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Philippines' Duterte warns of harsher drugs war ahead

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Wednesday that his signature anti-narcotics campaign will be even harsher in the future, signalling no let-up in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the..
Reuters India - Published

Explainer: Why is the Philippine government accused of going after media?

Philippine journalists planned to hold a rally on Friday in support of media freedom after the arrest of an award-winning head of a news website sparked condemnation of the government.
Reuters India - Published

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Fire Breaks Out at Philippine Market, Destroys 20 Houses [Video]Fire Breaks Out at Philippine Market, Destroys 20 Houses

A fire broke out at Talibon Public Market in Bohol on February 17. Images and video shared to Facebook by Kriz Mar Alvarez show a huge cloud of smoke billowing from the market. News reports said the..

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Journalist Defiant After ‘Malicious’ Arrest [Video]Journalist Defiant After ‘Malicious’ Arrest

Journalist Maria Ressa says she won’t be intimidated by the Philippine authorities after she was arrested for libel.

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High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail [Video]High-profile Philippine journalist Maria Ressa freed on bail

Maria Ressa, chief of Philippine news website Rappler known for its scrutiny of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has been released on bail after her widely condemned arrest for libel charges the..

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Rappler Boss Posts Bail After Libel Arrest in Manila [Video]Rappler Boss Posts Bail After Libel Arrest in Manila

Maria Ressa, the CEO of the Philippine news site Rappler, posted bail on the morning of February 14 after her arrest a day earlier on a libel charge. This video shows Ressa moments after she was..

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Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested [Video]Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested

CNN reports Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippine journalist and vocal critic of the country's president, was arrested Wednesday in connection with "cyber libel" charges against Rappler, the news site..

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Head of News Site Rappler Arrested in Manila on Cyber Libel Charges [Video]Head of News Site Rappler Arrested in Manila on Cyber Libel Charges

The CEO of Rappler, Maria Ressa, was arrested on Wednesday, February 13, on libel charges, in a move described by one Rappler reporter as “a blatant attack on press freedom.” Officials from the..

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Philippine fraternity stages naked protest supporting freedom of expression [Video]Philippine fraternity stages naked protest supporting freedom of expression

Members of a university fraternity in Manila ran naked around their campus on Friday to draw attention to "fake news" and alleged media suppression in the Philippines.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:49Published

Philippine students bare all for freedom of expression [Video]Philippine students bare all for freedom of expression

Dozens of college fraternity members ran around their campus naked on Friday to protest against alleged media suppression in what they call an era of 'fake news'.

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Philippine Health Officials Raise 'Red Flag' Over Measles Outbreak [Video]Philippine Health Officials Raise 'Red Flag' Over Measles Outbreak

The Philippines has seen a sharp uptick in measles cases, with more than 1,800 cases reported in the first month of this year.

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Philippines Measles Outbreak Expands Beyond Manila [Video]Philippines Measles Outbreak Expands Beyond Manila

The Philippines has seen a sharp uptick in measles cases, with more than 1,800 cases reported in the first month of this year.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Reform needed to maintain growth in the Philippines [Video]Reform needed to maintain growth in the Philippines

As the country hosts the World Economic Forum summit on East Asia, Philippine finance minister Cesar Purisima talks to the FT's Roel Landingin about the country's growth prospects, the need for tax..

Credit: Financial Times     Duration: 05:21Published

'Trolley boys' risk their lives on Manila's train tracks [Video]'Trolley boys' risk their lives on Manila's train tracks

Thousands of commuters flock to Manila’s railway tracks every day to climb on to wooden carts pushed along the tracks to avoid the Philippine capital’s infamous traffic gridlock.

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'Trolley boys' risk their lives on Manila's train tracks [Video]'Trolley boys' risk their lives on Manila's train tracks

Thousands of commuters flock to Manila’s railway tracks every day to climb on to wooden carts pushed along the tracks to avoid the Philippine capital’s infamous traffic gridlock.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

The 'trolley boys' saving Manila from gridlock [Video]The 'trolley boys' saving Manila from gridlock

Every day, thousands of Filipinos flock to Manila's railway tracks, not to take the train, but to get on a wooden cart with wheels pushed by a 'trolley boy' to get to work and avoid the city's gridlock..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Grenade attack on mosque kills two in Philippines: security official [Video]Grenade attack on mosque kills two in Philippines: security official

A grenade thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines has killed two people and wounded four, security officials say, three days after twin bombings at a church on a nearby island killed 21..

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Philippine Island Of Jolo Under Lockdown After Church Attack [Video]Philippine Island Of Jolo Under Lockdown After Church Attack

At least 20 people were killed and dozens more were injured when two bombs went off at a cathedral during Sunday mass.

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Philippine Island of Jolo Under Lockdown After Church Attack [Video]Philippine Island of Jolo Under Lockdown After Church Attack

At least 20 people were killed and dozens more were injured when two bombs went off at a cathedral during Sunday mass.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Militant faction blamed for Philippine church bombings [Video]Militant faction blamed for Philippine church bombings

Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group...

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20 Dead in Sunday Church Bombing in Philippines [Video]20 Dead in Sunday Church Bombing in Philippines

Two bombs minutes apart tore through a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 20 people and wounding 111 others during a Sunday..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:14Published

Filipino Muslims Vote in Referendum for Autonomous Region [Video]Filipino Muslims Vote in Referendum for Autonomous Region

In a landslide vote, Muslims in the southern Philippines voted for the creation of an new autonomous region.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Culpable at 12? Phillipines moves to reduce age of criminal responsibilty [Video]Culpable at 12? Phillipines moves to reduce age of criminal responsibilty

The Philippine government is one step closer to lowering the age of criminal responsibility to 12. The country's President Rodrigo Duterte is pushing for the change, claiming that drug barons are..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:52Published

Raw Politics: Filipino journalist shines light on deaths in government's drug war [Video]Raw Politics: Filipino journalist shines light on deaths in government's drug war

“Now more than ever the mission of journalism is incredibly important. Not just for Philippine democracy but for all democracies around the world," she said.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:05Published

You Could Be Put In Jail if You Build a Sandcastle at Popular Tourist Beaches in Boracay [Video]You Could Be Put In Jail if You Build a Sandcastle at Popular Tourist Beaches in Boracay

The Philippine beach destination of Boracay is trying to improve on its tourist trap image...one way is the banning of sandcastles. Veuer's Justin Kircher has the story.

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Filipino mother pleads for help to separate her four-month-old conjoined twin daughters [Video]Filipino mother pleads for help to separate her four-month-old conjoined twin daughters

A desperate mother has appealed for help to save her conjoined twin daughters who are joined at the stomach. Rubilyn Guinto, 31, was expecting twins or triplets, but was unaware there would be..

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Half a million Filipinos flock to touch 'Black Nazarene' Jesus statue [Video]Half a million Filipinos flock to touch 'Black Nazarene' Jesus statue

Half a million Filipino Catholics gather for the annual procession of a four century-old statue of Jesus Christ in Manila. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Philippines releases journalist on bail after arrest sparks global outcry

By Martin Petty and Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail on Thursday, a day after her..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

My love is like...a paper rose? Filipinos look to save on Valentine's Day

Two Philippine entrepreneurs have been using origami skills to woo cost-conscious lovers ahead of Valentine's Day, offering bouquets of roses, sunflowers and lilies made of paper at a fraction of the..
Reuters India - Published

Philippine journalist at odds with Duterte arrested for libel

The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the latest in a series of legal cases against..
Reuters India - Published

Philippine police: 5 suspects in church bombing in custody

Police chief Oscar Albayalde said Monday that the five will be charged with murder for their role in the Jan. 27 bombing of a Roman Catholic cathedral in Sulu province's Jolo town that killed 23 people..
IndiaTimes - Published

Five Abu Sayyaf members surrender over Philippine church bombing

A senior Abu Sayyaf operative and four members of the militant group believed to be behind the deadly bombing of a church in the southern Philippines surrendered to authorities over the weekend, the..
Reuters India - Published

Eight dead as Philippine soldiers clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

Philippine troops killed three suspected Abu Sayyaf militants and suffered five fatalities during a firefight on a remote southern island, the military said on Saturday.
Reuters India - Published

Philippine minister 'certain' church bombers were Indonesian couple

A deadly church bombing that shook the southern Philippines at the weekend was a suicide attack carried out by an Indonesian couple, with help of an Islamic State-linked group, the Philippine interior..
Reuters India - Published

Bangladesh sues Philippine bank over cyber heist at New York Fed

Bangladesh's central bank on Thursday sued a Philippine bank to recoup losses it suffered when unidentified hackers stole $81 million from its account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York nearly..
Reuters India - Published

Philippine murder convict executed in Saudi Arabia

The woman, executed on Tuesday, worked as a domestic help in Saudi Arabia, reports Efe news.
Zee News - Published

Need for speed: Carts on rails help Manila's commuters dodge gridlock

Thousands of commuters flock to Manila's railway tracks every day, but rather than boarding the trains, they climb on to wooden carts pushed along the tracks, to avoid the Philippine capital's infamous..
Reuters India - Published

Bangladesh to sue Manila bank over $81 million cyber heist: central bank governor

Bangladesh will file a lawsuit in a U.S. court on Wednesday against Philippine bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) over its role in one of the world's biggest cyber-heists, the Bangladesh central..
Reuters India - Published

Philippines urges calm after grenade attack on mosque kills two

Philippine authorities called for calm on Wednesday after a grenade attack on a mosque in a mainly Christian southern province killed two people, just three days after a devastating church bombing..
Reuters India - Published

Philippine president suggests church bombing was 'suicide' attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday twin explosions that killed 20 people in a church on a southern island at the weekend may have been a suicide attack, citing a briefing given to him..
Reuters India - Published

Philippine bishops seek forgiveness for silence on concerns about Duterte

In a rare move, the largest group of Catholic bishops in the Philippines has sought forgiveness for its lengthy silence over "disturbing issues", such as the president's bloody war on drugs and his..
Reuters India - Published

Who is behind the Philippine church bombings?

Philippines security forces investigating a deadly twin bombing at a church on a predominantly Muslim southern island are zeroing in on what they say is an affiliate of the militant Abu Sayyaf Group.
Reuters India - Published

Two blasts at cathedral kill 19 in southern Philippines; targeted Jola island church hit by bombs in the past

Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 19 people and wounding nearly 50 during a Sunday Mass,..
Firstpost - Published

Philippine referendum returns big 'yes' vote on Bangsamoro self-rule

A predominantly Muslim area of the southern Philippines has returned a resounding "Yes" in this week's referendum on greater autonomy, boosting hopes for peace in one of Asia's most conflict-torn..
Reuters India - Published

New professional football league launched in the Philippines

new professional football league launched in the philippines
Filipino club football gets a boost with new Philippine Premier League. Can it thrive where others stumbled?
Goal.com - Published

Go-Jek in talks with Philippines, expects to be in market soon

Indonesia's Go-Jek is in talks with Philippine authorities to get its ride-hailing service application reconsidered, after it was rejected this month by regulators, and hopes to be in the market soon,..
Reuters India - Published

Philippines fourth-quarter GDP grows less than expected at 6.1 percent

The Philippine economy grew slightly faster in the fourth quarter of last year, but the pace lagged market expectations in the face of weak exports, the statistics agency said on Thursday.
Reuters India - Published

Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients

Cebuana Lhuillier, a Philippine financial service provider, said on Saturday that the data of 900,000 clients had been accessed without authorisation and that it had already alerted authorities to..
Reuters India - Published

Activists decry Sri Lankan president's praise for Duterte's drugs war

Human rights groups expressed alarm at Sri Lanka's leader on Friday for praising Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody war on drugs as an "example to the whole world".
Reuters India - Published

Corrected: Philippine president renews attack on Catholic church

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday denounced bishops in the Catholic-majority country as "sons of bitches", renewing his attacks on the church that has criticised him over his bloody war on drugs.
Reuters India - Published

Facebook bans Philippines' Twinmark Media Enterprises

Facebook Inc said on Friday that it has banned Twinmark Media Enterprises, a Philippine digital marketing group.
Reuters India - Published

Manila ex-banker gets jail, $109 million fine in cyberheist that saw $81 million stolen from Bangladesh's Central bank

Shadowy hackers transferred the cash in 2016 from Bangladesh's US accounts to Philippine bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC), where it was swiftly withdrawn
Firstpost - Published

Philippine court orders jail for former bank manager over Bangladesh central bank heist

A Philippine court on Thursday held a former bank manager guilty on eight counts of money laundering, the first conviction in one of the world's largest cyber heists, in which $81 million was stolen..
Reuters India - Published

Filipinos display Catholic devotion in Black Nazarene procession

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos joined an annual procession in the Philippine capital to kiss or touch a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ, believed to have miraculous healing..
Reuters India - Published

Philippine regulator rejects Go-Jek's application for ride-hailing service

The Philippines' transport regulator has rejected an application from Indonesia's Go-Jek to launch a ride-hailing service in the country due to foreign ownership issues, a government official said on..
Reuters India - Published

Philippine court orders arrest of Japanese casino mogul Okada

A Philippine court has ordered the arrest of Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada, about a month after the country's Department of Justice recommended the filing of charges against him over three..
Reuters India - Published

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