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Why Xi Jinping Threatened War If the Philippines Drills for Oil

Graphic illustrating methane hydrate deposits (left). Methane hydrate “flammable ice” (right) subjected to heat. Photos: Geology.com and Canadian National Research Council hough nothing Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said or will say carries any shock value anymore, ...

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Philippine Congressman warns of Duterte dictatorship, pleads for Congress to convene

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a eulogy flanked by military personnel. Photo: globalbalita.com fugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat has expressed serious concern that President Rodrigo Duterte is dangerously close to becoming a dictator and it may ...

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Martial Law in the Philippine South

Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Photo: businessinsider.com hile on a state visit to Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao in response to a string of attacks by a band of terrorists known as ...

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ATM Statement on Social Justice and Environmental Protection

A worker looks at an open pit mine in the Philippines. Source: Reuters/Romeo Ranoco & Asian Correspondent Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Garcia Dominguez III should realize that enforcing the spirit of the law is necessary for the ...

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UN Human Rights Council and 45 Countries Tell Duterte to Stop the Killings

Police torches light up the body of a suspected drug dealer, killed by two men on motorcycles in Quezon City, Manila. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro | atimes.com. he administration of President Rodrigo Duterte received a stunning rebuke from ...

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Why San Francisco Is a Sanctuary City

San Franciscans rally in support of the city’s “sanctuary city” status. am a proud San Franciscan with the honor of being the first Filipino elected to public office in my city serving four terms in the San ...

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Congressman Teddy Brawner Baguilat Calls for Investigation of Secret Police Jail Cells

In this April 27, 2017 photo, detainees crouch on the floor inside a secret jail after being discovered by the Commission on Human Rights at Police Station 1 at Tondo district in Manila, Philippines. Photo: (AP) – ...

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Senator Leila Delima’s Travail, Presages Dark Days Ahead for the Philippines

Senator Leila Delima prepares for a mugshot to be taken as part of her arrest procedure. Screengrab/GMA News id she really break the law? Or are the trials and tribulations she is undergoing, a prelude of how ...

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Something for Filipinos to Ponder This Earth Day

Fernando Amorsolo’s “Mango Pickers” painting depicts a lush, idyllic Philippines. Photo: kahimyang.com s people celebrated earth Day all across the planet, Filipinos need to take pause and start championing our planet’s welfare in earnest. The Philippines ...

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Will the Communist-led Insurrection in the Philippines Finally Come to an End?

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza (right) and National Democratic Front (NDF) Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison exchange copies of the Agreement on an Interim Joint Ceasefire that was signed April 5 in Noordwijk, ...

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