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U.N. Rights Council to Investigate Killings in Philippine Drug War

By Nick Cumming-Bruce/nytimes.com – The United Nations’ top human rights body voted on Thursday to examine thousands of alleged extrajudicial police killings linked to President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs in the Philippines, a campaign that rights groups around the world have denounced as a lawless atrocity. The United Nations’ Read more »

Pinoy archaeologist brings new human species discovery to Australia

By Janvic Mateo/The Philippine Star – Filipino archaeologist Armand Mijares has brought the discovery of a new human species in the Philippines to the international stage. Mijares, along with archaeologist Philip Piper of the Australian National University (ANU), presented the discovery of Homo luzonensis in a public lecture at ANU’s Read more »

Philippines a slowly ageing society – PIDS study

via rappler.com – The Philippines will transition to an ageing society by 2032, and for the economy, this could be both boon and bane, according to a study of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). A December 2018 PIDS study dove into United Nations data from 2017 to project Read more »

Philippines faces call for UN investigation into war on drugs killings

via channelnewsasia.com – More than two dozen countries formally called on Thursday (Jul 4) for a United Nations investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, activists said. Iceland submitted the draft resolution backed by mainly European states, they said. The text urges the government Read more »

China has a new casino: the Philippines

By David Pierson and Alison Su/latimes.com – Gambling is illegal in China, but that didn’t prevent Fan Zheng from betting tens of thousands of dollars online. The 30-year-old store clerk from the island province of Hainan learned about the opportunity early last year from marketing agents who, Fan believes, contacted Read more »

Distinguishing the ‘real’ Filipino fish

By Margaux Salcedo/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The DGF Essay Writing Awards—the country’s first and most prestigious food writing contest inspired by Philippine culinary writing icon Doreen Gamboa Fernandez—is now open for entries for this year’s competition. Writers may submit up to two entries of 800 words each under a pen Read more »