MANILA, Philippines — We are updating this page as more reports and statements come in. February 22, 2018 explaining the decision to ban Pia Ranada from the Malacañang complex : This is the first known instance, after the Marcos regime, where the sitting president banned a news group and a journalist from setting foot in the Malacañang compound because of critical reporting. Rappler reporter Pia Ranada has been banned from entering the entire Malacañang complex , not just Malacañang Palace. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's statement : Peke na nga ang balita ng Rappler, peke pa rin ang pagiging Pilipino nila. Ayusin muna nila ang dalawang bagay na ito bago sila sumigaw ng kalayaan sa pamamahayag. No, Mr Roque. This is about press freedom. It is not the government's role to say who can cover what, and when, and where. There is a clear line between a nation's officials, and the press whose job it is to hold them accountable by ... » Learn More about Everything you need to know about Rappler’s Malacañang coverage ban
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Pattaya- The arrest today was led by Colonel Dulayaphat Taechaphonchayasin of the Region 2 Police. Police reported that they received a tip off from a concerned citizen that the Australian man, Rohan Jeffrey Reid, who is a well known former winner of amateur body building tournaments in Australia, was working illegally in Pattaya organizing and profiting from “Thai Muscle Camp” programs for foreigners. He allegedly taught body building courses for foreigners in Pattaya. He was also allegedly caught with a small amount of illegal performance enhancing drugs. He had advertised his body building camp and tours under the name ‘Thai Muscle Camp 2020’ via ‘www.bodymatrix.com.au’. He has operated the business for several years, Region 2 Police added. Police conducting the investigation arrested Mr. Reid at He was taken to The Pattaya City Police Station to face legal proceedings regarding the charges. If convicted he will face a fine, deportation and blacklisting from the Kingdom ... » Learn More about Australian bodybuilding champion arrested in Pattaya for allegedly working without permit
Thailand- The following is our weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses. This week, we tackle a controversial topic and question: Would you-or will you-vaccinate your child against Covid-19 to let them go back to on-site schooling in Thailand? For some reference for this question please click here for the prior article. We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us on our social media channels, in the comments below, or if you prefer your comment to be private mail us at [email protected] We will publish the results and select a variety of diverse responses early next week, as always! ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback: Would you-or will you-vaccinate your child against Covid-19 to let them go back to on-site schooling in Thailand?
Agencies PREMIUM London, United Kingdom ● Mon, September 20, 2021 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to smooth relations with France after a joint deal for nuclear submarines between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia angered France, the Bloomberg News reported. "We are very, very proud of our relationship with France", Johnson told reporters on his way to New York, according to the report. "Our love of France is ineradicable." The United Kingdom and France are working on joint military operations in Mali and the Baltic states and are also working jointly on a simulated nuclear testing program, the report added, citing Johnson. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has requested early talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, France said on Sunday, in an apparent effort to mend fences after a ... to Read Full Story SUBSCRIBE NOW Starting from IDR 55,000/month Unlimited access to our web and app content e-Post ... » Learn More about Boris aims to smooth relations with France as Biden wants talks with Macron
AT A GLANCE: MANILA, Philippines – Anyone's experience of Malacañang begins with a pair of towering metal gates guarded by rifle-wielding, tight-lipped soldiers. If one is lucky enough to secure passage, the gates open to reveal a dazzlingly green lawn stretched out beside a driveway that curves around an immense balete tree, ultimate guardian of the Palace’s main entrance. Access to Malacañang, residence and office of the Philippine president, has always been granted to a select few, given the need to protect the head of state and the dignity of the presidency. Among those select few given access to the Palace are reporters accredited by government to cover the president. Such access is given in recognition of the fact that, as the highest elected official, the president, and everything he or she says and does, are matters of public interest. For much of the country’s history after the Marcos regime, this has been respected. ... » Learn More about From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters
Hello Pattaya News Readers and Supporters! The following is our weekly feature in which we highlight the top local stories in our area, Pattaya and Chonburi, for the past week. The number of stories differs from week to week. These are chosen and curated by our editorial team and are designed for our readers to get a quick “catch-up” of important stories they may have missed. We publish many stories daily and it is easy to lose track of important events or changes in our area. We do national recaps in a separate article, this is only the top local stories in our area and province. They are in no particular order of importance but roughly in order of publishing. These are from Sunday, September 12th, 2021, to Saturday, September 18th, 2021. Let’s get started and see what the top local stories were! 1. Thai Tourism Minister visits Pattaya to discuss “Move On” reopening plan, plan to be presented to CCSA this Friday The Thai Tourism Minister visited Pattaya to discuss ... » Learn More about The top local stories from the past week in Pattaya: Big Joke visits Pattaya, major nightclub fire on Walking Street, and more…