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A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

At church, “we are allowed to wear girls’ clothes,” Ms. Cabaluna said. She has heard priests preach the same thing her mother told her: Regardless of your gender, what matters is being a good person before God and family. Still, [...]
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Boracay, Idyllic Philippines Resort Island, Is Closed to Tourists

Resort owners say the government promised a system that would treat waste and runoff, and pump it far out to sea. What they got instead, they say, was an inadequate treatment system, with many properties illegally tapped into it, that [...]
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A Last Holdout on Divorce, Philippines Tiptoes Toward Legalization

2 months ago | 0 comment
“I want to pull my hair out,” Ms. Visbal said of the legal entanglements that keep her tied to a marriage that has ended in every sense except in the eyes of the state. A move to allow full divorces for the first time in the Philippines [...]
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Philippines Plans to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

2 months ago | 0 comment
For a country to withdraw from the court, it must formally notify the United Nations secretary general of its decision. It will then be a year before this takes effect. Throughout that time, the country remains a full member of the court [...]
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Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor

2 months ago | 0 comment
Philippines launches inquiry into formula milk firms targeting poor Health department to investigate after Guardian exposed illegal marketing methods An investigation showed formula milk companies targeting those that can afford it least in [...]
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Trump Solves Opioid Crisis: 1. Become Dictator Of Philippines; 2. Kill Everyone; 3. ???; 4. PROFIT!

3 months ago | 0 comment
Bet people will think they’re twins. Axios reported this weekend that Donald Trump is really taken with the idea of executing drug dealers, because it works so good in Singapore, which has a mandatory death penalty for all drug dealers. For [...]
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Philippines Bars Citizens From Working in Kuwait After Body Is Found

3 months ago | 0 comment
Photo Filipino workers just back from Kuwait filled out paperwork on Monday at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The government said it would help workers who want to return do so. [...]
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Philippines Says Hague Tribunal Will Investigate Duterte Over Drug War

3 months ago | 0 comment
“I am elated and vindicated,” Mr. Sabio said. He said he was “confident we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued by the I.C.C. against Duterte and his cohorts.” Mr. Duterte, who has [...]
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Tropical Storm in Philippines Kills Scores and Leaves Dozens Missing

5 months ago | 0 comment
Photo Rescuers evacuated residents during heavy flooding in Cagayan de Oro city in the Philippines on Saturday. Credit Reuters MANILA — A tropical [...]
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Philippines Extends Martial Law in South for Another Year

5 months ago | 0 comment
In his request to Congress, Mr. Duterte said that while Islamist militants had been beaten back from Marawi, military intelligence had tracked Islamic State-linked gunmen spreading to other parts of Mindanao, the country’s main southern [...]