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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of Press announces the 2020 awardees, who are accomplished leaders in the news media and legal fields, and whose works embody the values of the First Amendment
Theaters around the world take in an all-time record of $42.5 billion in 2019, thanks to Disney's mega-hits 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Frozen 2,' and 'The Lion King,' among others
The World Bank projects the global economy will grow by 2.4% in 2020. But forecasts for nearly every country are cut compared to previous estimates.
For too long Duterte’s war on drugs has hidden behind a veil of fear, lies, and misconceptions. It’s high time for facts and statistics to pierce that veil.
'Hindi namin imbento iyong data. Iyong data, galing sa kanila,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, after law enforcement agencies claimed she got her drug war numbers wrong
The Philippine National Police says Vice President Leni Robredo's computations are 'not even mathematically acceptable.' A statistician says otherwise.
From scrapping tokhang to giving more powers to the AMLC to go after drug lords, Vice President Leni Robredo publicizes her drug war recommendations
'She has dismissed and ignored all of our government's accomplishments and efforts for the past 3 years,' says Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chief Aaron Aquino
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the Duterte administration will only listen to recommendations of experts who have been involved in the anti-illegal drug campaign 'from the very beginning'
'War versus drugs fails only when you stop fighting. It's a constant battle vs drug dealers, drug dependents, corrupt officials, and cerebrally-challenged critics,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III
Vice President Leni Robredo says having the PDEA director general chair the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs is one of the ‘failures’ in the drug war
Vice President Leni Robredo gives the Duterte administration a dismal score in the fight against drugs, saying it was only able to seize 1% of the shabu supply in the Philippines
TikTok's transparency report says India and the US had the most requests for information and the most content removal requests as well
Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of
Our reporters and researchers pay tribute to colleagues from other news organizations who delivered stories they wish they pursued in 2019
Turkey says the decision announced by the Saudi court 'is far from meeting the expectations of both our country and the international community to shed light on the murder with all its dimensions and deliver justice'
Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders says the death sentence for 5 culprits 'did not respect international standards of justice'
The World Economic Forum notes a considerable widening of the political empowerment gap in the Philippines
The 'historically low' number mostly died covering conflicts in Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan, Reporters Without Borders says, which warned 'journalism remains a dangerous profession'
Disney's 'Frozen' sequel continues to ice out the box office competition, staying at number one
The movie takes in an estimated $127 million according to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations
Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, 'Ford v. Ferrari' portrays how a team at Ford built a car to challenge Ferrari's dominance at France's 1966 Le Mans race
The LT Group's banking and tobacco businesses boost its earnings for the 1st 9 months of 2019, while figures of its alcohol and beverages drop
The Gokongwei empire reports a net income of P22.5 billion from January to September 2019. This is 16% higher than the P19.2 billion it earned in 2018.
'We can estimate that every day, we prevent millions of attempts to create fake accounts using these detection systems,' says Facebook in its latest transparency report
'Midway' tackles the pivotal naval 4-day battle between the US and Japan in the Pacific during World War II
Data usage continues to send Globe's earnings soaring
While PLDT's bottom line incurs a slight slowdown, it registers its highest 9-month revenue level this year
Earnings of Aboitiz Equity Ventures decline by 9% to P15.7 billion from January to September 2019
Volatile market conditions hit Petron hard in the 1st 9 months of the year, as its net income drops to P3.6 billion
Property sales in Pampanga, Rizal, and Cavite, among others, boost SM Prime's earnings
Growth in digital services and wearables help offset slower iPhone sales
Profits top $6 billion on revenue that climbed 28% to $17.4 billion in the quarter that ended on September 30
Meralco rakes in P18.5 billion from January to September, on the back of benign inflation and increased liquidity in the financial system
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' debuts as number one but still falls short of box office expectations, earning only $36.9 million with a projection of $45 million
Netflix shows growth despite analyst warnings that new competitors such as Apple and Disney will slow things down for the streaming leader
BPI's net income from January to September is just P1 billion less than the P23.1 billion it earned during the entire 2018
Makati City reports total assets of P230.833 billion in 2018 – an increase of P34.26 billion from 2017 largely due to the value of road networks in 6 barangays
'Joker' gets the last laugh once again, dominating the box office on its second weekend with $55.9 million
The number of richest Chinese – with holdings worth at least 2 billion yuan ($281 million) – fall to 1,819. Alibaba founder Jack Ma remains at the top of the list.
The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report
This marks the 4th consecutive quarter in which the company has recorded a profit drop in the face of falling semiconductor prices and weakened demand for its mobile devices
Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' sets a box office record for an October release, raking in over $96.2 million on its opening weekend
The 5% increase in the total foreign debt of developing nations in 2018 is driven by a surge in Chinese debt
(3rd UPDATE) A cause for the downtime has not yet been revealed
Despite the scale of the pangolin trade, little is actually known about it, even among prosecutors and law enforcement officials in its key market: China
Reporters from India, Nepal, and Hong Kong investigate the pangolin trade in their countries
The pangolin trade in Indonesia has become so sophisticated that it reminds experts of the drug trade. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, the country's wildlife protection law is not a deterrent to poachers.
Demand for pangolins has penetrated even into villages deep in the Malaysian jungle. Near the Malaysia-Thai border, meanwhile, professional smugglers are hired to send the goods across the border.
Despite banning the trade in pangolins, business in Cameroon is still thriving in plain sight in some rural regions. In Nigeria, Chinese traders have taken over the market for pangolins.