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UnMasking the Truth

People are now rushing to buy costumes and scary props and decorations in time for the upcoming Halloween celebration. In stores, you will find many Halloween-related products like masks, costumes, toys, make-up, and other scary items that children would like…

Supplies arrive in Sri Lanka

The Chinese embassy in Sri Lanka reported the arrival of a shipment of 500 metric tons of rice, donated for distribution to students in need on the Asian island. The 50,000 packets of rice will be followed next week by…

Does the U.S. Chip Ban on China Amount to a Declaration of War in the Computer Age?

Sanctions can at best slow China from taking the global lead in chip manufacturing. At their worst, they will raise the chances of chip wars spilling into a physical or economic sphere. By Prabir Purkayastha The United States has gambled…

Xi Jinping elected to third term in office

President Xi Jinping was re-appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of China this past Saturday during the final session of the Communist Party’s National Congress, marking the beginning of Xi’s third term as leader of the Chinese giant. Lawmakers…

Hope for Conflict Resolution in Ex-soviet Central Asia?

The Russia-Ukraine war has reminded the world of enduring tensions between ex-soviet countries – even 30 years after the Soviet Union’s dissolution. The death of Gorbachev, final president of the Soviet Union, in August 2022, has continued the discourse. Known…

Philippines: 85 Imported Spray Paints Found to Contain Lead Above the Legal Limit

EcoWaste Coalition, IPEN seeks stringent enforcement of lead paint law to safeguard human health 23 October 2022, Quezon City.  Paints containing lead above the legal limit continue to be exported from China and Thailand to the Philippines despite a national…

Xi Jinping calls for preservation of the CCP’s original aspirations

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), called today to preserve the aspirations and the founding mission of the grouping, expressing confidence that it will reach new achievements on the road to modernisation. During the closing…

Leila M. de Lima – “drug war’s” prisoner of conscience

Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas interviewed political prisoner Leila M. de Lima, former senator, justice secretary, and chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights. On October 9, 2022, de Lima was taken hostage by a fellow prisoner inside her cell where former president Rodrigo Duterte’s…

Those times when we were young

a personal narrative   I was rummaging through some stuff from the past to let go, when I came upon an old magazine– a Rogue Magazine (circa May 2008!) that featured its first annual Philippine Music Portfolio featuring the heavyweights,…

Leila M. de Lima – “drug war’s” prisoner of conscience

Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas interviewed political prisoner Leila M. de Lima, former senator, justice secretary, and chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights. On October 9, 2022, de Lima was taken hostage by a fellow prisoner inside her cell where former president Rodrigo Duterte’s…

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