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Facebook takes down network of fake pages created in China aimed at influencing US election
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Facebook takes down network of fake pages created in China aimed at influencing US election

The network discovered by Facebook included 155 accounts, 11 pages, nine groups and six Instagram accounts. Posting in Chinese and English, the group largely pushed stories of interest to overseas Filipino workers

Facebook controversy: From US to Sri Lanka, social media company has faced heat over controversial political posts, ads
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Facebook controversy: From US to Sri Lanka, social media company has faced heat over controversial political posts, ads

Facebook's handling of controversial political posts and advertisements has left the social media company facing scathing criticism from those in power and the Opposition

Philippines to conduct human trials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine; Prez claims he has 'huge trust' in the shot
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Philippines to conduct human trials of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine; Prez claims he has 'huge trust' in the shot

Russia says the vaccine will be supplies to the Philippines by teaming up with a local company, or the country's participation in clinical trials.

Rappler CEO Maria Ressa faces upto six years in jail as questions emerge about freedom of media in Philippines
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Rappler CEO Maria Ressa faces upto six years in jail as questions emerge about freedom of media in Philippines

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose website Rappler has put President Rodrigo Duterte under tough scrutiny, was convicted of libel on Monday and faces up to six years in jail, in a ruling widely seen as a blow to media freedom.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte accuses rebels of killing soldiers, threatens to declare martial law

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Friday said Rodrigo Duterte also approved during a meeting with cabinet officials the extension of a lockdown in metropolitan Manila and several provinces and cities up to 15 May.

Philippines' anti-drug campaign: Fear and love co-exist at this slum at epicentre of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown
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Philippines' anti-drug campaign: Fear and love co-exist at this slum at epicentre of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown

Market Three, which has a reputation in the Philippines capital as a lair for drug dealers and hit men willing to kill someone for $100.

'Shoot them dead': Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says coronavirus lockdown violators will not be tolerated
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'Shoot them dead': Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says coronavirus lockdown violators will not be tolerated

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippines reports 10 new deaths, taking toll to 88; total number of positive cases 2,084 so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Philippines reports 10 new deaths, taking toll to 88; total number of positive cases 2,084 so far

Ten more deaths took the toll to 88, while the tally of infections rose to 2,084, with 538 additional cases, said health ministry official Maria Rosario Vergeire

Philippines military supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to scrap security agreement with US; Manila will develop own defence abilities
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Philippines military supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to scrap security agreement with US; Manila will develop own defence abilities

The Philippine military on Wednesday stood by the president’s decision to scrap a security agreement with the United States, saying the country could now develop its own defence capabilities and alliances, and would do fine without it.

Philippines notifies US of decision to scrap defence treaty giving legal status to presence of US troops in country
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Philippines notifies US of decision to scrap defence treaty giving legal status to presence of US troops in country

The VFA, signed in 1998, accords legal status to thousands of US troops rotated in Philippines for humanitarian assistance and military exercises, dozens of which take place annually

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sparks outrage after claiming 'beautiful women cured him of being gay'
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sparks outrage after claiming 'beautiful women cured him of being gay'

Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is notorious for his foul-mouthed speeches that include insults, threats to perceived enemies and references to rape that he casts as jokes.

Facebook removes 200 pages of groups and accounts in Phillippines
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Facebook removes 200 pages of groups and accounts in Phillippines

Facebook says it has removed 200 pages, groups and accounts linked to Nic Gabunada

Philippines journalist Maria Ressa, who repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, arrested on 'cyber libel' charge
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Philippines journalist Maria Ressa, who repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, arrested on 'cyber libel' charge

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has repeatedly clashed with President Rodrigo Duterte, was arrested in her Manila office on Wednesday on libel charges in what rights advocates called an act of persecution.

Jamal Khashoggi, four other journalists 'targeted' by governments feature as Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'
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Jamal Khashoggi, four other journalists 'targeted' by governments feature as Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Among those named with Khashoggi were Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo - currently imprisoned in Myanmar - and the workforce of the Capital Gazette in the US city of Annapolis.

APEC 2018 summit in Papua New Guinea: US-China war of words, narrowly avoided slip-ups; here are few noteworthy moments
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APEC 2018 summit in Papua New Guinea: US-China war of words, narrowly avoided slip-ups; here are few noteworthy moments

If it weren't for the loud Pacific Island shirts and the rugby league posts dotted around town, you could be forgiven for thinking that China was hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

'What's wrong with my nap?': Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defends missing key meetings at ASEAN summit
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'What's wrong with my nap?': Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte defends missing key meetings at ASEAN summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.

Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippine authorities begin evacuations, disaster preparation in coastal areas
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Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippine authorities begin evacuations, disaster preparation in coastal areas

Medical and emergency response teams were on standby, heavy equipment mobilized and more than $31.45 million of relief goods prepared as Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, edged toward the storm-prone nation on its way toward southern China and northern Vietnam.

Philippines: Ronda mayor Mariano Blanco III shot dead inside municipal office, is 16th official to be killed since country's crackdown on drugs
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Philippines: Ronda mayor Mariano Blanco III shot dead inside municipal office, is 16th official to be killed since country's crackdown on drugs

The mayor of Ronda, a city in central Philippines, was shot dead on Wednesday morning when several men broke into his office,

Israeli demonstrators gather outside President Reuven Rivlin's residence to protest against Rodrigo Duterte's visit
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Israeli demonstrators gather outside President Reuven Rivlin's residence to protest against Rodrigo Duterte's visit

Israeli demonstrators gathered outside President Reuven Rivlin's residence prior to Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's arrival to protest his visit and the arms sale.

Phillipines president Rodrigo Duterte says defence, labour and tourism deals on agenda ahead of State visit to Israel
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Phillipines president Rodrigo Duterte says defence, labour and tourism deals on agenda ahead of State visit to Israel

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of condoning human rights abuses in his deadly drug crackdown and who has made controversial comments about the Holocaust, received a warm welcome in Israel when he arrived Sunday for an official visit.