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Philippines: Duterte reappears in public after ill health rumours | Coronavirus pandemic News

Philippine president, who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19, resumes weekly address to dismiss health rumours. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte…

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Africa

US warns China over ‘aggressive’ moves on Philippines, Taiwan | Border Disputes News

US State Department raises concerns over presence of Chinese vessels near Philippines and entry of Beijing’s jets into Taiwan’s air…

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Asia

Argument over porridge reveals Philippines’ COVID fiasco | Coronavirus pandemic News

Manila, Philippines – Is lugaw – a savoury Filipino rice porridge – essential? Filipinos have both laughed and fumed at…

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Middle East

Philippines warns China of ‘unwanted hostilities’ in sea dispute | Border Disputes News

Duterte’s top legal counsel warns China’s ‘present territorial incursions’ is an ‘unwelcome stain’ in closer ties between Manila and Beijing.…

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Middle East

China’s vaccine diplomacy stumbles in Southeast Asia | Coronavirus pandemic News

In May last year, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that his country would…

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Africa

‘Deepest wreck dive’ reaches US WWII ship off Philippines | Philippines News

The 115-metre-long ship was sunk on October 25, 1944 as US forces fought to liberate the Philippines from Japanese occupation.…

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Latin America

Record number of Filipino lawyers killed under Duterte’s watch | Human Rights News

On a late Wednesday evening in early March, Filipino human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen headed home after a long…

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Latin America

US, Philippines discuss Chinese ‘swarming’ in South China Sea | Border Disputes News

Senior officials from United States and the Philippines discussed their concerns over ongoing Chinese activities in the disputed South China…

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Latin America

Philippines deploys air force as tensions over Chinese ships rise | Rodrigo Duterte News

Move comes after more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels were spotted off Whitsun Reef earlier this month. The Philippines’ air…

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Europe

Philippines announces strict COVID lockdown in and around Manila | Coronavirus pandemic News

The measures will affect more than 24 million people, as more contagious COVID variants fuel a resurgence in cases. The…

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Europe

Philippines, Vietnam press China over South China Sea activities | South China Sea News

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed “concern” to China’s ambassador about Chinese vessels massing in the disputed South China Sea,…

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Middle East

Philippine troops kill Abu Sayyaf leader, rescue hostages | Armed Groups News

Four Indonesians had been held by group notorious for kidnapping for ransom for more than a year. Philippine troops have…

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Europe

Philippines says 220 Chinese vessels spotted at disputed reef | South China Sea News

Manila expresses ​concern about overfishing, destruction of marine environment, and risks to safety of navigation. The Philippines has expressed concern…

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Europe

Ordered to stay home, Manila’s children face risks beyond COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

Manila, Philippines – To a teenage girl who had already spent five-straight months indoors before, what is another two weeks…

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Europe

Philippines closes border to foreigners, some citizens over COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

Country is battling a surge in cases linked to new variants and has imposed curfews and movement restrictions. Foreigners and…

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Middle East

Philippines battles COVID surge a year after protracted lockdown | Business and Economy News

Manila, Philippines – The Philippines is facing a surge in coronavirus cases as it marks a year since the government…

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Middle East

How can Philippine human rights activists be protected?

UN says activists and lawyers are killed under the guise of combatting ‘communist rebels’. Credit

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Africa

‘Appalled’: UN urges probe into killing of Philippine activists | Human Rights News

The United Nations human rights office has condemned the killing of nine activists by Philippine police over the weekend and…

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Latin America

Nine killed after Duterte’s order to ‘finish off’ communists | Human Rights News

At least nine activists have been killed following simultaneous police raids in the northern Philippines that came just two days…

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Asia

‘Kill them’: Duterte wants to ‘finish off’ communist rebels | Human Rights News

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military and police forces to “finish off” and “kill” all communist rebels in…

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Africa

Philippine reports South Africa variant as vaccination begins | Coronavirus pandemic News

The Philippines has announced that a new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa has reached the country, with at…

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Africa

Two dead in shootout between Philippine police, narcotics agents | Drugs News

Two Philippine police officers were killed and one injured in an attack with a narcotics enforcement squad, following a bungled…

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Latin America

Women linked to Abu Sayyaf suicide bombings arrested in Sulu | Abu Sayyaf News

At least nine women, including the three daughters of the acting Abu Sayyaf Group leader, have been arrested in a…

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Africa

Thousands flee homes as storm Dujuan hits southern Philippines | Weather News

Tropical storm Dujuan was packing maximum winds of up to 65km/h as it moved northwest over the southern Philippines. More…

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Philippines police raid targets displaced Indigenous students | Politics News

Rights groups, activists and academic institutions have condemned Philippine authorities following a raid targeting Indigenous Lumad students who sought shelter…

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