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Malaysia probes Al Jazeera documentary about migrant arrests
Concerns about worsening freedom of expression have been growing in Malaysia since the collapse of a reformist government in February and the return of a scandal-plagued party to power
Youth groups vow to fight implementation of anti-terror law
'Kakalampagin natin ang Korte Suprema. Lalaban ulit tayo sa Kongreso,' says Katapat, echoing fellow youth groups in the country following the signing of the anti-terror law
Duterte wants probe into J&T Express cargo mishandling
'I am not condemning you now. I am also not insinuating that you are liable or guilty of doing it. It would depend greatly on what is the result of the investigation,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
LTFRB allows return of 47 UV Express routes starting June 29
On top of the strict COVID-19 health protocols, the UV Express routes shall be terminal-to-terminal, no pickup and drop off of passengers, and no passing through nor traversing to EDSA and Commonwealth Avenue
Hong Kong satirists say self-censorship already blunting dissent
Ridicule of the powerful is ingrained in Hong Kong's culture, aided by Cantonese, a language often riotously colorful in its insults. But that is something Hong Kongers believe Beijing is determined to stamp out.
[OPINION | Newspoint] An official act of terrorism
'The ultimate and ironic bad joke is actually on us non-terrorists: the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 is itself an official, legal act of terrorism'
[OPINION] HK today, PH tomorrow: They are coming for us
'It behooves the Filipino people to stand for Hong Kong and to fight for our own freedom.... We must fight to preserve...the priceless opportunity to live as free men and women in our own land, and not slaves to some foreign power.'
Trump says will place 'Antifa' activist group on terror list
Antifa – the name is a contraction for anti-fascist – is a secretive grouping of radical activists that has emerged in recent years
Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests
(UPDATED) In a statement police say they 'respect the right of residents to express their views peacefully, but it must be carried out legally'
[ANALYSIS] Why Facebook’s Oversight Board is not diverse enough
Where is Southeast Asia in the FOB?
National artist BenCab: Freedom of expression 'critical' during pandemic, quarantine
The painter throws his support behind Philippine media after ABS-CBN was forced to go off-air
Panda Express Philippines reopens for Metro Manila delivery
Panda Express can deliver their Orange Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken to you via GrabFood and Foodpanda, starting Thursday, April 16
Cebuana Lhuillier, LBC Express combine networks for money remittance
Money sent through LBC or Cebuana Lhuillier can be claimed in whichever outlet is more convenient for the recipient
These 10 food tray delivery services can help you survive the Holiday rush
'Tis the season for holiday potluck parties, broken diets, and a whole lotta food!
First impressions, photos, prices: Panda Express in Manila
Here's what you can expect from Panda Express' first Manila branch – the complete menu, prices, and their classic dishes!
LOOK: Here's what's going to be on the Panda Express Manila menu
Orange you glad you'll be getting your orange chicken fix (and more) very soon?
FALSE: PNR Bicol Express ‘reopened’ in September 2019
The Bicol Express, a passenger train service that plies the Manila-Bicol route, remains suspended as of October 2019
Sotto: At least 15 senators oppose SOGIE equality bill
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says more than half of senators are against the SOGIE equality bill, but Senator Risa Hontiveros believes the measure has a 'strong fighting chance'
Here's where Panda Express is opening in the Philippines
They didn't say, however, when the first branch is opening
Rappler Talk: Challenges faced by SOGIE equality bill at the Senate
Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure
Advocates urge discussions on SOGIE 'from point of love and impartiality'
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Humanizing SOGIE
Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country? There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.
FALSE: SOGIE equality bill will 'undercut' freedoms, destroy family
The bill seeks anti-discrimination on the basis of SOGIE, not infringement on religious liberties or parental authority
Is it dangerous or about love? Church groups split over SOGIE bill
Koko Alviar of the Aglipayan Church says his faith teaches him to 'exist in a community of love.' Coalition of Concerned Families of the Philippines lawyer Lyndon Caña argues that gender identity is a mere 'feeling' and not a fact.
Sotto: 'If you are a man, you will never be a woman'
Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains that the SOGIE equality bill, in its current form, is not likely to get enough support in the Senate
WATCH: Senate hearing on the SOGIE equality bill
Watch the Senate hearing on the SOGIE equality bill live on Rappler
A look at SOGIE anti-discrimination laws around the world
Anti-discrimination laws aid in protecting members of the LGBTQ+ community as it strives towards achieving equality for all
Eddie Villanueva claims SOGIE bill 'threatens' freedoms of non-LGBTQ+
'What happens to a Christian like me...if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva
TIMELINE: SOGIE equality in the Philippines
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle
[ANALYSIS] SOGIEnomics: Why fighting for LGBTQ+ rights makes economic sense
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly
Sotto says SOGIE bill has 'no chance' of passing Senate
(UPDATED) Senate President Vicente Sotto III says the SOGIE equality bill stands no chance if 'it transgresses on academic freedom, religious freedom, and women’s rights'
Who is the Filipino? The ABCs of LGTBQ+ and SOGIE
We talk to Mela Habijan about terms, definitions, and why recognition matters
Gretchen Diez urges Duterte: Certify SOGIE equality bill as urgent
‘Mister President, naumpisahan na natin. Sana ipagpatuloy na natin ang pagpapasa sa SOGIE equality bill,’ says Gretchen Diez
EXPLAINER: What you need to know about SOGIE Part 2
In this video, we explain how SOGIE can be mixed and matched in many ways
Energized by Gretchen Diez, Hontiveros renews push for SOGIE equality bill
'Ipasa na natin ang SOGIE equality bill. Para kay Gretchen [at] sa lahat ng Filipino lesbians, gays, transgenders, intersex, queers, at asexuals, na matagal nang nakaposas sa...diskriminasyon,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
‘Why not just Homo sapiens?’: Senators confused by LGBTQ+, SOGIE
'Why not just Homo sapiens? We’re all the same,' remarks Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Labor groups to DOLE: SOGIE workplace policy needed
(UPDATED) The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and Sentro make the call after the arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez at a Quezon City mall
EXPLAINER: What you need to know about SOGIE
Gender is often confusing for a lot of people. In this video we explore the concept of SOGIE.
[OPINION] Rainbow glitters after the storm: The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on SOGI
As to how long the light will stay will all depend on the sterling commitment of people to fight for the beautiful cause of the rights of LGBTIQ persons
[OPINION] Someday they will understand why we hold each other’s hands
Six out of 10 members of the LGBT+ community experience outright injustice
LTFRB suspends P2P service for UV Express to mid-June
The decision will give way to more consultations with stakeholders who are opposed to the new policy
Commuters 'to suffer more' due to P2P service for UV Express
'Senior citizen ka, galing Fairview, pupunta ng PGH. Bababa pa po ba ng Buendia, tapos babalik po, sasakay uli? It's time-consuming,' says transport leader Mar Valbuena
LTFRB to strictly enforce P2P service for UV Express
(UPDATED) The LTFRB taps the MMDA to strictly enforce point-to-point service for UV Express shuttles
Could the fabled Orient Express take to the rails again?
French rail operator SNCF restores original carriages of the fabled steam train
Freedom of expression in Myanmar still 'dire' – U.N.
'Of course, they should never have been arrested or convicted in the first place,' United Nations human rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani says of the two Reuters journalists
Cathay Pacific to buy budget airline HK Express for $628 million
With the acquisition, Cathay Pacific would be in control of 3 of the 4 airlines in Hong Kong
GrabExpress driver's tip leads to seizure of P1.5-M party drugs in Makati
Two students refuse to open a package they were sending to Bonifacio Global City, prompting a Grab Express driver to bring the package straight to the police station
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific back to profit after two years in red
Cathay has been overhauling its business after posting its first losses for 8 years in 2016
Duterte slams women for 'depriving' him of freedom of expression
In an event honoring women law enforcers, President Rodrigo Duterte says his crude remarks are meant to bring his female critics 'to the limits of despair'
PHLPost launches Pada-LOVE project for Valentine's Day
PRESS RELEASE: The Philippine Postal Corporation offers same-day and next-day delivery of flowers, chocolates, and other gifts, along with the services of a Singing Kartero