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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

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

BEIJING --- China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid President Xi Jinping's continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. Official media reported that Zhang Yang killed himself at home last November, after which they denounced his death as a "despicable" act to escape punishment. Tuesday's announcement renewed those accusations and said Zhang had been kicked out of the party and posthumously stripped of his rank. It said assets related to his crimes would be seized. Zhang formerly headed the Political Work Department under the government and party commissions that ...Keep on reading: China party expels general who killed self, indicts another.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 16

MEXICO BEACH: The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to at least 16 on Friday amid fears it would continue to climb as search-and-rescue teams scour the debris of the Florida town that bore the brunt of the monster storm. “Mexico Beach is devastated,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said of the town where Michael made [...] The post Hurricane Michael death toll hits 16 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Peso seen to hit 54.80:$1 by end 2018

The research arm of Fitch Ratings expects the peso to end weaker at 54.80 to $1 this year and 56.33 to $1 in 2019 amid fears of contagion from emerging markets as well as rising interest rates in the US......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

PAGCOR cracks down on rogue gaming firms

The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR), the gaming regulator, has initiated a crackdown against rogue online gaming firms amid the unprecedented success of the offshore gaming business in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Duterte repeats vow he won t let soldiers go to jail amid military disloyalty fears

"If it is in the performance of your duty and you face charges, criminal and all, you need not worry.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

SWS: Majority of Filipinos want drug suspects caught alive

NINE out of 10 Filipinos believe it is important that drug personalities should be captured alive amid the government’s crackdown against illegal drugs. The poll from June 27 to 30 among 1,200 Filipino adults nationwide, showed that 96 percent said it was vital that authorities captured drug suspects alive, while 4 percent did not mind… link: SWS: Majority of Filipinos want drug suspects caught alive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

SWS: Majority of Filipinos want drug suspects caught alive

NINE out of 10 Filipinos believe it is important that drug personalities should be captured alive amid the government’s crackdown against illegal drugs. The poll from June 27 to 30 among 1,200 Filipino adults nationwide, showed that 96 percent said it was vital that authorities captured drug suspects alive, while 4 percent did not mind [...] The post SWS: Majority of Filipinos want drug suspects caught alive appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Palace: No pardon for Jovito Palparan

Malacañang yesterday described as “baseless” fears that President Duterte would pardon and release retired Army general Jovito Palparan Jr., who was sentenced to life in prison for the kidnapping and detention of missing University of the Philippines student activists Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Lifestyle check on Customs execs sought

Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña has been asked to conduct a lifestyle check on officials and personnel of the BOC amid the Duterte administration’s crackdown on corruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Asian markets mostly down amid fears US will ramp up trade war with China

Most Asian equities sank on Friday as investors fret that the US will ramp up its trade war with China by imposing fresh tariffs, while chip-makers were among the biggest losers following a sharp s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam

BRUSSELS, Belgium --- The EU on Thursday approved US tech giant Apple's plan to buy leading song-recognition app Shazam, saying the move would not reduce choice for music streaming consumers. The bloc launched a detailed probe into the deal with London-based Shazam, worth a reported $400 million, in April, at the request of several EU states amid fears it could harm competition in an intensifying battle of streaming services. The Apple-Shazam investigation was another round in the ongoing tussle between Brussels and Silicon Valley as the European Union adopts tougher regulation for the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon. "Data is key in the digital economy. We must therefore c...Keep on reading: EU clears Apple plan to buy music app Shazam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Amid fears of being sanctioned by US, Japan to stop importing oil from Iran

Japan's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports

TOKYO, Japan — Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports

TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries from trading… link: Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports

TOKYO: Japan’s major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend crude oil imports from Iran in October, amid fears Washington will sanction countries importing Iranian crude, local media reported. US President Donald Trump in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and last month began reimposing sanctions that block other countries from trading [...] The post Japan to halt Iran oil imports under US pressure – reports appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

UN Syria envoy ready to go to Idlib to help civilians leave

GENEVA, Switzerland – The UN's Syria peace envoy offered Thursday to travel to Idlib to help ensure civilians can leave through a humanitarian corridor amid fears of an imminent government offensive to retake the last major region controlled by rebels. "I am once again prepared... personally and physically to get involved ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Short-term interest rates move higher as inflation fears persist

Local banks continued to demand higher yields in return for parking their idle cash in the central bank's vaults amid expectations that higher inflation in the coming months may prompt the mon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018