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Manila rearrests Duterte critic journalist Ressa

Asia Pacific / Politics Mar 29, 2019

Manila rearrests Duterte critic journalist Ressa

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, a prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, was rearrested on Friday in what press freedom advocates called retaliation for her news site's dogged coverage of the government. Ressa and her website Rappler have been hit with a string of criminal charges ...

Duterte publicly names 46 officials under investigation over drugs

Asia Pacific Mar 15, 2019

Duterte publicly names 46 officials under investigation over drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday publicly named 46 government officials — including three congressmen — whom he said are involved in illegal drugs, and added that criminal investigations against them are underway. Although critics have warned him against making such public announcements without solid ...