Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Removal of Manila statue condemned

bronze statue honoring comfort women in Manila
Philippine women's rights groups have strongly condemned the removal of the comfort woman statue in Manila, calling it "a desecration of Filipino women's dignity."

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Duterte withdrawing Philippines from ICC as international tribunal probes his ‘war on drugs’

International Criminal Court
The confrontation between Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the International Criminal Court (ICC) has escalated after the defiant leader moved to withdraw Manila from the Rome Statute.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Duterte calls EU parliamentarians crazy for criticizing drug war

The president of the Philippines called members of the European Parliament crazy for criticizing his war on drugs and urged them to stop meddling in the country's affairs, according to media reports Monday.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Filipinos hold celebrations to mark 99th birthday of late dictator Marcos

Supporters of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos on Sunday celebrated the 99th birthday of the late dictator amid controversy over his proposed hero's burial, an epa journalist reports.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Philippine leftist rebel group declares 7-day unilateral truce

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) issued Friday night a unilateral declaration of a seven-day ceasefire to "celebrate and bolster" the resumption of formal peace talks with the Philippine government.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Protesters Demand Philippines President Not Honor Marcos with State Burial

Hundreds of protesters braved heavy rain in the Philippine's capital Sunday, denouncing President Rodrigo Duterte's plan to honor the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos with a state burial in a heroes cemetery.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Outrage after Duterte justifies Philippine journalists’ murders

Media groups expressed outrage June 1 at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s endorsement of killing corrupt journalists, warning his comments could incite more murders in a nation already one of the world’s most dangerous for reporters...

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Report condemns child labour in Philippines gold mines

In September 2014, 17-year old Nel Pernecita entered a dry underground pit in the northeastern Philippine province of Camarines Norte, to mine ore containing gold.