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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday (Oct 14) appeared to be no longer interested in unifying personalities – those who have declared their candidacy for the presidency – saying she would instead build the broadest coalition possible with the Filipino people.
MANILA (Bloomberg): The US and the Philippines are planning to return to full-scale military drills in 2022 after two years and will invite Australia and the UK as observers, in another sign of the Biden administration’s push to deepen ties in the Indo-Pacific and counter China’s assertiveness.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia New Network): In a bid to end the “mockery of the election process”, a Bill pushing to prohibit candidate substitution due to withdrawal was filed in the House of Representatives.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Wednesday (Oct 13)
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): President Duterte said he would lead efforts to inoculate people who still refuse to get vaccinated against Covid-19 by entering their homes, like a thief in the night, and jabbing them as they slept.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (Oct 12)
MANILA (Reuters) - When Philippine journalist Maria Ressa shared the Nobel Peace Prize last week for representing press freedom, other media outlets under fire took heart.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s office congratulated journalist Maria Ressa for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling it “a victory for a Filipina” for which it was happy to see.
The Philippine government on Monday (Oct 11) finally acknowledged the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalist Maria Ressa, but insisted there is press freedom in the country and that the existential threat to her news organisation is due to its legal troubles, not a targeted effort by President Rodrigo Duterte to shut it down.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's office on Monday congratulated journalist Maria Ressa for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, calling it "a victory for a Filipina" for which it was happy to see.