Manila slashes contraceptive budget

Manila Cathedral. The Catholic church wields considerable power in the Philippines. Source: Wikimedia The parliament in Manila has slashed the government’s contraceptives budget, despite legislation...

Philippines shuts media giant as lawmakers reject franchise bid

The Philippines shut down its largest broadcasting network by thumbing down the renewal of its franchise. Following 13 hearings, the majority of the lawmakers at...

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