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Explosion during mass in the Philippines kills at least 4 and injures more than 40

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The attack took place in a gymnasium at the University of Mindanao where Holy Mass was being celebrated and dozens of people were attending. Many of those in attendance were university students. Authorities have launched an operation to determine who was behind the attack, but the governor of Lanao del Sur, whose capital is Marawi, has described the incident as a “terrorist bomb attack”.

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Soi Dog Foundation calls for an end to the Asian dog meat trade

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Soi Dog Foundation has relaunched its latest campaign to end the dog and cat meat trade in Asia after the Covid-19 pandemic hampered progress during [more…]

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Philippines returns dictator Marcos’ family to power

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At midnight, even before the official results were announced, isolated bursts of fireworks already began to explode over the Manila sky. As the polls predicted, [more…]

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Communists have infiltrated Philippine Congress: Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte is alleging that communist insurgents waging a decades-old insurgency have gained a foothold in the Philippine Congress through representation by leftist groups. [more…]

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Philippines to Welcome in Fully Vaccinated Foreign Visitors From February 10

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Foreigners who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be allowed to enter the Philippines beginning Feb. 10, the government announced Friday. Manila has been [more…]

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Philippine Muslim Leaders Urge Repeal of New Law Criminalizing Child Marriage

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Muslim leaders in the southern Philippines on Friday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to repeal a recently signed law criminalizing child marriage, saying it was part [more…]