Monday, April 6, 2020
Activists protesting against the killing of Randy Malayao. Photo by: ABS-CBN.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – In the wee hours of January 30, Felix Randy Malayao, a consultant in the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the revolutionary movement here, was sleeping inside a passenger bus. In a pit stop in Nueva Vizcaya, a province north of Manila, as other passengers alighted to rest and stretch, A suspected...
indonesia first presidential debate: Jokowi vs Prabowo. Photo by: Agus Suparto/Setpres
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - Indonesians finally watched the first and most anticipated presidential debate of 2019, which was held on January 17 at Bidakara Hotel. The same presidential candidates but different running mates; Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto would face to face again with their vice presidential candidates, Ma’ruf Amin, and Sandiaga Uno respectively.
Construction site in Indonesia.
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - As of Sunday (December 9), as many as 17 bodies of construction firm PT Istaka Karya workers found in Mount Kabo, Kali Yigi-Kali Aurak, Yigi District, Nduga Regency, Papua were evacuated to Timika. The evacuation process which took place at Mount Kabo, where the company’s employees were executed, was blocked by a rebel group. “The personnel conducting...
A woman votes in Indonesia’s 2009 presidential election. Photo by: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - One of Indonesia’s vice presidential candidates, Sandiaga Uno, promised to give millennials ministerial posts if he becomes the winner on the upcoming presidential poll 2019. Uno, a prominent entrepreneur wants to give posts of Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Communication and Information, and Minister of Research and Technology to millennials, a term to describe...
Presidental election 2007 in Indonesia. Photo by: Maria Tschanz.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo introduced a new term. “Genderuwo politician” is used to describe politicians who influence people by spreading the propaganda of fear and uncertainty. “Such politics is unethical; how can frighten their own people? This is called genderuwo politics, spreads fear,” the president said in Tegal, Central Java last Wednesday. Genderuwo is known...
Malacañang Palace in Manila is the official residence of the President of the Philippines. Photo by: Patrick Roque.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Red October." This is the purported plan of several political groups, allegedly led by the Communist Party of the Philippines, as they conspire to unseat Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. For weeks, the Philippine military has been on an all-out mode to convince the public that it truly exists, citing intelligence reports that are beyond public...
Malala Yousafzai at the Girl Summit 2014. Photo by: DFID - UK Department for International Development.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Malala Yousafzai is a human rights activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Despite her impressive curriculum at such an early age, 21 years old, her popularity among the Pakistan population is somewhat low. Let's find out why. She was born in the small village in the Swat District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. This is...
Indian rupees. Photo by: Monito.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Pakistan's security agency, froze the account of an ice-cream vendor in Karachi who reportedly received a Rs2.25 billion (Indian Rupee) transfer into his bank account. The FIA began an investigation to determine the details of the bank transfer and has also been questioning five officials of a private bank. FIA officials said...
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - The former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Captain Safdar (retired) were released from Adiyala Jail this afternoon (Sept 19). Such recent developments received a mixed response from different strata of society. In some political circles, the news of their release made headlines in all top Urdu-language daily newspapers. The...
International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, Netherlands. Photo by: OSeveno.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Families of the victims of drug-related killings here know too well that they are lacking in both influence and resources. Still, they took up the cudgels for their loved ones as they recently sought grievance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the widespread and cold-blooded murders in relation to...
Transportation trucks outside the Gwadar Port.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Early this year, the diplomatic relationship between Pakistan may have started off on the wrong foot. Relations between the two countries might have been tense under the Obama Administration but this year's spat between the two troubled allies appears to be part of a deeper rift, a divide that's only widening under the Trump Administration. Last year,...
Heavy traffic on the EDSA in Makati City. Photo by: Scandi.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – A new traffic scheme, which was claimed to solve the Metro Manila’s traffic congestion wants to prohibit that driver-only vehicles travel through any of the 23.8 km (14.8 mi) of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the most important Highway in the Manila metropolitan area. After the recent suspension of the Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA)...

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