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Troll Armies, a Growth Industry in the Philippines, May Soon Be Coming to an Election Near You
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Troll Armies, a Growth Industry in the Philippines, May Soon Be Coming to an Election Near You

MANILA, Philippines — As public anger mounted last year over delayed plans to shake up the Philippines’ outage-plagued telecommunications sector, angry comments and one-star ratings flooded a government-run Facebook page. When employees suspected online trolls, President Rodrigo Duterte’s digital mastermind... Read More

Manila Is Trying to Fix Its Noxious Traffic. That’s Bad News for Trolley Boys and Jeepneys
Philippines
Manila Is Trying to Fix Its Noxious Traffic. That’s Bad News for Trolley Boys and Jeepneys

MANILA, Philippines — The distance is less than two miles. But commuting by car or bus across the murky Pasig River in the heart of this capital city can be a mind-numbing, hourlong exercise in breathing fumes. Alfred “Betong” Mendez... Read More

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