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RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Philippine website

Published By   /  November 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Human Rights, Maria Ressa, Media, Media persecution, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Rappler, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Reporters Without Borders, Reports, RSF, Tax evasion  /  Comments Off on RSF condemns ‘tax evasion’ charge used to harass Philippine website

Rappler president and media freedom advocate Maria Ressa … now the target of a personal lawsuit by the Duterte government. Image: RSF/Joël Saget/AFP Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Reporters Without Borders has condemned the tax evasion charges that the Philippine Department of Justice  is bringing against the independent news website Rappler and its president, journalist Maria […]

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O’Neill replies on Maseratis, shuns ‘racist’ critic as opponents call strike

Published By   /  October 15, 2018  /  APEC, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Featured, Global, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Public tender, Racism, Reports, Socio-Economics, State vehicles, Strikes, Transport, Vietnam  /  Comments Off on O’Neill replies on Maseratis, shuns ‘racist’ critic as opponents call strike

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says the Papua New Guinean government will not spend any money on the purchase of 40 Maserati luxury sedans to be used to ferry APEC world leaders next month. Video: EMTV News Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says all 40 Maserati executive vehicles being delivered to Papua New […]

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Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Published By   /  October 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Featured, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Niue, Pacific health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japan’s Kasai nominated as Western Pacific’s next WHO regional director

Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai … elected in spite of strong Pacific campaign over the World Health Organisation (WHO) post for Western Pacific. Image: WHO Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Japan’s candidate, Dr Takeshi Kasai, has been elected as the next World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific. Health ministers and other senior […]

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VP’s camp defers to Duterte over his health disclosure – ‘he knows his oath’

Published By   /  October 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Constitution, Featured, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Presidential health, Press Release, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, State of health  /  Comments Off on VP’s camp defers to Duterte over his health disclosure – ‘he knows his oath’

Health controversy: The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo in the Philippines says it respects the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte that his recent medical tests came back negative. Image: Rappler montage By Lian Buan in Manila The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo is keen on pushing for the public disclosure of President Rodrigo […]

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Duterte critic Trillanes second senator to be arrested – for 2003 ‘rebellion’

Published By   /  September 26, 2018  /  Antonio Trillanes IV, APR, Arrest warrant, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Bail, Editor's Picks, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, political prisoners, Politics, Press Release, Rebellion, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Senate  /  Comments Off on Duterte critic Trillanes second senator to be arrested – for 2003 ‘rebellion’

Senator Antonio Trillanes … a rebellion charge against Trillanes has been revived after President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 572, revoking a presidential amnesty. Image: NCRPO By Rambo Talabong in ManilaOutspoken critic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has become the second opposition senator to be arrested under the Duterte presidency. A team led by Makati police […]

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Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

Published By   /  September 22, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Civil Society, dictatorship, Editor's Picks, Featured, Ferdinand Marcos, History, Human Rights, Martial Law, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protests, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Philippine protesters stage anti-martial law demos as Duterte trust plummets

Protesters mark the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under Philippines dictator Marcos with demonstrations against President Duterte. Video: Rappler By Paterno Esmaquel II in Manila Protesters have staged the most widespread barrage of protests yesterday against President Rodrigo Duterte, as Filipinos marked the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law under […]

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Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Published By   /  September 21, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Health and Fitness, Health Policy, Japan, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nauru, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Islands health, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, WHO, World Health Organisation  /  Comments Off on Japanese development aid funding splits Pacific unity on key WHO post

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, a New Zealander of Niuean descent and proposed by New Zealand, was given resounding support for his nomination from Pacific countries. Image: AUT The Western Pacific post for the World Health Organisation is a vitally important role for the region. However, reports Sri Krishnamurthi for Asia Pacific Journalism, the earlier unity over […]

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Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

Published By   /  September 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Disasters, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Typhoon, Typhoon Mangkhut, Typhoon Ompong, Weather  /  Comments Off on Typhoon Mangkhut devastates north of Philippines with at least 25 dead

Typhoon Mangkhut as seen from the foyer of the of the Mira de Polaris hotel about 15 km from the heart of San Nicolas. Video: Jeremaiah M. Opiniano/Cafe Pacific By Jeremaiah M. Opiniano in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte Howling winds and heavy volumes of rainfall brought more than a third of the Philippines and its […]

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Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes

Published By   /  September 16, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Extrajudicial killings, Featured, Human Rights, international criminal court, justice, Killings, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, War on drugs  /  Comments Off on Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes

Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes | Asia Pacific Report Home Asia Report Only ‘death or isolation can stop me’, vows Duterte critic Trillanes POPULAR POSTS EDITOR’S PICKS MOST COMMENTS – Partner Groups – GLOBAL REPORTAGE Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media

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Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

Published By   /  August 19, 2018  /  Analysis, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Communism, Education, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, Insurgencies, Lumad, lumads, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Military, New People's Army, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oplan Tokhang, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, purges, Reports, Rodrigo Duterte, Security  /  Comments Off on Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left

By Bong S Sarmiento in Mindanao Tactics used to target Filipino drug suspects are now being deployed against leftist activists and alleged supporters of an outlawed communist movement Last year, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to bomb the schools of indigenous Lumad people in mountainous areas of the southern island of Mindanao for allegedly teaching […]

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