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South China Sea dispute: Top Philippines diplomat’s shocking F-bomb rant against China

The Philippines has taken the gloves off in its dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea, with its top diplomat dropping the F-bomb as he demanded the withdrawal of Chinese vessels near the Scarborough Shoal. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jnr took to Twitter, calling China an “ugly oaf” and demanding it “get the f*** […]

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Philippine court asked to annul Duterte-backed anti-terror law

Philippine president signed bill into law on Friday after pushing it through Congress during the coronavirus lockdown. Philippine lawyer groups and a top congressman asked the Supreme Court on Monday to strike down the president’s controversial new anti-terrorism law, or parts of it, calling it unconstitutional for infringing on civil liberties. Three petitions filed by […]

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Philippine journalist Maria Ressa denies tax evasion charges

Media watchdogs say the latest case is part of a broader attack on press freedom under the Duterte administration. Maria Ressa, a journalist who runs a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to tax evasion charges in a case media watchdogs have described as […]