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Isolated presidency
August 25, 2020 Vergel O. Santos

'No President, indeed, has been so inaccessible to the press, and to his own constituents by extension, as Duterte'

Longest stay: Duterte not back from Davao City after 3 weeks
August 25, 2020 Pia Ranada
The public has also not seen live footage of the President for a month, or since his SONA, save for a brief live video from Senator Bong Go's Facebook account

Duterte's secretive Malacañang
September 5, 2020

Rappler reporter Pia Ranada dissects the 4 ways the Office of the President is being less transparent about matters related to the Chief Executive and his activities

Law of Duterte Land: A State of terror
August 29, 2020
A human rights lawyer finds out his name is on a government terrorist list. What happens?
The Duterte government claims it is not behind the harassment of activists, more so their murders.
The government, however, has the duty to prevent these killings and protect its citizens. Has it upheld, neglected, or avoided that duty?

The politics of fear
Oct 7, 2020 Kyle Parada
'[The] form that this proverbial bogeyman takes has never truly mattered; rather, it is necessary only that there must always be one'

Duterte, anti-terrorism, and dog whistling
September 15, 2020 Judielyn Agua
'Why pass a law that the Supreme Court would only likely declare as unconstitutional?'

EJK: Few convicted, most perpetrators cleared
September 3, 2020 Lian Buan

In 7 years, this task force has only 13 convictions to show out of 385 cases it has handled. Of these, 127 perpetrators have been cleared.

'Only way to end tyranny, impunity': 500 rights advocates demand accountability over killings
August 31, 2020 Jodesz Gavilan

The signatories call on President Rodrigo Duterte to 'stop inciting the police, military and even ordinary civilians to commit such horrible acts'
More than 500 individuals on Monday, August 31, demanded an end to the culture of impunity that dominates the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Critics compare Marcos, Duterte
Krixia Subingsubing September 22, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte has become a “globally infamous dictator” akin to the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, an international coalition of human rights groups said on Monday, following a European Union (EU) Parliament’s resolution condemning the human rights situation in the Philippines.

LIST: 48th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities
September 20, 2020

How are Filipinos marking the 48th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law? Here is a running list of protests and activities.

Hostaging the dead: An emergent trend in PH state terror
September 16, 2020 Kobi Tolentino

'With state terrorists, even the dead are held captive, and the poor families race against time not to save lives, but to provide proper burial before the remains are putrefied'
Under Rodrigo Duterte, the horrendous act of taking dead bodies as hostages seems to have become part of the military and police’s standard operating protocol.

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FULL VIDEO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.
Sep 23, 2020 Manila Bulletin Online

President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. He is expected to discuss urgent issues on the COVID-19 response, human rights concerns, peace and security in the Asia Pacific, among others. The president is the 12th speaker on the first day of the high-level general debate on the UN General Assembly from September 22 to 26.

SUMMARY: What Duterte said in his 1st UN General Assembly speech
September 23, 2020 Pia Ranada - Sofia Tomacruz
We compile key points in President Rodrigo Duterte's speech before the world's most high-profile diplomatic summit

FULL TEXT: President Duterte's speech at the 75th UN General Assembly
September 23, 2020 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte drops a bombshell by raising, in an unprecedented move, the Philippines' legal victory against China in a UN forum

PH intel chief shares fake information on Facebook
Sep 30, 2020 Rambo Talabong

National Intelligence Coordinating Agency chief Alex Monteagudo regularly shares photos and memes with fake information on his Facebook page
During the budget hearing of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) at the House of Representatives, Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago grilled the agency over posts made by its chief, Director General (DG) Alex Monteagudo

Facebook removes Philippine, Chinese networks for violating policy on 'foreign or government interference'
September 23, 2020 Victor Barreiro Jr.

The Philippine network, which Facebook says has links to the Philippine military or police, is made up of 57 Facebook accounts, 31 Pages, and 20 Instagram accounts
Facebook removed two networks, one from the Philippines and another from China, for violating its policies on coordinated inauthentic behavior.

Which countries have tried to ban Facebook?
Sep 29, 2020 Michelle Abad
As some countries have tried to block Facebook to control information and crack down on activism, their citizens have found ways to access the social networking platform

In defense of Facebook
Sep 30, 2020 Dean Tony La Viña
'The shutdown of these inauthentic advocacy pages is one of Facebook’s most prudent decisions thus far. I give it my full support.'
In a move that was perhaps surprising to many, Facebook, in the last week, took down hundreds of coordinated fake accounts that were interfering in the politics of the Philippines and the US.

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EU lawmakers push to revoke PH tariff perks over human rights abuses
September 17, 2020 Ralf Rivas
'We don’t have these many tools in the EU to protect human rights and democracy, and maybe our trade policy is the strongest one,' says EU Parliament Member Hannah Neumann

EU Parliament threatens to revoke PH trade perks
Patricia Denise M. Chiu September 19, 2020
The European Parliament, voting 626 to 7, with 52 abstentions, threatened to revoke the Philippines’ trading privileges with the European Union if it will not implement international conventions on human rights and urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to continue its inquiry into allegations that President Rodrigo Duterte committed crimes against humanity in his bloody war on drugs.

Robredo to Duterte gov't: Don't dismiss EU lawmakers over human rights
September 20, 2020
The Philippines should prove it is honoring international commitments to uphold human rights, says Vice President Leni Robredo

EU Parliament calls for UN probe into killings, abuses under Duterte
September 17, 2020 Jodesz Gavilan
European lawmakers call on the Duterte government to 'stop the political persecution of critics of the war on drugs'

Free De Lima, EU lawmakers tell Duterte government
September 17, 2020 JC Gotinga
The EU Parliament 'condemns all acts of violence, intimidation, arbitrary detention, and convictions' against critics of the Duterte government's drug war

Minority senators thank European Parliament for resolution on De Lima’s release
Cathrine Gonzales September 20, 2020
Senate minority members expressed gratitude and appreciation on Sunday to the European Parliament for adopting a resolution calling for the release of fellow minority senator Leila De Lima.

EU Parliament to Philippines: Drop charges vs Maria Ressa
September 17, 2020 Camille Elemia
European lawmakers also call on the Duterte government to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ largest broadcaster

Bishops oppose postponement of 2022 national, local elections
September 27, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino

Catholic prelates are opposed to postponing the May, 2022 National and Local elections.

Proposal to defer May polls alarming, says CSO
September 27, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
Democracy Watch Philippines said the proposal to postpone the May 2022 polls is “alarming.”

Opposition to postponement of 2022 polls mounts
Nestor Corrales September 27, 2020
Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Saturday rejected the proposal to postpone the 2022 presidential elections due to the coronavirus pandemic

Pandemic leadership: Duterte vs Leni
August 29, 2020

The Vice President’s supporters are making the call #LetLeniLead as the Duterte government scrambles to save the economy from the pandemic.
In recent weeks, Vice President Leni Robredo has aired her own speeches about the coronavirus pandemic, providing a stark contrast to President Rodrigo Duterte's crisis messaging and crisis leadership.

Duterte extends state of calamity due to coronavirus until September 2021
September 18, 2020 Pia Ranada
The one-year extension allows the national and local governments to use their Quick Response Funds and control the prices of basic goods
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte extended the declaration of a state of calamity throughout the country due to the coronavirus pandemic until September 12, 2021.

Duterte likely to extend ‘state of national calamity’due to pandemic
September 14, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
President Duterte will “most likely” extend the declaration of state of calamity in the country due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic, Malacañang said Monday.

Majority of Filipinos agree: 'Dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical' of Duterte gov't
Camille Elemia Aug 07 2020 - with Video

According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 51% of Filipinos agree with this statement, while 30% disagree
Majority of Filipinos agree that it is “dangerous to print or broadcast anything critical” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, "even if it is the truth."

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Hidden messages in surveys
Vergel O. Santos AUG 14 2020

Senators not surprised by Filipinos saying dangerous to publish statements critical of administration
August 8, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola

As a Filipino, I have the right to criticize Duterte gov't
September 16, 2020 Mara Cepeda

'Hindi puwedeng sabihin na dahil hindi ako Presidente, hindi ako puwedeng magsalita,' Vice President Leni Robredo tells her critics
Vice President Leni Robredo said she and all other Filipinos have the right to call out the lapses of the Duterte government and make suggestions to address them.

I need to criticize as that’s the demand for me as a Filipino
September 16, 2020 Raymund Antonio
Vice President Leni Robredo believes it would be a disservice to the Filipino people if she would be silent about the government’s shortcomings in its response efforts to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ronald Mendoza on lessons learned from Marcos' crony capitalism
September 1, 2020

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Ateneo School of Government Dean Ronald Mendoza on conditions that allow corruption to thrive
The dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos was marred not just by widespread human rights violations but also massive corruption aided by crony capitalism.

This is an album in the album Ferdinand E. E. Marcos, Sr. - President, Dictator, Martial Law, Burial, Etc.

IMPORTANT to read: Marcos and Duterte
Randy David September 20, 2020

Look also: HERE and Lessons from fighting a dictatorship - Anti-terror Act of 2020

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The Dictator's Playbook
June 16, 2020 Center for Humane Technology

In a podcast released by the Center for Humane Technology, Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa reveals, play by play, how an aspiring strongman can use social media to spread falsehoods, sow confusion, intimidate critics and subvert democratic institutions.
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Anya Schiffrin on how Facebook threatens democracy
September 6, 2020

'I think it's greed. I think that it's ideology. If you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.'
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa talks to author, professor and journalist Anya Schiffrin, who comes down hard on Facebook for abdicating its responsibility in curbing disinformation, policing election messaging and regulating political advertising.

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Killings and protests during a pandemic
August 27, 2020

Several governments saw the coronavirus pandemic as the perfect opportunity to further consolidate power and continue their crackdown on dissent.
In the Philippines, red-tagging and harassment of human rights defenders continue. At least two activists were mercilessly killed in the month of August alone. Look also the article

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Wen democracy is attacked, the first casualty is the truth
A Thousand Cuts Talkback

Aug 28, 2020 Asian American Journalists Association
Recording of the 'A Thousand Cuts' Talkback session at first-ever virtual AAJA Festival featuring Maria Ressa; CEO and co-founder of Rappler, Ramona Diaz; filmmaker, moderated by Benjamin Pimentel of Business Insider.

‘Red tagging’ by PCOO, AFP has legitimate basis
September 9, 2020 Ben Rosario
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday pointed to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) as being behind the social media campaign that Makabayan lawmakers assailed as “red tagging” attempts that have put their lives in danger.

PNP chief confirms invitation to meeting of Duterte supporters pushing for revolutionary gov’t
August 22, 2020Martin Sadongdong

Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa, chief of the Philippine National Police, has confirmed that he received an invitation from a group of supporters of President Duterte to attend a meeting that will push for the establishment of a revolutionary government.

Lorenzana receives invite to revolutionary gov’t meeting
August 23, 2020 Martin Sadongdong
Like Philippine National Police chief Police Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was also invited to attend a meeting by a group of President Duterte supporters pushing for a revolutionary government.

Gordon on revolutionary gov’t: it’s dictatorship, plain and simple
September 2, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
Senators on Wednesday reiterated their opposition to revive discussions on the proposal to establish a revolutionary government in the country saying such moves would only divide the nation.

'Rev gov' finds little support from Duterte allies
ABS-CBN News Aug 24 2020 - with Video
President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters who are pushing for a revolutionary government find no love and support even from allies of the chief executive, whom they want to have extra powers.
An election lawyer also floats the possibility of Vice President Leni Robredo automatically assuming Duterte's post, should he heed his supporters' call.

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Coalition of nat’l groups call for revolutionary gov’t, charter change
RESOLUTION NO. 01, s. 2020
The coalition known as the People’s National Coalition for Revolutionary Government and Charter Change, which is composed of at least 40 national organizations across the country, has convened at the former Clark Polytechnic building here yesterday.

Revolutionary gov’t too late as workable concept
August 23, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
The proposed establishment of a revolutionary government is a “titillating idea” for academic discussion but may be too late as a “workable concept,” according to Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.

Palace backs off from revolutionary gov’t proposal
August 23, 2020 Genalyn Kabiling
Malacañang distanced itself from the proposed establishment of a revolutionary government, saying the government is focused on addressing the coronavirus pandemic.

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Duterte open to discuss revolutionary gov't after disowning group behind proposal
Sep 1, 2020 ANC 24/7
President Rodrigo Duterte now appears to be open to the proposal of a revolutionary government after rejecting the idea being pushed by a group of his supporters.

RevGov pushed by Duterte supporters is dictatorship
Sep 2, 2020 ABS-CBN News
The revolutionary government that supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are pushing equates to “dictatorship”, senator Gordon said Wednesday.

IMPORTANT: LOOK the above articles AND MUCH MORE  "Change is here"

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Earl Parreño on Duterte’s leadership style
August 25, 2020

Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug speaks to Earl Parreño, author of the Duterte biography, 'Beyond Will and Power'.
Since March, the various issues brought about by the health crisis tested the leadership style that brought him to power in 2016.

Pandemic unravels Duterte's 2016 promise of decisive leadership

Jesse Robredo Institute launched to mold 'matino at mahusay' leaders
Mara Cepeda August 18 2020

Vice President Leni Robredo, the late DILG chief's widow, says she is confident the future graduates of the institute will carry on the legacy of her husband
The country now has an institute for leadership and governance that is aiming to develop a new breed of leaders guided by the principles of the late Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) chief Jesse Robredo.
On Tuesday, August 18 – exactly 8 years since the ex-DILG secretary died in a plane crash – the Jesse Robredo Foundation launched the Jesse Robredo Institute for Leadership and Good Governance (JRILGG).

Painting a thousand words: Visual artists illustrate why now is not the time to be silent
Venice Nieva Aug 08 2020

Visual artists take to social media to highlight the importance of freedom of expression especially at this time
With the passing of the anti-terror law, netizens fear that protests and dissent could easily be tagged as "terrorist" acts. Under this law, suspected terrorists may be arrested without warrants and detained for as long as 24 days.

Philippines one of most dangerous places for civilians
JC Gotinga July 05, 2019

The government’s anti-drug war and political rivalries triggered 'a wave of targeted attacks' in the first half of the year, says the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project

Showbiz for ugly people? How Filipino politics is one big soap opera
Staff Writers January 25, 2017

Ever wondered why politics in the Philippines is so melodramatic? Or how any Filipino who gets even remotely famous ends up in public office? Anna Cristina Pertierra of Western Sydney University about how the country proves the old adage that “politics is show business for ugly people”....

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How does Duterte compare with other world leaders’ crisis messaging?
July 26, 2020

Rappler takes a glimpse at the coronavirus pandemic messaging of Lee Hsien Loong, Jacinda Ardern, and Erna Solberg – prime ministers of Singapore, New Zealand, and Norway respectively, and how their approaches are calmly communicated differently from President Duterte's.
Look also this article

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Roque vs Duterte vs Duque vs Panelo vs Roque
August 21, 2020

Did the Presidential Spokesman clarify things for the FIlipino people? Critics say Harry Roque exemplifies the mixed messages of this administration.
There were times, not once or twice, that the Presidential Spokesman contradicted statements of other key officials – President Duterte included – and even his own.
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2016: Change is here

Do you agree that ‘change is here?’
July 26, 2017
Change, the key promise of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016, remains elusive to many, but others concede things have invariably been altered. For better, or for worse?

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Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth - SALN

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The "Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth" - SALN

commonly known as SALN is an annual document that all government workers in the Philippines, whether regular or temporary, must complete and submit attesting under oath to their total assets and liabilities, including businesses and financial interests, that make up their net worth.

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Public office is public trust: Why are gov't officials' SALN important?
Sep 27, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Government officials are required to declare their wealth as public service requires public trust, a law expert said.

Does Martires' SALN restriction violate Code of Conduct?
Sep 25, 2020 Lian Buan
Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says Martires' circular 'does not carry out the spirit of the law which means that public office is a public trust'
Not only is there a dispute in the use of the Code of Conduct as legal basis for restricting public access to Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs), there are also questions whether the circular of Ombudsman Samuel Martires violated the same law.

Gov’t execs given ‘license’ to hide wealth with lifestyle checks stopped
Krissy Aguilar September 27, 2020
For Vice President Leni Robredo, the Office of the Ombudsman has given public officials a “license” to hide their wealth when it restricted access to their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) and stopped the conduct of lifestyle checks.

Ombudsman’s limitations on SALN access ‘for protection of gov’t officials’, says Panelo
September 27, 2020Genalyn Kabiling
The Office of the Ombudsman has limited the public’s access to the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs) for the government officials’ protection “so not every Tom, Dick and Harry can get (these) at will,” according to Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.

IMPORTANT look:

The Duterte wealth: Unregistered law firm, undisclosed biz interests, rice import deal for creditor
President Duterte and his children Sara and Paolo separately and together offer token or opaque data that, under the law, they are required to reveal in their SALNs

Duterte, Sara, Paolo mark big spikes in wealth, cash while in public office
How and why their fortunes are rising remain a mystery; the numbers do not seem to add up, reports PCIJ

Duterte wealth untouched by elections
PCIJ: In Sara Duterte's case, some unusual situations are apparent, in terms of sudden and sharp rise in her net worth

Dutertes mix up data on 23 business interests
The Dutertes have interests and engagements in at least 23 corporate entities, the majority involving food and catering, freight and trucking services, and education, according to a PCIJ investigation

Inconsistent declarations of Duterte relatives in gov’t
16 relatives of Duterte have worked or remain in government posts, according to a PCIJ investigation
All by Malou Mahangas and Floreen Simon, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism April 03-04-05, 2019

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Duterte's 2016 net worth: P27.4M
Lian Buan May 12, 2017
The President's latest Statement of Assets and Liabilities shows his net worth at P27.4 million as of December 31, 2016, up by P3 million compared to June 2016

Trillanes on Duterte bank accounts: 'Prove me wrong'

Duterte donor Imee Marcos not in his SOCE

Duterte's SALN: P3M from extra campaign donations
Jodesz Gavilan May 13, 2017
Duterte explains the additional P3 million in his SALN, Statement of Assets and Liabilities as of December 2016, saying this came from various donors he no longer knows.

Duterte 'jokes' about mystery woman 'Vanessa'
Pia Ranada May 14, 2017
The President jokes of a wealthy single woman from Metro Manila who he brings often during foreign trips.
This woman, he at first asserted, is the source of the additional P3 million* ($60,337) he declared in his recent Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN).
Duterte is also fond of women, and has not shied away from expressing admiration for beautiful women, be it a government official or his own security aide.

Intro about: The Philippines

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Intro about: The Philippines

Geography, Politics, History, Culture, Economy, Etc.

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Tatlong Bituin sa Hilaga - Mavulis Island
ABS-CBN News - Jun 12, 2019
Follow Jeff Canoy's journey to Mavulis Island in Batanes to see how the military and local fishermen are protecting the country’s colors - and its three stars and sun - at the northern frontier.

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The Reinventionists: Filipinos who are pushing the country forward
Jan 30, 2019

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Tiempo Muerto MTV Ilonggo with English subtitles
Aug 3, 2020 Malu Maniquis
Centuries-old slavery should end during our generation! Please support their collective farming "bungkalan" campaign as a temporary means for them to survive while the sugar farmworkers' unions under NFSW continue their long-drawn legal struggle for ownership of the land under the land reform program.

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Tiempo Muerto
Nov 6, 2019 Malu Maniquis
I made this video in the hope of helping end the hacienda-system in the Philippines. Please know why and how you can help.

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Tiempo Muerto MTV Karaoke Tagalog and Karaoke Ilonggo
Aug 6, 2020 Malu Maniquis
To all Filipinos, please sing this song in solidarity with the suffering sugar hacienda workers and their families.

The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippine Culture

Liturgy, Communions, Music - Songs – Hymns

Santo Niño de Cebú, Basilica del St. Niño and Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu, Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds and Servants of God, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys etc.

The Church's & religious leaders' opinion - Etc.
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The Philippines Culture of The Philippines

history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family

"AboutPhilippines": this article is one of the best, we have seen

The Philippines
Ronald E. Dolan, A Country Study.

Filipino Holidays, etc.

Various aspects of Philippine culture:
history, peoples, dances, myths and folktales, cuisine, politics, music, songs, heroes
FILIPINO-AMERICANS

Many good informations also about the culture, wedding, languages, dresses and the whole life in the Philippines

Familism and personalism Familism and personalism

Like other social formations of traditional Asia and Europe, Filipino society has, in the post Cold War era, moved from being a predominantly agricultural society to a modern one.

Human Rights in Philippines - Authorities, Organizations, Etc.

No to Sharia Law

Equality Rights for Man, Woman and Children

Attacks against - Killings of:
Officials, Priests, Media journalists - reporters, Environmental activists, Lawyers - Etc.
AboutPhilippines ask: could this be a new "Davao Death Squad, DDS"

Turn a Child-Sex Tourist Into an Ex-Tourist

If you see anything that makes you uneasy or raises your suspicions you must call the authorities. They will carefully investigate the situation and act if a crime is being committed.

CALL (+632) 911

Remark The 911 emergency number have replaced 117

Look Turn a Child-Sex Tourist Into an Ex-Tourist

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IMPORTANT: PROTECT PHILIPPINE CHILDREN - Human Trafficking in the Philippines and - ALL - these Videos:

PROTECTION against & STOP: Human Trafficking, Sex tourism, Prostitution & Pornography in Philippines

Videos

Transparency International-Philippines (TI-PH)

established in August 26, 1995
Our Mission: To prevent and counter corruption at all levels by promoting transparency, accountability and integrity across all sectors of society.

Remark this is an album in the album "Etc. Organizations working in the Philippines"

Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 This year's index includes 175 countries and territories. Philippines is #85 (#1 very clean to #175 highly corrupt)

Understanding Persons of Philippine Origin
Philippines Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

history, text, music-notes, videos in Tagalog, Cebuano, English and many more languages

Videos

Some of the best videos we have seen:

Impressions of the Philippines
Look the description of the video
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The Philippines - Asia's Rising Tiger
The Philippines Documentary Jul 18, 2014
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WE ARE THE PHILIPPINES
Feb 24, 2017
Diverse in culture, in heritage, in history - and we are ONE. We are everything as we are everyone. We are this land's people as we are the land itself. WE ARE THE PHILIPPINES.
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Philippines Island Treasures
Alan Milewczyk Oct 12, 2018
Mike Dilger and Rico Hizon explore the rich culture and rare wildlife of the Philippines.
Originally broadcast by BBC in October 2018.
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Untamed Philippines
The Expats Report Sep 2, 2019
Philippines Documentary Untamed Philippines National Geographic This is one of the best documentaries I have seen about the Philippines.

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This is the Philippines
Catriona Gray showcases PH's rich heritage
Cat'elle December 09, 2018

This is the Philippines shows Catriona taking a tour of Luzon. She traveled to Manila, Pampanga, and Rizal, where she showed off Intramuros, Luneta Park, the art of the Higantes, parol (lantern) making, and paintings by the country's national artists.

the article HERE

Video

Saving Paradise
GMA Public Affairs May 31, 2019

Aired March 31, 2019: Sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang Manila Bay, Boracay at Coron. Kumusta na nga ba ang estado ng mga sikat na tourist destination na ito ngayon? Panoorin 'yan sa video na ito!

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Videos

in the album A paradise of 7107 islands

Only in the Philippines

These sceneries, food, people, events, can only be found in the Philippines
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And again - One more of the best videos we have seen:

The Philippines : Islands Of Mystery>

The Philippines : Islands Of Mystery is dedicated to all casualties and victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that hit the central Philippines on 8th Nov 2013. Nov 16, 2013

Remark: the real start about the Philippines is 1.43 minutes after the videos starts
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Fun Facts about the Philippines

Video

in the album DOT - More fun in the Philippines

Philippine/Pinoy Food Tourism advertisement

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Social Weather Stations - SWS

is a public opinion polling body in the Philippines. It is a private, independent, non-partisan, non-profit scientific institute in the Philippines which conducts social surveys and does survey-based social science research and other educational activities.

The Philippine Center for Population and Development
Commission on Population

Do you need a greater understanding of who the Filipino is?

Get Real Philippines Book 1 is one such guide.

The Philippines Illustrated

A Visitors Guide & Fact Book by Graham Winter

PIA Information Services
Family planning & Birth Control Policy in the Philippines
Info Philippines with good links
Videos

RA-9211 Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003

Public smoking ban takes effect nationwide
Jul 23, 2017
Executive Order 26 or the nationwide ban on public smoking is now in effect, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Sunday
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Nationwide smoking ban, ipatutupad simula sa Linggo
Jul 21, 2017
Kaugnay ng pagpapatupad ng Nationwide Smoking Ban simula sa Linggo, Hulyo 23, nakapanayam ng Bandila si DOH Asst. Sec. Eric Tayag
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No Smoking in Metro Manila

The Metro Manila Development Authority, in cooperation with the cities of the National Capital Region, has started the implementation of Republic Act 9211, otherwise known as the No Smoking policy.
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The Philippines - No Longer a Smoker's Paradise

This year the price of alcohol and cigarettes has double in the Philippines. A new Sin Tax Law that came into affect with the New Year as doubled the price of both local and imported alcohol and cigarettes. Mar 14, 2013

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No Vaping in Public Places
Mar 8, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Executive Order No. 106 which prohibits vaping or the use of e-cigarettes in public places in an expansion of the nationwide smoking ban.

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FAST FACTS: The Philippines' role in the United Nations
Gerard Lim October 24, 2015

October 24 is United Nations Day. Take a look at the country's participation in this prestigious organization.

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Lawmaker wants Chinese product banned for listing Manila as China ‘province'
Mara Cepeda Aug 20 2020
PBA Representative Jericho Nograles – a nephew of President Rodrigo Duterte – says the mislabeling is an 'insult' to the Philippines
On Thursday, August 20, Nograles shared photos of the packaging of Ashley Shine Keratin Treatment Deep Repair, where its complete manufacturing address was listed as “1st floor, 707 Sto Cristo Street, San Nicolas, Manila Province, P.R. (People’s Republic of) China.

Owners of store selling ‘Manila Province, PR China’ products to be prosecuted, deported
August 21, 2020 Jeffrey Damicog
The Chinese owners of the establishment shut down by the Manila city government for selling products with the label “Manila Province, PR China” will be prosecuted first before they are deported, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Friday.

NBI probes Binondo firm on ‘Manila Province, PR China’ labels
August 21, 2020 Jeffrey Damicog
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has begun investigating a Binondo-based establishment which was discovered selling products with labels that indicated that Manila is a province of China.

ALL the Videos: Manila as China 'province' in the album The Philippines - China relations - China's greed, Duterte’s generosity - Is Duterte a lapdog of China? - POGO - Etc. e.g.:
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday (Aug. 20) asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to deport two Chinese nationals for selling beauty products tagging the country’s capital a province of China.

‘PH a province of China? Nonsense!’
August 20, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
Malacañang called as nonsense the claim of a Chinese hair product being sold in the country that the Philippines is a province of China, saying Filipinos will not let themselves be subjugated by any foreign force. Look the Video

Missing (contact to) Filipinos, Adult and - or Children - Relatives or Friends - etc.

Informations - Help to locate missing persons

Look also Amerasians - Forgotten Filipino-American Children

go to overview

Videos

Philippines Missing Persons
Refugees United

an organisation that offers a safe, secure and anonymous way to find family and friends that you have lost contact with. This service is FREE of charge.

IMPORTANT: Look HERE

Locating Friends and Relatives in the United States

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