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2020/06/04 | Voice of America
Philippines Reinstates Pact With US Military
The Philippines has decided to reinstate its Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States, an about-face from President Duterte's plans in February to cancel the pact.
2020/05/21 | Coco Dollanganger
‘You Gave Your All’: Philippine Frontline Medical Workers Who Lost Their Lives
Frontline medical workers in the Philippines have braved extraordinary danger. 35 have lost their lives, but their contributions have not been forgotten.
2020/05/06 | Voice of America
Philippines Orders Leading TV Network to Halt Operations
Philippines' ABS-CBN Corp., which frequently criticized President Rodrigo Duterte, was ordered to stop operating because its license expired; critics call the move an assault on press freedom.
2020/04/20 | Coco Dollanganger
How Is the Philippines Plotting Its Tourism Recovery?
The Philippine government, resort chains, and travel influencers are each trying to keep the country's tourism industry afloat while planning its post-pandemic recovery.
2020/03/31 | Michael Beltran
Basic Needs Unmet in the Philippines While Duterte Exploits Emergency Powers
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is taking advantage of his emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic while the elites benefit. But Filipino activist groups do not remain silent.
2020/03/17 | Voice of America
'Unprecedented' Lockdown of Manila Expected to Cut Philippine Economic Growth
The Philippine capital and its core suburbs will ban people from coming or going through April 14 to contain spread of the coronavirus.
2020/01/18 | Coco Dollanganger
Will Philippines Impose Plastic Ban in 2020?
Philippines is the world's third largest source of ocean plastics. How can it reduce plastic waste nationwide?
2020/01/08 | The Interpreter
Martial Law Lifted in Philippine South, But Military Presence Persists
The role of the military on the strife-torn Philippine island isn’t about to change – and will continue to ensnare legal activists.
2020/01/07 | Voice of America
Philippines Would Hurt Tourism, Ease Political Disputes by Requiring Americans to Get Visas
The Philipipnes' tourism sector would take a hit, but a visa rule for Americans would ease tension over a criminal case in Manila.
Philippine Wildlife Protection Law Fails to Curb Pangolin Trafficking
In the Philippines, the penalties for pangolin trafficking are not severe enough to deter poachers from making profits.
2019/08/19 | Michael Beltran
55 Philippine Indigenous Schools Suspended for Alleged Rebel Activities
The philippine government has suspended 55 indigenous schools, accusing them of teaching the children to rebel against authorities.
2019/07/20 | Michael Beltran
Family Threatened With Eviction to Protest at Duterte's Annual National Address
Poverty does not stop protesters from expressing their anger against President Rodrigo Duterte.
2019/06/28 | Michael Beltran
Not so Strong Man: Duterte Buckles Under Chinese Pressure Amid Maritime Row
Officials in the Philippines initially came on strong demanding China be sanctioned for an incident at Recto Bank, while Duterte kept his lips sealed. Days later Duterte finally dismissed the whole thing as 'a little maritime accident' and the administration fell in line, much to the ire of citizens. But — asks Michael Beltran — who is pulling whose strings here?
2019/02/22 | TIME
PHILIPPINES: The Dark Message Behind Maria Ressa's Cyber Libel Arrest
'They wanted me to go through being arrested,' Ressa says. 'They wanted me to feel their power.'
2019/01/01 | TIME
Philippines President Duterte Admits to Sexually Assaulting Maid as Teenager
Rodrigo Duterte, known for making statements that demean women, has now admitted to sexually assaulting a woman himself.