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Under attack? The state of press freedom under Duterte’s reign

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MANILA, Philippines — “If you are expecting that it will be renewed, I am sorry. I will see to it that you are out.”

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De Lima hails 4 judges for courage to uphold judicial independence

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Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has lauded four judges who were named Filipinos of the Year 2018 by the Philippine Daily Inquirer for their courage to uphold judicial independence despite the worsening culture of impunity in the country under Mr. Duterte.

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Funeral wreaths delivered to ABS-CBN station in CDO after noise-barrage protest

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Three funeral wreaths coming from an unidentified party were delivered to the ABS-CBN station in Cagayan de Oro City Saturday night, following a demonstration organized by employees and company supporters protesting the network’s shutdown.

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Legarda Urges Public to Cooperate in Planned Manila Bay Rehab

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Senator Loren Legarda today welcomed the proposed rehabilitation of the Manila Bay and urged the public to be part of such efforts.

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COVID-19 cases climb to 76,444 with additional 2,103 infections

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday logged an additional 2,103 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, bringing the total number of cases in the Philippines to 76,444.

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Senate Will Prioritize Passage of 2019 Budget

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Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate will prioritize the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget when session resumes on Monday, January 14.

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Former DFA chief Yasay sheds light on passport data breach

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MANILA, Philippines — Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay shed some light on the “passport mess” and called for a thorough investigation of the matter.

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North Korea set to reach out for talks - Seoul

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SEOUL -- Official forecast says Pyongyang will change tack in 2018, emboldened by nuclear advances North Korea is likely to explore the possibility of dialogue with the United States in 2018 as the communist state seeks recognition as a nuclear-armed country, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

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Sen. Leila M. de Lima on Duterte calling HRDs as "Enemies of the State"

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Duterte once again displayed his patent disdain for human rights when he called human rights defenders (HRDs) as "enemies of the State." Combine this label with his previous threats and this will most likely make human rights advocates targets for harm, harassment or even liquidation.

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DFA denies PH has plan to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) denied reports it was engaged in talks with Israel to relocate the Philippine Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as the United States said it planned to do despite an international outcry.

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