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International Criminal Court (ICC)

Philippines will not cooperate with ICC probe into ‘war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into his administration’s war on illegal drugs, his spokesman said...
Explosion-Rocks-Abuja

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...
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...
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

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,...
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...
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...
Us Flag

America not as it’s promised to be – immigrants

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Almost all the immigrants came to the United States full of dreams. How are they and their children faring after decades living there? Several...
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...
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...
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...
Earthquake

Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday jolted portions of the southern Philippines, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake's epicentre...
Philippines Slams

Seven dead, hundreds of thousands displaced as Goni slams Philippines

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At least seven people were killed and more than 420,000 residents displaced as this year's strongest typhoon slammed into the Philippines on Sunday, bringing...
Beiruts Migrant Workers

Beirut’s Migrant Workers Persist in the Shadow of the Blast

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The twin explosions in the Port of Beirut on August 4 exacerbated Lebanon’s deepening economic crisis, stranding thousands of destitute migrant workers without work...
measles

At least 36 children die in measles outbreaks in Philippines this year

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The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday that at least 36 children under 5 years old have died from measles in the...

Dengue fever deaths in Philippines drop by 78 percent

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The number of of dengue fever deaths from January to Aug. 15 this year in the Philippines is lower by 78 percent compared...
Malaria Vaccine

Brazil to send shipment of flu vaccines to Mongolia, Philippines

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A leading Brazilian vaccine producer will supply 550,000 doses of flu vaccines to Mongolia and the Philippines at the request of the World...
Honda Civic Type R, Tourer and Sport 2015

Philippines says closure of Honda carmaker’s plant has little impact on economy

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The spokesman of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday that the decision of Japanese carmaker Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) to close its...
An U.S. army soldier sits on top of an armored vehicle during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

U.S. meddling forces Philippines to dump military agreement

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The spokesman of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that Manila's move to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and...