COVID: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital

But he said religious fiestas in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation would remain prohibited.

published on : 14th May 2021

Have 'basic manners': China tells top Philippines diplomat after abusive tweet over SCS claims

Reports from Manila on Tuesday said the Philippines foreign secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr has apologised for using an obscene phrase, demanding China to get out of the Whitsun Reef.

published on : 4th May 2021

One dead, 100,000 displaced as typhoon blows near Philippines

Vicente Malano, administrator of the government weather agency, said a high pressure area extending from China to Japan was blocking the typhoon from blowing inland.

published on : 19th April 2021

Philippines summons Chinese ambassador over reef dispute

The escalating feud between Manila and Beijing started after more than 200 Chinese vessels suspected by Philippine authorities to be operated by militias were spotted early last month at Whitsun Reef.

published on : 13th April 2021

Philippines to temporarily suspend use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years

AstraZeneca and the vaccine developed by China-based Sinovac Biotech have been the only COVID-19 vaccines received so far by the Philippines.

published on : 8th April 2021

Philippines extends lockdown as infections spike

President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metropolitan Manila and four outlying provinces, a region of more than 25 million people, under lockdown last week as daily infections breached 10,000.

published on : 5th April 2021

Philippines spots hundreds of Chinese 'militia' boats near disputed reef

The resource-rich waterway is also contested by several countries, including the Philippines.

published on : 21st March 2021

Philippine President's spokesman tests positive for COVID-19

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque held a regular televised news conference Monday where he disclosed that he has been infected but showed no symptoms.

published on : 15th March 2021

Philippine mayor, police officers killed in possible mistake

The police were on routine patrol when they were fired upon Monday afternoon by security aides of Catbalogan City Mayor Ronaldo Aquino and killed the Mayor in return fire.

published on : 9th March 2021

Giant clam shells worth $3.3 million seized in Philippine raid

The Philippines is home to most of the world's giant tropical clam species, which are considered threatened in the country as poaching surges.

published on : 5th March 2021

Philippines launches COVID vaccination drive amid supply problems

The Philippines was among the last Southeast Asian countries to receive its first batch of vaccine due to delivery delays although it has reported more than 576,000 infections.

published on : 1st March 2021

Philippines to receive COVID-19 vaccine after continuous delays

An initial 525,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca were also scheduled to arrive Monday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.

published on : 28th February 2021

Philippine ice plant ammonia leak leaves two dead, 90 ill

More than 90 residents and employees were taken to hospitals after being exposed to the leaking ammonia, which is used as a refrigerant but could be toxic to people in large amounts, officials said.

published on : 4th February 2021

Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines; no tsunami

The earthquake was felt in nearby cities and provinces in the region, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

published on : 21st January 2021

Only ash and shells of homes left on volcano isle in Philippines

More than 5,000 people, many of them working as tour guides, fled the small island as the ground shook and the volcano belched dark-gray ash and steam into the sky.

published on : 11th January 2021
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