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The closure of the highly regarded Rappler news website establishes a clear pattern of harassment and repression under President Duterte’s increasingly repressive regime.


Arnedo S. Valera, Chairperson of US Pinoys for Real Change in the Philippines (USPRCP), an advocacy group based in Virginia, said the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had legal grounds in its ruling to revoke the registration of the online news organization Rappler, Inc.

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Retired University of the Philippines Engineering Professor Leopoldo V. Abis, Ph.D. (pictured above) died of an illness on Nov. 11, 2017 in a Manila hospital.

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At the Philippine Department of Tourism’s ATM Launch of Bring Home A Friend to the Philippines.

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS), advises the public that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), as well as immigrants, seafarers and students who are about to leave for abroad, and who are not yet registered as Overseas Voter, may now register to vote, for the 2019 National Elections, at the following Overseas Voter Registration Centers (OVRCs) in Metro Manila until 30 September 2018:

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