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Duterte Threatens to Imprison Mayors Defying Coronavirus Quarantine

In a taped speech broadcast early Friday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned local government officials to heed his orders of quarantine or face criminal charges. On Monday, Duterte ordered the entire island of Luzon, where Manila is located, be placed on an “enhanced” community lockdown in an effort to stop the spread of Chinese coronavirus.…
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Duterte’s Military Independence from the U.S. Creates New Opportunities for China

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… The Philippines officially announced the ending of the National Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. The denial of the U.S. military’s presence will give China a chance to expand militarization of the South China Sea and severely weaken the…
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Philippines Taal Volcano Spews Mega Ash Cloud – Evacuations Underway, Flights Canceled 

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert level on Sunday after a volcano south of the Philippine capital of Manila erupted, prompting evacuations and canceled flights, reported Reuters. PEA ASHFALL ADVISORY #1 Issued at 6:00 PM, 12 January 2020, Sunday Cause: Taal Volcano Phreatic Eruption Ash from Taal Volcano is currently…
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Catholic Immigrants Celebrate Christmas in Taiwan

The Catholic News Agency (CNA) on Sunday spotlighted hundreds of Catholic migrants celebrating Christmas at St. Christopher’s Church in Taipei, Taiwan, continuing a tradition that began in 1958. The congregation at St. Christopher’s includes a large number of Filipinos and Vietnamese who came to Taiwan seeking job opportunities. Some of the migrants have family already…
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Anti-Vaccine Campaigners Trigger Return of Polio to Philippines

Bullit Marquez/AP Photo Anti-vaccination campaigners have triggered the return of polio in the Philippines, the country’s Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told reporters on Friday. On Thursday, the country’s Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that the infectious disease, known to cause paralysis and in some cases be fatal, has returned to the country nearly two…
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Philippine Bishops Praise Supreme Court Rejection of Same-Sex Marriage

The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have praised a Supreme Court ruling this week rejecting a controversial petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage. In a unanimous September 3 decision, the Supreme Court of the Philippines dismissed a landmark petition to legalize same-sex marriage in the majority Catholic country. “With the decision not to legalize same-sex…
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UK, Philippines Side With Huawei: Why Is The US Behind On 5G?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, In a global 5-G battle, Trump has forced nations to take sides. The EU, UK, and the Philippines will buck Trump. The Wall Street Journal reports Philippines Has Chosen Sides: Not the U.S. The U.S.-China technology war is raging around the world, but the Philippines is no longer torn. It…
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