Daily Archives: 8 janvier 2018

On 8 January in Asian history

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

ON 8 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2018

307: Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hui_of_Jin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huai_of_Jin

647: Death of Seon Deok, Qeen of Silla kingdom (Korea), born in 606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Seondeok_of_Silla
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine7.html
http://koreanhistory.info/Shilla.htm

1037: Birth of Chinese poet Su Shi who died on August 24, 1101
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/calligraphy-su-shi.php
http://www.chinese-poems.com/su.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQ7hDxFZzQ

1556: Birth of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1623
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1761: In India, the French garrison surrenders Pondichery to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1781: Birth of Chinese national hero Admiral Guan Tianpei who during the Opium War died in a battle on February 26, 1841
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Tianpei

1884: Death of Keshub Death of Chandra Sen, social reformer and philosopher, born on November 19, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keshub_Chandra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-january-1884-keshub-chandra-sen-social-reformer-and-philosopher-died

1899: Birth of Solomon Bandaranaike, fourth Ceylon’s Prime minister (1956-1959), assassinated by a buddhist monk on September 26, 1959
http://www.swrdbandaranaike.lk/his_life.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Bandaranaike

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

1902: In China, after the international expedition, imperial court comes back to the Fobidden City and empress Cixi retakes the power

1909: Birth of Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet who died on January 13, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashapoorna_Devi
http://www.kalpana.it/eng/writer/indian_writers/asha_purna_devi.htm

1912: Birth of Susumu Fujita, Japanese actor who died on March 23, 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Fujita
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297843/filmoyear

1912: Birth of Tadashi Imai, Japanese film director who died on November 12, 1991
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Ha-Ji/Imai-Tadashi.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/tadashi-imai
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408033/

1925: Birth of Mohan Rakesh, Indian author who died on January 3, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1926: Birth of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian odessi dancer who died in April 2004
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profl111.html

1929: Birth of Kotoe Hatsui, Japanese actress who died on September 21, 1990
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368969/

Matsui Kotoe

1929: Birth of Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006762/

1933: Birth of Ko Un, Korean poet
http://www.koun.co.kr/

1939: Birth of Nanda, Indian actress who died on March 25 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanda_(actress)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/5-interesting-lesser-known-facts-about-Bollywood-actress-Nanda/photostory/32666993.cms#32667179

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5gAXCa6Mk

1942: Birth of Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister (2001-2006)
http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat16/sub110/item520.html
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/koizumi_junichiro.shtml
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/japanese-history-biographies/junichiro-koizumi

1942: The Philippine Executive Commission, headed by Jorge B. Varga (seen here with Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma), is organized by the Japanese Military Administration and the Kalibapi founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Executive_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALIBAPI

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

1945: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces

1947: General Marshall named state secretary leaves China

1947: The State Department declares that it will approve arm sales to France, except for use in Indochina

1949: Death in prison of Japanese general Umezu Yoshijiro who signed the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshijir%C5%8D_Umezu
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=813

1967: In Vietnam war, Operation Cedar Falls is launched


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cedar_Falls
http://www.historynet.com/operation-cedar-falls-search-and-destroy-in-the-iron-triangle.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIi3bbtClqU

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized
http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1973: Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris#tdih-calendar

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1975: Deng Xiaoping, with the help of Zhou Enlai recovers his positions before to be demoted again after Zhou death

1975: Birth of Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Jayaraj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URNAkAVoOHQ

1976: Death of Zhou Enlai, Chinese Prime Minister since 1949


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-leader-zhou-enlai-dies
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/10/world/in-death-zhou-enlai-is-still-beloved-but-a-puzzle.html?pagewanted=all
http://chineseposters.net/themes/zhouenlai.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydnqKl-zeg

1977: Just one year after the death of Zhou Enlai, huge demonstrations in Beijing which will continue up to 16 January. The demonstrators demand the Deng Xiaoping return to power

1977: Birth of Lee Yoo-jin (Yu-jin), Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Yoo-jin
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4543o_lee-dong-wook-kim-eugene-interview_music

1979: After the Vietnamese troops have taken Phom Penh, Khmer Rouge are retreating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506533.stm

1982: Birth of Kim Jong-un, youngest son of Kim Jong-il and current leader of North Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-un
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-jong-un-21125351
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11526831/Kim-Jong-un-was-child-prodigy-who-could-drive-at-age-of-three-claims-North-Korean-school-curriculum.html

1989: Beginning of the Japanese Heise era (the current Japanese emperor)

1991: Birth of Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinoi_Asuka

1992: George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister Miichi Miyazawa’s lap
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/09/world/bush-in-japan-bush-collapses-at-state-dinner-with-the-japanese.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnOnDatqENo

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

2002: Abolition of death penalty in Taiwan. The last ten years, 176 Taiwanese have been executed, 39 of them for kidnapping

2008: The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes unhurt after an attempted knife attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176434.stm

2008: Sri Lankan minister for nation-building  DM Dassanake dies in blast
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176207.stm

2015: Sri Lanka goes to the polls in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155688/sri-lanka-votes-in-tightest-election-in-decades
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/08/asia/sri-lanka-elections-walkup/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sri-lanka-set-tight-presidential-poll-201517222939705581.html

2017: Taiwanese president heads to Central America without holding any meetings with Trump and his team during stopover in Houston
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060386/taiwans-wise-tsai-makes-low-key-us-stop-reduces-risk
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/09/2003662766

2017: A South Korean monk set himself on fire to protest the government’s deal with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves
http://www.dw.com/en/south-korean-monk-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal/a-37053930
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2060309/south-korean-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal-japan-pm-abe

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s Birthday

Asian political caricatures

 

4 JANUARY 2018

How Pakistan governement learned Trump decision to cut military help

By Sabirnazar in The Friday Times, Pakistan

1 DECEMBER 2018

Kim Jong-un and nuclear button

By Harry’s in South China Morning Post, HongKong

26 NOVEMBER 2017

100 Chinese intellectuals write a petition

By Harry’s in South China Morning Post

 

Big part lost

 

 

 

 

 

25 MAY 2016

US kills Taliban leader in Pakistan

2016-05-25-i-thought-we-are-friends

By Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times

12 FEBRUARY 2016

North Korea’s new military chief

By Larry Wright, Cagle Cartoons

2016-02-12

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Suu Kyi’s power

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2016-02-11

8 FEBRUARY 2016

The year of the monkey

By Luojie, China Daily, China

Happy chinese new year

25 JANUARY 2016

Tsai soon on the throne

By Henry Wong in South China Morning Post (date ?)

2016-01-16 Tsai élue

24 JANUARY 2016

Taiwan and China

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2016-01-24 Tsai

10 JANUARY 2016

Watch your kid !

In The Korean Times

2016-01-10 Watch your kid

 

9 JANUARY 2016

Kim birthday

By Satish Acharya in SIFY

2016-01-08 Kim Birthday

 

Kim and the bomb

By Harry, South China Morning Post

2016-01-08 Kim et bombe

7 JANUARY 2016

Kim and Xi

By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2016-01-07 Kim and Xi

13 NOVEMBER 2015

The Aung San Suu Kyi effect

By Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps, Switzerland

2017-11-12 Birmanie

12 NOVEMBER 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi

By Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico

2015-11-12 Burma
11 NOVEMBER 2015

The winner

By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2015-11-11 Burma

9 NOVEMBER 2015

Mr Ma meets Mr Xi

By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2015-11-09 Ma-Xi

7 NOVEMBER 2015

China-Taiwan summit

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2015-11-07 Xi-Ma

6 NOVEMBER 2015

Historic election in Myanmar

By Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times

2015-11-07 Burma

30 OCTOBER 2015

China is dropping the one-child policy

By Harry Harrison, South China Morning Post

2015-10-30 Enfant unique

29 OCTOBER 2015 

Merkel in China
 
By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2015-10-29 Merkel-Xi

23 OCTOBER 2015

China in South China Sea

By Chappatte, The International New York Times

2015-10-23 Chappatte IHT

 

17 OCTOBER 2015

US troops to stay in Afghanistan 

By Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times
2015-10-17

 

16 OCTOBER 2015

Back to Afghanistan

By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2015-10-16

11 OCTOBER 2015

 Airstrike on Afghan Hospital

Bt Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times

2015-10-11
 

18 AUGUST 2015

 Disaster in Tianjin

By Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times

2015-08-17 Tianjin 

2 AUGUST 2015

China’s naval push

By Deng Coy Miel, Singapore

2015-08-02

2 JUNE 2015

No smoking in China

By Marian Kemensky, Slovakia

  2015-06-02

21 MAY 2015

North Korea says it can miniaturize nuclear weapons

By Harry, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

2015-05-21

11 APRIL 2015

Global Economic order

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2015-04-11
 

9 APRIL 2015

Thailand’s new Law
 

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2015-04-09

16 MARS 2015

China now world’s third-biggest arms exporter

By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2015-03-16

23 FEBRUARY 2015

Published in Korea Time

Kim Jong-un’s new haircut

2015-02-23

16 FEBRUARY 2015

Bangladesh politics

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2015-02-16
 6 FEBRUARY 2015

China as Banker

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2015-02-06

4 JANUARY 2015

Hegemonic China

By Deng Coy Miel, Singapore
 
2015-01-04

27 DECEMBER 2014

Hack attack

By Manny Francisco, Manila, The Phillippines

2014-12-27
 
21 DECEMBER 2014

Kim Jong-un vs Sony

By Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps, Switzerland

2014-12-21

15 DECEMBER 2014

After the elections

By Norio, Courrier international

2014-12-15

26 NOVEMBER 2014

SAARC Summit, Kathmandu

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE
 
2014-11-26

 

16 NOVEMBER 2014

Japan’s trick

By Luojie, China Daily, China

  2014-11-16

11 NOVEMBER 2014

Friendly Handshake

By Marian Kemensky, Slovakia

2014-11-11

5 NOVEMBER 2014

Checking Afghan opium
 
By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-11-05
 

25 OCTOBER 2014

Dragon dance

By Luojie, China Daily, China
 2014-10-25

19 OCTOBER 2014

China’s Policies

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 2014-10-19

18 OCTOBER 2014

Honk Kong protests

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

  2014-10-18

17 OCTOBER 2014

Hungry Kim

By Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico
 
2014-10-17

16 OCTOBER 2014

By Harry, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

 

2014-10-16

15 OCTOBER 2014

By Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune

2015-10-15

14 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution Dragon

By Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons
 
2014-10-14

13 OCTOBRE 2014

Malala’s Courage

By Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
 
2014-10-13

11 OCTOBER 2014

Nobel Peace prize

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE
 
2014-10-11

10 OCTOBER 2014

Missing Kim Jong Un

By Cam Cardow, Cagle Cartoons

2014-10-10

6 OCTOBER 2014

Student revolt

By Olle Johansson, Sweden

2014-10-06
 

3 OCTOBER 2014

Chinese dragon strangling Hongkong

By Riber Hansson, Sydsvenskan
  2014-10-03

2 OCTOBER 2014

Hong Kong democracy

By Tom Janssen, The Netherlands
 2014-10-02 b

Sharing umbrella

2014-10-02

1 OCTOBER 2014

Umbrella Revolution

By Marian Kemensky, Slovakia

2014-10-01 b 
Protests in Hong Kong

By Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times
 
2014-10-01

30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong Umbrella

By Marian Kemensky, Slovakia
 2014-09-30

30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Democracy and Peace

By Marian Kemensky, Slovakia

2014-09-30 b

29 SEPTEMBER 2014

Narendra Modi in USA

By Paresh nath, U.T. Independent, India
  2014-09-29

27 SEPTEMBER 2014

India’s Mars mission

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE
 
2014-09-27

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

China soon on the moon. « Houston, we have a problem »

By Langer, Clarin, Buenos Aires

2014-09-19

18 SEPTEMBER 2014

India and China

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE
 
2014-09-18

16 SEPTEMBER 2014

In Taiwan press

2014-09-16

12 SEPTEMBER 2014

Chinese president Xi

By Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Berlin

2014-09-12

10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong : No room for democracy

By Stephff, Thailand

2014-09-10

7 SEPTEMBER 2014

Hong Kong Democracy

By Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times

  2014-09-07

30 AUGUST 2014

US Owes China

By Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

2014-08-30

20 AUGUST 2014

South China Sea issue

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-08-20

24 JULY 2014

Cross-Strait Trade Pact 

Taipei Times

2014-07-24

21 JULY 2014

When Barbie’s friend 6 year old Indian small girl was raped at school

By Satish Acharya, Sify.com

2014-07-21
20 JULY 2014

MH17 looking for clues

By Peter Broelman, Australia

2014-07-20
 

14 JULY 2014

Syria, China, Russia

Published in Ibergag.com

2014-07-14

2 JULY 2014

Abe changes constitution

Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2014-07-02
 

29 JUNE 2014

Thai Democracy Transformer

By Deng Coy Miel, Singapore

2014-06-29

28 JUNE 2014

China and Hong Kong

By Reumann, Switzerland

2014-06-28

 27 JUNE 2014

Afghan run-off vote

 By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-06-27

 

7 JUNE 2014

Sino-US relations

By Luojie, China Daily, China

2014-06-07

5 JUNE 2014

In the South China Sea

By Danziger, USA

2014-06-05

 

29 MAY 2014

Thai massage’

By Manny Francisco, Manila, The Phillippines

2014-05-29

22 MAY 2014

Thailand under martial law

By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2014-05-22


21 MAY 2014

Putin and Chinese dragon

By Christo Komarnitski, Bulgaria

2014-05-21

 

14 MAY 2014

Election in India, voting Durga

By Riber Hansson, Sydsvenskan

2014-05-14

 

13 MAY 2014

Chinese housing prices

By Luojie, China Daily, China

2014-05-13

 

3 MAY 2014

Femen in Afghanistan

2014-05-03

 

25 APRIL 2014

Asian Balancing Act

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE


2014-04-25

 

13 APRIL 2014

China and Taiwan economic links

By Heng, Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore

2014-04-13

9 APRIL 2014

Afghan elections

By Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico

2014-04-09

4 APRIL 2014

Kim’s toy

By Olle Johansson, Sweden

2014-04-04

 

2 APRIL 2014

Japanese whaling setback

By Peter Broelman, Australia

2014-04-02

01 APRIL 2014

China Economic Reforms

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-03-26

 

25 MARCH 2014

Xi Jinping in France

By Stefan Popa, Courrier International

2014-03-25 Xi en France

12 MARCH 2014

Election in North korea

By Olle Johansson, Sweden

2014-03-12

9 MARCH 2014

Malaysian Air missing

By Peter Broelman, Australia

2014-03-09

8 MARCH 2014

Women’s Day

By Luojie, China Daily, China

2014-03-08 Journée de la femme

2 MARCH 2014

Thai Revolution

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-03-02

1 MARCH 2014

China and Korean abuses

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-03-01

28 FEBRUARY 2014

Kim Jong Un

By Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant

2014-02-28

25 FEBRUARY 2014

Afghanistan invasions

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-02-25

24 FEBRUARY 2014

Obama and Dalai Lama

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-02-24

23 FEBRUARY 2014

KIM JONG UN AND HITLER

By Randy Bish, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

2014-02-23

22 FEBRUARY 2014

Kim and ghost of genocide past

By Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico

2014-02-22

21 FEBRUARY 2014

UN North Korea report

By Jeff Darcy, The Cleveland Plain Dealer

2014-02-21

 

20 FEBRUARY 2014

Friends

By Joep Bertrams, The Netherlands

2014-02-20

19 FEBRUARY 2014

North Korea compared with the Nazis

By Olle Johansson, Sweden

2014-06-19

 

18 FEBRUARY 2014

Kim Jong-un

By Aislin, The Montreal Gazette

2014-02-18

 

15 FEBRUARY 2014

Karzai Kartoon

By Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune

2014-02-15

 

14 FEBRUARY 2014

North Korea South Korea meeting

2014-02-14

 

10 JANUARY 2014

By Riber Hansson, Sydsvenskan

2014-02-10



9 FEBRUARY 2014

Pakistan, Taliban talk

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-02-09

8 FEBRUARY 2014

Surrender the steering Wheel too !

By Heng, Lianhe Zabao, Singapore

2014-02-08

 

5 FEBRUARY 2014

Irreconciliable Thailand

By Patrick Chappatte, The International New York Times

2014-02-05

 

31 JANUARY 2013

Kicking Off the New Year

By Stephff, The Irrawaddy

2014-01-31

Offshore

By Horsch, Germany

2014-02-01

 

23 JANUARY 2014

China and tax haven

By Tom Janssen, The Netherlands

2014-01-23

 

14 JANUARY 2014

Democracy in Asia

Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-01-14

 

11 JANUARY 2014

China versus Japan

Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2014-01-11

9 JANUARY 2014

China moon landing

By Jeff Darcy, The Cleveland Plain

2014-01b

8 JANUARY 2014

Happy birthday Kim Jong-un

2014-01-08 Kiim Jong Un birthday

5 JANUARY 2014

Thailand Political Crisis

Deng Coy Miel, Singapore

2014-01-03

2 JANUARY 2014

Kim justifies uncle assassination

Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2014-01-02

 

30 DECEMBER 2013

Obama dealing with China and Iran

Deng Coy Miel, Singapore

2013-13-30

29 DECEMBER 2013

China and Japan military

Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-12-29

28 DECEMBER 2013

End of One Child Policy

By Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2013-12-28

 

27 DECEMBER 2013

Hatch

By Luojie, China Daily, China

2013-12-27

 

26 DECEMBER 2013

Kim’s uncle

2013-12-26

 

19 DECEMBER 2013

Kim Il Jung and headless guy

By Riber Hansson, Sydsvenskan

2013-12-19

 

14 DECEMBER 2013

China vehicule on the moon

2013-12-14 china-in-the-moon

 

10 DECEMBER 2013

Kim’s uncle

Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2013-12-10

 

9 DECEMBER 2013

Shinzo Abe

2013-12-09

 

30 NOVEMBER 2013

China nationalistic rhetoric

By Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-11-30

 

29 NOVEMBER 2013

East China Sea Tensions

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune

2013-11-29 ADIZ

28 NOVEMBER 2913

China’s ADIZ

Attribution: Deng Coy Miel, Singapore

2013-11-28

23 NOVEMBER 2013

Afghan security negotiations

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-11-23 Afghanistan

12 NOVEMBER 2013

Typhoon Haiyan

Attribution: Bob Englehart, The Hartford Courant

2013-11-11

8 NOVEMBER 2013

China’s Growth

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-11-08

1 NOVEMBER 2013

War on al Qaeda

Attribution: Mike Keefe, Cagle Cartoons

 

2013-11-01

31 OCTOBER 2013

China and Japan dispute on Diaoyu-Senkaku islands

By Kichka, Telad TV, Jérusalem

2013-10-31

 

24 OCTOBER 2013

Leaving Afghan issues

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-10-24

23 OCTOBER 2013

India, China border pact

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-10-23 Chine Inde

 

14 OCTOBER 2013

The Taliban and education

2013-10-13

12 OCTOBER 2013

Sakharov Prize: Courage recognised

Al-Mustaqbal, Beirut

2013-10-10

1st OCTOBER 2013

Today is the PRC 64th birthday

By Schot (Netherland)

2013-10-01

30 SEPTEMBER 2013

China vs Japan

2013-09-30

19 SEPTEMBER 2013

Radioactive Olympics

Attribution: Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com

2013-09-19 JO

 

13 SEPTEMBER 2013

North Korea restarts nuclear program

Artist: Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune 2013-09-13 NK

10 SEPTEMBER 2013

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Artist: Luojie, China Daily, China

2013-09-10 Olympic

 

8 SEPTEMBER 2013

TOKYO 2020

Artist : Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany 2013-09-08 Olympic

 

21 AUGUST 2013

North Korea

Artist: David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star 2013-08-21 Kim

 

15 AUGUST 2013

India, Pakistan INDEPENDENCE day

Artist: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE 2013-08-15 Inde Pakistan

 

14 AUGUST 2013

China’s One-child policy and pension issues

Artist : Luojie, China Daily, China 2013-08-14 enfant unique

 

8 AUGUST 2013

Still haunted?

2013-08-08 By Nay Myo Aye, The Irrawadd

3 AUGUST 2013

Chinese View of Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso

Attribution: Luojie, China Daily, China

2013-08-03

 

28 JULY 2013

2014: US are leaving Afghanistan

By Chappatte, International Herald Tribune 2013-07-28 Afghanistan

 

27 JULY 2013

China’s economy

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-07-28 China economy

 

26 JULY 2013

Shinzo Abe powerful

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE 2013-07-26

 

21 JULY 2013

Bangladesh textile industry 2013-07-21 cartoon

 

8 JULY 2013

Obama in Africa

2013-07-08

 

5 JULY 2013 2013-07-05 afghanistan

3 JULY 2013

Obama loves Africa Attribution: Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2013-07-03

 

10 JUNE 2013

Declaration of love

Attribution: Petar Pismestrovic, Kleine Zeitung, Austria

karikatur für tribüne-liebeserklärung

 

1 JUNE 2013 In

Burma : Two-child Policy for Rohingya

By Stephff The Irrawaddy

2013-06-01 Myanmar-s-2-child-policy-for-Rohingyas

31 MAY 2013

Preventing Cyber theft

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-05-31 cartoon

 

30 MAY 2013

Drones and Taliban

Attribution: Tom Janssen, The Netherlands

2013-05-30 cartoon

 

23 MAY 2013

Kissing Shoes

Attribution: Olle Johansson, Sweden

2013-05-23 cartoon

20 MAY 2013

Cybersecurity

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-05-20

 

16 MAY 2013

Obama greets Pakistan winner

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune

2013-05-16 cartoon

 

13 MAY 2013

After Bangladesh

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps, Switzerland

2013-05-13 cartoon

 

10 MAY 2013

War Drums

Attribution: Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen

2013-05-10 cartoon 9 MAY 2013

Avian flu in China

Attribution: Manny Francisco, Manila, The Phillippines 2013-05-09 cartoon

8 MAY 2013

Hamid Karzai – Coat of One Color

Attribution: Taylor Jones, El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico

2013-05-08 cartoon

7 MAY 2013

Hunger strike in Guantánamo

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, NZZ am Sonntag

2013-05-07 cartoon

6 MAY 2013

Chinese Dream

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-05-06 Chinese Dream

2 MAY 2013

Made in Bangladesh

Attribution: Tom Janssen, The Netherlands 2013-05-02 cartoon 1 MAY 2013

Bangladesh Attribution: Hajo de Reijger, The Netherlands

2013-05-01 cartoon

23 APRIL 2013

Kim Jong-Un and Rodman

Attribution: Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

2013-04-23 cartoon

21 APRIL 2013

Musharaff’s Risky Return

2013-04-21 cartoon

 

13 APRIL 2013

Kim talks of war

Attribution: John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

2013-04-13 cartoon

 

12 APRIL 2013

NK’s radical attempt on biological warfare

Artist: Manny Francisco, Manila,

2013-04-12 cartoon

10 APRIL 2013

Kim Jong Un Corner

Attribution: Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

2013-04-11 cartoon

 

9 APRIL 2013

Syria rescue mission

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-04-10 cartoon

8 APRIL 2013

China Criticizes North Korea

Attribution: Petar Pismestrovic, Kleine Zeitung, Austria

karikatur für tribüne-rüge

5 APRIL 2013

What’s the next threat after « nuclear apocalypse » ?

2013-04-05 cartoon

4 APRIL 2013

A North Korean Hit

Attribution: Paul Zanetti, Australia

2013-04-04 cartoon

 

2 APRIL 2013

Karzai’s hatchet

Attribution: David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star

2013-04-02 cartoon

 

1 APRIL 2013

Kim Jong Un Crayons

Attribution: Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

2013-04-01 Kim crayons

 

31 MARCH 2013

North Korea and USA

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-03-31 NK US

 

30 MARCH 2013

Easter egg hunt with uncle Sam and Kim Jong Un

Attribution: Peter Broelman, Australia

2013-03-30 Easter

 

22 MARCH 2013

Leading China

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-03-22 Chine corruption

20 MARCH 2013

Malala goes back to school

Attribution: Manny Francisco, Manila, The Philippines

2013-03-20 Malala

 

18 MARCH 2013

Nukes

Attribution: Olle Johansson, Swede

2013-03-18 cartoon

 

17 MARCH 2013

Kim, Xi, Li, and Obama

Attribution: Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

2013-03-17 cartoon

 

14 MARCH 2013

Kim Jun-Un

Attribution: Pavel Constantin, Romania

2013-03-14

 

10 MARCH 2013

Sanctions on N.Korea

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-03-11 cartoon

 

9 MARCH 2013

North Korean Nuclear Threats

Artist: Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps, Switzerland

2013-03-09 cartoon

 

8 MARCH 2013

Big trouble

Artist: Olle Johansson, Sweden

2013-03-08 cartoon

 

6 MARCH 2013

Kim Jong Un meeting Rodman

Artist: Manny Francisco, Manila, The Philippines

2013-03-06 cartoon

5 MARCH 2013

Rodman Counseling

Artist: Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen

2013-03-05 cartoon

 

4 MARCH 1013

« China threat theory »

Attribution: Luojie, China Daily, China

2013-03-04 cartoon

 

27 FEBRUARY 2013

Cyber Spying from China

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, NZZ am Sonntag

2013-03-26 cartoon

 

25 FEBRUARY 1013

Relieved

By Luojie, China Daily, China

2013-02-26 cartoon

 

23 FEBRUARY 2013

China on N.Korea

Artist: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-02-22

 

22 FEBRUARY 2013

New Chinese Military

Attribution: Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen

2013-02-22 cartoon

21 FERUARY 2013

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-02-21 cartoon

16 FEBRUARY 2013

North Korean test

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-02-15 Chine-NK

 

14 FEBRUARY 2013

North Korea nuclear test and China

2013-02-14 cartoon

13 FEBRUARY 2013

No respect

Artist: Cameron Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen

2013-02-13 Kim cartoon

 

12 FEBRUARY 2013

Next Generation

Attribution: Olle Johansson, Sweden

2013-02-12 cartoon

 

11 FEBRUARY 2013

Who is the boss in Thailand ?

2013-01-29 caricature

 

4 FEBRUARY 2013

China needs stronger role in Kachin conflict

By Liu Rui, Global Time

2013-02-04 caricature

 

2 FEBRUARY 2013

China and North Korea

2013-02-02 caricature

 

31 JANUARY 2013

Air Pollution in China

Attribution: Jianping Fan, Guangzhou, China

2013-01-31 Caricature

30 JANUARY 2013

Gangnam Kim A

ttribution: Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen

2013-01-28 Kim

29 JANUARY 2013 S

harpening

Attribution: Luojie, China Daily, China

2013-01-29 Chine-Japon

27 JANUARY 2013

N.Korean rocket

Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

2013-01-27 cartoon

 

17 JANUARY 2013

Smog in Beijing

Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune

2013-01-17 cartoon

 

12 JANUARY 2013

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said « First open wide your mouth »

2013-01-12

11 JANUARY 2013

To be a woman in India

By Mikel Jaso, Barcelona

2013-01-11

 

15 DECEMBER 2012

Transition in Afghanistan

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 

23 NOVEMBER 2012

Obama in Asia

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 

20 NOVEMBER 2012

Brave Puppy

by Hachfeld in Neues Deutschland, Berlin

 

 

13 NOVEMBER 2012

Best in USA, China

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 

12 NOVEMBER 2012

Congress of the Chinese Communist Party

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps, Switzerland

 

11 NOVEMBER 2012

USA – CHINA

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, NZZ am Sonntag

 

8 NOVEMBER 2012

China vs USA elections

Attribution: Tom Janssen, The Netherlands

 

29 OCTOBER 2012

 

23 OCTOBER 2012

China-USA economic ties

 

21 OCTOBER 2012

Taliban backlash

Attribution: John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune

 

20 OCTOBER 2012

Pakistani Schoolgirl

Attribution: Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News

 

12 OCTOBER 2012

North Korean threat

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 

1 OCTOBER 2012

Insider Enemies in Afghanistan

Artist: Manny Francisco, Manila, The Phillippines

28 SEPTEMBER 2012

Thief

Attribution: Luojie, China Daily, China

 

15 SEPTEMBER 2012

Teddy-bears

Artist:Petar Pismestrovic, Kleine Zeitung, Austria

14 SEPTEMBER 2012

China, USA in Pacific

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 

10 SEPTEMBER 2012

The Indian cartoonist against corruption in India, Aseem Trivedi, has been jailed today



9 SEPTEMBER 2012

Veto

Artist : Osama Hajjaj, Abu Mahjoob Creative Productions

 

7 SEPTEMBER 2012

Wishful thinking

Artist: Luojie, China Daily, China

 

5 SEPTEMBER 2012

Lessons learned in the age of tyranny

29 AUGUST 2012

Attribution: No-rio (Aomori), Courrier international

 

26 AUGUST 2012

Targeted killings

Attribution: Yaakov Kirschen, Dry Bones

2 AUGUST 2012

Kim Jong-un’s sweet promises 29 JULY 2012

North Korean Marshal

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

28 JULY 2012

China and Africa

Artist: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

21 JULY 2012

Assads Support

Artist: Osama Hajjaj, Abu Mahjoob Creative Productions

19 JULY 2012

Made In China

Attribution: Rick McKee, The Augusta Chronicle

11 JULY 2012

South China sea

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

9 JULY 2012

Afghan corruption

Attribution : Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

4 JULY 2012

Japan without nuclear power

 

18 JUNE 2012

AUNG SAN SUU KYI

Attribution : Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune

4 JUNE 2012

Obama, Hu Jintao, Pacific Ocean

Attribution: Rainer Hachfeld, Neues Deutschland, Germany

19 MAY 2012

NATO Afghan strategy

Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

14 MAY 2012

China Wall holes

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 

12 MAY 2012

Human rights in China

By Heng in Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore

4 MAY 2012

Dissident Chen in China

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

20 APRIL 2012

Corruption Scandal Shakes China

Attribution: Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune

17 APRIL 2012

Afghanistan Withdrawal

Artist: Paul Zanetti, Australia

13 APRIL 2012

Kim Jong-un`s toy

Attribution: Martin Sutovec, Slovakia

12 APRIL 2012

Starving people

Attribution: Olle Johansson, Sweden

27 MARCH 2012

Seoul Security summit

Attribution Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

21 MARCH 2012

Afghan Cave Writings

Artist: Bill Day, Cagle Cartoons

16 MARCH 2012

HOSTILITY Is Growing In AFGHANISTAN



Artist : Patrick Chappatte, The International Herald Tribune

4 MARCH 2012

No-nuke for food

Attribution: Paresh Nath, The Khaleej Times, UAE

 

Philippines home affairs and society

***

8 JANUARY 2018

 Duterte’s pastor takes over Catholic leadership, signalling better ties

Strained relations between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Catholic Church are likely to improve with the top Catholic religious leaders in Davao City – Duterte’s hometown – taking over the helm of one of the institutions staunchly critical of Duterte
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/01/dutertes-pastor-takes-catholic-leadership-role-starting-2018-better-terms-church/#q4uwkxRfEPYZREaL.97

20 DECEMBER 2017

Philippine President Duterte declares unilateral Christmas ceasefire with communist rebels

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Mr Duterte ordered the army and police to suspend offensive operations from December 24 to January 2 « to lessen the apprehension of the public this Christmas season »
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-20/philippine-leader-declares-unilateral-ceasefire-for-christmas/9277050?section=world
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/637134/duterte-orders-holiday-ceasefire-palace-expects-reds-to-do-the-same/story/

19 DECEMBER 2017

Philippine Navy chief sacked over P16-B frigate contract

Navy Flag Officer in Command (FOIC) Vice Adm. Ronald Joseph Mercado was sacked on Tuesday amid controversy involving a weapons system procurement plan
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/953624/afp-relieves-ph-navy-chief-afp-mercado-navy-relief-weapons-system-procurement-empedrad#ixzz51k5cnnWB
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/12/20/1770151/navy-chief-vice-admiral-ronald-joseph-mercado-sacked
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/philippine-navy-chief-sacked-in-surprise-move-13441

13 DECEMBER 2017

Philippines: Martial law extended in Mindanao for another year

The Philippine Congress on Wednesday approved President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in the entire Mindanao island for one year, enraging civil society, church and militant groups
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/12/martial-law-philippines-extended/#cKAh2splrRIUzKu2.99
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/12/13/545458/Philippines-martial-law-Mindanao-Daesh-Duterte
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/12/14/1768251/duterte-wont-rule-out-nationwide-martial-law

5 DECEMBER 2917

Duterte declares CPP, NPA as terrorist organizations

Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/950017/duterte-declares-cpp-npa-as-terrorist-organizations#ixzz50VGDEsrr
https://www.theepochtimes.com/philippine-government-classifies-communists-as-terrorists_2380913.html

10 NOVEMBER 2017

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines president says he killed someone as teenager

« At 16, I killed someone, » he told Filipinos in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang, where he is attending a regional summit. He said he stabbed the person « just over a look »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41939823
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/10/filipino-leader-claims-stabbed-someone-death-teenager-country/

2 NOVEMBER 2017

Philippines remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for journalists

The Philippines has been once again been recognised as one of the world’s most deadly countries for journalists, who are targeted by corrupt political and business actors with impunity
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/11/philippines-remains-one-dangerous-places-earth-journalists/#hGGB9JHeZtoRv63K.99

29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Philippines slams 39 countries calling for end to killings

The Philippine government has denounced 39 mostly Western nations, including the United States, Britain and France, which have urged it to end thousands of killings under President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug crackdown and allow an investigation in cooperation with the international community
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/29/philippines-slams-39-countries-calling-for-end-to-killings.html
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/09/30/1744077/philippines-drug-war-alarms-39-countries-un

10 SEPTEMBER 2017

Rodrigo Duterte defends his decision to declare a special non-working holiday in Ilocos Norte on dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ 100th birth anniversary

The outspoken Duterte, who has previously hailed Marcos as the country’s best-ever president, has declared the anniversary a holiday in Marcos’ home province of Ilocos Norte where they still wield political power
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/929402/ferdinand-marcos-100th-birth-anniversary-rodrigo-duterte-marcos-family
http://www.manilatimes.net/ilocanos-marcos-hero-duterte/349959/

21 AUGUST 2017

Thousands demand end to killings in Duterte’s drug war

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Philippine capital of Manila to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, as they marked the death anniversary of one of the country’s pro-democracy heroes
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/thousands-demand-killings-duterte-drug-war-170821124440845.html
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/924450/protests-against-war-on-drugs-rodrigo-duterte-kian-loyd-delos-santos
http://www.manilatimes.net/outrage-fires-coalition-drug-war-du30-face-isolation/346005/

22 JULY 2017

Philippines votes to extend martial law in south until end of 2017

The Philippine congress on Saturday voted to extend president Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to defeat Islamist militants
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PHILIPPINES_MILITANT_SIEGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-22-06-26-52
https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/philippines-votes-to-extend-martial-law-in-south-until-end-of-2017-1.613078
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40690589

19 JULY 2017

Philippine government calls off formal talks, backchannel negotiations with Reds

Negotiations between the government and communists will not resume next month and even informal talks have been canceled because of recent guerrilla attacks
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/07/19/1721104/govt-calls-formal-talks-backchannel-negotiations-reds
http://www.manilatimes.net/govt-cancels-talks-reds/339389/

17 JULY 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offers Muslim self-rule to counter ISIS

President Rodrigo Duterte offered self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority on Monday (July 17) in an attempt to defeat Islamist militants who have seized a southern city in the gravest challenge to his year-old rule
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte-offers-muslim-self-rule-to-counter-isis
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-form-moro-country/339014/
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_PHILIPPINES_MUSLIM_REBELS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-17-08-15-30

29 JUNE 2017

The brutal war on drugs in the Philippines – in pictures

 A year on from the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte, his ‘war on drugs’ has claimed the lives of more than 7,000 Filipinos, according to Human Rights Watch
https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2017/jun/29/the-brutal-war-on-drugs-in-the-philippines-in-pictures

29 MAY 2017

Philippines calls off peace talks with Communist rebels

The Philippine government on Sunday formally called off the latest round of peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to resolve a dispute over a rebel order for fighters to step up attacks
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/philippines-calls-peace-talks-communist-rebels-170528203757454.html
http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2017/05/29/1704539/editorial-defiance

23 MAY 2017

Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte on 10 p.m. Tuesday declared martial law in the entire Mindanao island amid the ongoing clashes between government troops and Maute group terrorists in Marawi City, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/05/23/1703088/duterte-declares-martial-law-mindanao
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/23/17/duterte-declares-martial-law-in-mindanao

18 MAY 2017

Philippines rejects millions in EU development aid

The Philippines has rejected €250 million in development assistance from the European Union due to perceived interference in domestic matters
http://www.asianews.network/content/philippines-rejects-millions-eu-development-aid-46070
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/18/17/palace-ph-only-rejecting-eu-aid-with-conditions

11 APRIL 2017

Abu Sayyaf spokesman and kidnapping mastermind Muamar Askali killed in Bohol clashes

Soldiers battling Abu Sayyaf in central Philippines are reported to have killed a key commander of the armed group who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/abu-sayyaf-spokesman-and-kidnapping-mastermind-muamar-askali-killed-in-bohol-clash
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/army-kills-abu-sayyaf-commander-blamed-beheadings-170412052319125.html

17 MARCH 2017

European Parliament calls for De Lima’s release and probe on war on drugs in Philippines

Manila was up in arms Friday over a European Parliament resolution calling for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima from detention, with Philippine officials condemning it as an unwarranted intrusion into internal affairs
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/603444/news/nation/european-parliament-calls-for-de-lima-s-release-and-probe-on-war-on-drugs?related
https://m.facebook.com/hrw.ph/posts/1590619237633793
http://www.philstar.com/news-videos/2017/03/17/1682057/watch-debate-eu-parliament-dutertes-drug-war

15 MARCH 2017

On the Communist Party of the Philippines’ support for fascistic President Duterte

Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI)https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/03/15/phil-m15.html

14 MARCH 2017

Hard-hitting’ journalist slain in Philippines

Gunmen have shot dead a controversial newspaper columnist in the Philippines, media groups said on Tuesday, marking the latest journalist death in one of the world’s most dangerous nations for reporters
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/hard-hitting-journalist-slain-in-philippines-1.1994109

8 MARCH 2017

Philippines lawmakers dismiss foreign minister Perfecto Yasay amid scrutiny over US citizenship

Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday rejected the appointment of Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay after ruling he lied to them about being an American Citizen
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2077082/philippines-lawmakers-dismiss-foreign-minister-yasay-amid
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/03/09/1679352/yasay-dumped-lying

Philippines house overwhelmingly approves re-imposition death penalty

The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill to restore the death penalty, 11 years after it was abolished. The government has called the measure « a vital tool » in Duterte’s war on drugs
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/03/philippines-house-overwhelmingly-approves-re-imposition-death-penalty/#ySBY5vgmUuqL7JR9.97
http://www.dw.com/en/philippines-moves-to-restore-death-penalty-for-drug-offenses/a-37841088
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/878935/senators-divided-on-fate-of-death-penalty-measure

27 FEBRUARY 2017

Philippines: Liberal Party senators, closed to De Lima, are expelled from their key posts in the Senate

Members of the LP in the Senate have been vocal about their opposition to the Duterte administration’s war on drugs and its proposal to reimpose capital punishment
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/02/philippines-de-lima-allies-ousted-senate-chairmanships/
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/876109/lp-members-ousted-from-senate-majority
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/601238/news/nation/lp-senators-see-palace-hand-in-ouster

24 FEBRUARY 2017

Philippines senator Leila de Lima who branded President Duterte ‘serial killer’ arrested on drug charges

The highest-profile critic of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drug war was arrested on Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the “sociopathic serial killer”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/24/philippines-senator-leila-de-lima-president-duterte-serial-killer-faces-arrest
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/875166/de-lima-i-wont-be-silenced
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2073519/top-critic-dutertes-drug-war-dodges-arrest

18 FEBRUARY 2917

Thousands of Filipino Catholics march against death penalty, war on drugs

Thousands of Roman Catholics marched in the Philippines capital Manila on Saturday in the biggest gathering denouncing extra-judicial killings and a government plan to reimpose the death penalty for criminals
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/thousands-filipino-catholics-march-against-death-penalty-war-drugs
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2072021/philippine-church-show-force-vs-drug-killings

6 FEBRUARY 2017

Philippine army arrests communist rebel leader after peace bid collapses

Philippine soldiers arrested communist rebel leader, days after President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped a ceasefire with the insurgents and as clashes between them and the army erupted in several places
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-orders-arrest-communist-leaders/310919/
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/philippine-army-arrests-communist-rebel-leader-after-peace-bid-collapses-1.1974270

5 FEBRUARY 2017

Philippines’ Duterte scraps peace talks with communist rebels

 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said the government is « cancelling » its peace talks with the communist rebels
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/04/c_136031862.htm
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/02/06/1669507/duterte-labels-cpp-npa-ndf-terror-group
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-brands-reds-terrorists/310755/

31 JANUARY 2017

Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war could constitute crime against humanity, Amnesty International report says

A wave of drug-related killings in the Philippines appears to be « systematic, planned and organised » by authorities and could constitute crimes against humanity, according to an Amnesty International report
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-01/rodrigo-duterte-drug-war-may-be-crimes-against-humanity-amnesty/8228318?section=world
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/amnesty-warns-of-crimes-against-humanity-in-philippines/3481622.html

27 JANUARY 2017

Filipinos approve Duterte’s position to seek security and defense cooperation with China and Russia

Many Filipinos approve of President Rodrigo Duterte’s position to seek security and defense cooperation with China and Russia, the latest Pulse Asia survey showed
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/survey-filipinos-favor-defense-ties-china-russia

26 JANUARY 2017

Philippine talks with communist rebels end with no deal on truce

A third round of peace talks between the Philippines and communist rebels ended Wednesday with no deal on a permanent ceasefire the government had billed as its primary goal
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2065578/philippine-talks-communist-rebels-end-no-deal-truce
http://www.manilatimes.net/talks-reds-end-no-ceasefire/308994/

30 DECEMBER 2016

Philippine Economic Growth on Track to Lead Southeast Asia

The Philippine economy likely grew faster than any other in Southeast Asia this year, aided by stronger diplomacy with China and Japan and increased spending on infrastructure and the call-center industry
http://www.voanews.com/a/philippine-economic-growth-on-track-to-lead-southwest-asia/3656732.html
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-17/philippine-growth-quickens-to-7-1-on-duterte-s-spending-spree

22 DECEMBER 2016

Philippines journalist killed after criticising officials over illegal drug lab

A Philippine provincial newspaper publisher has been shot dead after writing a column alleging official negligence over a recently discovered methamphetamine laboratory, in the first killing of a journalist during the country’s war on drugs
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/22/philippines-journalist-killed-after-criticising-officials-over-illegal-drug-lab
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/12/philippines-journalist-slain-dutertes-war-drugs/

5 DECEMBER 2016

Philippines VP vows to take on Duterte after cabinet exit

Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo resigned from the cabinet on Monday but vowed to lead the opposition and challenge the policies of President Rodrigo Duterte, including his deadly war on drugs and moves to reinstate the death penalty
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippines-vp-vows-take-duterte-after-cabinet-exit
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/12/philippines-vice-president-leni-robredo-quits-cabinet-citing-plot-steal-job/

18 NOVEMBER 2016

Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos given controversial hero’s burial

The former Philippine dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, has been given a hero’s burial with military honours, a deeply controversial move three decades after he was ousted in a “People Power” revolution
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/18/philippine-dictator-ferdinand-marcos-given-controversial-heros-burial
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/ferdinand-marcos-hero-burial-philippines-161118043531138.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/18/marcos-philippine-president-citizens-react-heros-burial-manila-dictator-duterte

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Philippine dictator Marcos allowed hero’s burial, Supreme Court rules

Ex-Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be buried at the national heroes’ cemetery, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in a hugely controversial verdict that critics warned would whitewash his crimes and divide the nation
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2044031/philippine-dictator-marcos-allowed-heros-burial-supreme
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/08/philippines-president-ferdinand-marcos-granted-heros-burial-manila

19 OCTOBER 2016

Duterte always loved communists – except when he was killing them

When Washington Post correspondent Keith Richburg paid a call on Davao City police chief in 1987, he found himself following a trail of blood up the wooden stairs to the Philippine Constabulary colonel’s office. The city’s mayor then was Rodrigo Duterte
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2038320/duterte-always-loved-communists-except-when-he-was-killing

29 SEPTEMBER 2016

Philippine Maoist guerrillas say won’t give up arms as part of peace deal

 Philippine Maoist guerrillas will not surrender their weapons even if a peace deal is reached with the government of President Rodrigo Duterte, the rebels’chief negotiator said on Thursday (Sept 29), a potential deal-breaker in the current talks
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-maoist-guerrillas-say-wont-give-up-arms-as-part-of-peace-deal

26 SEPTEMBER 2016

Ending the use of child soldiers in the Philippines

The United Nations and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have pledged to safeguard the rights of children and have implemented an action plan to ensure that children affected by armed conflicts are better protected
http://www.dw.com/en/ending-the-use-of-child-soldiers-in-the-philippines/a-35890128

24 SEPTEMBER 2016

Protests mark 44th Anniversary of Declaration of Martial Law in Philippines

 Ahead of the 44th anniversary of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s declaration of martial law, which was announced on September 23, 1972, thousands of students and activists protested throughout the week
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/247946077
http://opinion.inquirer.net/97604/deny-the-past-desecrate-the-present

21 SEPTEMBER 2016

Philippines: Threats against journalists denounced

International and local journalists’ groups have strongly condemned online threats made by alleged pro-government supporters to at least two female journalists in the Philippines, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to launch an investigation and penalise the perpetrators
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/09/philippines-threats-journalists-denounced-160920114525647.html

 

26 AUGUST 2016

Philippine government, communist rebels agree on indefinite truce

The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas have agreed to an indefinite extension to a ceasefire to facilitate talks on a peace deal, Norway, which is playing the role of intermediary, announced on Friday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2009435/philippine-government-communist-rebels-agree-indefinite
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/philippine-govt-rebels-to/3076274.html

20 AUGUST 2016

Philippines and communist rebels agree on ceasefire

The Philippine government and communist rebels have reached a truce, ahead of the resumption of peace talks in Norway, and just a week after President Rodrigo Duterte abruptly called off a unilateral ceasefire
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/philippines-communist-rebels-agree-ceasefire-160820132516863.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/philippines/philippine-rebels-announce-7-day-truce-for-norway-talks-1.1882165
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-08/20/content_15482408.html

14 AUGUST 2016

Filipinos gather in the hundreds to protest hero’s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Hundreds of people in the Philippines rallied in stormy weather to protest after the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, approved the burial of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes’ cemetery
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/08/filipinos-protest-burial-ferdinand-marcos/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37076080

 

30 JULY 2016

Philippines’ Duterte withdraws communist ceasefire

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday (July 30) withdrew a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels after his ultimatum for the group to reciprocate lapsed
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippines-duterte-withdraws-communist-ceasefire
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/801239/duterte-calls-off-truce
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/07/31/1608498/unilateral-ceasefire-reds-cancelled

25 JULY 2016

Philippines’ Duterte declares ceasefire with communists

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced a unilateral ceasefire with communist fighters, saying it is his « dream » to end the armed struggle which has raged for décades.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/philippines-duterte-declares-ceasefire-communists-160725135756380.html
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/philippines-duterte-declares-communist-ceasefire-085815376.html?nhp=1

 

Philippine court clears former president Arroyo of plunder, orders her freed

 The Philippine Supreme Court has dismissed a plunder charge against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ordering her immediate release after nearly five years of hospital detention
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1991761/philippine-court-clears-former-president-arroyo-plunder
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/07/20/1604750/sc-clears-gma-plunder
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/574304/news/nation/the-cases-against-gloria-macapagal-arroyo

30 JUNE 2016

Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as Philippine President and Leni Robredo as vice-president

The incoming president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has taken office vowing to launch a violent crack down on crimes and criminals. But critics fear his support for vigilantism will worsen the cycle of violence
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/duterte-sworn-in-as/2917296.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160630_29/
http://www.asianews.network/content/full-text-dutertes-inaugural-speech-21279
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/06/30/1598136/leni-robredo-takes-oath-14th-vice-president

25 JUNE 2016

Hopes of peace for communist insurgents in Philippines

The Philippine government and Maoist rebels are confident that talks will end a half-century conflict that has killed 40,000 people. The optimism is reinforced by established trust between the president-elect and rebels
http://www.dw.com/en/hopes-of-peace-for-communist-insurgents-in-philippines/a-19356647

21 JUNE 2016

Philippine government, communist rebels to end hostilities for peace talks

The Philippines and communist guerrillas are planning to each declare ceasefires before formal peace talks resume next month in Norway, the first in 30 years, government and rebels negotiators said on Tuesday
http://atimes.com/2016/06/philippine-government-rebels-to-end-hostilities-for-peace-talks/

20 JUNE 2016

Rodrigo Duterte holds historic meeting with rival Islamist rebels in the southern Philippines

Incoming Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has held a historic meeting with two rival Islamist rebel groups in the country’s South
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-20/rodrigo-duterte-meets-with-rival-islamists-in-philippines/7524946?section=world

31 MAY 2016

Philippines’ Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists

In a press conference called on Tuesday to announce his cabinet in his southern hometown of Davao, Duterte said journalists who took bribes or engaged in other corrupt activities also deserved to die
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-duterte/2834174.html
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/568295/news/nation/duterte-s-remarks-placed-journos-in-danger-media-groups-say

 30 MAY 2016

Philippine Parliament proclaims Rodrigo Duterte as the nation’s next president in his absence

The Philippine parliament on Monday (May 30) proclaimed Rodrigo Duterte the nation’s next president following his landslide election win this month, but he snubbed the high-profile event.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/philippine-parliament-proclaims-rodrigo-duterte-as-the-nations-next-president-in-his
http://www.manilatimes.net/duterte-president-robredo-vp/265143/
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/30/c_135399351.htm

28 MAY 2016

Philippines: Crime journalist shot dead in Manila, 34th media member killed since 2010

A journalist, Alex Balcoba, has been killed by unidentified gunmen near a watch store owned by his family in the Filipino capital of Manila, making his death the 34th since former president Benigno Aquino III came into power in 2010
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/05/philippines-crime-journalist-shot-manila/
http://www.manilatimes.net/journalist-gunned-down-in-quiapo/264693/

 16 MAY 2016

Philippines incoming president offers olive branch, posts to rebels

Philippines President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would pursue peace talks with Marxist guerrillas and as an olive branch would offer government roles to the Communist Party of the Philippines, including its exiled founder
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/philippines-incoming-president-offers-olive-branch-posts-pebels-1
http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1463392621&section=13
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/785918/duterte-4-cabinet-posts-open-to-reds

15 MAY 2016

Philippines: Duterte vows to bring back death penalty

Philippines President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to reintroduce capital punishment and give security forces permission to shoot to kill
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36297583

12 MAY 2016

Philippines 2016 election was ‘one of the cleanest and safest in history’

Based on overall statistics, the Philippines held “one of the cleanest and safest elections” in its history on Monday, which saw the landslide victory of Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte, a candidate known for his blunt speech and tendency to make controversial statements, earning him comparisons to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/05/philippines-2016-election-cleanest-safest/

10 MAY 2016

Opinion: Duterte presidency is a threat to democracy… and other comments

Rodrigo Duterte’s victory in the presidential election is a crushing defeat for the country’s political establishment and poses a gargantuan challenge for democracy in the Philippines, writes DW’s Thomas Latschan.
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-duterte-presidency-is-a-threat-to-democracy/a-19247260#disqus_thread
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/05/rodrigo-duterte-era-philippines-160511101236269.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/most-infamous-quotes-philippines-rodrigo-duterte

9 MAY 2016

Duterte wins Philippine presidential vote: Poll monitor

Anti-establishment firebrand Rodrigo Duterte secured a huge win in the Philippine presidential elections, according to a poll monitor, after an incendiary campaign dominated by his profanity-laced vows to kill criminals
http://atimes.com/2016/05/philippines-vote-counting-machines-fail-in-first-polling-hours/
http://www.inquirer.net/
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-05-10/controversial-mayor-rodrigo-duterte-wins-philippine-presidential-election-following-incendiary-campa/1578682

1 MAY 2016

Islamist militant rebels release 10 Indonesian hostages in Philippines

Ten Indonesian sailors held hostage by Abu Sayyaf Islamic militants returned home Sunday after being freed in the southern Philippines, less than a week after the gunmen beheaded a Canadian captive.
http://www.dw.com/en/islamist-militant-rebels-release-10-indonesian-hostages-in-philippines/a-19227727
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/philippines-abu-sayyaf-indonesian-captives-160501073913227.html

28 APRIL 2016

Philippine troops attack militants holding foreign hostages

Philippine warplanes on Thursday (Apr 28) attacked militants holding 20 foreign hostages on a remote southern island, but there was no sign of the captives, the military said.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippine-troops-attack/2740670.html

9  APRIL 2016

18 soldiers killed by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines

At least 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 others wounded on Saturday in fierce fighting with the armed group Abu Sayyaf and allied fighters on a southern island in the Philippines
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/18-soldiers-killed-abu-sayyaf-philippines-160409152756284.html
http://atimes.com/2016/04/freed-italian-hostage-leaves-philippines-hospital/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/philippine-military-officials-least-18-soldiers-killed-over-150825497.html?nhp=1

23 MARCH 2016

The return of the Marcoses

The Philippines is known for dismissing despots. But ahead of this year’s presidential election Mong Palatino asks why there is still so much love for the family of a former dictator
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2016/03/23/the-return-of-the-marcoses/

25 FEBRUARY 2016

Philippines celebrates 30th anniversary of revolution

The Philippines has marked the 30th anniversary of the 1986 revolution that ended the 20-year rule of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. President Benigno Aquino III attended a ceremony on Thursday, along with other officials at the People Power Monument in Quezon City, north of the capital Manila.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/02/philippines-celebrates-30th-anniversary-revolution-160225075334366.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x73sTMGJ3U

18 FEBRUARY 2016

Muddy relations for IS in the Philippines

Is the ‘Islamic State’ (IS) gaining a foothold in the Philippines? The declaration of the first IS wilayat (province) in Southeast Asia appeared possible after Filipino and Malaysian militants from previously separate jihadist groups pledged allegiance to IS. But there is little solid evidence of a formal relationship between Mindanao and IS.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/18/muddy-relations-for-is-in-the-philippines/

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Philippines presidential election campaign kicks off

The pandemonium of the election season begins for national candidates on Tuesday, Feb. 9. From the daily battles in the social media, word war and seesawing polls, this time the candidates will go from one city to another, one province to another, to hold a“variety show-like” campaign with dancing and singing celebrities to entice voter support.
http://atimes.com/2016/02/philippines-presidential-election-campaign-kicks-off/

28 JANUARY 2016

A bright future for the Philippines

Forecasting suggests that 2016 could be a good year for the Philippine economy. Both the Asian Development Bank and the IMF predict that the Philippines will grow at about 6 per cent in 2016, which is similar to the figure for the previous year. This is nearly twice the IMF’s 2016 forecast of 3.4 per cent for the world economy, which is transitioning to a new pattern of growth.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/01/28/a-bright-future-for-the-philippines/

26 JANUARY 2016

Stormy seas ahead for the Philippine economy?

The Philippines has performed well in the past few years relative to its peers. It demonstrated great resilience to exogenous shocks that would have undone less capable economies. But will it be able to sustain its positive economic position?
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/01/26/stormy-seas-ahead-for-the-philippine-economy/

29  DECEMBER 2015

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges voters not to support candidates who are pushing for divorce and death penalty

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday urged voters not to support candidates in the 2016 elections who are pushing for divorce, death penalty and other measures that it said are against the Church’s doctrines
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/549419/news/nation/cbcp-urges-voters-to-snub-pro-divorce-death-penalty-bets

8 DECEMBER 2015

Benigno Aquino urges Philippine Congress to pass bill to create autonomous Muslim region

Philippine president Benigno Aquino urges Congress to pass a bill giving greater autonomy to a Muslim minority in the country’s south, the next step in ending a 45-year insurgency
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-12-08/benigno-aquino-urges-philippine-congress-to-pass-bill-to-create-autonomous-muslim-region/1523808

 

25 NOVEMBER 2015

The Philippine Left and the 2016 elections

By accumulating and consolidating its electoral base over the years, the Left, while still incapable of winning a Senate seat let alone the presidency by itself, is now in the position of being able to sway and tilt the balance in the expected close presidential race next year
http://asiancorrespondent.com/2015/11/the-philippine-left-and-the-2016-elections/

17 NOVEMBER 2015

Remaining Sabah hostage beheaded by Abu Sayyaf in Philippines

Sarawakian Bernard Then, held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf terror group, has been killed in the southern Philippines. Then is the first Malaysian hostage to have been beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf
http://news.asiaone.com/news/malaysia/remaining-sabah-hostage-beheaded-abu-sayyaf-philippines

 

14 OCTOBER 2015

Philippine army rejects call for negotiations to free hostages who appear in new video held by men with guns and machetes

The Philippine army has rejected demands by Islamist militants to start negotiations for the release of three abducted foreign tourists and a Filipino woman and halt an offensive on a remote southern island
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1867641/philippine-army-rejects-call-negotiations-free-hostages-who

19 SEPTEMBER 2015

Filipino sultan who claimed Malaysia’s Sabah state dies

A Philippine sultan whose armed followers invaded a vast Malaysian region in 2013 and sparked a deadly security crisis has died of kidney failure. Sultan Esmail Kiram II died at age 76 late Saturday at a hospital in the southern Philippines
http://asiancorrespondent.com/135686/filipino-sultan-who-claimed-malaysias-sabah-state-dies/

11 AUGUST 2015

Philippine population hits 101.6 M this year

The country’s population is projected to reach 101.6 million this year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.
http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/08/11/1486749/philippine-population-hits-101.6-m-year

 

28 JUNE 2015

Top Philippine rebel leader Leoncio Pitao slain

The military confirmed that top New People’s Army (NPA) commander Leoncio Pitao, a.k.a Ka Parago, was killed in an encounter in Barangay Pañalum, Paquibato District in Davao City Sunday afternoon, June 28
http://asiancorrespondent.com/133854/top-philippine-rebel-leader-slain/
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/701548/npa-commander-pitao-tipster-to-get-p5-6m-bounty

16 JUNE 2015

Filipino MILF rebels lay down first arms in peace deal

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) began the first phase of a staggered decommissioning of its weapons on Tuesday (Jun 16), marking the group’s commitment to end the armed conflict that has plagued the region for decades
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippine-rebels/1920364.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33144749

2 JUNE 2015

Philippines’ highest-ranking communist rebel held

The top communist guerrilla leader in the Philippines has been arrested in a blow to the decades-old Maoist rebellion following the detention of his predecessors last year, officials said Tuesday
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippines-highest-ranking-communist-rebel-held-military
http://www.manilatimes.net/top-npa-guerrilla-captured-in-cavite/188638/

5 MAY 2015

Philippines: Why it’s deadly for journalists

Report: Philippines is ranked as the third most deadly country for journalists after Iraq and Syria
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/04/asia/philippines-deadly-for-journalists/index.html

3 MAY 2015

Philippine rebels kill most wanted Islamist militant in south

The Philippines’ most wanted Islamist militant, who escaped after a raid in January that killed 44 police commandos, was killed on Sunday in firefight with Muslim rebels, officials said
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippine-rebels-kill-mo/1822916.html

14 APRIL 2015

Fugitive Islamic rebel leader Ameril Umra Kato dies in Philippines

Ameril Umra Kato, who led a breakaway faction of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), died early Tuesday after suffering from another cardiac arrest, sources in the rebel group said
http://asiancorrespondent.com/132133/fugitive-islamic-rebel-leader-ameril-umra-kato-dies-in-philippines/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/529207/philippine-rebel-leader-behind-deadly-rampage-dies

8 APRIL 2015

Public satisfaction with Aquino falls to lowest level

Public satisfaction with Philippines President Benigno Aquino plunged in the first quarter this year to its lowest ever, but half the population still wants to see him finish his term
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Public-satisfaction-with-Aquino-falls-to-lowest-le-73835.html

30 MARCH 2015

Philippines ends major offensive it says killed 139 rebels

The Philippines military chief says a month long offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels in the south has ended after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and their bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/philippines-ends-major-offensive-it-says-killed-139-rebels

18 MARCH 2015

New terror group in Philippines coddling regional terrorists

Many Filipinos feared that the government’s peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would give birth to new groups linked to regional and international terror organizations such as Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)
http://apdforum.com/en_GB/article/rmiap/articles/online/features/2015/03/18/philippinesterror

16 MARCH 2015

Islamic militant group leader captured in Philippines

Philippine security forces have arrested the head of a small Islamic militant group who was involved in protecting one of the United States’ « most wanted terrorists », the military said Monday.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/498209/islamic-militant-group-leader-captured-in-philippines
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/679271/govt-security-forces-nab-coddler-of-terrorists

28 FEBRUARY 2015

Philippines army and rebel clashes leaves dozens dead

A military assault on rebel fighters in the southern Philippines entered its fifth day on Saturday, with the toll rising to 24 fighters and two soldiers dead, officials said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/02/philippines-army-rebel-clashes-leaves-dozens-dead-150228063617025.html

12 FEBRUARY 2015

Philippine defence minister confirms reports of coup to oust Aquino

Philippines–Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday confirmed reports of a coup plot against President Aquino in the wake of the massacre of 44 elite commandos by Moro rebels that had caused tension in the military and police ranks and demands for Aquino to resign.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Philippine-defence-minister-confirms-reports-of-co-71719.html
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/672649/gazmin-confirms-coup-plot-rich-man-tagged?PageSpeed=noscript

25 JANUARY 2015

Dozens of police commandos killed in Philippines

More than 30 Philippine police commandos have been killed in a clash with fighters from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) while hunting a top criminal suspect in the country’s south, a local official has said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/dozens-police-commandos-killed-philippines-150125143349426.html
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/667844/at-least-27-elite-cops-killed-in-clash-with-biff-in-maguindanao-reports

18 JANUARY 2015

Six millions attend pope’s Mass in Manila

Filipinos estimated in the millions have gathered to join Pope Francis in a religious service in Manila, as the leader of Catholic Church winds down his five-day Philippine visit.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/millions-gather-pope-mass-manila-201511871929731922.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20150118-pope-celebrates-huge-mass-philippines-urges-world-protect-children/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30869019

15 JANUARY 2015

Millions cheer as pope arrives in Philippines

Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, has arrived in the Philippines for a five-day trip, seen as an effort to reinforce church membership, and highlight the issue of climate change as he meets victims of Typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands in the country in 2013
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30809472
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/01/millions-cheer-as-pope-arrives-philippines-2015115101210685513.html

16 DECEMBER 2014

Philippines declares Christmas truce with rebels

The Philippine military chief has declared a monthlong suspension of military and police offensives against communist guerrillas in observance of the Christmas holidays, but added that assaults against hard-line Muslim militants would continue.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/aec/Philippine-military-communist-rebels-declare-Chris-30222538.html

3 NOVEMBER 2014

Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel to form political party for national election

The head of the Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), will meet his commanders, leaders and supporters Monday here to finalize the organization structure of its political party for the country’s 2016 national elections.
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/889705.shtml

10 SEPTEMBER 2014

Philippine Muslim autonomy submitted

“Allah,” “reserved” and “general supervision of the President” over the Bangsamoro region were among the contentious details that bogged down work on the final draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/636958/peace-in-south-at-hand

Philippines plans to give Muslims autonomous zone

Filipino Muslims affix their signatures on a mock covenant during a rally near the Presidential Palace in support of the Bangsamoro Basic Law draft that was formally submitted by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to both houses of Congress Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/110915/philippines-plans-to-give-muslims-autonomous-zone

9 SEPTEMBER 2014

Philippine president, Muslim rebels agree on autonomy bill

A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

3 SEPTEMBER 2014

Aquino survives impeachment

Philippines’ House of Representatives vote 54-4 on all three impeachment complaints against the president
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Aquino-survives-impeachment-64083.html

 

25 JULY 2014

100 millionth Filipino due early Sunday

By the reckoning of a population expert, the Philippine population will hit 100 million at 12:06 a.m. or thereabouts on Sunday
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/623209/100-millionth-filipino-due-early-sunday#ixzz38RL2Rr2k

16 JULY 2014

World Bank hails Philippines as next Asian miracle

Philippine President Aquino on Tuesday received profuse praise from visiting World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, who declared that the Philippines would be the next Asian “miracle”
http://www.asianewsnet.net/World-Bank-hails-Philippines-as-next-Asian-miracle-62382.html

5 JULY 2014

Church dares Aquino: Let go of corrupt allies

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), said the investigation into the misuse of state funds should not be selective and should not spare administration allies
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/617135/church-dares-aquino-let-go-of-corrupt-allies
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/419064/philippine-church-leader-tells-bishops-listen-more-condemn-less

23 JUNE 2014

Son of former Philippines leader Estrada arrested in graft scandal

Philippine police detained on Monday the senator son of former president Joseph Estrada, the second high-profile official arrested within days over a massive corruption scandal
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/416899/son-of-former-philippines-leader-arrested-in-graft-scandal
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/613819/jinggoy-estrada-back-in-pnp-jail

1 MAY 2014

Death toll in Philippine assault on militants rises to 26

The Philippines’ military said Thursday the death toll from an assault against Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic militants had risen to 26, with one marine among the dead as troops cleared the combat area
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/407749/death-toll-in-philippine-assault-on-militants-rises-to-26

14 APRIL 2014

Philippines unveils new plan to fight persistent poverty

The Philippines Monday announced plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to lift millions out of poverty

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippines-unveils-new-plan-fight-persistent-poverty

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/404953/philippines-unveils-new-plan-to-fight-persistent-poverty

8 APRIL 2014

Philippine top court approves controversial birth control law

Millions of poor people in the Philippines will have access to free contraceptives for the first time after the nation’s top court on Tuesday approved a deeply controversial birth control law
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippine-top-court-approves-controversial-birth-control-law
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/04/philippine-court-upholds-birth-control-law-2014486117854745.html

Filipino rebels form party as they end rebellion

Mohagher Iqbal, a leader of the 11,000-strong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), said Tuesday that his rebel group’s new political organization, the United Bangsamoro Justice Party, would be used as a springboard to contest leadership of a more powerful Muslim autonomous region to be established in the south of the largely Catholic Philippines
http://asiancorrespondent.com/121474/filipino-rebels-form-party-as-they-end-rebell

27 MARCH 2014

Philippine government signs historic peace treaty with separatists

The Philippine government signed a peace accord with the country’s largest Muslim rebel group. It is the culmination of years of negotiations and a significant political achievement for President Benigno Aquino III
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/10726795/Philippine-government-signs-historic-peace-treaty-with-separatists.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/philippines-sign-deal-with-muslim-rebels-2014327434188160.html

23 MARCH 2014

Philippine peace prospects dim after arrest of rebel couple

Prospects of reviving peace talks with Philippine communist insurgents have faded following the arrest of a married couple who are senior rebel leaders, officials and analysts said Sunday

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/401348/philippine-peace-prospects-dim-after-arrest-of-rebel-couple

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/588341/with-tiamzons-arrest-its-time-for-npa-to-surrender-afp

22 MARCH 2014

Philippines’ most senior communist rebel held

Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party’s secretary general Wilma Tiamzon, were arrested in a joint police and military operation, military chief of staff General Emmanuel Bautista said in a statement.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/588186/red-leaders-captured
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/401232/philippines-most-senior-communist-rebel-held

11 FEBRUARY 2014

Jobless Filipinos hit 12.1 million

The number of unemployed Filipinos in the last quarter of 2013 swelled to more than 12 million, making the 7.2-per-cent growth in the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, considered the second-fastest after China, far from inclusive.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Jobless-Filipinos-hit-12-1-million-56957.html

30 JANUARY 2014

Philippine economy grows 7%

The Philippine economy expanded 7.% in 2013 despite a devastating typhoon and a powerful earthquake that slowed performance in the last quarter

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/392355/philippine-economy-grows-despite-disasters

 

25 JANUARY 2014

Philippines and Muslim rebels reach agreement

The Philippines has agreed the final section of a peace deal with Muslim rebels fighting a long-running insurgency in the south of the country.

http://globalnation.inquirer.net/97735/govt-milf-seal-accord
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25896408

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/391486/philippines-muslim-rebels-clear-final-peace-deal-hurdle

17 JANUARY 2014

Foreign investment key to Philippine growth in 2014

The Philippine economy is likely to register a GDP growth rate of 7 per cent in 2013. This comes even after many challenging events throughout the year, including the US tapering announcement, territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea with China, and the calamities that hit several areas in the central and southern Philippines.

http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/01/17/foreign-investment-key-to-philippine-growth-in-2014/

 

13 DECEMBER 2013

Killing of journalists a nat’l catastrophe’

An international human rights watchdog has urged President Aquino to declare the deadly attacks on Filipino journalists a “national catastrophe,” saying that the situation “threatens civil liberties” in the country.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/545429/killing-of-journalists-a-natl-catastrophe

8 DECEMBER 2013

Philippines, Muslim rebels sign ‘power sharing’ accord

The Philippine government and Muslim rebels on Sunday signed a crucial power sharing accord, paving the way for a final peace agreement aimed at ending a decades-long insurgency that has killed tens of thousands.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/philippines-muslim-rebels-sign-%E2%80%98power-sharing%E2%80%99-accord
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/10504080/Philippines-rebel-deal-could-end-decades-long-bloody-insurgency.html

9 JULY 2013

Church begins final Philippine birth control battle

A relentless Catholic Church campaign to derail a birth control law in the Philippines entered its final phase at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with the verdict to have a monumental impact on millions of poor Filipinos. http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130709-435987.html

8 JULY 2013

The Joseph Estrada’s political comeback

After his unceremonial ouster as Philippine president in 2001, Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada has once again been elected to public office, this time as mayor of Manila, the country’s capital. http://thediplomat.com/asean-beat/2013/07/08/joseph-estradas-political-comeback/

4 JULY 2013

Antidivorce law looms in 16th Congress

Divorce could be one of the major battles in the 16th Congress, with the early refiling of a bill that opposes it and the declaration by its advocates that they will press its adoption in the Philippines. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/437951/antidivorce-law-looms-in-16th-congress

19 MAY 2013

Watchdog says 2013 Philippine elections worse than 2010

The recently concluded 2013 automated elections were worse than the 2010 exercise because of the bigger number of errors and the “arbitrary and highly irregular decisions” which compromised the elections’ credibility and transparency, according to a poll watchdog group. http://www.asianewsnet.net/Watchdog-says-2013-Philippine-elections-worse-than-46863.html

14 MAY 2013

Aquino strengthened after midterm elections

President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday secured big wins in midterm elections seen as vital to his ambitious reform agenda, but the success of famous, graft-tainted rivals raised alarm. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/409297/aquino-strengthened-after-midterm-elections

Joseph Estrada elected mayor of Manila

Joseph Estrada, the former Philippine president who was overthrown 12 years ago in a popular uprising, has been elected mayor of the capital, Manila. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22525032 http://asiancorrespondent.com/107633/philippines-former-president-estrada-wins-manila-mayor-race/ http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/14/philippines-estrada-elected-mayor-of-manila/

7 MAY 2013

Philippine Midterms: Referendum on Church Power

The election, a midterm test halfway through the six-year presidential term of Benigno S. Aquino, is expected to be pivotal for several reasons. The most important is that it is a major test of the power of the Catholic Church against the popularity of Aquino over the historic Reproductive Health Act signed into law in January after being stalled for 14 years by church opposition http://asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5397&Itemid=187

19 MARCH 2013

Philippine top court halts contraceptives law

The Philippine Supreme Court has temporarily halted the implementation of a law opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic Church that provides state funding for contraceptives. http://asiancorrespondent.com/102614/philippine-top-court-halts-contraceptives-law/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21842167

6 MARCH 2013

Power of the Catholic Church slipping in Philippines

About 80 percent of Filipinos are Catholic, and they traditionally looked to the church for political and moral guidance. Recent reforms, however, are overriding church positions. http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2013/0306/Power-of-the-Catholic-Church-slipping-in-Philippines?nav=104-csm_subcategory-topStories

27 FEBRUARY 2013

Sulu sultan defies Aquino

President Aquino yesterday warned Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III he would face the “full force of the law”—possibly including arrest—unless he withdrew his armed followers from Sabah, Malaysia, but the sultan was defiant, saying his men were staying put in the disputed territory. http://globalnation.inquirer.net/65749/sulu-sultan-defies-aquino

25 FEBRUARY 2013

Philippines Martial Law Victims to Receive Reparations

Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed into law Monday legislation that would recognize and compensate victims of human rights abuses during martial law under former President Ferdinand Marcos http://www.voanews.com/content/philippines-martial-law-victims-to-receive-reparations/1610111.html

 

26 JANUARY 2013

The Philippine story: ‘Sick man of Asia’ now transforming, revitalized, dynamic

President Benigno Aquino III has pitched to the international investor community the Philippine story of transformation from being a “sick man of Asia” into one dynamic country bucking a global economic downturn. http://business.inquirer.net/104483/the-philippine-story-sick-man-of-asia-now-transforming-revitalized-dynamic

23 JANUARY 2013

Manila wants to take Beijing before a UN tribunal over the South China Sea

The Filipino government Manila has exhausted « almost all political and diplomatic avenues » to resolve the dispute over the Scarborough Shoal. Ready to provide technical support, UN wants a peaceful solution between the parties. http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Manila-wants-to-take-Beijing-before-a-UN-tribunal-over-the-South-China-Sea-26946.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21163507 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/23/world/north-korea-angered-over-u-n-rocket-vote/

8 JANUARY 2013

Clouds gather over Mindanao peace deal

This month will mark the first 100 days after the historic signing of the Bangsamoro Peace Framework Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The agreement has been widely touted as a great leap forward toward ending armed conflict in the region through the creation of a new political entity, known as the Bangsamoro regional government, that will replace the existing five-province Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). That optimism waned somewhat after the 12,000 strong MILF announced that it would not lay down its arms until the new http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/OA09Ae01.html

29 DECEMBER 2012

Philippines contraception law signed by Benigno Aquino

Philippines President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a bill providing for free access to contraception and family planning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20863691 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/12/2012122992824125192.html http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/331523/rh-desaparecidos-bills-now-laws

25 DECEMBER 2012

Top Philippine communist rebel arrested

The arrest of Filemon Mendrez, the country’s sixth most-wanted man, comes amid a Christmas ceasefire and as the government and rebels are engaged in high-level peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1244470/1/.html

20 DECEMBER 2012

Philippine government, rebels agree on truce

The Philippine government and communist rebels have agreed on a nationwide truce to help restart peace talks to end one of Asia’s longest-running insurgencies.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/94036/philippine-government-rebels-agree-on-truce/

18 DECEMBER 2012

Philippine Catholics oppose birth-control law

Philippine Catholic leaders have vowed to overturn a birth-control bill after legislators passed landmark legislation to make sex education and contraceptives more widely available.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/12/20121218133758769401.html

17 DECEMBER 2012

Aquino issues Executive Order on Moro transition

President Aquino on Monday 17 issued an executive order creating a commission that will hammer out a proposed law creating a new autonomous government in Mindanao, the next step to fulfilling an agreement with Moro guerrillas who had given up separatism for broader self-rule.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/326573/aquino-issues-eo-on-moro-transition

 

21 OCTOBER 2012

Philippines stop to celebrate new saint, Pedro Calungsod

Millions followed the canonisation Mass celebrated by the pope in St Peter’s Square. All of the country’s parishes join in the celebration with Masses, processions and prayer vigil. Martyred in 1672 at only 17, Saint Pedro is loved by young Filipinos who have chosen him as their patron saint.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Philippines-stop-to-celebrate-new-saint,-Pedro-Calungsod-26158.html

19 OCTOBER 2012

Chinese officials to hold talks in Manila

Deputy foreign ministers from China and the Philippines will meet in Manila on Friday 19 in their first official high-level talks since the row over Huangyan Island began in April
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2012-10/19/content_15829628.htm

7 OCTOBER 2012

Philippines announces peace deal with Muslim insurgents

President Benigno Aquino of the Philippines said Sunday that a deal had been agreed with the insurgent Moro Islamic Liberation Front on establishing an autonomous region for the nation’s Muslim minority, the result of 15 years of negotiations
http://www.france24.com/en/20121007-philippines-aquino-peace-deal-agreement-muslim-militants-milf-liberation-insurgents-moro
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19860907 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/9592414/Philippines-president-announces-landmark-peace-plan-with-Muslim-rebels.html

4 OCTOBER 2012

Philippines arrests Gloria Arroyo on plunder charges

A court had issued an arrest warrant for Mrs Arroyo, who is accused of diverting $8.8m (£5.5m) from the state lottery charity fund for personal gain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19825408
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/10/201210472623746765.html

 

22 SEPTEMBER 2012

Poverty traps Philippine child labourers

http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia-pacific/2012/09/20129228349659687.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2012

Philippines on frontline of US-China rivalry

The Philippines has emerged as a frontline state in the rivalry between the United States and China for Southeast Asian power and influence. Locked in a bitter territorial dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea, and with no prospects of a diplomatic resolution in sight, Manila has moved to bolster to its long-standing strategic alliance with Washington.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NI15Ae02.html

13 SEPTEMBER 2012

Some 5,000 Filipino migrant workers caught up in the Syrian inferno

Most of the migrants are women, employed as domestic and care workers by rich Syrian and foreign families. About 300 have been repatriated after fighting between rebels and the army put their lives in harm’s way
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Some-5,000-Filipino-migrant-workers-caught-up-in-the-Syrian-inferno-25808.html

5 AUGUST 2012

UN weighs in on Philippine birth control debate

The United Nations warned Sunday that failure to pass a controversial birth control law in the Philippines could reverse gains in development goals amid stiff opposition from the powerful Catholic Church.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120805-363526.html

4 AUGUST 2012

Philippine Catholics rally against reproductive health law

Thousands of Catholics have rallied in the Philippines against a measure to control the country’s population growth.
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-08-05/philippine-catholics-rally-against-reproductive-health-law/993334

22 JUNE 2012

Ethnic Chinese dominate PH economy

Truly, a picture is worth a thousand words. The pictures of the top 15 Filipino billionaires (in US dollars, mind you) in Friday’s issue of the Inquirer brought home with crystal clarity the domination of the Philippine economy by ethnic Chinese. This is, of course, not a unique situation, as it seems to be the case in all of Southeast Asia (with the possible exception of Malaysia), but that is cold comfort indeed.
http://opinion.inquirer.net/31223/ethnic-chinese-dominate-ph-economy

16 FEBRUARY 2012

OFW remittances hit record $20B

Overseas Filipinos sent home a record $20.12 billion last year, rising 7.2 percent from 2010 and exceeding the government forecast of 7 percent despite a slowing US economy and debt problems in Europe
http://business.inquirer.net/44773/ofw-remittances-hit-record-20b

2 FEBRUARY 2012

Philippine military ‘kills three wanted militants’

The Philippine military says it has killed three senior militants from al-Qaeda-linked groups in a raid in the south of the country. Officials said two Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) leaders and one Abu Sayyaf leader were among a total of 15 people killed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16849271
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/02/terrorist-group-leaders-killed-south-philippines.html

23 JANUARY 2012

NY-based group raps Aquino over human rights abuses

The New York-based Human Rights Group on Monday lamented that President Aquino’s valiant promises to stem the rampant violation of human rights have remained just that, and said it could show its resolve by arresting a high ranking retired military officer accused of kidnapping militant students
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/23751/ny-group-hits-aquino-on-rights-abuses

18 NOVEMBER 2011
Philippines arrests ex-president in hospital room

Former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested in her hospital room on electoral fraud charges Friday in a high-profile tug of war set off by her attempts to leave the country ostensibly for medical treatment
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45350046/ns/world_news/

13 OCTOBER 2011

Aquino: No state honors for Marcos

President Benigno Aquino (left) says there will be no state funeral or any kind of state honors for the late Ferdinand Marcos whose remains lie in an airconditioned glass case in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Photos by PDI
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=22743&sec=1

8 SEPTEMBER 2011

NDF drops ‘coalition gov’t’ from agenda

The government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) have agreed to resume peace talks sometime between late October and early November even as both sides issued conflicting statements on the release of jailed rebels
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/54895/ndf-drops-%E2%80%98coalition-gov%E2%80%99t%E2%80%99-from-agenda

19 JULY 2011

Report cites Philippines rights abuses

The government of the Philippines is failing to investigate and prosecute killings and abuses by the military, fuelling further injustices, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report, released on Monday, detailed evidence of the military’s involvement in seven killings and three enforced disappearances of leftist activists since Benigno Aquino III, Philippines’ president, took office in June last year.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/07/201171962325481147.html

17 JUNE 2011

Philippines Stands All but Alone in Banning Divorce

When citizens of the small Mediterranean nation of Malta voted in a referendum last month to legalize divorce, they reignited debate in the Philippines, one of the last countries, along with Vatican City, where divorce is still banned
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/18/world/asia/18iht-philippines18.html?ref=asia
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/southeastasia/view/1135789/1/.html

28 MARCH 2011

Hero’s Burial for Marcos?

Twenty-five years after he died in exile in Hawaii, sentiment is growing in the Philippines to bury the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who looted his country of a suspected US$100 billion, in the country’s Cemetery of Heroes. That feeling culminated earlier this week in a resolution by 190 members of the Philippine House of Representatives asking President Benigno Aquino III to allow the burial in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani, as the cemetery is known, in the historic Fort Bonifacio in Manila. More lawmakers in the 284-member chamber are expected to sign on as well
http://www.asiasentinel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3085&Itemid=187

12 OCTOBER 2010

Armed Forces of the Philippines welcome P-Noy amnesty grant

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Tuesday said it was respecting the proclamation of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino, the military’s commander-in-chief, granting amnesty to military officers and men who figured in at least three attempts to overthrow the previous administration
http://www.pna.gov.ph/index.php?idn=0&nid=1&rid=306358
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20101013-297414/Aquino-grants-amnesty-to-Trillanes-mutineers

21 JUNE 2010

Sex education campaign in Philippine schools sparks debate

A new sex education campaign in Philippine schools has sparked widespread debate in Asia’s bedrock of Catholicism, where the high
birth rate is blamed for desperate poverty
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Education/Story/A1Story20100621-223293.html

1 MAY 2010

Political dynasties in the Philippines

The four-part special report prepared the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Across the Nation section and filed by dozens of provincial correspondents identifies many of the political dynasties who have staked a claim to the 2010 elections. The lead paragraph of the second story in the series gives us the necessary perspective: “In 50 provinces, at least 108 families use elections in the Philippines as a virtual playground to keep themselves in political power.”
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=11677&sec=3

13 SEPTEMBER 2009

Over 3,000 killed in communist movement in 8 years

Violence spawned by the communist insurgent movement in the Philippines has claimed more than 3,000 lives over the last eight years, figures released by the military showed. The figures revealed that 1,072 soldiers and police, 1,476 rebels and 559 civilians had died in communist
insurgent-related violence since 2001
http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/SE%2BAsia/Story/STIStory_429221.html

 

On 8 January in Korean history

ON 8 JANUARY IN KOREAN HISTORY

647: Death of Seon Deok, Qeen of Silla kingdom (Korea), born in 606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Seondeok_of_Silla
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine7.html
http://koreanhistory.info/Shilla.htm

1933: Birth of Ko Un, Korean poet
http://www.koun.co.kr/

1977: Birth of Lee Yoo-jin (Yu-jin), Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Yoo-jin
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4543o_lee-dong-wook-kim-eugene-interview_music

1982: Birth of Kim Jong-un, youngest son of Kim Jong-il and current leader of North Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-un
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-jong-un-21125351
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11526831/Kim-Jong-un-was-child-prodigy-who-could-drive-at-age-of-three-claims-North-Korean-school-curriculum.html

2017: A South Korean monk set himself on fire to protest the government’s deal with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves
http://www.dw.com/en/south-korean-monk-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal/a-37053930
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2060309/south-korean-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal-japan-pm-abe

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s Birthday

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 January in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 JANUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2018

1761: In India, the French garrison of Pondichery surrenders to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1902: In China, after the international expedition, imperial court comes back to the Fobidden City and empress Cixi retakes the power

1942: The Philippine Executive Commission, headed by Jorge B. Varga (seen here with Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma), is organized by the Japanese Military Administration and the Kalibapi founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Executive_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALIBAPI

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

1945: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces

1947: General Marshall named state secretary leaves China

1947: The State Department declares that it will approve arm sales to France, except for use in Indochina

1967: In Vietnam war, Operation Cedar Falls is launched


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cedar_Falls
http://www.historynet.com/operation-cedar-falls-search-and-destroy-in-the-iron-triangle.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIi3bbtClqU

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized
http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1973: Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris#tdih-calendar

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1979: After the Vietnamese troops have taken Phom Penh, Khmer Rouge are retreating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506533.stm

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

On 8 January in South Asian history

ON 8 JANUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on January 8, 2018

1761: In India, the French garrison surrenders Pondichery to the British. Next February, Mahe will also do it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_India

1884: Death of Keshub Death of Chandra Sen, Indian social reformer and philosopher, born on November 19, 1838
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keshub_Chandra_Sen
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/8th-january-1884-keshub-chandra-sen-social-reformer-and-philosopher-died

1899: Birth of Solomon Bandaranaike, fourth Ceylon’s Prime minister (1956-1959), assassinated by a buddhist monk on September 26, 1959
http://www.swrdbandaranaike.lk/his_life.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Bandaranaike

S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

1909: Birth of Ashapoorna Devi, Indian author and poet who died on January 13, 1995
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashapoorna_Devi
http://www.kalpana.it/eng/writer/indian_writers/asha_purna_devi.htm

1925: Birth of Mohan Rakesh, Indian author who died on January 3, 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohan_Rakesh

1926: Birth of Kelucharan Mohapatra, Indian odessi dancer who died in April 2004
http://www.narthaki.com/info/profiles/profl111.html

1929: Birth of Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006762/

1939: Birth of Nanda, Indian actress who died on March 25 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanda_(actress)
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/5-interesting-lesser-known-facts-about-Bollywood-actress-Nanda/photostory/32666993.cms#32667179

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5gAXCa6Mk

1972: Freed by the Pakistani authorities under international community pressure, Mujibur Rahman, leader of Bangladesh, leave for London where he demands that his new State of Bangladesh to be recognized


http://www.thedailystar.net/the-return-of-bangabandhu-6167

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1975: Birth of Harris Jayaraj, Indian music composer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_Jayaraj

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URNAkAVoOHQ

1997: In New York, Ramzi Ahmed Yussef is condemned to life for the organization of the February 1993 attack on the World Trade Center
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzi_Yousef

2008: The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes unhurt after an attempted knife attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176434.stm

2008: Sri Lankan minister for nation-building  DM Dassanake dies in blast
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176207.stm

2015: Sri Lanka goes to the polls in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation
http://www.dawn.com/news/1155688/sri-lanka-votes-in-tightest-election-in-decades
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/08/asia/sri-lanka-elections-walkup/index.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/sri-lanka-set-tight-presidential-poll-201517222939705581.html

On 8 January in Southeast Asian history

ON 8 JANUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1942: The Philippine Executive Commission, headed by Jorge B. Varga (seen here with Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma), is organized by the Japanese Military Administration and the Kalibapi founded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Executive_Commission
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KALIBAPI

1942-01-08 Philippine Executive Commission

1945: Philippine Commonwealth troops under the Philippine Commonwealth Army units enter the province of Ilocos Sur in Northern Luzon and attack Japanese Imperial forces

1947: The State Department declares that it will approve arm sales to France, except for use in Indochina

1967: In Vietnam war, Operation Cedar Falls is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-cedar-falls-is-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Cedar_Falls
http://www.historynet.com/operation-cedar-falls-search-and-destroy-in-the-iron-triangle.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIi3bbtClqU

1973: Vietnam peace talks resume in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/peace-talks-resume-in-paris#tdih-calendar

1974: The Khmer rouge intensify their pressure on Phnom Penh by attacks on North and South of the Cambodian capital

1979: After the Vietnamese troops have taken Phom Penh, Khmer Rouge are retreating
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/8/newsid_2506000/2506533.stm

On 8 January in Japan’s history

ON 8 JANUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1556: Birth of Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord who died on April 19, 1623
http://www.samurai-archives.com/kagekatsu.html

1912: Birth of Susumu Fujita, Japanese actor who died on March 23, 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susumu_Fujita
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0297843/filmoyear

1912: Birth of Tadashi Imai, Japanese film director who died on November 12, 1991
http://www.filmreference.com/Directors-Ha-Ji/Imai-Tadashi.html
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/tadashi-imai
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408033/

1926: Birth of Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer
http://www.famousfashiondesigners.org/hanae-mori
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20080108jk.html

1929: Birth of Kotoe Hatsui, Japanese actress who died on September 21, 1990
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368969/

Matsui Kotoe

1942: Birth of Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister (2001-2006)
http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat16/sub110/item520.html
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/koizumi_junichiro.shtml
http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/japanese-history-biographies/junichiro-koizumi

1949: Death in prison of Japanese general Umezu Yoshijiro who signed the official surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshijir%C5%8D_Umezu
http://ww2db.com/person_bio.php?person_id=813

1989: Beginning of the Japanese Heise era (the current Japanese emperor)

1991: Birth of Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinoi_Asuka

1992: George Bush gets ill and vomits on Japanese prime minister Miichi Miyazawa’s lap
http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/09/world/bush-in-japan-bush-collapses-at-state-dinner-with-the-japanese.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnOnDatqENo

 

On 8 January in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 8 JANUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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307: Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hui_of_Jin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huai_of_Jin

1037: Birth of Chinese poet Su Shi who died on August 24, 1101
http://www.chinaonlinemuseum.com/calligraphy-su-shi.php
http://www.chinese-poems.com/su.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQ7hDxFZzQ

1781: Birth of Chinese national hero Admiral Guan Tianpei who during the Opium War died in a battle on February 26, 1841
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Tianpei

1902: In China, after the international expedition, imperial court comes back to the Fobidden City and empress Cixi retakes the power

1975: Deng Xiaoping, with the help of Zhou Enlai recovers his positions before to be demoted again after Zhou death

1976: Death of Zhou Enlai, Chinese Prime Minister since 1949


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-leader-zhou-enlai-dies

http://www.nytimes.com/1986/01/10/world/in-death-zhou-enlai-is-still-beloved-but-a-puzzle.html?pagewanted=all
http://chineseposters.net/themes/zhouenlai.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydnqKl-zeg

1977: Just one year after the death of Zhou Enlai, huge demonstrations in Beijing which will continue up to 16 January. The demonstrators demand the Deng Xiaoping return to power

2002: Abolition of death penalty in Taiwan. The last ten years, 176 Taiwanese have been executed, 39 of them for kidnapping

2017: Taiwanese president heads to Central America without holding any meetings with Trump and his team during stopover in Houston
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2060386/taiwans-wise-tsai-makes-low-key-us-stop-reduces-risk
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2017/01/09/2003662766