Intellasia East Asia News – Martial Law detainee reports receiving death threat

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A playwright who was detained during the Martial Law regime reported that he received a death threat over the New Year long weekend. Martial Law survivor Bonifacio Ilagan said he got a call last Monday from a man who introduced himself as part of a unit tasked to “wipe out” communists. Ilagan, a staunch critic of the Marcos family including President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., said he was told by the man to desist from his activities....

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Intellasia East Asia News – ICC investigation an insult to Philippines, says Duterte

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Former president Rodrigo Duterte called the reopening of the probe on drug war killings an ‘insult’ to the country. “You are insulting,” Duterte told the ICC on the Sonshine Media Network Inc. (SMNI). The former president said he felt insulted not because he is who he is, but because it questioned his duty to protect the people. “Since when was it a crime for the head of a sovereign state to threaten criminals? Is there a law against a...

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Intellasia East Asia News – Martial Law detainee reports receiving death threat

Intellasia East Asia News - DOH: 3,127 COVID-19 ca …

The Philippines tallied 3,127 additional COVID-19 infections in the past week, the Department of Health said on Monday. From January 2 to 8, an average of 447 cases were logged daily. The figure was nine percent lower than the cases logged from December 26 to January. Only seven of the additional cases were severe and critical. Data from the DOH showed there were 507 patients with severe and critical conditions, which represented 9.3 percent of...

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Intellasia East Asia News – Journalists, allies hopeful for media freedom after Ressa, Rappler tax case acquittal

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Journalists on Wednesday welcomed the acquittal of Maria Ressa and of Rappler Holdings Corp. on tax violation charges that have been described as part of a trend of “weaponising” laws to restrict freedom of the press and of expression. The Court of Tax Appeals First Division cleared them in three counts of willful failure to supply correct information and one count of tax evasion, saying prosecutors failed to prove guilt or that the news...

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Germany will not arm Taiwan, senior lawmaker says

Germany will not arm Taiwan, senior lawmaker says

Wary of angering China and prompting a trade backlash, most countries do not sell arms to Taiwan TAIPEI, Taiwan – Germany will not provide Taiwan with weapons and has not been asked to do so, as the situation is different from Ukraine’s, a senior German lawmaker said on Wednesday while on a trip to Taipei. Democratically-ruled Taiwan, viewed by China as its own territory, has faced increased pressure from Beijing which staged war games near the...

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Intellasia East Asia News – Questions abound as Marcos Jr. admin wants to privatise NAIA ops

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The Marcos Jr. administration bared its plan on privatising the operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, but analysts said the move invited more questions on its plausibility. In a Tuesday morning briefing at the Palace, the Department of Transportation clarified that the Marcos Jr. administration wanted the private sector to handle the operations of NAIA by way of a concession agreement. This came in contrast with talks of...

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WASHINGTON - The US Justice Department announced Thursday it had shut down the Hive ransomware operation,...

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