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Maria Ressa, editor of the website, Rappler, was arrested in connection with a case of libel under a draconian anti-cybercrime law. The offending article was however published months before the law even took effect

After Pulido Apparel Company closed its factories in December, citing losses, it began re-hiring some of the workers but blacklisted union leaders and any workers who had supported the union

AROUND THE WORLD EP 9

In this episode, we talk to Augusto Montiel, Venezuelan Ambassador to India on the situation in Venezuela. Also, we take a look into the assassination of an NDF peace consultant allegedly by the armed forces of the Philippines.

On January 30, Randy Felix Malayao, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF), was shot dead by unknown assassins. He was involved in negotiations between the NDF and the Rodrigo Duterte government

The third extension to martial law was approved by parliament on December 12 and seeks to “combat ‘extremists,’ specifically the banned Maoist group, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), and its extended guerila and political apparatus.”

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