Borodianka, a ruined town emerges after Russians leave

04/05/2022

BORODIANKA, Ukraine — Borodianka has been turned inside out. The buildings are flayed open, spilling clothing into the treetops. A trip along the long straight road through the modest Ukrainian town is now a procession of the grimly absurd.…

War shows our character

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 03/03/2022

The horrors of a realized Russian nightmare gripped the world as we witnessed Ukraine bravely defending themselves from a ruthless invader. With Philippine election campaigns in full swing, the events in Europe should remind us of how…

Putin’s war on Ukraine and impact on PH prices

Cristina Eloisa Baclig 03/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines—After years of tension, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in former Soviet state Ukraine during a surprise television announcement on Feb. 24. Shortly after the announcement, Russian military forces began to push into…

Russia captures biggest Ukraine city yet

03/02/2022

WASHINGTON/KYIV — Russia said it had seized its biggest city yet in Ukraine on Wednesday while stepping up its lethal bombardment of the main cities that its invasion force has so far failed to tame in the…

Airspace closures after Ukraine invasion stretch global supply chains

03/01/2022

Global supply chains, already hit hard by the pandemic, are facing further disruption and cost inflation as airspace closures after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affect the air freight industry. Transport between Europe and north Asian destinations like Japan, South…

Ukraine’s president vows to stay put as Russian invaders approach

02/25/2022

KYIV — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy vowed on Friday to stay in Kyiv as his troops battled Russian invaders who are advancing toward the capital in the biggest attack on a European state since World War Two.…

Rights group urges inquiry into Philippine drug war killings

Associated Press 05/27/2020

GENEVA — Human Rights Watch is calling on the U.N.’s top human rights body to launch an independent investigation into the Philippine government’s drug war that has left thousands dead, pointing in particular to its harmful effects…

Robots may become heroes in war on coronavirus

04/09/2020

SAN FRANCISCO —  Long maligned as job-stealers and aspiring overlords, robots are being increasingly relied on as fast, efficient, contagion-proof champions in the war against the deadly coronavirus. One team of robots temporarily cared for patients in…

Let the Summer Games begin! Next time …

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/26/2020

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games have been postponed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Japan and the International Olympics Committee officially confirmed the delay of the 2020 Olympics in a statement last Tuesday,…

Gov’t drug war a ‘massive failure’ – Robredo

JHESSET O. ENANO 01/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s war on illegal drugs is a failure, with the government barely making a dent on the country’s narcotics problem despite a relentless campaign over the past three years, Vice President Leni…

Panelo backtracks, confirms Palace memo suspending deals with nations backing probe on drug war deaths

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 09/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Monday confirmed the existence of a confidential memorandum terminating all financial assistance from the 18 countries that voted to approve a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution calling for an investigation on the…

Duterte warns: Expect ‘radical change’ in gov’t war on rebels

Julie M. Aurelio - Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/29/2019

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday warned of a “very radical change” in the government’s war on communist insurgency, terrorism and illegal drugs. The President reminded the Armed Forces of the Philippines to end the…

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