The Philippine president has threatened to impose a total ban on sending workers to Kuwait because of sexual abuses that have caused some Filipino women to kill themselves.
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Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom.
Philippine police have killed two people, including a woman on her way to hospital, after mistaking them for gunmen, authorities said Friday, the latest deaths at the hands of law enforcement under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was “zero” chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said.
Environmental justice group BAN Toxics today welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to find a solution to the Canadian waste that has been sent to the Philippines in 2013.
Environmental justice group BAN Toxics today called on President Rodrigo Duterte to tell Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to bring back Canada’s trash.
NGOs call on President Rodrigo Duterte to ensure that next health appointee is able to fulfill the promises of the Philippine Health Agenda and accelerate the progress made in the implementation of the Smoke Free Executive Order and programs on mental health, nutrition, HIV/AIDs, and health promotion or preventive approaches in health.
HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, once again urges Congress to amend RA 9211 to specifically exclude the Philippine Tobacco Institute (PTI) from sitting in the Inter-Agency Committee on Tobacco, the government body tasked by the said law to lead the implementation of tobacco control laws.
In anticipation of the second State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to be delivered by President Rodrigo Duterte next week, civil society groups urged the President to call for the strict enforcement of Executive Order No. 26 s. 2017, also known as the “smoke-free EO”, and higher tobacco taxes.
Immediately the next day, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) declared that the situation was under control. But even with this declaration, Duterte, upon his arrival from Russia, not only threatened to be harsh in the exercise of his martial law powers which he likened to that of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s, he threatened to plunge the rest of the country under military control.