The Liberal Party called the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to cancel news site Rappler’s registration “unacceptable legalism to justify its closure,” and likened this to what the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos did “to justify his trampling of our people's civil and political rights.”
Some of the Philippines’ most prominent bloggers came out Friday, January 19, to support the first of a series of “Black Friday” protests against the threatened closure of news site Rappler and other threats to freedom of the press and expression as Malacañang vowed to observe maximum tolerance.
A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio’s famed Copacabana beach on Thursday in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
Property developers Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and Eton Properties Philippines Inc. (EPPI) will jointly invest P53 billion to initially develop a 35-hectare mixed-use estate that spans portions of Pasig and Quezon City over the next 10 years.
As an alternative remedy, the SEC could have only voided that part of the contract which was constitutionally infirm and left the rest effective. This is significant especially considering that the overall purpose of the company is clearly news-dissemination falling within the protected exercise of the freedom of the press.
In Makati City's La Fuerza compound, Kwago "Chief Librarian" Czyka Tumaliuan is hoping to indulge bibliophiles by providing highly curated used and new books in an independent book bar she's putting up.
U.S. lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial ties to Chinese phone maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and oppose plans by telecom operator China Mobile Ltd to enter the U.S. market because of national security concerns.