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Abu Sayyaf Returns to the Philippines

Abu Sayyaf Returns to the Philippines

The return of the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in the southern islands of the Philippines seems to coincide with the U.S. decision to disband a key anti-terrorism group there. The anti-terror unit, the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, or JSOTF-P, was established in 2001 to work alongside Philippine security forces. After fighting Abu […]

World News: GLV Daily Digest for July 28, 2014

World News: GLV Daily Digest for July 28, 2014

  The world news daily digest update from Guardian Liberty Voice for July 28, 2014 provides coverage of conflicts around the world. As Israel denies allegations of killing Palestinians at a United Nations (U.N.) school, Ukrainian troops move in on the crash site, foiling the international deal. Meanwhile, in Philippines, gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in […]

Werewolves Blamed in Philippines

Werewolves Blamed in Philippines

Werewolves are being blamed after herds of goats were slaughtered during full moons on a tiny island in the Philippines. According to reports, the goats show signs of having been killed by supernatural beings and villagers have been instructed by local authorities to shoot on sight in an attempt to protect livestock. News of the […]

China Refuses to Back down in the South China Sea

China Refuses to Back down in the South China Sea

China will not back down in the South China Sea. As tensions between China and countries such as the Philippines and Vietnam continue to escalate, China’s top military officer brought a simple message of defiance to a Defense Department press conference in Washington. General Fang Fenghui, chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army, said […]

China Claims Deserted Island in the South China Sea

China Claims Deserted Island in the South China Sea

Photos released by the Philippine government show the Chinese reclaiming a small island reef in the South China Sea. The military surveillance photos support the Filipino contention that the Chinese have clearly violated a regional agreement to prevent tensions from escalating in the area. Charles Jose, a Foreign Affairs Department spokesman for the Philippines, said […]

Obama Visited Philippines Talked About Defense Pact

Obama Visited Philippines Talked About Defense Pact

It was recently announced that President Obama visited the Philippines as part of an Asian tour and while there he talked about a defense pact with the country. Reports confirm that the U.S. and the Philippines have indeed come to an agreement for a new 10-year defense pact that is to allow increased presence of […]

Good Friday Observance Has Filipinos Being Crucified

Good Friday Observance Has Filipinos Being Crucified

Roman Catholics in the Philippines celebrated Holy Week in an intriguing way once again this year. Filipinos in the northern provinces of the country observed Good Friday by being crucified. As part of an annual re-enactment, Roman Catholics primarily in the Pampanga province of the Philippines allowed actors fully clad in the garb of ancient Roman […]

Philippine Diplomacy Blunts Chinese Expansion

Philippine Diplomacy Blunts Chinese Expansion

  This June 40 sailors from the Philippine navy will land on the island of Southwest Cay. Philippine diplomacy is meant to blunt Chinese expansion into the South China Sea. Located in the Spratly Islands, South Vietnam lured the Filipino garrison away in 1975 by inviting them to a party and landing troops on the […]

Philippines Goes Against Church and Upholds Family Planning Law

Philippines Goes Against Church and Upholds Family Planning Law

For more than 15 years, the Catholic Church in the Philippines led a successful crusade against any form of family planning laws. All that changed on Tuesday when the country’s highest court denied appeals against the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act. Known as the RH Law, it requires that sex education be taught in schools and […]

Philippines Risks Politics for Rights to South China Sea

Philippines Risks Politics for Rights to South China Sea

The Philippines took a risky political move Monday by filing an arbitration request against China to the United Nations, over disputed rights to the South China Sea. The 4,000 page memorial details evidence of what the Philippines claims is an illegal occupation of the South China Sea by China, in at least eight sea shoals […]

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