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Country Philippines
Capital Manila
Continent Asia
Currency Peso(PHP)
Languages Filipino, English, Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Pampango, Pangasinense, Tagalog & Waray

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The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. The Philippine Government faces threats from three terrorist groups on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Decades of Muslim insurgency in the southern Philippines have led to a peace accord with one group and on-again/off-again peace talks with another.

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Philippines gets tough on China after years of cosying up, leans back on old ally America - ThePrint
  1. Philippines gets tough on China after years of cosying up, leans back on old ally America  ThePrint
  2. At UN General Assembly, Philippines' Duterte denounces groups 'weaponizing' human rights  UN News
  3. Philippines lifts overseas travel ban on health workers  Anadolu Agency
  4. In UN Speech, Duterte Stiffens Philippines' Stance on the South China Sea  The Diplomat
  5. Philippine president to make UN General Assembly debut  Arab News
  6. View Full coverage on Google News


Facebook removes fake accounts with links to China and Philippines - The Guardian
  1. Facebook removes fake accounts with links to China and Philippines  The Guardian
  2. Facebook Removes Fake Pages That Originated In China, Philippines  Ommcom News
  3. Facebook removes Chinese accounts active in Philippines and U.S. politics  Economic Times
  4. Philippines police and military deny links to removed Facebook accounts | Technology NYOOOZ  NYOOOZ
  5. Philippines: Facebook Removes China-based Fake Accounts  benarnews
  6. View Full coverage on Google News


Philippines’ Army of Migrant Workers Retrains for Life Back Home - BloombergQuintPhilippines’ Army of Migrant Workers Retrains for Life Back Home  BloombergQuint

Philippines $750+ Million Gift Card and Incentive Card Markets, 2015-2020 & 2024 - PRNewswirePhilippines $750+ Million Gift Card and Incentive Card Markets, 2015-2020 & 2024  PRNewswire

The tale of a travelling surfboard—lost in Hawaii found in Philippines, two years later! - HappytripsThe tale of a travelling surfboard—lost in Hawaii found in Philippines, two years later!  Happytrips

Latin America's Support for Justice in Philippines - Human Rights WatchLatin America's Support for Justice in Philippines  Human Rights Watch

Philippines Reopens Tourism Hotspot Boracay to More Locals - BloombergPhilippines Reopens Tourism Hotspot Boracay to More Locals  Bloomberg

Philippines Won’t Follow China on Excluding West in Disputed Sea - BloombergPhilippines Won’t Follow China on Excluding West in Disputed Sea  Bloomberg

Philippines to open Boracay island resort to local tourists - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPhilippines to open Boracay island resort to local tourists - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Philippines challenges China, vows to keep Western powers in South China Sea - RapplerPhilippines challenges China, vows to keep Western powers in South China Sea  Rappler

Rodrigo Duterte: The Weak Strongman of the Philippines - The DiplomatRodrigo Duterte: The Weak Strongman of the Philippines  The Diplomat

EU Threatens Philippine Trade Perks Over Rights Abuses - The DiplomatEU Threatens Philippine Trade Perks Over Rights Abuses  The Diplomat

Quake info: M4.9 earthquake on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 02:51 UTC / East of Philippine Islands, Philippines - 12 user experience reports - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: M4.9 earthquake on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 02:51 UTC / East of Philippine Islands, Philippines - 12 user experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Philippines: Budget deficit at Php40.1 bn as spending slows considerably - ING ThinkPhilippines: Budget deficit at Php40.1 bn as spending slows considerably  ING Think

A surfer lost his board in Hawaii. It reappeared in the Philippines, more than 5,000 miles away - CNNA surfer lost his board in Hawaii. It reappeared in the Philippines, more than 5,000 miles away  CNN

Philippines: Activists fight to change culture of harassment - Aljazeera.comPhilippines: Activists fight to change culture of harassment  Aljazeera.com

Philippines records 2,833 new coronavirus cases, 44 more deaths - Reuters UKPhilippines records 2,833 new coronavirus cases, 44 more deaths  Reuters UK

Philippines reports 2,833 new COVID-19 cases, Duterte calls for multilateralism against pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaPhilippines reports 2,833 new COVID-19 cases, Duterte calls for multilateralism against pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China or US ? Philippines Foreign Policy Plays Both Sides - VOA AsiaChina or US ? Philippines Foreign Policy Plays Both Sides  VOA Asia

Coronavirus pandemic fuelling plant poaching in Philippines - The GuardianCoronavirus pandemic fuelling plant poaching in Philippines  The Guardian

Killings in Philippines Up 50 Percent During Pandemic - Human Rights WatchKillings in Philippines Up 50 Percent During Pandemic  Human Rights Watch

Egypt to Philippines: Russias dominance of the wheat world keeps growing - Business StandardEgypt to Philippines: Russias dominance of the wheat world keeps growing  Business Standard

Philippines expects to approve Covid vaccine Q2 2021 - Bangkok PostPhilippines expects to approve Covid vaccine Q2 2021  Bangkok Post

Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #54, 22 September 2020 - Philippines - ReliefWebPhilippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #54, 22 September 2020 - Philippines  ReliefWeb

Philippine students and academics defend Dr. Joseph Scalice against Communist Party founder Sison's “lies and obfuscation” - WSWSPhilippine students and academics defend Dr. Joseph Scalice against Communist Party founder Sison's “lies and obfuscation”  WSWS

Chinese importers halt billet purchases, Philippine imports stable - S&P GlobalChinese importers halt billet purchases, Philippine imports stable  S&P Global

Philippine ex-official accused of ‘protecting’ immigration syndicate - South China Morning PostPhilippine ex-official accused of ‘protecting’ immigration syndicate  South China Morning Post

Opportunities for clean energy in the future Philippines: op-ed by Daniel Pruce - GOV.UKOpportunities for clean energy in the future Philippines: op-ed by Daniel Pruce  GOV.UK

Philippines’ 50 Richest 2020: More Than Half Of The Listees See Fortunes Decline Amid Pandemic - ForbesPhilippines’ 50 Richest 2020: More Than Half Of The Listees See Fortunes Decline Amid Pandemic  Forbes

Man Loses Surfboard In Hawaii. It Reappears 8,000 Km Away In Philippines - NDTVMan Loses Surfboard In Hawaii. It Reappears 8,000 Km Away In Philippines  NDTV

Philippines won't follow US in blacklisting China firms - Anadolu AgencyPhilippines won't follow US in blacklisting China firms  Anadolu Agency

Will the Philippines risk war with Malaysia over Sabah? - Nikkei Asian ReviewWill the Philippines risk war with Malaysia over Sabah?  Nikkei Asian Review

He Killed a Transgender Woman in the Philippines. Why Was He Freed? - The New York TimesHe Killed a Transgender Woman in the Philippines. Why Was He Freed?  The New York Times

Unity Statement for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Philippines - Philippines - ReliefWebUnity Statement for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in the Philippines - Philippines  ReliefWeb

Forty-eight years since Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines - WSWSForty-eight years since Marcos declared martial law in the Philippines  WSWS

Report noisy karaoke singers to help fight coronavirus, Philippine governor urges public - CNNReport noisy karaoke singers to help fight coronavirus, Philippine governor urges public  CNN

How to explore the vanishing sandbars of the Philippines - CNNHow to explore the vanishing sandbars of the Philippines  CNN

Southeast Asian Analysts: IS Steps Up Recruitment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines - benarnewsSoutheast Asian Analysts: IS Steps Up Recruitment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines  benarnews

Philippines Soldiers Accused of Beating Indigenous People - Human Rights WatchPhilippines Soldiers Accused of Beating Indigenous People  Human Rights Watch

U.S. Marine Pardoned for Killing Transgender Woman Is Deported From Philippines - The New York TimesU.S. Marine Pardoned for Killing Transgender Woman Is Deported From Philippines  The New York Times

California Pizza Kitchen opens in Philippines, South Korea - Pizza MarketplaceCalifornia Pizza Kitchen opens in Philippines, South Korea  Pizza Marketplace

UN: Human Rights Council Should Act on Philippines - Human Rights WatchUN: Human Rights Council Should Act on Philippines  Human Rights Watch

Taiwan to end COVID-19 tests on Philippine arrivals with no symptoms - Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan to end COVID-19 tests on Philippine arrivals with no symptoms  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Philippine Network That Clashed With Duterte Ends Local Coverage - The New York TimesPhilippine Network That Clashed With Duterte Ends Local Coverage  The New York Times

In UN speech, Philippines’ Duterte defends drug war, South China Sea claims - South China Morning PostIn UN speech, Philippines’ Duterte defends drug war, South China Sea claims  South China Morning Post

6.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines - National Herald6.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines  National Herald

Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards from Philippines - The Grand Junction Daily SentinelFlorida man sentenced for smuggling lizards from Philippines  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sabah chief looks to ASEAN to quash Philippine territorial claim - Nikkei Asian ReviewSabah chief looks to ASEAN to quash Philippine territorial claim  Nikkei Asian Review

Asia’s best-performing currency is partly supported by a weak economy - CNBCAsia’s best-performing currency is partly supported by a weak economy  CNBC

Philippines Reports Surge in Fatalities After Re-Classification - BloombergPhilippines Reports Surge in Fatalities After Re-Classification  Bloomberg

Outrage in the Philippines as Duterte pardons 'killer' US Marine - Al Jazeera EnglishOutrage in the Philippines as Duterte pardons 'killer' US Marine  Al Jazeera English

Philippines' COVID-19 cases highest in western Pacific - Anadolu AgencyPhilippines' COVID-19 cases highest in western Pacific  Anadolu Agency

Philippines fast food chain Jollibee set to open first Midlands branch here in Leicester - Leicestershire LivePhilippines fast food chain Jollibee set to open first Midlands branch here in Leicester  Leicestershire Live

Covid continues march across Philippines, Indonesia - Bangkok PostCovid continues march across Philippines, Indonesia  Bangkok Post

Philippines' Duterte eases overseas travel ban on health workers - Reuters IndiaPhilippines' Duterte eases overseas travel ban on health workers  Reuters India

Philippines awards contract for Malolos – Clark project - International Railway JournalPhilippines awards contract for Malolos – Clark project  International Railway Journal

Nike for chicken: Bartering soars in coronavirus-hit Philippines - Al Jazeera EnglishNike for chicken: Bartering soars in coronavirus-hit Philippines  Al Jazeera English

Officials quash plan, for now, to develop Philippines' biggest copper mine - Mongabay.comOfficials quash plan, for now, to develop Philippines' biggest copper mine  Mongabay.com

Shutdown Of Philippines’ ABS-CBN Drags Down Oscar Lopez’ Fortune, A Boon For Rival GMA’s Owners - ForbesShutdown Of Philippines’ ABS-CBN Drags Down Oscar Lopez’ Fortune, A Boon For Rival GMA’s Owners  Forbes

Four years on, Philippine President Duterte is still struggling to show the benefits of being pro-China - CNBCFour years on, Philippine President Duterte is still struggling to show the benefits of being pro-China  CNBC

China-backed telco says won't spy on Philippines - Sydney Morning HeraldChina-backed telco says won't spy on Philippines  Sydney Morning Herald

Rufus Pinto appointed Country Head Philippines - Mirage NewsRufus Pinto appointed Country Head Philippines  Mirage News

Philippine Air Force takes delivery of G280 command and control aircraft - Airforce TechnologyPhilippine Air Force takes delivery of G280 command and control aircraft  Airforce Technology

Transforming Philippine Agriculture: During Covid-19 and Beyond (June 2020) - Philippines - ReliefWebTransforming Philippine Agriculture: During Covid-19 and Beyond (June 2020) - Philippines  ReliefWeb

Fight rages on to save centuries-old giant Philippine rosewood tree - Mongabay.comFight rages on to save centuries-old giant Philippine rosewood tree  Mongabay.com

EU Member States Should Act on Philippines Abuses - Human Rights WatchEU Member States Should Act on Philippines Abuses  Human Rights Watch

US Marine Who Killed Transgender Woman in Philippines is Ordered Released - The New York TimesUS Marine Who Killed Transgender Woman in Philippines is Ordered Released  The New York Times

Quake info: M4.8 earthquake on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 22:19 UTC / Philippine Islands Region, Philippines - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: M4.8 earthquake on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 22:19 UTC / Philippine Islands Region, Philippines  VolcanoDiscovery

Facebook takes down Chinese accounts active in US and Philippines politics - South China Morning PostFacebook takes down Chinese accounts active in US and Philippines politics  South China Morning Post

Army says two women carried out Jolo bombings in the Philippines - Al Jazeera EnglishArmy says two women carried out Jolo bombings in the Philippines  Al Jazeera English

Does the Philippines Need a Revolution for the Status Quo? - The DiplomatDoes the Philippines Need a Revolution for the Status Quo?  The Diplomat

A Manila Barbershop’s Mirrors Reflect the Pain of the Pandemic - The New York TimesA Manila Barbershop’s Mirrors Reflect the Pain of the Pandemic  The New York Times

Philippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #53, 15 September 2020 - Philippines - ReliefWebPhilippines Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report #53, 15 September 2020 - Philippines  ReliefWeb

Philippines' claim over Sabah becomes hot topic in state polls - The Straits TimesPhilippines' claim over Sabah becomes hot topic in state polls  The Straits Times

Oops! Philippines Government Official Caught Having Sex With Secretary During Zoom Meeting, To Get Fired - India.comOops! Philippines Government Official Caught Having Sex With Secretary During Zoom Meeting, To Get Fired  India.com

Politics is spreading covid-19 in Indonesia and the Philippines - The EconomistPolitics is spreading covid-19 in Indonesia and the Philippines  The Economist

Facebook Reveals Coordinated Inauthentic Activity Takedowns in China, Philippines - AdweekFacebook Reveals Coordinated Inauthentic Activity Takedowns in China, Philippines  Adweek

Philippine wildlife reporting app promises to upgrade fight against trafficking - Mongabay.comPhilippine wildlife reporting app promises to upgrade fight against trafficking  Mongabay.com

Florida man sentenced for smuggling lizards - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoFlorida man sentenced for smuggling lizards  WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

Three from Philippines, traveler from UK among seven infected - Hong Kong StandardThree from Philippines, traveler from UK among seven infected  Hong Kong Standard

FinCEN Files: Philippine Money Remitters Named in SARs - Regulation AsiaFinCEN Files: Philippine Money Remitters Named in SARs  Regulation Asia

Philippine Ports Authority COVID-19 Molecular Testing Center for seafarers now operational - PortNews IAAPhilippine Ports Authority COVID-19 Molecular Testing Center for seafarers now operational  PortNews IAA

Philippines Geothermal Association - Webinar & General Meeting Sessions - October 7-28, 2020 - ThinkGeoEnergyPhilippines Geothermal Association - Webinar & General Meeting Sessions - October 7-28, 2020  ThinkGeoEnergy

'If it’s drugs, you shoot and kill,' Duterte orders Philippine custom chief - The Guardian'If it’s drugs, you shoot and kill,' Duterte orders Philippine custom chief  The Guardian

LOOK: P2-billion jet for Duterte, military arrives in the Philippines - RapplerLOOK: P2-billion jet for Duterte, military arrives in the Philippines  Rappler

NOW Corp maintains affiliate is '4th telco player' in Philippines - RapplerNOW Corp maintains affiliate is '4th telco player' in Philippines  Rappler

Philippine drug fugitive found dead after deportation from Taiwan - Nikkei Asian ReviewPhilippine drug fugitive found dead after deportation from Taiwan  Nikkei Asian Review

Doctors Oppose Philippines’ Move to Ease Distancing Rules - BloombergQuintDoctors Oppose Philippines’ Move to Ease Distancing Rules  BloombergQuint

Public warned of possibly slower internet connection as PLDT sets 5-day 'emergency' maintenance activities - CNN PhilippinesPublic warned of possibly slower internet connection as PLDT sets 5-day 'emergency' maintenance activities  CNN Philippines

Philippine human rights workers are being systematically killed - Los Angeles TimesPhilippine human rights workers are being systematically killed  Los Angeles Times

‘Lockdown Hero’ from the Philippines is a Simple but Fun Way to Single-Handedly Take Down a Pandemic - IGN Southeast Asia‘Lockdown Hero’ from the Philippines is a Simple but Fun Way to Single-Handedly Take Down a Pandemic  IGN Southeast Asia

Philippines urges virus vigilance after lowest cases in eight weeks - ReutersPhilippines urges virus vigilance after lowest cases in eight weeks  Reuters

Philippine police draw flak for plan to monitor social media on quarantine - ReutersPhilippine police draw flak for plan to monitor social media on quarantine  Reuters

Why the Philippines is reviving its Sabah dispute with Malaysia - South China Morning PostWhy the Philippines is reviving its Sabah dispute with Malaysia  South China Morning Post

Philippine coronavirus infections top 200000, dampening hopes of 'flattening the curve' - The Straits TimesPhilippine coronavirus infections top 200000, dampening hopes of 'flattening the curve'  The Straits Times

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 86 km S of Davao, Philippines on Sunday, 6 September 2020 - VolcanoDiscoveryStrong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 86 km S of Davao, Philippines on Sunday, 6 September 2020  VolcanoDiscovery

Philippine and Chinese defense chiefs try to ease South China Sea tensions - Nikkei Asian ReviewPhilippine and Chinese defense chiefs try to ease South China Sea tensions  Nikkei Asian Review

In bid to protect a Philippine pangolin stronghold, little talk of enforcement - Mongabay.comIn bid to protect a Philippine pangolin stronghold, little talk of enforcement  Mongabay.com

Myanmar reports 115 new cases, Philippines 4,040 - Bangkok PostMyanmar reports 115 new cases, Philippines 4,040  Bangkok Post

5 new Covid cases from Philippines Tuesday - Bangkok Post5 new Covid cases from Philippines Tuesday  Bangkok Post