2023October 2023

Collisions Between Philippine and Chinese Ships Spark International Outcry

According to Reuters, Chinese authorities said on October 22 that there had been a slight collision during a coast guard stop of Philippine ships carrying “illegal construction materials.” Manila responded that China’s actions were, “in violation of Philippine sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction,” calling them, “dangerous, irresponsible and illegal actions.”

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With Duterte Abroad, Filipinos Protest Dictator’s Burial

The burial of Marcos followed a Supreme Court decision to dismiss petitions against the proposal made by current Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte for Marcos to be interred at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB), also known as the Heroes’ Cemetery. Supreme Court spokesperson Ted Te says the 9-5 vote in favor of the burial.

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