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LIST: How congressmen and women voted on the death penalty bill

via rappler.com – The House of Representatives passed on 3rd and final reading the bill that seeks the return of the death penalty on Tuesday, March 7. A total of 217 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill Number 4727, while 54 voted against it and 1 abstained. A total Read more »

Philippines Embassy Protests ‘Madam Secretary’ Episode

By Ron Dicker/huffingtonpost.com – CBS’s TV drama “Madam Secretary” has sparked a real-life diplomatic incident with an upcoming episode. The Philippines on Monday protested a plot line about a fictional Filipino president making a pass at Tea Leoni’s secretary of state, Elizabeth McCord. And a spokesman for the island nation’s Read more »

Who’s behind brutal Philippines drug killings? A hitman speaks out

via pbs.org/newshour JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s fair to say a reign of terror grips the Philippines, as its president, Rodrigo Duterte, wages a brutal war on drug dealers and users. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 7,000 people have been killed in just the last nine months. But who exactly Read more »

What is this mysterious giant blob creature? Locals baffled after hairy-looking beast washes up in the Philippines

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By HANNAH AL-OTHMAN FOR MAILOLINE/dailymail.co.uk – A huge, hairy mysterious sea creature has washed up on a beach in the Philippines. Stunned locals have flocked to the beach in Cagdainao, Dinagat Islands to gawp at the monster-like beast and take selfies with it. The huge white hairy beast is thought Read more »

Another oarfish washes up in the Philippines

By Sarah Keartes/earthtouchnews.com – As residents in the Philippines recover from a recent powerful geological shakeup, some are turning to the sea for warning signs of what’s to come. A ten-foot (3.04m) oarfish was found in Carmen in the province of Agusan Del Norte days before the quake, and less Read more »

‘Strength, not violence’: Prayer rally protests killings

via The Manila Times – Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Saturday called for a culture of “active non-violence” and admonished the government not to resort to killings in fighting crime and illegal drugs, as thousands of faithful Filipinos marched at Luneta in “defense of human life.” “Lakas, hindi dahas (Strength, Read more »

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