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Martial Law Extended For Another Year In Southern Philippines

By Ashley Westerman/npr.org – The Philippine Congress has extended martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for another year at the request of President Rodrigo Duterte, who says it is needed to continue the fight against armed groups in the region. The move was overwhelmingly approved by both the Read more »

Senator: Maximum 90 years in jail, P7.5 M fine for 30 dogs’ death

By Yvette Morales/CNN Philippines – A canine club confirmed around 30 dogs died as they were transported inside a closed van on the way to a dog show. Senator Francis Pangilinan, who worked on introducing changes to the Animal Welfare Act, said those responsible may be penalized by life imprisonment, Read more »

Palace says Duterte not behind OFW ID design

By Alexis Romero/philstar.com – Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the placing of his photo on the government-issued identification card for overseas Filipino workers, Malacañang said Monday. Duterte’s photo on the migrant workers’ IDs earned criticism online, with some people on social media describing it Read more »

Vaccinated Filipino youth now at risk of getting severe dengue

By Mara Cepeda/rappler.com – Health advocates once again slammed the Department of Health’s (DOH) school-based immunization program after Sanofi Pasteur said its dengue vaccine poses more risk for people who have no prior infection. Dr Anthony Leachon, former president of the Philippine College of Physicians Foundation, said on Thursday, November Read more »

Apple removes Philippines leader Duterte execution games

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via bbc.com – Video games that put the player in the shoes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as he kills criminals have been removed from Apple’s app store. Popular games with titles such as “Duterte knows Kung Fu: Pinoy Crime Fighter” have disappeared from the company’s digital shop. A drug Read more »

Filipinos Aren’t Happy With This White Woman Claiming To Be Filipina

By Kimberly Yam/huffingtonpost.com – A white woman’s self-proclaimed “transracial” identity has sparked discussion ? and some confusion ? among people of Filipino heritage. The woman, who told HuffPost she identifies as transgender and is in the process of legally changing her name to “Ja Du,” recently told a news Read more »

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