Philippines

China rejects South China Sea tribunal verdict as "waste paper"; terms US backing as "political farce" 

Chinese Foreign Ministry accused the US of abusing the bilateral military agreements with Cold War mentality "to use force on China which exposes their strong power logic and hegemonic attempts".

published on : 12th July 2021

Rodrigo Duterte open to running for Vice President, lashes out at ally Pacquiao

Duterte's televised remarks Monday night were the strongest sign that he is considering calls by ruling PDP-Laban party allies for him to run for the vice president post.

published on : 29th June 2021

Philippine air force Blackhawk helicopter crashes, kills six

The helicopter took off from Clark in Pampanga province for the two-hour training excercise but failed to return as scheduled.

published on : 24th June 2021

'Go to India or somewhere, to America': Philippines prez to those who don't want to get vaccinated

The Philippines is one of the worst-hit countries in South East Asia with more than one million cases and over 20,000 deaths linked to COVID-19.

published on : 22nd June 2021

Philippines set to buy 40 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The Philippines has concluded deals to buy 113 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from five foreign pharmaceutical companies.

published on : 21st June 2021

WHO declares Philippines polio-free after vaccine campaign

The 2019 polio outbreak began shortly after deadly dengue fever and measles epidemics and as vaccination coverage plunged partly due to the botched rollout of a dengue shot a few years earlier.

published on : 11th June 2021

Philippines suspends deployment of workers to Saudi due to dispute over Covid test

The Philippines is a leading source of global labour.

published on : 29th May 2021

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 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 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

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
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