Media and freedom of expression advocacy groups will be kicking off Friday, January 19, a series of protests against the bid to shut down news site Rappler and emerging threats to press freedom and other rights and liberties, including those in proposed amendments to the Constitution.
Some 10 million, or 44 percent of Filipino families, considered themselves “mahirap,” or poor, in the last quarter of 2017, a three-point decline from the 47 percent, or 10.9 million families, who said they suffered poverty in the previous quarter, results of the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations showed.
Two former fighters from Colombia’s FARC rebels were killed in Antioquia province after campaigning for a political candidate for the now-demobilized guerrilla group, the FARC said in a statement on Wednesday.
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency for Borno said.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea evade international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting “closer every day” to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States.
Major U.S. railroads on Wednesday warned President Donald Trump of the potential financial and political consequences of scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement and urged U.S., Mexican, and Canadian officials to find ways to modernize the accord.
Opposition members of the Philippine Congress raised concern on Wednesday that China Telecom Corp Ltd, which may enter the Philippine industry, could be a “Trojan horse” aimed at giving China access to state secrets.
The "degradation of the runway surface" at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City has forced the cancellation, starting Wednesday afternoon, of Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights to and from Leyte's capital.
As an alternative remedy, the SEC could have only voided that part of the contract which was constitutionally infirm and left the rest effective. This is significant especially considering that the overall purpose of the company is clearly news-dissemination falling within the protected exercise of the freedom of the press.
In Makati City's La Fuerza compound, Kwago "Chief Librarian" Czyka Tumaliuan is hoping to indulge bibliophiles by providing highly curated used and new books in an independent book bar she's putting up.
U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns.