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Philippine senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc speaks at a campaign event in Caloocan, Philippines. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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In Largely Catholic Philippines, A Muslim Woman Shakes Up Senate Campaign

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At a Feb. 21, 2018, Philippine Senate hearing in Manila on deaths linked to the dengue vaccine, families brought photos of children who had been vaccinated. Noel Celis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rush To Produce, Sell Vaccine Put Kids In Philippines At Risk

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"I want a boat prepared" to take tons of trash back to Canada, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday. In this 2015 photo, Filipino activists wear shipping container costumes to call on Canada to remove the garbage from a port in Manila. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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A resident looks at the rubble of St. Catherine church on Tuesday, including the toppled head of a statue, following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Pampanga province northwest of Manila the previous day. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Filipino Catholic priests (seated from left) Albert Alejo, Robert Reyes and Flavie Villanueva are prayed over by nuns and religious leaders after talking to reporters in Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines, on March 11. The three priests say they and other clergy who have criticized the president's crackdown on drugs, have received death threats from unknown people. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Philippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church

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Darrell Blatchley, environmentalist and director of D' Bone Collector Museum, shows plastic waste found in the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale near the Philippine city of Davao. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Students hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest at the state university in Manila, Philippines, on Thursday in support of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, who was arrested a day earlier. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Ressa, center, stands on stage at a 2018 New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square. Ressa, the head of a news site in the Philippines, was arrested on Wednesday in Manila. Joe Russo/Invision/AP hide caption

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Filipinos pose for souvenir shots at the "Christmas House" owned by businessman Alexander Cruz in suburban Cainta, Rizal province, Philippines, on Dec. 12, 2017. The whole house, decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights, has attracted local and foreign tourists. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Love The Holidays? The Philippines Celebrates 4 Months Of Christmas Mania

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Despite Official Threats, Toxic Social Media, Journalist Sees 'A Battle We Can Win'

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American troops seized three Philippine church bells as war trophies over a century ago. Now the bells of Balangiga have returned. Ella Mage/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Returns Balangiga Church Bells To The Philippines After More Than A Century

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American priest Kenneth Hendricks is accused of abusing at least 10 young boys in the Philippines; U.S. officials who sought his arrest are now trying to learn if there are any victims in Ohio, where he was previously based. Bureau of Immigration (Philippines)/AP hide caption

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A vocal critic of the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Maria Ressa declared her innocence after turning herself in to answer tax evasion charges. She posted bail at the court in Manila on Monday. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Supporters of Kian delos Santos protest on Thursday outside the police station where three policemen involved in Kian's killing were assigned in Manila. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after a guest book signing at the Malacañang presidential palace in Manila on Tuesday. Duterte called Xi's visit to longtime U.S. ally the Philippines a "milestone." Mark R. Cristino/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Volunteer rescuers head home after working to dig out victims of a landslide triggered by heavy rains from Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippine's Benguet province on Monday. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man wades through flooded streets during a No. 10 Hurricane Signal raised for Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on Sunday. Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-divorce protesters marched in Manila in February. The Philippine House of Representatives passed a bill in March that would legalize divorce. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Divorce Is Prohibited In The Philippines, But Moves Are Underway To Legalize It

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Jude Sabio displays the communication he submitted to the International Criminal Court. He says he felt it was his duty to bring President Duterte's war on drugs to the attention of prosecutors. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippine Lawyer Faces Death Threats After Filing Case At The Hague Against Duterte

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Renato Villa, the Philippine ambassador to Kuwait, speaks during a press conference at the embassy in Kuwait City last week. Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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