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Ressa, Santos conviction ‘case of accountability’: Panelo

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The conviction of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and former researcher-writer Reynalod Santos Jr. over a libel case is “a case of accountability”, as Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. Panelo disagreed with opposition lawmakers who said their conviction is slowly killing press freedom. ”Ms. Ressa should stop telling … Continue reading

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Canada provides P45-M worth of Covid-19 aid to PH

MANILA – The Canadian government is providing over 1.2 million Canadian dollars (approximately PHP45 million) in assistance to the Philippines’ fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). “The Covid-19 pandemic is a global threat that does not recognize borders and can only be overcome through coordinated action around the world. The Government of Canada is therefore pleased … Continue reading