- May 28, 2020
By taking the nation’s the largest broadcaster of the air, the government of the Philippines is sending a “chilling message” on press freedom, according to one Philippine bishop.
Philippine church and business leaders expressed alarm Wednesday over a government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network, which has been a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic.
After a Chinese diplomat said that Filipino workers in China could be spies, a bishop called the accusation “impossible, unbelievable, and unfounded.”
While many places around the world tend to slow down during the hot summer months, in Asia things seem to be heating up in a different sense, as several major stories continue to unfold.
Catholic bishops accused of plotting to oust Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have submitted their response to sedition charges.
The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines appealed to Catholics to “resist the shadow of fear cast over the nation” following government allegations that several church leaders conspired to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.