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Two dead in roadside bomb explosion in Philippines

Two people were killed on Sunday when a roadside bomb allegedly planted by communist rebels exploded when they ran over it while cycling in...
World Bank

World Bank helps protect buildings in Manila against quakes

The World Bank said on Thursday it has approved a 300-million-dollar funding for the Philippines to protect public buildings in the capital, including schools...
Philippine Troops

Philippine troops kill three suspected militants

Three suspected Islamist militants were killed on Sunday in a clash with government troops in the southern Philippines, the military said. Soldiers were on a...
earth tremor

5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippine province, capital

An 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted a Philippine province south of the capital on Wednesday, but no major damage or casualties was reported, officials said. The quake’s...
Swine Fever

Philippines declares state of calamity over African Swine Fever

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a one-year nationwide state of calamity due to an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF), which has resulted...
COVID-19 vaccine

Philippines receives single biggest delivery of Covid-19 vaccines

The Philippines on Saturday received the single biggest delivery of Covid-19 vaccines from the World Health Organization's COVAX facility, officials said. A total of 2,030,400...
COVID-19 vaccine

Philippine leader receives first dose of Sinopharm vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday received the first dose of China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine, which has yet to get emergency use authorization in...
Huge waves brought by super typhoon Soudelor hit a rider on the coast in Wenling City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhou Xuejun)

Typhoon’s toll hits 7 in Philippines as missing shipmates found dead

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Four crew members of a cargo ship that ran aground amid a typhoon in the Philippines were found dead on Wednesday, bringing the death...
South China Sea

Philippines deploys more forces to patrol South China Sea

The Philippines has deployed more vessels and aircraft to patrol territories under the country’s control in the disputed South China Sea, a government task...
AMBULANCE

Thirteen drown as vehicle plunges into canal in Philippines

Thirteen people drowned when a sports utility vehicle they were riding in fell into an irrigation canal in the northern Philippines, police said Monday. Two...
Philippines

Suspected Egyptian terrorist and 2 local militants killed in Philippines

A suspected Egyptian terrorist and two Filipino Islamist militants were killed in a firefight with government troops in the southern Philippines, the military said...
FILED - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (L) sails alongside the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier (not pictured) during a military exercises conducted in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Top defence officials from the Philippines and the United States held talks on Sunday, including on the disputed South China Sea, where large numbers of Chinese vessels had been spotted recently. Photo: Markus Castaneda/US Pacific Fleet/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full

Philippines calls for protest over Chinese ships in South China Sea

(dpa) - Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr on Wednesday ordered the filing of another diplomatic protest against China as 240 Chinese vessels...
FILED - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (L) sails alongside the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier (not pictured) during a military exercises conducted in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Top defence officials from the Philippines and the United States held talks on Sunday, including on the disputed South China Sea, where large numbers of Chinese vessels had been spotted recently. Photo: Markus Castaneda/US Pacific Fleet/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full

Philippines and United States resume major annual military exercise

(dpa) - Troops from the Philippines and United States on Monday kicked off a major annual bilateral training exercise that was cancelled last year...
AstraZeneca

Philippines suspends use of AstraZeneca jab for people under 60

(dpa) - The Philippines on Thursday temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine for those younger than 60 following reports from abroad of...
China sea

Duterte: South China Sea rift won’t affect friendly ties with Beijing

(dpa) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday his country's dispute with Beijing over activity in the South China Sea will not affect...
China sea

Philippines sends more navy ships to South China Sea

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dpa/GNA - The Philippine military on Thursday deployed additional Navy ships to beef up maritime patrols in the disputed South China Sea. The deployment...
Philippines

Eight communist rebels killed in clash in Philippines

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dpa/GNA - Eight communist rebels were killed and 11 high-powered firearms were seized after a three-hour gun battle with soldiers in central Philippines,...
China sea

Philippines spots 200 Chinese militia ships near disputed reef

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dpa/GNA – More than 200 Chinese militia vessels were spotted moored off a disputed reef in the South China Sea, a Philippine government...
COVID-19

Philippines reports record daily high of Covid-19 cases

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dpa/GNA – The Philippines on Saturday reported a record 7,999 additional coronavirus infections, pushing the country’s national tally to 656,056. The death toll from...
Philippines

Philippines re-imposes entry restrictions amid Covid-19 surge

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dpa/GNA – The Philippines on Wednesday announced new travel restrictions for foreigners as authorities scrambled to contain a surge in Covid-19 cases amid...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO cautions Philippines not to ignore Covid vaccine priority

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dpa/GNA – A senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday cautioned the Philippines against ignoring its priority list for the...
SWAT teams are attempting to negotiate with the ex-guard turned gunman / AFP via Getty Images

Philippine mall under lockdown as police engaged in shoot-out outside

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dpa/GNA – A shoot-out between police and suspected drug dealers erupted on Wednesday outside a busy shopping mall in the Philippine capital, sending...
Reptiles

Philippines intercepts 25 live reptiles intended for export to Taiwan

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dpa/GNA – The Philippines has intercepted 25 live reptiles concealed in bamboo chimes and lanterns intended for export to Taiwan, the Bureau of...
Dollars

Philippines to receive US$25 million in aid to purchase Covid vaccines

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dpa/GNA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday announced 25 million dollars in financial aid to help the Philippines purchase vaccines against...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Philippine economy shrank 9.5 percent in 2020, worst since 1984

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dpa/GNA – The Philippine economy contracted by 9.5 per cent in 2020, the worst performance in three decades, mainly due to the impact...
Covid Vaccines

Philippines’ Duterte throws support behind first Covid-19 vaccine

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dpa/GNA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte would be willing to receive the first Covid-19 vaccine in the country to ease public apprehension over...
Jesus Christ

No procession, but Filipinos turn out in droves for Black Nazarene

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dpa/GNA - Hundreds of thousands of devotees turned out in Manila on Saturday to hear mass honouring a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ...
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Duterte defends use of unauthorized Covid vaccine by security team

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dpa/GNA – The Philippine military on Tuesday called off an investigation into the use of an unauthorized Covid-19 vaccine on soldiers guarding President...
earth tremor

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolts Philippines

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dpa/GNA – A magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolted the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, including the capital Manila, on Friday, but there were no immediate...

At least two killed as tropical depression hits Philippines

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Floods and landslides caused by a tropical depression in the Philippines have left at least two people dead, police said Saturday. The tropical depression, locally...