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The Philippines is supported by many countries when it comes to the West Philippine Sea.
For many years before 2012, Filipinos referred to their portion of the sea bordering the west of the country as South China Sea. Then, after the tense Scarborough Shoal Standoff in 2012, the government decided to name the maritime area as the West ...
 
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Vietnam confiscates phones and other devices with the nine-dash line.
The Vietnamese government has ordered that gadgets which show the controversial "nine-dash line" on its map be confiscated. Chinese-made smartphones and car GPS navigation devices, in particular, have been banned in a bid to stop the spread and normalization of China's "fictitious" ...
 
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He transferred the role of the PRRC to the Manila Bay Task Force.
President Duterte has abolished the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), citing efforts to “right-size” the government. Last November 8, Duterte signed Executive Order 93, which formally erased the PRRC. By abolishing the PRRC and transferring its powers to the Manila Bay Task ...
 
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She put her face on a fake cover of Time magazine, and expected to get away with it.
Last July, rumors spread that Mina Chang will be the new US Ambassador to the Philippines. It was picked up by major news sites citing Chang as the next Ambassador-apparent. However, in a telephone interview with Esquire Philippines, the US Embassy in Manila ...
 
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Ylaya Street is about to get a makeover.
It wasn't too long ago that people were raving about the massive, life-changing clean-up that Divisoria went through after Isko Moreno took office, but it seems even the new administration is struggling to keep up with what is possibly Manila's—heck, probably the nation's—most popular shopping hub. After ...
 
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Bill banning single-use plastics may receive the President’s support.
You may live to see the day when single-use plastics are illegalized in the Philippines. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on November 10 that the President would likely certify as priority legislation a bill seeking to ban single-use plastics. According to Panelo, during ...
 
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Aside from cigarettes, this city has also banned the use of vaping devices.
The Pasay City government has banned vaping in all enclosed public spaces, private workplaces, and public conveyances. The city council has passed City Ordinance No. 6061, which regulates the use of vaping devices within the city.Section 2 of the ordinance states that the use ...
 
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The younger Tan was rushed to the hospital after collapsing during a basketball game on Saturday.
Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., son of Philippine Airlines taipan Lucio Tan, has passed away at the age of 53. The president of PAL Holdings and head coach of the University of the East Red Warriors collapsed on Saturday during a recreational basketball ...
 
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But the NHCP also says that Filipinos are also biased in their view of history.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), through its chair, Dr. Rene Escalante, released a statement regarding the animated film Elcano and Magellan. Produced by Dibulitoon, an independent production company based in Guipúzcoa, Spain, the film was harshly criticized online for ...
 
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Other affected areas include parts of Pasay, Malabon, Valenzuela, Bacoor, and Cebu.
A new report from Climate Central published in Nature Communications has found that 300 million people living in flood-prone areas around the world could potentially be displaced if climate change continues unstopped.According to the report by Climate Central, an organization of leading ...
 
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Cash donations and relief goods are badly needed.
In the two weeks leading up to Halloween, Mindanao was rocked with three earthquakes, all of which were recorded to be equal to or higher than 6.0 in magnitude. While the epicenter of the quakes were all located in the province of ...
 
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He argues that six months is insufficient to determine a worker’s qualification.
Party-list representative Jose “Bonito” Singson, Jr. filed House Bill No. 4802, which seeks to extend workers’ probationary period from the present six months to two years.According to the businessman and lawmaker’s explanatory note, six months is “not a sufficient period in order for ...
 
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Farmers are experiencing a crisis today, and it’s important that we understand why.
The Philippines is an agricultural nation. More specifically, it is a semi-feudal, semi-colonial society where power is concentrated in foreign business and landlords. A history of colonialism, Cold War politics, and decades of mismanagement have left us with a country in a ...
 
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The new Supreme Court Chief Justice will serve until 2020.
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta as the 26th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He assumed office on October 23 following the president’s appointment, succeeding the former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin who retired from ...
 
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The Philippine Army’s crack regiment bagged silver at the Exercise Cambrian Patrol.
The Philippine Scout Rangers, the Army’s crack regiment, won silver and bested 138 teams from the world’s most formidable military units at the Exercise Cambrian Patrol, reputed as the world’s most difficult patrolling exercise. Only Ireland’s Kilkenny army unit bested the Philippine ...
 
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Apolaki Caldera was discovered in the Philippine Rise, east of Luzon.
Nobody knows for sure what's in our oceans. Earth is around 71 percent water after all, and it's almost scary to think of all the undiscovered creatures and formations in the deep sea (we haven't given up on Atlantis). Scientists have recently ...
 
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'Don’t cut corners, don’t fib, don’t play with the quote. All you have is your reputation.'
Ivan Watson, CNN International’s senior correspondent, has covered the Marawi War, the Hong Kong Protests, and China’s military expansion in the West Philippine Sea. Esquire Philippines sat down with Watson to talk about fake news, politics, and social media.IVAN WATSON: In those ...
 
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You’re not the only one who got curious.
Last week, pictures of President Duterte wearing what looks like a white gadget hanging around his neck appeared on the Internet. People guessed what the device could be, with some speculating that it was a Wi-Fi device and others saying that it’s some ...
 
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We’re Team Popcorn.
Once again, the Barrettos have made headlines, and the drama surrounding the family refuses to die down. No one is sure how the feud started, because really, who can catch up at this point? (And who has the time?) But it’s clear ...
 
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Lest the nation forget, here are some facts about the man.
Charlie Tiu Hay Sy Ang, more commonly known as Atong Ang, rose to national prominence in 2001 when he became a co-accused (and subsequently jailed) in then President Joseph “Erap” Estrada’s impeachment trial. According to a report by Rappler, Ang triggered Estrada’s ...
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