Philippines

27.11.2017

Of Revolutionary Government: The Pros and Antis Gear up for Rallies on Bonifacio Day

Of Revolutionary Government: The Pros and Antis Gear up for Rallies on Bonifacio Day

Andres Bonifacio, Filipino hero and founder of the Katipunan which launched the Philippine Revolution to gain Philippine Independence from centuries of Spanish Rule during which time a revolutionary government was formed, is commemorated as a yearly National Holiday on his birthday, November 30. Today, one mainstream newspaper reported that pro-government… »

08.11.2017

Catholic Church stages Prayer Power for Healing of the Philippines

Catholic Church stages Prayer Power for Healing of the Philippines

It was the Sunday right after the Filipino people’s traditional visit to their beloved dead in the cemeteries along with their additional remembrance of those killed extra-judicially in the government’s bloody centerpiece war on drugs as implored by different religious sects in the country. And the day was awash with… »

13.07.2016

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague was the international organisation issuing the ruling concerned sovereignty and land usage, as well as maritime rights and jurisdiction issues, that hold over the South China Sea. Its foretold conclusions unleashing a readied barrage of ‘not on my watch’ statements by China’s Xi Jinping. »

30.06.2016

Inaugural address of President Rodrigo Duterte

Inaugural address of President Rodrigo Duterte

Inaugural address of President Rodrigo Duterte Oath-taking of the President of the Philippines Malacañang Palace, June 30, 2016 President Fidel Ramos, sir, salamat po sa tulong mo (thank you for your help) making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the… »

28.05.2016

Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte bringing in a difference

Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte bringing in a difference

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte or, Duterte Harry to some, is early into his run-up to real power and the China Matters blog – chinamatters@prlee.org gives some highly detailed context to what’s coming next and why it’s most interesting, given local and Philippine’s history particularly in light of the nation’s relation to… »

15.04.2016

Philippines: economic outlook and election special

Philippines: economic outlook and election special

In a story by Norman P Aquino that appeared the November 2015 issue of Bloomberg Markets it was noted that the Philippines has notched the fastest growth since the 1970s and avoided the emerging-markets meltdown. Can the next president keep the momentum going, he questioned? As a background to the Philippine… »

08.04.2016

Postcard from the Philippines

Postcard from the Philippines

Lantau Island resident Christopher Mercer, British, flew in to the Philippines to bring back to Hong Kong his couple Blaesy Amar, and their children Jacob and Jude. He tells of his journey, starting on arrival at Kalibo airport in Antique Province, on the island of Panay, in the Western Visayas. »

23.01.2016

Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899

Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899

January 23, 2013 marks the 114th Anniversary of the First Republic of the Philippines that was inaugurated in Malolos, Bulacan. It also marks the anniversary of the start of the Presidency of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines. The Malolos Republic was the culmination of the Philippine Revolution,… »

07.10.2015

Japan – Philippines: Bridge for Peace

Japan – Philippines: Bridge for Peace

Writer and Green Pioneer Konomi Kikuchi writes from Patagonia: Congratulations! Bridges to Peace was covered by NHK world. This organization was founded by our friend, Naoko Jin in order to build a bridge for peace by delivering messages from Japanese veterans to war victims in Philippines. Later she advanced her… »

02.09.2015

Philippines: three journalists murdered in two weeks

Philippines: three journalists murdered in two weeks

“The murder of three journalists in two weeks shows how the lack of progress in ending impunity has emboldened those bent on silencing the press in the Philippines.” Will their killers be brought to justice? – asks Andrew Emett of NationofChange. Three journalists have been murdered within the last two… »

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