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In a trend that could be damning for the international finance hub, some businesses say they would consider moving if the controversial bill – which has provoked a huge backlash in the city – is passed
Opposition to the extradition bill unites an unusually wide cross section of Hong Kong against the proposal, sparking huge rallies
Many of those on the streets are predominantly young and have grown up in a digital world, but they are all too aware of the dangers of surveillance and leaving online footprints
Thousands of mostly young people and students gather in a park near the government offices ahead of a planned debate on the bill, with large numbers of police in riot gear surrounding the official building
A briefer on the proposed Hong Kong extradition law
Beijing is unmoved by the protest, with foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang saying it 'will continue to firmly support' the Hong Kong administration
The Chinese-language edition of the nationalistic Global Times dismisses Sunday's mass demonstration, one of the biggest shows of public anger since Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule in 1997
The decision sets Carrie Lam's administration on a collision course with opponents who have vowed to ramp up their protests if their demands are not met
(UPDATED) Many protesters say they no longer trust the Hong Kong government to stick to its commitments that Beijing critics would not one day end up getting sent to the mainland
It is the latest legal victory for Hong Kong's gay community who have struggled to persuade the pro-Beijing authorities in the international financial hub to allow gay marriage or civil unions
Christian Jay Millena, 30, shares how he fulfilled his dream of becoming a lawyer despite the number of times he changed jobs, incurred debts, and faced the tragedy of losing his loved ones
Local media says the ruling finds the government is not obliged to pay compensation because the 20-year statute of limitations have now passed
Some 82% of voters cast their ballots in favor of removing a provision requiring couples to live separately for 4 out of the previous 5 years before dissolving their marriage
(3rd UPDATE) When Bam Aquino hinged his campaign on the failures of the TRAIN law, he failed to take into account that President Duterte's popularity had recovered from that, says political scientist Gene Pilapil
The actress warns of a 'domino effect' with a dozen other Republican-controlled US states seeking to restrict the rights of women to abortion
'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña
Celebrities led by Alyssa Milano have threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions
When legislators believe in the rule of law, everything they do in the august halls of the Senate would be about justice. They will not lie, they will not cheat, they will not steal.
PDP-Laban was founded to fight the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Decades later, Marcos' daughter Imee is an ally of the party.
The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime
Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III says that although the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 11148 serve as an important guide, it is in the execution that makes all the difference
President Rodrigo Duterte directs national government agencies to 'prioritize, intensify, and accelerate' programs to help former MILF combatants and their families
The removal of the National Food Authority from the importation process is expected to cut the time needed to process import permits
Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward
Contrary to typical cultural representations of lawyers, such as those typified by Suits, lawyers are not superhuman. Our research – and that of others – has indicated that this as a dangerous assumption to make.
'Government response to access issues must be holistic and decisive; Otherwise the same issues will keep resurfacing every 3 years'
European Union countries adopt the reforms agreed upon last month by the European Parliament
Academics from around the world with expertise in Singapore and Asia sign a letter warning the proposed legislation 'may deter scholarship and set precedents harmful to global academia'
But election lawyer Emil Marañon III says crowdfunding initiatives aren't easily doable under the Philippines' election laws
Tea Time with Vince and Frank: Will the motorcycle double plate law help solve riding-in-tandem crimes?
Or is there a better solution?
If elected, Diokno says he will give an equal fighting chance to those who do not have enough means to seek office due to lack of funds
Does the IRR contain the safeguards that rice industry stakeholders are asking from government?
The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences
Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people
(UPDATED) American lawyer Robert Swift claims the ruling is binding on the Philippine government despite the earlier decision of the Department of Justice to cancel the settlement
CEO Maria Ressa will be arraigned separately, scheduled for May 2
Rights groups warn Singapore's proposed fake news laws could be used to stifle online discussion, are too vague and may be used to target government critics
Sapat bang solusyon ang Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act sa napakaraming patayan sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte?
(UPDATED) Reelectionist senator Grace Poe supports President Rodrigo Duterte's call to 'cure' certain provisions of Republic Act No. 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2019
Why did the President sign the controversial law only to ask for its suspension? Malacañang says he may not have known about concerns of motorcycle riders' at the time.
The Bureau of Immigration says there were no warrants of arrest against controversial social media personality Xian Gaza when he left the country in 2018
Switzerland has the world's 16th highest rate of gun ownership according to a 2017 report by the Small Arms Survey
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Porn in your pocket: What the law says about your naked selfies and sex videos
What does the law say about that naked selfie that, in the throes of virtual passion you sent to your paramour? There are existing Philippine laws that protect your right to privacy, but there is big but.
Platforms like Facebook and YouTube may face fines approaching billions of dollars for failing to remove extremist material quickly
The Office of the Solicitor General, Department of Justice and Presidential Commission on Good Government unanimously withdraw from the agreement
Lawmakers vote 119-1 in favor of the bill, which bans military-style semi-automatic rifles like those used in the Christchurch mosque shootings which claimed 50 lives
All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.
Senatorial candidate Sergio Osmeña III says he will move to scrap the fuel excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law