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Quote:MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say police have filed sedition and other criminal complaints against the vice president, three opposition senators, four Roman Catholic bishops and a university president for allegedly conniving to destabilize President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

The Department of Justice says it received the complaints against Vice President Leni Robredo and several Duterte critics Thursday from the police’s investigation arm. Robredo and many of her co-accused have long denied the allegations.
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he would form a prosecutorial panel, which may start serving subpoenas to the accused next week at the start of an investigation.

The allegations center on a formerly detained crime suspect, Peter Joemel Advincula, who alleged that he plotted with the accused to discredit Duterte and his family by linking them to drug syndicates.

(from an AP news wire)
ABS-CBN (an initialism of the network's former names, Alto Broadcasting System - Chronicle Broadcasting Network) is a Philippine free-to-air television network that is the flagship property of ABS-CBN Corporation, a company under the Lopez Group. The network is headquartered at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center in Quezon City, with additional offices and production facilities in 25 major cities including BaguioNagaBacolodIloiloCebu, and Davao. ABS-CBN is formally referred to as "The Kapamilya Network"; kapamilya is a Filipino term which means a member of a family. This was originally introduced in 1999 and was officially introduced in 2003 during the celebration of its 50th anniversary. It is the largest television network in the country in terms of revenues, assets, and international coverage.

ABS-CBN is the oldest television broadcaster in Southeast Asia and one of the oldest commercial television broadcasters in Asia. It is also the leading television network in the Philippines with advertising revenues of 21.2 billion pesos for the fiscal year of 2015.[2][3][4][5][6] ABS-CBN's first ever television broadcast was on October 23, 1953, as Alto Broadcasting System (ABS) on DZAQ-TV, just 3 months after the first broadcast of Japan's NHK General TV and Nippon Television. It is also the first television network in Southeast Asia to broadcast in color, the first television network in the Philippines to formally launch a digital terrestrial television service, and the first broadcast television network in the Philippines to formally launch in high-definition.

The flagship television station of ABS-CBN was DWWX-TV (ABS-CBN TV-2 Manila). The network operated across the Philippine archipelago through the ABS-CBN Regional division which controls 80 television stations.[2][7] Its programs were also available outside the Philippines through the global subscription television channel The Filipino Channel (TFC) which is available in over three million paying households worldwide as well as terrestrially in Guam through KEQI-LP. Since 2011, the network was on test broadcast for digital terrestrial television using the Japanese standard ISDB-T in select areas in the Philippines. On October 3, 2015, ABS-CBN started to broadcast in high-definition through its affiliate direct-to-home cable and satellite television providers.

The network was issued a cease and desist order by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on May 5, 2020 after the NTC refused to renew ABS-CBN's franchise license earlier in February 2020. After meeting controversy and public outcry over the initial NTC refusal, ABS-CBN was initially allowed to operate under a temporary license, with support from both senate and congress. Investigations by various government offices showed that the company had no deficiencies or issues. There are allegations that the NTC refusal over the renewal of the franchise was based on the network's critical news coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's administration. The franchise license was set to expire on May 4, 2020. A day later, ABS-CBN officially signed off in the evening.[8][9] This is the second time the network went off-air since the declaration of martial law by Former President Ferdinand Marcos on September 23, 1972.[10][11]
Through my limited studies of the saeculum in South-East Asia (Indo-China, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapoe, Indonesia, East Timor, and possibly Burma) they seem to be currently in Unraveling that started early in the 2010s. Much of the region currently is having culture wars, especially Indonesia and Malaysia, which has been accompanied by a rise in the religious right.

The current President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte (1945) reminds me of an authoritarian Australian state premier also from a Civic generation. Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen (1911) or the Hillbilly dictator as some called him.
Note well -- the Philippines is on the same timeline as most countries that experienced WWII. It felt WWII hard under the brutal occupation of the thug Japanese Empire. It is in the same era of Crisis that the us is in... and Duterte is far more competent in cracking down on opposition Than is Donald Quisling Trump.
(05-07-2020, 02:46 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: [ -> ]Note well -- the Philippines is on the same timeline as most countries that experienced WWII. It felt WWII hard under the brutal occupation of the thug Japanese Empire. It is in the same era of Crisis that the us is in... and Duterte is far more competent in cracking down on opposition Than is Donald Quisling Trump.

Well the Filipinos despite a heavy Hispanic influence see themselves as South-East Asians, feel they have a strong affinity with other peoples in their region, in particular the Malays and Indonesians. 

Also, in memory of the Filipino people the Philippine Revolution which was a theater of the Spanish-American war is seen by Filipinos as a time of a 'great struggle' in their society. In addition I I have personally know quite a number of people from the Philippines and they are generationally different from 'Westerners'.