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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa got accustomed to working against a backdrop of violence early in her career, having cut her journalistic teeth reporting from conflict zones.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Friday (Oct 8)
MANILA (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Sara Duterte-Carpio, who leads in surveys on voters' choice to replace her father as Philippine president, stuck to her guns on Friday (Oct 8), insisting that she is running for mayor of Davao city, not as the president.
Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, has become a symbol of the fight for press freedom in an era of strongmen leaders.
MANILA (AFP): Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa (pic) said on Friday (Oct 8) that her Nobel Peace Prize win shows that "nothing is possible without facts", as she referred to the links between democracy and freedom of expression.
OSLO/MOSCOW/MANILA (Reuters) - Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who braved the wrath of the leaders of the Philippines and Russia to expose corruption and misrule, won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, in an endorsement of free speech under fire worldwide.
With about eight months to go before the end of its term, the Duterte administration is making belated moves to demonstrate that it is pursuing accountability for the thousands of lives of mostly poor Filipinos killed in the name of its brutal war on illegal drugs.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Senators Leila de Lima and Francis Pangilinan on Thursday (Oct 7) threw their full support behind the 2022 presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo.
The paper says the Duterte administration is making belated moves to pursue accountability for its brutal war on illegal drugs.