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Manny Pacquiao is idolised by many in the Philippines both for his punching power and rise from poverty to the peak of world boxing. But his support of a deadly war on drugs and homophobic views have drawn plenty of detractors.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): The harder times wrought by the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic have forced more households — including those receiving cash remittances from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — to save instead of splurge, resulting in slower economic recovery due to weak domestic consumption, UK-based think tank Pantheon Macroeconomics said.
The main architect of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war said Monday he would rather be "convicted and even hanged" by a Filipino court than a foreign one for his role in the deadly crackdown.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): Manny Pacquiao, who rose to world fame with a phenomenal boxing career before somewhat fading in a lacklustre political career, has thrown his hat in the presidential arena as the standard-bearer of a faction of the PDP-Laban, the ruling party now divided by his political tussles with President Rodrigo Duterte.
Exhausted nurses here are struggling to care for patients as colleagues contract Covid-19 or quit a profession that was dangerously understaffed even before the pandemic.
MANILA (Reuters): Boxer Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday (Sept 14) sued for libel an influential celebrity evangelist followed by millions of Filipinos, after he accused the eight-division world champion of embezzling funds intended for a US$70 million sports complex.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered members of his cabinet to get his consent before appearing at senate investigations, fuelling accusations from activists and some politicians of an attempt to stifle scrutiny.
The paper says the Philippine government looks unsure on how to contain the crisis, given its frequent flip-flopping on policies and directives.
Philippines actor John Arcilla was the surprise choice for the best acting award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday night (Sept 11).