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The Jesse Phinney Case
Reuters: Pathologist challenges view that U.S. cameraman committed suicide
GoFundMe: Justice for Jesse
Inquirer: US family seeks justice in kin’s ‘suspicious’ death in PH
Inquirer: Family thinks American filmmaker an EJK victim in Cebu
Fox News Channel: Family Raising Questions About Death of Man in Philippines
WCVB: Family questions death of Boston native in Philippines

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Aljazeera: Duterte vows to continue 'chilling' war on drugs
Reuters: Duterte ally and ex-Philippine president Arroyo gets house speaker job
AI: Duterte’s two years in power a human rights calamity
WSJ: Philippines Peace Deal Hits Last-Minute Snag
FT: Duterte builds a slow road to Philippine prosperity
AI: Duterte’s human rights smears a “classic diversionary tactic”
Time: Women in the Philippines Have Had Enough of Duterte's 'Macho' Leadership
Washington Post: Duterte’s drug war killed thousands ...
ABC: Australian nun again ordered to leave Philippines
Bloomberg: The Philippines Wants More Bourdain-Like Tourists
The Hill: Philippines could breach US sanctions with Russian arms deal
CBC: Stroke victim who fled Philippines church granted asylum in Canada
SCMP: Why it’s best for Duterte to avoid aligning either with China or the US
Gulf News: Philippines permits China ballistic missile tracking ship to dock
SCMP: With rating plummeting, how long can Duterte last?
Xinhua: 3 troops killed in clash with rebels in Philippines
VOA: South China Sea Exercises Fortify Once Edgy U.S.-Phil. Relations
Quartz: “Welcome to the Philippines, province of China” banners have hit Manila
Reuters: Philippines, U.S. to start free trade talks in September
Reuters: Duterte sees lowest rating since becoming president: survey
New Times: 'Sorry, God': Duterte reportedly apologizes to God
Forbes: The Philippines Economy Is Overheating, As Duterte Debates God
Time: Duterte Is Assassinating Opponents ...
WSJ: Catholic Church Opens Sanctuaries to the Hunted
Anadolu Agency: Leptospirosis outbreak declared in Manila
The New Arab: Philippines military win back town from IS after brief standoff
CNN: Second Philippine mayor shot dead in two days
Time: Philippine Mayor Has Died After Being Shot in the Chest by a Sniper
USA Today: Basketball game gets ugly with 13 ejections after brawl
News 5 Cleveland: Missionaries denied permission to leave the Philippines
Seattle Times: Communist rebels tell Duterte: no more talks
Haaretz: Junking Not in the Philippines: Making Furniture From Plastic
Newsweeek: God in Holy Bible Stupid, Says Duterte
HRW: Philippines: ‘Anti-Loitering’ Arrests Target Poor
FT: Electric future for Philippine jeepneys
CBS News: Duterte sparks outrage by calling God "stupid"
Xinhua: 6 policemen killed, 6 wounded in misencounter with troops
WSJ: Philippines Weighs Forced Drugs Tests for Children in Schools
VOA: Philippines, Muslim Rebel Group Close to Landmark Power-Sharing Deal
Bloomberg: Negative Rate Signals Philippines Still Behind the Curve
The Guardian: Philippines 'sitting on a timebomb'
Aljazeera: Philippine ex-president Aquino indicted for budget misuse
Bloomberg: Philippines Raises Key Rate for Second Month Amid Peso Rout
Reuters: Philippines' Duterte approves $5.6-billion military upgrade
Aljazeera: Thousands flee as army hits ISIL-linked Maute group
Bloomberg: Top Philippine Stock Fund Holds On to Cash as Bear Market Nears
Channel News Asia: Duterte says no 'justice' for families of drugs war casualties
Reuters: Philippines' ousted Supreme Court chief lambastes Duterte
FT: Ferdinand Marcos Jr eyes Philippine presidency
The Guardian: Australian nun wins appeal to stay in Philippines
Fox News: Two arrested in 2012 stabbing death of US Marine
Stars and Stripes: Philippines delays rebel talks but says 'breakthroughs' near
War on the Rocks: Where did the US go wrong in the Philippines?
Straits Times: Price hikes stoke public anger in Philippines
Jakarta Post: Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs
Aljazeera: Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'
Channel News Asia: Philippines women's march tells Duterte 'enough'
NPR: How Solar Power Is Changing The Lives Of Some In The Philippines
SBS: Catholic priest shot dead in Philippines
Washington Post: Philippines says Chinese seizures of fish catch unacceptable
ABC News: Philippine police arrest nearly 500 in alleged online fraud
CNN Philippines Presents: Building for the Future
Business Times: Philippines says May annual inflation at 4.6%
CSB News: Duterte draws fire for soliciting on-stage kiss
UrbanLand: The Philippines: Too Much of a Good Thing?
NYT: Familiar Flavors of the Philippines
BBC: Bipolar cafe
Aljazeera: #BabaeAko: Duterte 'intimidated by strong women'
SCMP: Tech investors go bargain-hunting in the Philippines
Forbes: Can The Philippines Make Premium Chocolate?
Time: What the Philippines Tells Us About the Broken Promises of Human Rights
Forbes: Duterte's South China Sea Flip-Flops ...
Fox Denver: ‘Where Heroes Rest: Philippines’
FT: Philippines claims it would ‘go to war’ over China incursions
Bloomberg: Flights to the Philippines Are About to Get Pricier
NYT: Philippine Agents Kill Militants Who Helped Fight ISIS-Linked Forces
IMD: World Competitiveness Center releases 2018 World Competitiveness results
Bloomberg: Philippines Slides Most in Asian Competitiveness Ranking
NPR: Divorce Is Prohibited In The Philippines, But Moves Are Underway To Legalize It
Strait Times: Call for nuclear revival in power-hungry Philippines
ING: Central bank move will hurt the peso
Aljazeera: Marawi: Philippine city still left in ruins a year after
Arab News: The Philippine Rise: An untouched treasure
The Financial Times (video): Two Sides to the Philippine Economy

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