Cecil Morella
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Xi visits Philippines as China, US wrangle for supremacy
by Cecil Morella - November 20, 2018 - 6:55am
China won a windfall partner with the 2016 election of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has rattled the Philippines' century-old bond with the US while courting trade and investment from the rising American rival...
Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine
by Cecil Morella - October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine.
'I'll come back': Sister Patricia Fox defiant over expulsion
by Cecil Morella - May 1, 2018 - 12:08pm
She spent decades helping the Philippines' poorest people, but Australian nun Patricia Fox is fighting deportation after drawing President Rodrigo Duterte's ire -- and says she will try to return even if expell...
Netflix series shows 'necessary' Duterte drug war — Brillante Mendoza
by Cecil Morella - April 5, 2018 - 4:35pm
The deadly drug war waged by President Rodrigo Duterte is to be dramatized in the first Netflix series by award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, who says the internationally condemned crackdown is "necessary...
Another Marawi possible, MILF chief warns
by Cecil Morella - February 21, 2018 - 7:30am
The chief of the Philippines' main Muslim rebel group warned that jihadists loyal to the ISIS group, flush with looted guns and cash, could seize another city after Marawi last year.
Thousands rally for and against Duterte
by Cecil Morella - September 21, 2017 - 1:46pm
Thousands of President Rodrigo Duterte's critics and supporters held rival rallies Thursday, taking emotional national debates over his deadly drug war and martial law threats to the streets.
GenSan fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal
by Cecil Morella - March 30, 2017 - 2:07pm
A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New G...
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