"There is no slap there because as everyone knows, no one has ever been censored in the Philippines," a government spokesman said in a news conference.
The 58-year-old journalist and co-founder of Rappler is the 18th woman in history to win the Peace Prize.
Journalists critical of their governments in the Philippines and Russia have been awarded the prestigious prize.
"The quest for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East has always enjoyed a lot of political support in Norway," Norwegian Nobel Institute Director Olav Njølstad told Newsweek.
The winner of the prestigious prize is set to be announced on October 8.
The independent news website continues its extensive reporting on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as well as the arrests of activists by police.
For the good of Tigray, Ethiopia, the East Africa region and the world, we ask Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to work toward a political solution as fast as possible.
No American president has accomplished more for peace in the Middle East than Donald Trump.
A look at those to have been named as nominees for the coveted prize, before the winner is revealed later in the year.
"We are honored the movement is being recognized, and are more energized than ever to continue to fight for Black lives," Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors told Newsweek.
Despite that historic civil unrest, the BLM movement somehow earned a nomination for a Nobel peace prize.
Several Americans have been awarded Nobel Peace Prizes, most recently former President Barack Obama in 2009.
"Armenia, with the death and fighting, we're going to get that straightened out...I call that an easy one," Trump said at a New Hampshire rally Sunday.
The Nobel Peace Prize is not just something you hang on your wall. It is an award for builders of peace and democracy, not merchants of violence and war.
A British lawmaker put forward the Democratic presidential candidate for the accolade, which President Donald Trump has also been nominated for.
The Democratic presidential candidate has been put forward for the accolade by a British lawmaker, joining President Donald Trump in having been proposed for the prize.
It was the third time the US president has been nominated this year for the 2021 Noble Peace Prize.
"The Peace Prize is for peace, not for being a nice guy. Netanyahu brought peace," says one of the Israeli prime minister's supporters. Others—including the Palestinians—don't see it that way.
The president of the United States, through his words, actions and deeds, has established himself as a truly tremendous friend of the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
The president has been put forward for the award by a member of the Norwegian Parliament, who cited the commander-in-chief's role in establishing relations between Israel and the UAE.
The British branch of the Fridays for Future said the movement wasn't about "one person" in the wake of the Norwegian Nobel Committee decision today.
While the young activist was a favorite, the 2019 award went to Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
There were 223 people and 78 organizations, totaling 301 candidates, that were considered for the award this year.
Newsweek spoke to political scientists, authors, commentators and climate scientists to find out.
Raoni Metuktire has been an outspoken activist against Brazilian leaders who have been dismissive of the destruction plaguing the Amazon.
President Donald Trump claims that he would win a Nobel Peace Prize but that they are not given out "fairly."
"President Obama was handed the Nobel Peace Prize, but President Trump is on his way to actually earning one," Conway said.