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Duterte’s comments on female genitals sparks global outrage

Duterte made the shocking call on Wednesday Date : February 13, 2018 Reporter : BNN MANILA, Philippines - The foul-mouthed Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte sparked global outrage this week, after calling on his soldiers to shoot female rebels “in their genitals.” Duterte made the shocking call on Wednesday at the Heroes Hall in the Malacañang Palace, during a meeting with over 200 former communist rebels who have surrendered. The rebels the President addressed also included 48 women. Duterte spoke about female fighters in ...Full Story

POLITICS

Philippines bloody war on drugs being probed by ICC now

Date : February 9, 2018 Reporter : Big News Network ICC announced an inquiry MANILA, Philippines - After months of international criticism over the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has now announced an inquiry. The chief prosecutor of ICC Fatou Bensouda said in a ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Philippine economy records strong growth, beats China

Date : December 11, 2017 Reporter : BNN Recorded strong growth in the September MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy is said to have recorded strong growth in the September quarter of 2017. According to reports, while Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may have received poor marks for his human rights ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

US likely to pay $1.5 mn for damage to Philippine reef

Date : April 10, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network U.S. Navy and Philippine marine   MANILA - The U.S. government is likely to pay $1.5 million in fines to the Philippines for damage caused to a coral reef that is a UNESCO World Heritage site, when a US navy minesweeper ran aground on it in January. The ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Duterte’s comments on female genitals sparks global outrage

Date : February 13, 2018 Reporter : BNN Duterte made the shocking call on Wednesday MANILA, Philippines - The foul-mouthed Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte sparked global outrage this week, after calling on his soldiers to shoot female rebels “in their genitals.” Duterte made the shocking call on ...Full Story

HISTORY

U.S.-Philippines joint military exercises irks China

Date : April 5, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Territorial disputes in South China Sea. MANILA, Philippines - A ceremony held in Manila marked the start of a 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises by U.S. and Philippine troops.> Big News Network In a bid to reiterate the force of U.S. and allied forces to ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Jubilant Philippines Greets Pope Francis

Date : January 15, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/VoA The highlight will be a huge open air Mass on Sunday Manila: Pope Francis is in the Philippines for a five-day visit keenly awaited by the nation's 80 million Roman Catholics. A huge crowd was on hand to welcome the pope, who was greeted by Philippine President Benigno Aquino as ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Philippines' Mayon volcano causes heavy volcanic ashfall

Date : January 24, 2018 Reporter : BNN Philippines’ most active volcano, Mayon MANILA, Philippines - After spewing ash, lava, pyroclastic material for weeks, Philippines’ most active volcano, Mayon, erupted on Tuesday. State volcanologists said on Tuesday that the phreatomagmatic eruption lasted eight ...Full Story

EDUCATION

PHL, US Marines conduct exercises near China-held reef

Date : October 6, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Military exercise on a Philippine beach SAN ANTONIO - Over 6,000 Philippine and US marines carried out a military exercise on a Philippine beach Sunday near a disputed reef occupied by Chinese ships which has become a potential regional flashpoint.   The American ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

India`s losing 70% incremental voice & call centre business to Philippines

Date : April 7, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet ASSOCHAM-KPMG joint study India is currently losing about 70 per cent of all incremental voice and call centre business to competitors like Philippines and Eastern Europe and unless the domestic BPO (business process outsourcing) industry diversifies the ...Full Story

TRAVEL

U.S., Japan, Philippines set for naval training exercises

Date : June 18, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet China create tension in the region PALAWAN, Philippines -- The Philippines will host war games with Japan and the United States as expansionist movements by China create tension in the region. ADVERTISING   China, Taiwan and Vietnam claim the ...Full Story

SPORTS

First Asiad gold for Philippines

Date : October 3, 2014 Reporter : Manila Bulletin BMX event of cycling Incheon, South Korea – A nursing student and brand-new father, Daniel Patrick Caluag, ended the Philippines’ quest for the first gold medal Wednesday when he won the BMX event of cycling in dominant fashion in the 2014 Asian ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Duterte stuns: Asks Human Rights boss, 'Are you a Pedophile'

Date : September 18, 2017 Reporter : BNN He has repeatedly clashed with the agency MANILA, Philippines - Faced with intense questioning and massive outrage over the killings of three teenagers, allegedly as part of the country’s war on drugs, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fought back, much in his own ...Full Story

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