Saturday, September 22, 2018
Filipino registered nurse, Carlo Tabalina. Photo by: Ryan Abello.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Being a professional gives you the edge to land a stable job, but in the Philippines health industry, it’s a different story. Unemployment has been a long-term problem faced by most Filipinos even for degree holders working in the healthcare industry. The unfavorable working conditions Filipinos find in their country makes them seek employment overseas. To become...
Women from Rawalpindi queued to vote for Pakistan's elections. Photo by: Rachel Clayton/Department for International Development.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistam (ViaNews) - The general election in Pakistan revealed a very interesting fact. According to Pakistan's English-language news portal, Dawn.com, the number of voters pertaining to religious minorities in the country has climbed 30%. That's an increase of almost one million non-muslim people, in a country where 96.57% of the population is Muslim. Previous elections, back in 2013, had...
The oath of former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (second from the right) as new House Speaker at the House of the Representative at the Bantasan Hills in Quezon City on July 23, 2018, Philippines. Photo by: Avito C. Dalan for the Philippine News Agency.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - In what appears to be a dramatic political resurrection, former Philippine president turned congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been sworn in as the newest House Speaker on July 23, 2018, stealing the thunder from no less than Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte whose annual public speech on the country’s affairs was delayed by nearly an...
Rodrigo Duterte speech in Pampanga, Philippines. Photo by: PCOO EDP.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - By now, no one seems surprised that Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, known for his allegedly notorious and misogynistic remarks, would be involved in yet another controversial scandal. This time, he is under fire when he said that God is stupid – a taboo in a nation long considered as the only Christian-dominated country in...
Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by: PCOO EDP.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Despite his official spokesperson’s repeated pronouncement that the Philippine president is serious about upholding women’s rights, Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to be under fire for his notoriety over misogynistic remarks that span from rape jokes, threats to have women guerrilla fighters shot in their vaginas, to unfounded and biased claim that women are incompetent. Filipino...
Patricia Anne Fox statement after she was given 30 days to leave the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - For over a month now, the Philippine government has been on an all-out offensive campaign to deport an Australian missionary nun who has been in the country for nearly three decades. The soft-spoken and gentle Sister Patricia Anne Fox, who has always been tirelessly and quietly working in the periphery, is now pushed to the limelight...
Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba. Photo by: Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba Facebook profile.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews)- “They tortured me.” These were the first words that Filipino human rights activist Jerome Succor Aba uttered as relief washed over him upon seeing a small group of lawmakers and fellow activists who came to fetch him at the Manila airport on April 20, 2018. Aba, who was granted a 10-year multiple entry visa in March,...
Labor day in Manila, Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Tens of thousands of protesters here were unfazed as they marched the streets of Manila under the scorching heat of the sun and the occasional drizzles and thunderstorm as they commemorate the International Labor Day with a strong clamor to put to an end on the widespread and exploitative contractualization or the contractual work scheme....
Jetsun Pema, Sister of the 14th Dalai Lama. Photo by: Matthias Schickhofer.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – Tenzin Gyatso, better known as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, regards himself as a very simple Buddhist monk. Set in this position of spiritual leadership at the tender age of five years, the great man has gone on to become a renowned world figure. He is universally known as a man of peace and...
Rasana Village in the state of Kashmir, India.
NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – The brutal rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in the state of Kashmir has, once again, not only put the spotlight back on the safety issues for Indian women but has served to heighten communal tensions in a part of the country that is already largely divided and perennially on the edge due to...
Maria Lourdes Sereno, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Photo by: Ramon FVelasquez.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Just recently, various groups of lawyers here in Manila have sought the intervention of the United Nations to look into the attacks on judicial independence as no less than the tough-talking Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has publicly joined the fray in the present moves to unseat the chief justice. Critics have long argued that the...
Pakistan women’s rights, Aurat rally. Photo by: Sai Seshadri.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Over the last few months, Pakistani's women have been protesting in the streets to fight for their rights. Women in Pakistan are demanding more freedom and gender equality in what relates to household responsibilities, and equal testimony right in court. In Pakistan, and according to Islam, the testimony of two women is considered equal to...

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The pipe was repaired, but the contaminant was left in the environment. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.

Why the Oil Pollution in South Sudan isn’t Getting Enough Media...

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Oil pollution now affects millions of people in South Sudan. Many villages have been completely destroyed by it. This has...

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Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...

Europe

Independentists protesting in Autovía A-2. Photo by: ViaNews.

Pro-Catalan Protesters Take to Spain’s Highways to Call for Release of Political Prisoners

Madrid (ViaNews) - Separatists, with reflective vests, independentist Catalan flag, and banners demand the release of "political prisoners." Protesters choose major Spain's highway bridges to protest against the imprisonment of separatist leaders. A small group...
August 10. 2018, protest against corruption in Victory Square, Bucharest, Romania. Photo by: Babu.

Romania Protests: After Communism, Romanians Stand United to Fight Corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania (ViaNews) - Twenty-eight years have passed since the Romanian Revolution. At the end of 1989. there was a period of violent civil unrest which resulted in the overthrowing of the Communist regime...
Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too Friendly With Foreigners

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying campaigns in the social media. They search for photos of...

Business

Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey city. Photo by: Oriez.

Goldman Sachs Says Yes to Cryptocurrency Custody Service And No to Trading Service

Goldman Sachs was never in the running to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk. Over the past few months, reports have made headlines indicating that the investment company was considering opening a cryptocurrency trading...
Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo by: Ethereum World News Archives.

Will Cryptocurrencies End Up At Zero On Bubble Burst? – Yale Economist Explains

Will cryptocurrency-bubble burst or bounce back? That is the single biggest question among many electric currency enthusiasts make in response to wild price swings experienced in recent months. After a dramatic rise to record...
Reserve bank of India, Headquarters. Photo by: Soham Banerjee

This Is How India And Thailand Policies Have Affected Cryptocurrencies Sentiments

NEW DELHI (India) - A pronunciation by the Reverse Bank of India barring all banks and financial institutions form dealing in virtual currencies has had an adverse effect on the overall cryptocurrency landscape. The...