Duterte's daughter to run for VP, ally to seek presidency
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter has registered her candidacy for vice president in next year’s elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the late dictator's son, in an alliance that has alarmed activists.
Key rebel leader in Philippines killed, in decades old fight
Philippines forces have killed a key rebel commander in one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies, in what the military described as a daring raid in the country’s remote southern region, but what guerrilla leaders claimed was an ambushwashingtonpost.com
Aquino, Philippine ex-leader who challenged China, is buried
Philippines Obit Aquino Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo, left, talks to actress Kris Aquino, sister of former President Benigno Aquino III during a public viewing at the Church of Gesu of Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City in Quezon City, Philippines Friday June 25, 2021. Aquino, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and had troublesome ties with China, died Thursday, a cousin and public officials said. Family and friends sang a patriotic song after a silver urn with Aquino's remains was placed beside the tomb of his mother, former President Corazon Aquino. Aquino, whose family spent years in U.S. exile during Marcos’s rule, had turbulent ties with China as president. In 2016, Duterte allowed the burial of Marcos in a secrecy-shrouded ceremony with military honors in the Heroes’ Cemetery despite protests from pro-democracy activists.wftv.com
Late Philippine leader hailed for integrity, guts vs China
Aquino, the son of pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos and had troublesome ties with China, died Thursday, a cousin and public officials said. (Mark Cristino/Pool Photo via AP) (Mark Cristino)MANILA, Philippines — (AP) — Late Philippine President Benigno Aquino III was hailed Friday for his integrity in a Southeast Asian nation long plagued by corruption and for standing up to China over long-raging territorial disputes in the South China Sea. “I just want to show my support and big thanks to Pnoy,” Ivy Roque, a 41-year-old call center employee said, using Aquino’s nickname. Aquino's remains are to be interred Saturday in a private cemetery beside the tombs of his parents, the pro-democracy icons who helped topple dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980s. But China refused to join in the arbitration and dismissed the tribunal’s 2016 ruling, which invalidated Beijing’s claims.wftv.com
Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies
CORRECTION Philippines Obit Aquino CORRECTS DATE - FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, then Newly inaugurated Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, swears in local officials during his first day at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. But one of his former Cabinet official, Rogelio Singson, said Aquino had been undergoing dialysis and was preparing for a kidney transplant. His father, former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., was assassinated in 1983 while under military custody at the Manila international airport, which now bears his name. Aquino, whose family went into exile in the U.S. during Marcos’s rule, had turbulent ties with China as president. After his presidency, Aquino stayed away from politics and the public eye.wftv.com
Philippine Supreme Court slams killings of lawyers, judges
The Philippine Supreme Court has condemned the alarming number of killings of lawyers and judges. In a rare, strongly-worded censure Tuesday, March 23, the court said these attacks threaten the rule of law. (Joey Dalumpines/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP, File)MANILA – The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned the alarming number of killings and threats against lawyers and judges. The 15-member high court asked lower courts, law enforcement agencies and lawyers and judges’ groups to provide information about such attacks in the last 10 years, in order for the court to take preemptive steps. Military and police officers have also been suspected of carrying out attacks and threatening lawyers and judges perceived as supportive of communist guerrillas.