the political aisle, offers Filipinos a legal alternative to annulment, which is costly and time consuming, according to the Philippines-based Rappler. President Duterte had his own marriage legally annulled before entering office. The President, however, does not ... the Philippines politics
In an email interview, David T. Buckley, an assistant professor of political science and Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science and Religion at the ... and the Philippine Independent Church; denominational Protestants that loosely correspond to American mainline Protestant churches like the United ... the Philippines politics
Philippines: End the Abuse of Power and Violence to Human Rights Defenders ... in solidarity with all those indigenous leaders, human rights defenders, and political activists being criminalised for challenging the horrific abuse of human rights violations and related abuses of the Philippine government. the Philippines politics
Their reemergence shows that discontent over political control on the island of Mindanao, a historic Muslim tract in the majority Christian Philippines, festers despite decades of fighting. ... Philippine officials suspected that Indonesians and Malaysians reached Marawi last year to support the Maute rebels. the Philippines politics

From politics to education to fiestas, Catholicism pervades much of Philippine society. According to a recent survey, .... After World War II, the Philippines became independent from the US, a political transition that increased the urgency of arguments to Filipinize religious orders. The reasoning was clear: ... the Philippines politics
Studied Political Science at the University of the Philippines - Manila, has been involved with various student and cultural movements in the Philippines. Currently works as ... In Philippine politics, every president after Ferdinand Marcos (the dictator ousted in 1986) has wanted to cha-cha. But I'm not talking ... the Philippines politics
The Russians concluded that the Bataan plant can be made operational with $3 billion to $4 billion in repairs, according to a report submitted to Philippine authorities. They proposed steps for securing the money, drafting regulations and training technicians in the field. They also urged the Philippines to ... the Philippines politics
Filipinos are well-known for their love for drama. This affinity for the dramatic has even spilled over into the political arena, where actors and actresses (and their celebrity offspring) have gone from the silver screen to national and local elections with so much regularity that no one blinks an eye. This love for ... the Philippines politics
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, wearing a military uniform, reviews scout ranger troops upon his arrival during the 67th founding anniversary of the First Scout Ranger regiment in San Miguel town, Bulacan province, north of Manila, Philippines November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco. the Philippines politics
MANILA, Philippines – Art Fair Philippines 2018 is now well underway, with the event drumming up perhaps even more excitement among viewers because this year's fair is the biggest to date. This time around ... Emmanuel Garibay explores the Philippine socio-political landscape in his exhibit. Photo by ... the Philippines politics
A faulty dengue fever vaccine has set off mass panic over immunization shots and a political storm in the Philippines following the deaths of three children. The dengue fever vaccine Dengvaxia poses health risks to more than 700,000 schoolchildren who were inoculated, the Philippine House of ... the Philippines politics
As co-authors of a new report published by the British Newton Tech4Dev Network, we found that while the moral panics of the Philippine public are focused on celebrity influencers, the problem of political trolling and disinformation is actually more insidious, systemic, and deeply rooted than any single hero ... the Philippines politics
The long-running insurgency of the Muslims of Mindanao and Sulu archipelago has been a pressing national security concern for the Philippines. ... reasons to believe that the complexity of Philippine politics means that peace will be slow in coming and the solution will require extensive political change. the Philippines politics
Federal government orders review of controversial helicopter deal with the Philippines ... The Trudeau government is taking a second look at plans to sell 16 Canadian-made helicopters to the Philippine military as concerns continue to mount about how the aircraft will be used. The government initially ... the Philippines politics
The Philippines signed a deal with Canada on Tuesday to buy 16 combat utility helicopters worth $233.36 million, as the military prepared to step up operations against Islamist and communist rebels. The Bell 412EPI helicopters will be delivered early next year as President Rodrigo Duterte re-focuses the ... the Philippines politics
And just like the Negros landlords, Negros politicians invoke political medievalism and a bankrupt developmental politics attacking human rights defenders conducting fact finding missions in farming communities in Negros. This is the design of Negros Provincial Ordinance No. 5 Series of 2008 which ... the Philippines politics
Kuwait and the Philippines have come to an agreement regarding working conditions for domestic employees, Kuwaiti news agency KUNA has reported. The deal, singed in Manila over the weekend, ends an impasse in which The Philippines had barred nationals from seeking domestic positions in the ... the Philippines politics
An Australian nun was arrested and briefly detained earlier this week in the Philippines as the government cracks down on foreign human rights activists in the country. Sister Patricia Fox was arrested April 16 by immigration authorities at her convent, where she serves as the Philippine superior of ...
Manhit pointed out the Philippines lacks a genuine political party system. The country's so-called political parties are built around personalities, not ideologies. And although regular elections give the public a chance at determining the leadership, their political participation mostly ends at the poll precinct.
In its newly released report, Amnesty says actions by leaders in Egypt, the Philippines, Venezuela, China, Russia and the United States have been ... In the case of the Philippine President [Rodrigo] Duterte he has actually called on people to go out and kill those they suspect to be drug dealers,” Amnesty's ...
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte spoke for the first time about his order to ban Rappler reporter Pia Ranada and CEO Maria Ressa from ... Duterte ordered the ban because he was "irritated" by Ranada's questioning on the Philippine Navy frigates deal even after the Senate hearing which, ...
Human Rights Watch called on Kuwait to agree to greater protection for migrant workers as a Philippine delegation was due in the emirate Thursday to discuss an outcry over alleged abuses of Filipinos. But the New York-based watchdog also criticised a ban imposed by the Philippines last week on ...
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The newly-formed political party led by Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio has yet to seek approval from the ... its name Hugpong from Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod, a party formed by President Rodrigo Duterte at the time he was involved in Davao City politics. The HNP ...
Common Filipinos are worried about getting too close with China, pressuring their head of state to use caution, said Ela Atienza, political science professor at University of the Philippines Diliman. Months after taking office in June 2016, Duterte traveled to Beijing and received pledges of $24 billion in aid ...
As co-authors of a new report published by the British Newton Tech4Dev Network, we found that while the moral panics of the Philippine public are focused on celebrity influencers, the problem of political trolling and disinformation is actually more insidious, systemic, and deeply rooted than any single hero ...
NEW YORK — When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, ...
MANILA: A 12 month multi-university study into fake news in the Philippines has uncovered widespread use of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts by professional PR and advertising firms working for political interests during the 2016 elections. This is according to researchers from the University of ...
In this file photo, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio attends the 65th League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) General Assembly at the Shangri-La at ... Tupas' statement on Tuesday, February 20, confirms a report on the Philippine Daily Inquirer saying the mayor would be launching a political party.
The potential inclusion of Sabah risks legitimising fringe political voices and unsettling Malaysia-Philippine bilateral relations. During the Philippines' Consultative Committee, former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr declared the Philippines should assert its 'claim to Sabah' under international law.
She was subsequently detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, where she remains to this day. De Lima has repeatedly denied the allegations, calling them political persecution for her criticism of Duterte and his abysmal human rights record. The police ...
He also said he did not see any reasons to question the Philippine government's determination and capability to ensure the country's security. In this regard the Russian ambassador stressed that Moscow's experience in countering extremism was of much interest to the Philippines. He noted that a ...
"We are surprised and we condemn statements from the Philippine president, especially as we are in contact with the Philippines on a high level to explain the workers' ... The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait in January after reports that abuse by employers had driven several to suicide.
The long-running insurgency of the Muslims of Mindanao and Sulu archipelago has been a pressing national security concern for the Philippines. ... reasons to believe that the complexity of Philippine politics means that peace will be slow in coming and the solution will require extensive political change.
MANILA -- A consortium of major Philippine conglomerates has pitched a 350-billion-peso ($6.75 billion) proposal to transform Manila's international airport into a regional aviation hub. The seven business groups -- Ayala Corp., JG Summit Holdings, Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Alliance Global Group, Metro ...
The Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper last week published new images showing China's progress in the construction of air and naval bases in the Spratly area, which the Philippines regards as part of its territory. The news report triggered an uproar on social media, with activists last Saturday mounting a ...
That might be true for some, but a new study titled Architects of Networked Disinformation published last week found that those leading the Philippines' political troll army charge are actually gainfully employed advertising and PR executives. Backed by the University of Massachusetts and the University of ...
The president of the Philippines paid an official visit to Moscow last year and in November he held a talk with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Da Nang, the diplomat noted. "Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Philippine counterpart Peter Cayetano have ...


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