Filipino broadcast engineer plays vital role in CNN’s coverage of Ukraine war

Louie Mel Cayman Maliksi’s task is vital for the team’s coverage: ‘I make sure that all technical aspects of the broadcast TV work – from satellite transmission, IP streaming, broadcast studio, among others’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – For a news organization, covering aspects of a war involving a team of guy, cameramen, and a … Read more

Putin clings to semblance of normality as his war grinds on

The appearance of solid, even boring routine is consistent with the Kremlin’s narrative that it is not fighting a war – merely waging a ‘special military operation’ to bring a troublesome neighbor to heel LONDON, United Kingdom – Approaching the 100-day mark in a war that he refuses to call by its name, Russian President … Read more

Global factory growth stunted by war, China’s COVID-19 curbs

Manufacturing growth slows in May 2022, illustrating the challenge policymakers face in trying to combat inflation while not stifling anemic economic activity Global growth in factory activity slowed in May as China’s strict coronavirus curbs and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted supply chains and dampened demand, adding to woes for businesses already struggling with surging … Read more

Remulla’s DOJ to look at ‘red flag pattern’ of drug war

‘The conduct and method has always been the issue so we’ll look at it,’ says the incoming justice chief MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) under president-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will continue the drug war review to reinvestigate cases of killings in legitimate police operations, according to incoming justice secretary Jesus Crispin … Read more

Ukraine’s giant seed bank at risk of being lost as war rages

‘Seed banks are a kind of life insurance for mankind. They provide the raw materials for breeding new plant varieties resistant to drought, new pests, new diseases, and higher temperatures,’ says Crop Trust LONDON, UK – In underground vaults near Ukraine’s battlefields, the genetic code for nearly 2,000 crops is in danger of being permanently … Read more

[OPINION] Russia’s disinformation in the war against Ukraine

Russia is waging a war against Ukraine not only with tanks and gunshots, but also through disinformation. Never in history has media played such an important role as it does today. Nowadays, almost all knowledge about the world and social attitudes are shaped by the media. Meanwhile, in Russia, the media, especially television, are almost … Read more

[OPINION] The Robredo campaign and the war on drugs: Differences and similarities

Another mother – a widow – has taken center stage as the country weeps for her and with her. Once again, the nation is grieving. Once again, fear, despair, and uncertainty enveloped the country as they did in mid-2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a bloody war on drugs. As someone who covered the drug … Read more

Release reports, results of your drug war probes

The call for transparency comes as the Commission on Human Rights says its independent probes into drug war killings have been stonewalled by the Duterte government MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be more transparent and disclose their findings … Read more

Duterte gov’t stonewalled CHR’s drug war probes

MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration consistently hindered the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) from accessing police documents vital to its investigations into extrajudicial killings during the violent war on drugs. In a recently published report, the commission mandated by the 1987 Philippine Constitution to investigate state abuses said that its probes were “hampered by … Read more

Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

KYIV, Ukraine – The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside Kyiv and stacked with hundreds of others in a refrigerated train, waiting for the time when they can sent back to their families. “Most of them were brought from the Kyiv region, there are some from Chernihiv … Read more