Philippine Media Groups Demand Protection After Journalist’s Murder

MANILA (Reuters) – A Filipino journalist was shot dead while driving in the country’s capital, police said on Tuesday, prompting condemnation from media groups and activists, who called his killing a blow to society. freedom of press. Radio journalist Percival Mabasa, 63, was killed by two assailants at the gate of a residential compound in … Read more

Philippines sugar prices “out of hand” due to floods, worsening shortages loom

June 23, 2022 — The Philippines sugar market is facing severe supply shocks due to poor harvests from Super Typhoon Odette and La Niña storms, resulting in insufficient supply to meet domestic demand. The supply shortage was already tight when local farmers tried to block imports in the country’s courts last February to protect domestic … Read more

Philippine President Duterte slams Putin for Ukraine killings | Russia-Ukraine war News

Addressing the Russian President, Duterte said: “I kill criminals, I don’t kill children and old people.” In a rare rebuke from an ally, incumbent Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte slammed Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the killing of innocent civilians in Ukraine by his forces. Known as the “Punisher” in part because of his bloody drug … Read more

Noru became a super typhoon in 6 hours. Scientists say powerful storms are becoming harder to forecast

CNN — Residents of the small resort island of Polillo are accustomed to inclement weather – their island is in the northeast of the Philippines, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean where storms usually strengthen and turn into typhoons. But even they were stunned by the intensity of Typhoon Noru, known locally as Typhoon … Read more

AP Exclusive: Philippines scraps Russian chopper deal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has canceled a purchase agreement 16 Russian military transport helicopters due to fears of possible US sanctions, Philippine officials said. Former Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Tuesday evening that he had canceled the 12.7 billion peso ($227 million) deal to acquire the Mi-17 helicopters in a decision … Read more

What is the Philippines’ largest travel market? It’s South Korea

South Korean photographer Sang-kyu Gil has visited the Philippines a dozen times. Attracted by the beauty of the landscapes and the affordable prices, this 42-year-old man generally spends seven to ten days in the country. It costs him about $400, less than half the amount he expects to spend on a similar trip to his … Read more

Philippines: All 85 people from burned ferry safely rescued

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The 85 passengers and crew of an inter-island ferry that caught fire near its port destination south of Manila have been safely rescued and search efforts have been halted, Philippine officials said Saturday. The last two missing passengers on the M/V Asia Philippines, which was carrying 47 passengers and 38 crew, … Read more

In the Philippines, victims of martial law fear their stories are being erased under ‘Bongbong’ Marcos

hong kong CNN — When Philippine President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jnr. meeting US President Joe Biden in New York last week, there was an uncomfortable sense of deja vu for some older Filipinos. But that’s not so much that the visit came 40 years after Marcos’ father and namesake was welcomed to Washington by President … Read more

SEE full Philippine team lineup for AVC Cup for Women

THE Philippine National Volleyball Federation on Wednesday released the names of the 14 players who will represent the country at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Confederation Cup which kicks off on Sunday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. The Women’s National Team is made up of players from newly crowned Premier Volleyball League Invitational Conference … Read more

Building Bitcoin Communities In Philippines – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an opinion piece by Dustin Watchman, founder of bitcoin community education group Cloud 21 Siargo. What if we could recreate the elements of a big city we all love but on a much smaller scale? What would be those elements that we would seek to reproduce? For much of history, cities have been … Read more