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Philippines declares dengue epidemic as deaths surge
Manila, Aug 6 (IANS) The Philippines has declared a "national dengue epidemic" after at least 622 people died due to the mosquito-borne disease this year.
2019-08-06
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
19 killed as 3 boats capsize in Philippines
Manila, Aug 4 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and 12 others reported missing after three boats capsized due to bad weather off the Philippines, the disaster management office said on Sunday.
2019-08-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines arrests Jordanian linked to Osama's family
Manila, Aug 1 (IANS) A Jordanian man linked to Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden's brother-in-law has been taken into the Philippines government custody and is to be deported, the country's Bureau of Immigration said on Thursday.
2019-08-01
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Philippines lodges fresh diplomatic protest with China
Manila, July 31 (IANS) The Philippines on Wednesday lodged a fresh diplomatic protest with the Chinese authorities over two incidents in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, officials said.
2019-07-31
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
8 killed, 60 injured in series of quakes in Philippines
Manila, July 27 (IANS) At least eight persons were killed and around 60 injured in the Philippines after a series of earthquakes struck the northern Batanes islands in the early hours of Saturday, authorities said.
2019-07-27
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines, US reaffirm security commitments for South China Sea
Manila, July 16 (IANS) Philippines and the US on Tuesday agreed to reinforce their defence ties and uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea amid Chinas non-stop island-building and military activities in the region.
2019-07-16
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Amal Clooney to lead defence team of Duterte critic
Manila, July 9 (IANS) Acclaimed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will head the international legal team defending a Philippine media personality who is one of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte.
2019-07-09
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
13 killed in truck rollover crash in Philippines
Manila, June 9 (IANS) A truck carrying at least 53 people rolled over while going down a mountain road in Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, killing 13, including a bride-to-be and two children aged 4 and 5, police said on Sunday.
2019-06-09
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Duterte green lights auction of Imelda Marcos' jewels
Manila, May 31 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has authorized the auction of jewels valued at $13.5 million that were seized from Imelda Marcos, widow of deceased dictator Ferdinand Marcos, after the fall of his government in 1986.
2019-05-31
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte tightens grip on power after mid-term polls
Manila, May 22 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has consolidated his grip on power as his allies swept opposition candidates in the mid-term election, according to official results announced on Wednesday after several deferrals and accusations of lack of transparency.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
2 trains collide in Philippines, 34 injured
Manila, May 19 (IANS) At least 34 people were injured when a "runaway" train rammed into another train in Metro Manila of the Philippines, officials said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Duterte threatens 'war' against Canada over trash
Manila, April 24 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to "go to war" with Canada if the latter fails to remove tonnes of garbage from the country that was shipped here by a Canada-based company in 2013 and has since remained in a landfill in the city of Tarlac.
2019-04-24
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Politics
Philippines quake toll increases to 16
Manila, April 23 (IANS) The death toll in Monday's 6.1-magnitude quake that struck the Philippines' Luzon Island has increased to 16, amid ongoing efforts to rescue around 30 missing people who were trapped under a collapsed commercial centre, authorities said on Tuesday.
2019-04-23
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Duterte threatens Beijing over South China Sea
Manila, April 5 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to send his troops on a "suicide mission" if Beijing doesn't "lay off" a Manila-occupied island in the South China Sea, the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-05
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Journalist Maria Ressa arrested at Manila airport
Manila, March 29 (IANS) Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippines journalist and the Time Magazine Person of the Year, was arrested on Friday at the airport here shortly after stepping off a plane from San Francisco.
2019-03-29
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Immigration/Law/Rights
Philippines' journalist Maria Ressa freed after posting bail
Manila, Feb 14 (IANS) Maria Ressa, a high-profile Philippines journalist and Time magazine Person of the Year, was freed on bail on Thursday after having been detained overnight in connection with "cyber libel" charges against her news website Rappler.
2019-02-14
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Philippines to tighten entry of foreign workers
Manila, Feb 6 (IANS) The Philippines Bureau of Immigration (BI) said on Wednesday that it will soon impose stricter requirements and procedures in issuing special work permits and provisional work permits to foreign nationals who intend to work in the country.
2019-02-06
Category: International, Philippines,Immigration/Law/Rights
2019 SEA Games swimming to serve as Tokyo Olympics qualifier
Manila, Feb 4 (IANS) The International Swimming Federation (FINA) has announced that the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), which will be held in the Philippines from November 30 to December 11, have been certified as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
2019-02-04
Category: International, Philippines,Sports,Other Sports
Duterte's drug war 'example to the world': Sirisena
Manila/Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has praised his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Dutertes brutal war on drugs, which has taken thousands of lives, calling it an "example to the world".
2019-01-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Sri Lankan President signs 3 loan agreements with ADB
Manila, Jan 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena signed on Thursday three loan agreements totalling $455 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to fund projects in higher education, transport as well as a technical assistance loan in the urban sector.
2019-01-17
Category: International, Philippines,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Facebook bans major digital marketing group in Philippines
Manila, Jan 11 (IANS) Facebook on Friday said it has banned a digital marketing group in the Philippines - Twinmark Media Enterprises and all its subsidiaries - from its platform for repeatedly violating its misrepresentation and spam policies.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security,Technology
Philippines won't buy military equipment from US: Duterte
Manila, Jan 11 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterete has said his country won't buy any more weapons from the US after it threatened to impose sanctions on nations purchasing Russian military equipment, authorities said on Friday.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Philippines,Defence/Security,Politics
Death toll in Philippines storm surges to 122
Manila, Jan 3 (IANS) At least 122 people have died and 28 remain missing in floods and landslides caused by storm Usman as it passed through the Philippines, officials said on Thursday.
2019-01-03
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Death toll in Philippines storm reaches 85
Manila, Jan 2 (IANS) At least 85 people have died and 20 remain missing in floods and landslides triggered by storm Usman as it passed through the Philippines, officials said on Wednesday.
2019-01-02
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife