MANILA: Following his disagreement over a research paper describing his social media habits, the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has labelled Oxford University as a “school for stupid people” . According to the university’s report “Troops, Trolls and Troublemakers: A Global Inventory of Organised Social Media Manipulation”, Mr Duterte has spent the equivalent of hundreds of thousands of pounds on hiring social media trolls to promote and defend him on Twitter. It claims that Duterte’s camp paid $200,000…
WASHINGTON: The United States is using quiet diplomacy to persuade the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and other Asian nations not to move aggressively to capitalize on an international court ruling that denied China's claims to the South China Sea, several U.S. administration officials said.
MANILA: The son of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos is participating in vice presidential election next week.
MANILA: The new Miss Universe, back in the Philippines after an epic televised blunder surrounding her crowning, said Sunday she would use the attention the incident attracted to campaign for HIV awareness, especially in her home country.