Duterte blacks out the news in the Philippines

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s long-running standoff with the Lopez business clan has finally come to a head with the forced closure of the family’s ABS-CBN media empire, the nation’s largest news broadcaster. ABS-CBN’s shutdown, imposed by a state telecom regulator on May 5, has sent shockwaves across the nation and beyond, raising fears […]