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Reuters: Philippines records highest single-day jump in new coronavirus cases
SCMP:
Anti-Terrorism law unites beauty queens, nuns, former militants in opposition
Nikkei:
Why does the Philippines attract financial fraud?
Reuters:
Philippine consortium drops $2 billion airport project
SCMP: China conducts five-day drill in South China Sea
Reuters: Opponents dismayed as Duterte approves 'monstrous' anti-terror bill
Bangkok Post: Philippines, Indonesia set grim Covid-19 records
Asia Times: Philippines challenging China in South China Sea
Aljazeera: Philippines' iconic jeepneys pushed off the road
The Guardian: Lockdown could lead to 214,000 extra babies in the Philippines
Carnegie: The Philippines Is Democracy’s Dystopian Future
Aljazeera: The Philippines' anti-terror bill is poised to cause more terror
Bloomberg: Philippines Investigates Whereabouts of Ex-Wirecard Executive
Weather.com: After 136 Earthquakes in 24 Hours, Kanlaon Enters 'Period of Unrest'
Yahoo: Duterte blames Cebuanos’ overconfidence for rising COVID-19 cases
Nikkei: Coronavirus latest: Philippines seeks record budget for 2021
Yahoo: Philippines records 1,150 new coronavirus cases; biggest single-day increase
SCMP: Duterte’s U-turn on VFA was motivated by South China Sea tensions
FT: Wirecard’s €1.9bn never entered Philippine financial system, bank governor says
Nikkei: Facing jail, Philippine journalist will welcome backing from Tokyo
Aljazeera: Coronavirus: Yemen, Philippines close missions in Saudi Arabia
Reuters: Wirecard CEO exits as search for missing billions hits dead end in Asia
Arab News: Philippines to repatriate OFWs from Saudi Arabia
The Atlantic: This Is How Democracy Dies
NYT: Conviction in the Philippines Reveals Facebook’s Dangers
The Diplomat: China Just Botched a Monumental Opportunity With the Philippines
SCMP: Philippine tycoon and San Miguel boss ‘Danding’ Cojuangco dies
BBC: Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist found guilty of cyber libel
NPR: Philippine Journalist Maria Ressa Found Guilty Of Violating Cyberlibel Law
CNN: Casinos catering to Chinese gamblers causing kidnappings and chaos in Manila
Yahoo: HIMARS Could Be A Game-changer In Philippines' Fight Against China
FT: Facebook probes surge in false Philippines accounts
Crux: Bishop: New anti-terrorism bill is ‘inhuman, unjust and unlawful’
WP: Death threats, clone accounts: Another day fighting trolls in the Philippines
Aljazeera: 'What about us?': Filipino cruise crews struggle to get home
Bloomberg: Philippines Fears Baby Boom Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Aljazeera: 'I will kill you': Philippines' Duterte renews drug war threat
Foreign Policy: New Anti-Terrorism Law Would Enhance Duterte’s Power
HRW: Philippines: New Anti-Terrorism Act Endangers Rights
Yahoo: China sea security issues pushed Philippine U-turn on US troop pact
Aljazeera: Duterte allies pass anti-terrorism bill through Congress
NYT: Philippine Dissenters May Face Terrorist Designation
Reuters: 'Near impunity' for drug war killings in Philippines, U.N. says
CBS: Protest against anti-terror bill in Philippines gets a boost from Taylor Swift
Strait Times: Pandemic, China force Duterte to suspend scrapping of defence pact
Reuters: Duterte U-turns on scrapping of U.S. troop deal
Aljazeera: Alarm over Duterte's new anti-terrorism bill for Philippines
The Diplomat: China’s Clandestine Gamble in the Philippines
US News: How to Retire in the Philippines
Bangkok Post: Philippines says almost 100,000 citizens stranded overseas
Bloomberg: Duterte Is Paying Filipinos to Move From City to Countryside
The Hill: No time to be selling arms to the Philippines
Nikkei: Philippines to ease lockdown as hunger and unemployment surge
Bloomberg: Philippines to Ease Capital’s Lockdown Despite Rising Cases
Yahoo News: Philippines confirms 539 new cases, largest single-day increase
NYT: From the Philippines to Harvard, Boyhood to Womanhood ...
The Diplomat: This Is How Duterte Could Declare Martial Law
SCMP: Philippines bolsters posture in South China Sea
HRW: Philippines: Lasting Harm to Children from ‘Drug War’
Axios: America's oldest military ally in Asia turns toward China
Reuters: In Philippine slums, heat, hunger take a toll under lockdown
Aljazeera: No school until coronavirus vaccine is available: Duterte
SCMP: Five Filipinos arrested for death threats against Duterte
Economist: Why the Philippines is a magnet for idled cruise ships
Yahoo: Philippines a global hot spot for online child abuse
SCMP: Philippines proposes tax on Netflix, Facebook ads, Lazada purchases
Yahoo: Philippines reports 279 additional new coronavirus cases, five deaths
Aljazeera: Philippine TV network ABS-CBN to remain shut pending court order
The Financial Times (video): Two Sides to the Philippine Economy

The Jesse Phinney Case
Reuters: Pathologist challenges view that U.S. cameraman committed suicide
GoFundMe: Justice for Jesse
Inquirer: US family seeks justice in kin’s ‘suspicious’ death in PH
Inquirer: Family thinks American filmmaker an EJK victim in Cebu
Fox News Channel: Family Raising Questions About Death of Man in Philippines
WCVB: Family questions death of Boston native in Philippines

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Daily News: Philippines-Born Math Teacher in Queens Inspires Students
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