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See Countries That Spends The Most Time On Internet, Social Media
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See Countries That Spends The Most Time On Internet, Social Media

A worldwide study conducted by Hootsuite and We Are Social revealed which country spends the most time on the internet and social media. According to their 2019 Global Digital Report, Filipinos spend the most time on the internet as well as on social media. The study found that Filipinos spend approximately 10 hours and 2 minutes a day on the internet. This was an increase from last year's report which showed that Filipinos were on the internet for 9 hours and 29 minutes daily. The Philippines is followed by Brazil at number two, spending an average 9 hours and 29 minutes on the internet. The top three is rounded up by the Thais who spend 9 hours and 11 minutes online
Philippines Rodrigo Duterte Warns Of  Revolutionary Government’
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Philippines Rodrigo Duterte Warns Of Revolutionary Government’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a “revolutionary government” to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship. He issued the warning on state television late Friday as he railed against the press, European lawmakers and other critics of his drug war that has left thousands dead and led rights groups to warn of a crime against humanity. Duterte said he would resort to a revolutionary government, as opposed to martial law that would require congressional approval, if communists and other opponents tried to destabilise his rule. “If your destabilisation is taking place and there is chaos already, I will not hesitate to declare a revolutionary government until the end of my term and I will arrest all of you a...
Duterte Under Fire Over Threat To Bomb Schools
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Duterte Under Fire Over Threat To Bomb Schools

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire on Wednesday for threatening to bomb schools run by an indigenous group for allegedly teaching subversion and communism to young Filipinos. The New York-based Human Rights Watch demanded that Duterte take back his threat, which it warned was against international humanitarian law. “By calling for an attack on schools, Duterte is directing the military to commit war crimes. “Duterte should publicly retract his threat of violence against tribal schools before the military acts on them,’’ the organisation said in a statement. Duterte alleged on Monday that schools run by the indigenous Lumad tribe were being used by communist rebels to recruit new members and were operating without permits from the Department of Education. “T...
Philippines’ Duterte Offers Muslim Self-Rule To Counter ISIS
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Philippines’ Duterte Offers Muslim Self-Rule To Counter ISIS

President Rodrigo Duterte offered self-rule to the Philippines’ Muslim minority on Monday in an attempt to defeat Islamist militants who seized a southern city in the gravest challenge to his year-old rule. Duterte hopes the promise of autonomy will persuade Filipino Muslims to reject the Islamic State group, whose followers still control parts of Marawi after nearly two months of fighting that had left more than 500 people dead. Duterte vowed to shepherd through Congress a “Bangsamoro Basic Law” bill jointly written and submitted to him Monday by government officials and the country’s largest Muslim guerrilla group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. “This moment is a significant step forward in our quest to end centuries of hatred, mistrust and injustice that cost and affected t...
Rodrigo Duterte: One Year On, As Popular As Ever
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Rodrigo Duterte: One Year On, As Popular As Ever

It has been one year since Rodrigo Duterte, also known as The Punisher, was elected as Philippines’ president, after riding a platform of suppressing crime, the spread of drugs and corruption. Before coming to power, the former mayor had promised a wide range of reforms, including tackling poverty, unemployment and improving the economy. Despite taking Filipinos on a promised “rough ride” of drug war killings and foreign policy U-turns, the 72-year-old remains as popular as ever as he marks 12 months in office. According to pollsters at the Social Weather Stations, 80 percent say they have “much trust” with his administration’s performance. “People like the man,” Ricardo Abad, the head of sociology and anthropology at Ateneo University in Manila, told the AFP news agency. “P...
Fight Erupts At Nigerian Embassy In Washington; US Police Called To Restore Order
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Fight Erupts At Nigerian Embassy In Washington; US Police Called To Restore Order

Embassy of Nigeria in Washington D.C. United States last Monday after two officials of the embassy began fighting. The officials, according to Per Second News, are Mr. Robert Mumford Ditto, a Filipino and one Saka Ologele from Nigeria. Apparently left fuming after an argument, Ditto, angrily threw a chair at Ologele. Some officials of the embassy tried to engage with the men but the situation then escalated into a physical fight, in the full glare of dozens of guests and visa applicants. Ditto called in agents from the Washington Capitol Secret Service Police to deal with the commotion, there after several people became angry at his utterances. No fewer than five police officers arrived and made their way into the embassy to restore order and calm panicky guests and visa appl...

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