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Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

June 29, 2022 1:12 pm

Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa says in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down her news site, Rappler

Explained: Raising the age of consent in the Philippines

March 10, 2022 9:46 am

The Philippines has raised its age of sexual consent from 12 years to 16 years. What prompted the move, and why was it needed? What is the age of consent in India and other countries?

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte quits senate race in new election twist

December 14, 2021 9:35 pm

The constitution bars Duterte, 76, from seeking reelection as president, but he was allowed to run for other positions in nationwide elections in May 2022.

US announces sex-trafficking charges against Duterte's spiritual adviser

November 19, 2021 6:27 pm

A 74-page indictment charges Apollo Carreon Quiboloy and other church officials, including two US-based church administrators, with running a sex-trafficking operation that threatened victims as young as 12 with "eternal damnation" and physical abuse.

Philippines president's daughter to run for vice president

November 13, 2021 4:43 pm

Marcos Jr. filed his papers at the Commission on Elections last month. His party, Partido Federal ng Pilipinas, named Sara Duterte on Saturday as his running mate.

Philippines’ nobel prize newsroom is overjoyed but under siege

October 10, 2021 12:12 pm

Then Maria Ressa, one of the news outlet’s founders, heard she and Russian journalist Dmitri Muratov had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their “courageous fight for freedom of expression.”

Timeline - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's tumultuous term

October 03, 2021 4:15 pm

The United Nations say tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed since mid-2016 amid "near impunity" for police and incitement to violence by top officials.

Philippines' Duterte says daughter running for president in 2022 elections - media

October 03, 2021 12:28 pm

Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently mayor of Davao, the Philippines' third-largest city, and filed on Saturday to run for mayor again.

Philippines lifts travel ban on India, 9 other countries amidst rise in Covid-19 cases

September 04, 2021 7:11 pm

The announcement came even as the country recorded its second highest number of COVID-19 cases with 20,310 infections on Friday, pushing the national tally to 2.04 million.

What is the future of democracy in the Philippines?

July 06, 2021 8:47 pm

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced plans to run for vice president when his term ends in May 2022, raising concerns about how it could bypass presidential term limits and keep him in power, while granting immunity from criminal charges.