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FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Banner Urging Sara Duterte-Carpio To Run For...

An image shared on Facebook claims to show a banner urging Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, to run for president. Verdict: False The banner of Duterte-Carpio has been superimposed onto the image. Fact Check: The Philippines will have a presidential election in May 2022, and Duterte-Carpio has been floated…

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Threaten To ‘Cancel All US Visas To Be Issued...

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a CNN article reporting President Joe Biden threatened to cancel “all U.S. visas to be issued in the Philippines.” Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False CNN has not published an article reporting Biden threatened to “cancel all US visas to be issued in the Philippines.” There is no evidence that Biden…

Sara Duterte, Manny Pacquiao Top Poll for Philippines’ Next President

The daughter of current Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Sara Duterte, is the Philippines’ top choice for president in 2022, followed closely by boxer-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao, according to a recent survey conducted by the Philippine polling firm OCTA Research. OCTA surveyed 1,200 Filipinos face-to-face from January 26 to February 1, asking them which presidential candidate they would…

‘If No One Graduates, So Be It’: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Won’t Let Anyone...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday that until there is a vaccine for coronavirus, no children will return to school, according to a Newsweek report. The Philippines president said during a Monday speech that “Unless I am sure that they are really safe, it’s useless to be talking about opening of classes,” Newsweek reported.  “For…

Duterte Tasks Officials with Funding Coronavirus Fight: ‘You Can Steal, I Don’t Care’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the country is running out of money to provide aid to people amid the Chinese coronavirus crisis. In a nationally broadcast speech on Monday night, Duterte urged the government to find solutions. “The PHP 100 billion [$1.94 billion] for one month or the PHP 270 billion [$5.329 billion] for two…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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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