Groups seek concrete steps from Marcos on climate crisis, rights

PHILIPPINE-BASED groups on Thursday said President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. failed to substantiate his climate change talk at the United Nations General Assembly, adding that he also fell short of discussing the country’s human rights situation. Jon Bonifacio, national director of Kalikasan People’ Network, a coalition of green groups, said Mr. Marcos needs to lay […]

Marcos unlikely to mention human rights in first address — analysts

By John Victor D. Ordoñez, Reporter PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. would probably keep silent on human rights issues in his first address to Congress on Monday to avoid offending the vice president, according to political experts. Discussing human rights means talking about the deadly red tagging, the deadly drug war and extralegal killings […]

Pandemic recovery, human rights in Sona

PANDEMIC recovery, education, food security, government partnership with private sector, campaign against illegal drugs and criminality, as well as infrastructure development and human rights are some of the subjects that lawmakers and a non-government group expect President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to discuss during his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Batasang […]

Facebook’s ‘double standard’ on hate speech against Russians

BANGKOK/BEIRUT — Facebook’s decision to allow hate speech against Russians due to the war in Ukraine breaks its own rules on incitement, and shows a “double standard” that could hurt users caught in other conflicts, digital rights experts and activists said.  Facebook owner Meta Platforms will temporarily allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries […]

The Place Holdings Signs MOU to Acquire 51% of IP Rights Associated with Property Landmark, THE PLACE, and Iconic Attraction, Shimao Tianjie Sky Screen, in Beijing

Singapore, Mar 7, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – SGX mainboard-listed company, The Place Holdings Limited (“The Place Holdings”, the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to acquire a 51% stake in two entities which hold the […]

Quantum FOMM Acquires FOMM One Rights for Japan, Thailand and Global Market Expansion

Tokyo, Japan, Feb 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Quantum FOMM Limited (“QF”), a subsidiary of Quantum Solutions (“Quantum”) and a joint venture with FOMM Corporation (“FOMM”), announced on 31 January 2022 that it has entered into a Framework Agreement (“Agreement”) with FOMM for the manufacturing and distribution of FOMM One, FOMM’s first […]

Yuexiu REIT Proposes to Acquire Landmark Building Yuexiu Financial Tower in the Core District of Guangzhou Zhu Jiang New Town CBD

HONG KONG, Nov 15, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust (“Yuexiu REIT”, together with Yuexiu REIT Asset Management Limited, is referred to as the “Fund”, HKEX stock code: 00405) announced on 24 October 2021 that, it has proposed to acquire, from Yuexiu Property Company Limited (“Yuexiu Property”, HKEX stock […]