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The Philippine government plans to phase out traditional public jeepneys, the iconic Filipino version of a minibus that originated from American military jeeps from World War II. Workers say it’s killing the only jobs they know that could support them and their families.
The targeting of Popular Bookstore and Solidaridad is the latest in a long and brutal history of red-tagging and state repression of dissent and critical thinking in the Philippines.
The Philippines Department of Education has pledged to provide distance learning access for all students. But the mental health and economic burdens of the plan overwhelmingly fall on the country's poor.
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), a state healthcare insurer affiliated with the Department of Health, is embroiled in a Senate probe involving thousands of fraudulent claims and mismanagement of funds.
Manila's mayor ordered the closure of at least four businesses selling hair products erroneously labeling the Philippines as a province of China.
This year's Pride march in Manila was the latest battle in a long struggle for LGBT rights in the Philippines.