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Philippines Banks to Use Visa's Blockchain Payments Platform

Five banks in the Philippines are teaming up to use Visa's blockchain-based payment system, according to a report.

“Ignore the missiles”: Duterte says China’s South China Sea militarization is no problem

Generally speaking, a sovereign nation dislikes it when a foreign power establishes new military bases within striking range of its capital. But when it comes…
Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Labour MP says sale of surveillance tools ‘makes UK complicit in deaths of thousands of Filipinos’The British government sold £150,000 of hi-tech spying equipment to the Philippines, giving President
Muslim Leader: Islamic State Jihadists Leaving Middle East for Philippines

Muslim Leader: Islamic State Jihadists Leaving Middle East for Philippines

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked foreign fighters from Indonesia, Malaysia, and other predominantly Muslim countries are traveling to Christian-majority Philippines to join the terrorist group’s
Duterte ‘Is No Autocrat’: The Philippines Hits Back at U.S. Intelligence Claims

Duterte ‘Is No Autocrat’: The Philippines Hits Back at U.S. Intelligence Claims

A U.S. report says the Philippine leader is an obstacle to democracy
Global human rights are under siege in the Trump era

Global human rights are under siege in the Trump era

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An era of hate-filled rhetoric and global insecurity has endangered human rights around the world, spurring an extraordinary wave of social activism. Those are the underlying
Suspect in Philippine Maid’s Death Arrested in Lebanon

Suspect in Philippine Maid’s Death Arrested in Lebanon

The mother of Joanna Demafelis, a Filipina worker whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait, by a casket containing her daughter’s body in Manila..
Can a tourist ban save DiCaprio’s coral paradise from destruction?

Can a tourist ban save DiCaprio’s coral paradise from destruction?

South-east Asian idylls – from Philippine islands to the Thai bay made famous in The Beach – plan to turn tourists away so that devastated coral reefs have some time to recover. Will it be enough?Our
Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs

Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs

Local lawyers are fighting to hold the Philippine government accountable. To win, they need international human rights groups to give them more help.
How formula milk firms target mothers who can least afford it

How formula milk firms target mothers who can least afford it

Guardian/Save the Children investigation in deprived areas of Philippines finds companies flouting international codeFormula milk companies are continuing to use aggressive, clandestine and often
Duterte’s Top Diplomat Defends Drug War, Philippines’ ‘Sovereign Rights’ at U.N.

Duterte’s Top Diplomat Defends Drug War, Philippines’ ‘Sovereign Rights’ at U.N.

Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano demanded "fairness" from a highly critical UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday, asserting that President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drug crime
Toqa Makes Sustainable Fashion More Fun Than It's Been in a Long Time

Toqa Makes Sustainable Fashion More Fun Than It's Been in a Long Time

There are a variety of ways to build a fashion brand people want to be a part of, but one of the most surefire routes is through fun. If you can make people laugh and get them to genuinely enjoy
Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor

Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor

Health department to investigate after Guardian exposed illegal marketing methods The Department of Health in the Philippines has said it will investigate the actions of four milk formula companies,
Oxfam employee who was sexually assaulted 'constructively dismissed'

Oxfam employee who was sexually assaulted 'constructively dismissed'

Exclusive: new controversy as it emerges Philippine commission ruled in Aimee Santos’s favourAn Oxfam employee who was sexually assaulted by a colleague in the Philippines was “constructively
Duterte Says He’ll Leave Office Early: ‘I Am Old’ and ‘Really Would Like to Rest’

Duterte Says He’ll Leave Office Early: ‘I Am Old’ and ‘Really Would Like to Rest’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Wednesday that he intends to leave office before his term ends. “I will step down by 2020, I will not wait for 2022. I am old. I have no more
Trump at opioid summit: Countries that kill drug dealers have much less of a drug problem, you know

Trump at opioid summit: Countries that kill drug dealers have much less of a drug problem, you know

Zero tolerance. The post Trump at opioid summit: Countries that kill drug dealers have much less of a drug problem, you know appeared first on Hot Air.
Rodrigo Duterte tells police not to cooperate in drug war investigation

Rodrigo Duterte tells police not to cooperate in drug war investigation

International criminal court opens case after complaint accusing Philippines president of crimes against humanity President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippines’ police and soldiers not to
She Stood Up to Duterte. Now She Faces Impeachment.

She Stood Up to Duterte. Now She Faces Impeachment.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno of the Philippines, the first woman to lead the country’s judiciary, is expected to be impeached next week. “This fight is much larger than myself,” she said.
U.S. Aircraft Carrier Heads to Vietnam, With a Message for China

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Heads to Vietnam, With a Message for China

The United States aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is scheduled to make a port call on Monday in Danang, Vietnam, which served as a major staging post for the American war effort four decades ago.
U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives in Vietnam, With a Message for China

U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arrives in Vietnam, With a Message for China

The United States aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is scheduled to make a port call on Monday in Danang, Vietnam, which served as a major staging post for the American war effort four decades ago.