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March 24, 2017 4:40 AM New Spider-Man film to focus on female heroines Black Cat, Silver Sable

A new film is in the works that will center on two female characters in the Spider-Man universe: Silver Sable and Black Cat. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the spin-off will be penned by screenwriter Chris Yost, whose credits include the upcoming Marvel film “Thor: Ragnarok” and the animated series for “Wolverine” and “X-Men”. In the comic series 5

March 23, 2017 12:07 AM Duterte says martial law could end drug, terror problems

“If I declare martial law, I will finish all the problems, not just drugs,” Duterte told reporters in a pre-dawn briefing after returning from neighbouring Thailand, which is under military rule. Duterte said that, as part of martial law, he may create military courts to hear cases against terrorists. “I will allow the military to try you and put you to death 5

March 22, 2017 5:26 PM Becoming Duterte: The making of a strongman

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte relishes the image of killer-savior. He boasts of killing criminals with his own hand. On occasion, he calls for mass murder. Speaking of the drug addicts he says are destroying the Philippines, he said, “I would be happy to slaughter them.” Mr. Duterte and his friends have long cultivated legends of his sadistic 5

March 19, 2017 4:47 PM Church rallies faithful vs death penalty

MANILA, Philippines - The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) yesterday called on the Filipino faithful to stand up against the imminent restoration of the death penalty. “Dear sisters and brothers in Christ – let us not allow our wells to be poisoned by bitter water; let us uphold the sanctity of life and make a stand against death 7

March 19, 2017 4:47 PM Duterte vows brutal drug war

MANILA, Philippines - Despite facing an impeachment complaint and efforts to bring him before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for summary killings, President Duterte vows that his war on drugs will be sustained, and it will be “brutal.” In a press conference at the Davao International Airport yesterday, Duterte said he could not be stopped from pursuing 12

March 17, 2017 8:26 PM Latest Flooding in Peru Turns Deadly

Fast-moving water spilled onto streets and into homes on Thursday during intense rainstorms in Lima, Peru’s capital. The heavy rains killed at least 12 people in Peru, the Associated Press reported. It said the water, much of it dirty, now threatens to flood the city. Peruvian officials said on Thursday they expect the extreme weather to continue for another 5

March 17, 2017 9:16 AM Palace tells EU parliament, 'Our democracy works'

Malacañang asks European lawmakers to let the Philippines 'deal with our domestic challenges without unwarranted foreign interference' MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang joined Filipino senators in lambasting the European Parliament for its resolution calling for the release of Senator Leila De Lima and dropping of drug charges against her. Presidential 6

March 16, 2017 5:45 PM European Parliament members call for Leila’s release

MANILA, Philippines - Members of the European Parliament called for the immediate release of Sen. Leila de Lima and for the European Union (EU) to support an independent international investigation on President Duterte’s bloody campaign against illegal drugs. In a joint resolution, the members of the parliament said De Lima is a human rights advocate 11

March 14, 2017 5:31 PM A tindera at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Critics of President Duterte’s unrelenting drug war are often dismissed with allegations that they are simply out of touch with reality. They’re accused of not having the foggiest idea what Duterte is trying to do in the Philippines. How can they possibly know the facts, when they reside 7,000 miles away in California? Filipino expatriates in America 4

March 14, 2017 8:26 AM 'Hit man' Matobato to file ICC case vs. Duterte for crimes against humanity

MANILA - (UPDATE 4:34 P.M) A confessed assassin who testified to being in a "death squad" under President Rodrigo Duterte will soon file a case at the International Criminal Court accusing him of crimes against humanity, his lawyer said on Tuesday. More than 8,000 people have died since Duterte took office in June and unleashed a bloody war on drugs 3