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Bishop fears crackdown amid Australian nun s detention

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said he fears a crackdown on government critics after the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday, April 16, detained an Australian nun known for promoting farmers' rights and opposing extrajudicial killings (EJKs). Pabillo, who visited detained Sister Patricia Fox ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerApr 17th, 2018

Crackdown on missionaries fuels dictatorship fears

AT A GLANCE The order to deport Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox brings to mind the deportation of foreign missionaries during Martial Law under dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sister Patricia Fox could become the 4th foreign missionary deported under President Rodrigo Duterte, following the expulsion of 3 Methodist missionaries for allegedly engaging ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Bishops, Palace trade barbs over Sister Fox’s detention

  Catholic bishops on Thursday slammed President Duterte for being overly sensitive to criticism and for ordering the investigation of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox.   The bishops made the remarks as the Commission on Human Rights said that Fox may have been arrested without basis since she had been working in the country for 27 years and had a missionary visa that was valid until Sept. 9.   Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the nun's detention and the government's threat to deport her showed that the President was incapable of taking criticism.   Hacienda Luisita protest   "He just cannot take criticism [al...Keep on reading: Bishops, Palace trade barbs over Sister Fox’s detention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Palace: No crackdown on anti-Duterte activists

There is no crackdown on foreigners deemed critical of the Duterte administration, Malacañang said yesterday as it dismissed as mere enforcement of the law the detention of an elderly Australian missionary and the deportation of an Italian activist recently......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Zimbabwe crackdown taste of things to come – presidential spokesman

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe's brutal crackdown after recent protests is "just a foretaste of things to come,” the presidential spokesman told a state-run newspaper Sunday, as he blamed opposition parties for stoking unrest. The crackdown has underlined fears of a return to the violent repression of Robert Mugabe, who ........»»

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Philippine Defense Chief Eyes Subic Bay Amid Chinese Takeover Fears

The Philippines should take over a major shipyard that sits on the site of a former U.S. navy base, or risk letting it fall into the hands of the Chinese who could use it as a regional foothold ami.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Philippine Defense Chief Eyes Subic Bay Amid Chinese Takeover Fears

The Philippines should take over a major shipyard that sits on the site of a former U.S. navy base, or risk letting it fall into the hands of the Chinese who could use it as a regional foothold ami.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears | International

MANILA, Philippines (AP) A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ despite terrorism fears and amid t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Mining firms ‘guarded’ about 2019 amid trade war fears

MINING COMPANIES expressed “guarded optimism” about their prospects in 2019 as global metal prices stabilize due to balanced supply and demand, though the equilibrium could be disrupted by a worsening of the trade war between the United States and China, proposed tax laws for the Philippine mining industry, as well as ban on open pit… link: Mining firms ‘guarded’ about 2019 amid trade war fears.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Mining firms ‘guarded’ about 2019 amid trade war fears

MINING COMPANIES expressed “guarded optimism” about their prospects in 2019 as global metal prices stabilize due to balanced supply and demand, though the equilibrium could be disrupted by a worsening of the trade war between the United States and China, proposed tax laws for the Philippine mining industry, as well as ban on open pit mining......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Huge crowd of Filipino Catholics gathers amid terror fears | AP World News

MANILA, Philippines (AP) A mammoth crowd of mostly barefoot Filipino Catholics joined a raucous procession Wednesday of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ under extra-tight security in Mani.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Good will beat evil, Bolsonaro says amid crime crackdown

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil –  Brazil's new far-right president , Jair Bolsonaro, vowed Sunday, January 6, that " good will beat evil " as he oversaw a troop crackdown on gangs rampaging in a northeast city and mourned the murder of a Rio policeman. In a tweet, he sent condolences to the family of the officer ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Catriona Gray on saying goodbye to 2018: My heart is full

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray took to Instagram on Tuesday, January 1, to reflect on her long journey through 2018. Describing it as the "craziest, rollercoaster years of her life," the Filipino-Australian titleholder said, "I overcame fears and joined [Bb Pilipinas], trusted in my vision and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Malacañang on ISIS-inspired Cotabato blast: Do not speculate

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday, January 1, warned against spreading speculation regarding the New Year's Eve blast in Cotabato City, amid fears of  ISIS-inspired terrorism. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said officials are currently investigating the incident and vowed to "get to the bottom of this at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Bangladesh TV station shut, 7 journalists assaulted on election day

DHAKA, Bangladesh (3rd UPDATE) – A leading Bangladesh news channel was taken off the air and 7 journalists were assaulted as the country voted for a new government Sunday amid allegations of a media crackdown. The private Jamuna TV said the action was taken late Saturday, December 29. "Cable operators took Jamuna ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

DR Congo goes to the polls after troubled odyssey

KINSHASA, DR Congo – Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo went to the polls on Sunday, December 30 in elections that will shape the future of their vast, troubled country, amid fears that violence could overshadow the ballot. Millions of electors are choosing a successor to President Joseph Kabila, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Pacquiao’s men call off bickering as training starts at Roach’s gym

Manny Pacquiao’s travelling circus has settled down at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood amid fears that team members would feel uneasy with the new training setup. Pacquiao’s men call off bickering as training starts at Roach’s gym Source link: Pacquiao’s men call off bickering as training starts at Roach’s gym.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Tokyo stocks dive more than 4% on fears over U.S. economy

TOKYO, Japan – Tokyo stocks dived more than 4% at the open on Tuesday, December 25, amid rising doubts about the US economy and fears sparked by a US government funding crisis. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 4.15%, or 836.62 points, at 19,329.57 around one hour after the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Second Chinese underground bishop steps aside

BEIJING, China – A second bishop from China's underground Catholic church is stepping aside and is being replaced by a government-backed clergyman, state-run media reported, amid a thaw in relations between Beijing and the Holy See. There are an estimated 10 million Catholics in China, divided between a government-run association whose ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Geoffrey Rush faces fresh claims of inappropriate behavior

SYDNEY, Australia – Academy award-winner Geoffrey Rush on Monday, December 17, faced fresh allegations of inappropriate behaviour by an actress, amid his defamation battle with an Australian newspaper over separate claims.  (READ: Geoffrey Rush quits industry job after 'inappropriate behavior' claim ) Australian actress Yael Stone, who stars in Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown

MOSCOW --- The Russian parliament on Thursday announced a rap song competition amid a crackdown on contemporary music that evoked Soviet-era censorship of the arts. A dozen rappers have had their shows canceled recently after warnings from officials who claim that their music promotes the wrong values. At least three musicians have been detained. In a symbolic gesture of reconciliation, the State Duma announced it would run a competition for the best rap song --- but it has to be on the subject of travel in Russia. The winner, according to lawmaker Mikhail Degtyarev, will win a trip around Russian cities. "We want to give a platform for open discussion and highlight the oppo...Keep on reading: Russian parliament runs rap song contest amid crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018