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LUZON FLOODS

Death toll from Typhoon Vamco rises to 67 in Philippines

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-11-15 13:10

 
 
A woman wades through muddy floodwater following Typhoon Vamco, in San Mateo, Rizal province, Philippines, Nov 13, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

MANILA - The death toll from Typhoon Vamco that ransacked the Philippines this week has climbed to 67, the country's national disaster agency said on Sunday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said 12

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Duterte Enters Lame Duckhood

Unless of course he figures out a new way to stay in power

 

Rodrigo Duterte’s term as president still has 20 months to run but fin de regime signs are beginning to appear. Most startling was a proposal by a group of Duterte supporters meeting at Clark Free Zone, the former US Navy enclave north of Manila, calling for a ‘revolutionary government” which would institute changes in the 1987 Constitution. Exactly

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A PHILI RISK REDUCING RESIDENCE ?

PH coronavirus cases breach 27,000

The coronavirus death toll is now at 1,108

 
Published 5:25 PM, June 17, 2020
Updated 5:25 PM, June 17, 2020

CORONAVIRUS. Workers wear Personal Protective Equipment inside the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction Building in Delpan, Tondo on June 2, 2020. Photo by Dante Diosina Jr/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – There are now a total of 27,238 confirmed

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THE WORLD IS WATCHING THE PHILIPINNES DESCEND INTO NEO- FASCISM

Dubious Guilty Verdict for Top Filipino Journalist Ressa, Researcher

Case seen as engineered by president against drug war critic

Philip Bowring
 

Maria Ressa, one of Asia’s most prominent journalists and the founder of the popular Philippine news website Rappler, and a former researcher, Reynaldo Santos, were found guilty of criminal cyber libel today and sentenced to six months to six years in prison in a verdict

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SAVING MARIA

Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist and prominent critic of Duterte faces six years in prison after being found guilty of ‘cyber libel’

Ressa’s news website Rappler found guilty of libelling a wealthy businessman, in case that has provoked alarm among international rights groups

 
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Duterte Tightens the Screws on Civil Liberties

 

‘Anti-terrorism’ law starts to call up Marcos recollections, and not in a good way

 
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The Philippines appears likely to descend further toward the authoritarianism that marked the 21-year-reign of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos with the predicted signing of anti-terrorism legislation that has met astonishingly widespread domestic and international objection.

The bill was transmitted to the

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The Philippines suffers from widespread corruption

. Means of corruption include graft, bribery, embezzlement, backdoor deals, nepotism, and patronage.

CORRUPTION by giving false information in the papers nominating a candidate. incurring unlawful expenses in connection with an election campaign, or making a false declaration regarding election expenses. bribing voters to vote or not to vote (with money, or other valuable items)
 
Political nepotism
 
The Philippine political arena is mainly arranged and operated by families or
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Court challenge awaits Duterte-backed anti-terror legislation

 

Country's largest organisation of lawyers, activists vow to question constitutionality of some provisions of the bill.

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9 Jun 2020
 
 
Protesters move along a major highway in Metro Manila last Thursday during a demonstration against the Anti-Terrorism Bill [File: Rolex dela Pena/EPA]
Protesters move along a major highway in Metro Manila last Thursday during a demonstration against the Anti-Terrorism Bill [File: Rolex dela Pena/EPA]
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Duterte Tightens the Screws on Civil Liberties

 

‘Anti-terrorism’ law starts to call up Marcos recollections, and not in a good way

 

The Philippines appears likely to descend further toward the authoritarianism that marked the 14 year-reign of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos with the predicted signing of anti-terrorism legislation that has met astonishingly widespread domestic and international objection.

The bill was transmitted to the president’s desk over the objections

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Duterte Yields to Reality on US Forces Cooperation Pact

 

Military was deeply uneasy about decision to void the agreement in face of Chinese aggression

 
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's June 1 decision not to end the Visiting Forces Agreement that governs the actions of US troops on Philippine soil amounts to a recognition that the country’s military was deeply uneasy about the decision to void the agreement, announced on February 11

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TIME FOR DUTERTE TO INVITE CHINA TO TAKE ON PHILIPPINES INFRASTRUCTURAL PROBLEMS - POWER FAILURES - WATER SHORTAGES - OUTDATED TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND AN ARCHAIC ROAD BRIDGES & FERRY NETWORK WITH POVERTY BEING THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM

The Philippines Starts to Come Alive

Asia’s strictest lockdown eases

 

Despite a sudden Friday overnight spike in coronavirus cases, the Philippines today (June 1) is modifying what is arguably Asia’s most stringent lockdown in the country’s most populous regions, shifting to a somewhat less restrictive “general community quarantine” and joining a general movement across Southeast Asia as governments feeling the lash of a major

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Scathing Report on Child Victims of Filipino Drug War

 

Human Rights Watch says children of murdered victims of drug war face poverty, trauma

 

Children are the collateral damage of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous drug war, according to a searing 48-page report released today (May 27) by the New York-based NGO Human Rights Watch.

While dozens of children under the age of 18 have been shot either because they were targeted or shot inadvertently, the

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