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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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Philippine Trust in China Drops over South China Sea Activity - Voice of AmericaPhilippine Trust in China Drops over South China Sea Activity  Voice of America

A new public opinion study has found that Philippine trust in China has dropped sharply over the past year. The study said 51 percent of people questioned had ...



Dengue spirals out of control in the Philippines - The InterpreterDengue spirals out of control in the Philippines  The Interpreter

The recent declaration of a national dengue fever epidemic in the Philippines has sounded a public-health alarm in the Western Pacific, as cases of the tropical ...



Philippines to send warship for first Asean-US maritime exercise - INQUIRER.netPhilippines to send warship for first Asean-US maritime exercise  INQUIRER.net

The Philippines will send one of its warships to join the first-ever maritime exercise between the Asean and the United States in Thailand.



Philippines: Standing ground amid great power competition, Opinion News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesPhilippines: Standing ground amid great power competition, Opinion News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

President Rodrigo Duterte heads to China this week for his fifth trip there since becoming president. He has promised to raise the 2016 United Nations tribunal ...



2 dead as tropical storm Bailu hits northern Philippines - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2 dead as tropical storm Bailu hits northern Philippines - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MANILA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least two people died and two others were injured after severe tropical storm Bailu barrelled through parts of the Philippine main ...



The Philippines creates its first space agency - Nature.comThe Philippines creates its first space agency  Nature.com

The Philippines is the latest country to create its own space agency. President Rodrigo Duterte has authorized the creation of Philippine Space Agency, ...



Four dead, one missing in collision of boats in southern Philippines - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFour dead, one missing in collision of boats in southern Philippines - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MANILA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Four people died and one is missing in collision of two motorboats off southern Philippine Maguindanao province on Saturday night ...



Filipinos fight dengue with frogs and fish | Philippines - Gulf NewsFilipinos fight dengue with frogs and fish | Philippines  Gulf News

Manila: Filipinos are employing every possible natural means to help stamp out dengue as the number of people who have contracted the mosquito-borne ...



US leads anti-terrorism naval exercises in WPS - INQUIRER.netUS leads anti-terrorism naval exercises in WPS  INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines, United States, along with several other Asian nations took part in the final stretch of the Southeast Asia Cooperation and ...



Philippines orders probe of HK labor executives - BusinessWorld OnlinePhilippines orders probe of HK labor executives  BusinessWorld Online

THE PHILIPPINES has ordered an investigation of labor officials in Hong Kong for allegedly choosing an online system provider for overseas placement without ...



Sabah revives barter trading with Philippines, Indonesia - INQUIRER.netSabah revives barter trading with Philippines, Indonesia  INQUIRER.net

KOTA KINABALU — Sabah will conduct barter trading of non-subsidized cooking oil with the Philippines and Indonesia next week, says Chief Minister Datuk ...



Low pressure area enters PAR - RapplerLow pressure area enters PAR  Rappler

The low pressure area now inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility is 770 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.



China Wants Philippines to Stop All Online Gambling - BloombergChina Wants Philippines to Stop All Online Gambling  Bloomberg

China wants Philippines to stop all forms of online gambling, as it continues cracking down on a practice it says causes illegal outflow of money.



New Vessel Arrival Highlights Philippine Naval Modernization - The DiplomatNew Vessel Arrival Highlights Philippine Naval Modernization  The Diplomat

The arrival of a donated South Korean vessel spotlighted the Southeast Asian state's ongoing efforts to develop its capabilities in this realm.



Philippines' Duterte warns of 'unfriendly' greeting for uninvited warships - ReutersPhilippines' Duterte warns of 'unfriendly' greeting for uninvited warships  Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - President Rodrigo Duterte warned on Tuesday foreign ships faced “unfriendly” treatment if they ventured into Philippines' territorial waters ...



Philippines tightens biosecurity awaiting lab results - Pig ProgressPhilippines tightens biosecurity awaiting lab results  Pig Progress

The Philippines is stepping up its biosecurity while waiting for a confirmation as to what caused the recent spike in mortality in pigs on Luzon island.



De Lima urges Google Philippines to take down fake content on YouTube - RapplerDe Lima urges Google Philippines to take down fake content on YouTube  Rappler

Senator Leila de Lima asks Google Philippines and parent company Alphabet to be more aggressive in taking down fake videos on YouTube which serve ...



Four dead, 1 missing in collision of boats in Philippines - China.org.cnFour dead, 1 missing in collision of boats in Philippines  China.org.cn

Four people died and one is missing in collision of two motorboats off southern Philippine Maguindanao province on Saturday night, a local official said Sunday.



Jesuit volunteer killed in southern Philippines Genifer Buckly murdered, companion injured after discovering thief trying to - UCA NewsJesuit volunteer killed in southern Philippines Genifer Buckly murdered, companion injured after discovering thief trying to  UCA News

Jesuit volunteer killed in southern Philippines. Genifer Buckly murdered companion injured after discovering thief trying to steal belongings from their lodgings.



Vietnam edge past Philippines to enter AFF Women's Championship final - Nhan Dan OnlineVietnam edge past Philippines to enter AFF Women's Championship final  Nhan Dan Online

NDO – Vietnam came from a goal behind to beat the Philippines 2-1 in the semifinals of the 2019 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women's Championship on ...



Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on New Residential Tower in the Philippines - ArchDailyFoster + Partners Breaks Ground on New Residential Tower in the Philippines  ArchDaily

Foster + Partners have broken on a new residential tower in the Philippines. Called The Estate Makati, the project is located in the heart of Manila's Makati ...



Gina Lopez, Who Led Crackdown on Mines in the Philippines, Dies at 65 - The New York TimesGina Lopez, Who Led Crackdown on Mines in the Philippines, Dies at 65  The New York Times

MANILA — Gina Lopez, a former environmental activist who introduced a crackdown on Philippine mining companies after she was appointed the country's ...



Philippines announce the World Cup lineup - EurohoopsPhilippines announce the World Cup lineup  Eurohoops

By Stefan Djordjevic/ info@eurohoops.net. After the two prep games against Adelaide 36ers (one win, one loss), coach Yeng Guiao decided on the final roster ...



Retiring in the Philippines: things to know, places to go - South China Morning PostRetiring in the Philippines: things to know, places to go  South China Morning Post

The Philippines appeals to retirees because of its low living costs, lifetime non-immigrant visas, friendly, English-speaking population, and accessibility to the ...



Trump Makes Fun of Philippines and Asian Accent | - INQUIRER.netTrump Makes Fun of Philippines and Asian Accent |  INQUIRER.net

President Donald Trump mocked the accents of the leaders of the Philippines, South Korea and Japan at a recent fundraiser.



Philippines Defense Secretary Calls for Shift of Gaming Centers - BloombergPhilippines Defense Secretary Calls for Shift of Gaming Centers  Bloomberg

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has called for online gaming operations that carry out activities close to military camps to be relocated on ...



New marker dedicated to wartime "comfort women" unveiled in Philippines - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNew marker dedicated to wartime "comfort women" unveiled in Philippines - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MANILA, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Sympathizers of the Philippine women forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops during World War II have unveiled a new ...



Philippines: Official flag of Bangsamoro adopted - Anadolu AgencyPhilippines: Official flag of Bangsamoro adopted  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. The official flag of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao was adopted Friday following a historic referendum that shaped the ...



Philippines Dangles Tax Perks to Drive Businesses Out of Manila - BloombergPhilippines Dangles Tax Perks to Drive Businesses Out of Manila  Bloomberg

Businesses located in some of Manila's offices, hotels and casinos could lose their investment incentives over the next five years as the Philippines looks to ...



Inside the dengue ward of a Philippine hospital | World - Gulf NewsInside the dengue ward of a Philippine hospital | World  Gulf News

Paranoia has grippped Filipino parents as the dreaded dengue fever has sent mosquito repellent lotions or patches flying off the shelves following a spike in ...



Inside the 5 Families Who Hold a Tight Grip on Philippines Tourism - SkiftInside the 5 Families Who Hold a Tight Grip on Philippines Tourism  Skift

The Philippines has set some lofty goals to reestablish itself as a key tourist destination in Asia, aiming to boost the 7.1 million foreign tourists last Inside the 5 ...



Death toll in Philippines ferries disaster rises to 31 - Al Jazeera EnglishDeath toll in Philippines ferries disaster rises to 31  Al Jazeera English

Rescuers have pulled more bodies from rough seas where three ferries capsized off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three ...



Philippines halts new online casinos as China urges crackdown - Nikkei Asian ReviewPhilippines halts new online casinos as China urges crackdown  Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- The Philippines will stop issuing new licenses to offshore gaming operators amid fears that the online gaming boom enables large-scale money.



Philippines Declares a National Dengue Epidemic - The New York TimesPhilippines Declares a National Dengue Epidemic  The New York Times

MANILA — The Philippines declared a national dengue epidemic on Tuesday, saying that the mosquito-borne disease had killed at least 622 people in the ...



Philippine police are executing people with Israeli weapons - +972 MagazinePhilippine police are executing people with Israeli weapons  +972 Magazine

By Eitay Mack. Former Philippine National Police Chief and current Senate of the Philippines Ronald dela Rosa seen holding an Israeli-made machine gun.



LOOK: SEA Games parade uniform of Team Philippines - ABS-CBN NewsLOOK: SEA Games parade uniform of Team Philippines  ABS-CBN News

Philippine national men's volleyball team skipper John Vic De Guzman is the first athlete to get a fit of the country's 30th Southeast Asian Games parade uniform.



Philippines: US rights volunteer branded 'enemy of state' shot outside home - The GuardianPhilippines: US rights volunteer branded 'enemy of state' shot outside home  The Guardian

Brandon Lee, dubbed an 'enemy of the state' on social media, is in a critical condition after the shooting in northern Ifugao province.



Philippines start pig cullings due to ASF fears - Pig ProgressPhilippines start pig cullings due to ASF fears  Pig Progress

Pig cullings are ongoing in the Philippines in what may be the first outbreaks of African Swine Fever in the country.



Duterte invites Saudi businessmen to invest in the Philippines - ArabnewsDuterte invites Saudi businessmen to invest in the Philippines  Arabnews

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte received on Tuesday the speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council, Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, and his accompanying ...



Lobbying giant joins former CNN reporter's battle against Trump ally Duterte in Philippines - CNBCLobbying giant joins former CNN reporter's battle against Trump ally Duterte in Philippines  CNBC

Lobbying disclosure reports show that Maria Ressa, who founded news website Rappler Inc. in the Philippines, has tapped two partners out of Covington ...



Japan, Australia top FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup; Philippine women's team ends up third - BusinessWorld OnlineJapan, Australia top FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup; Philippine women's team ends up third  BusinessWorld Online

THE 2019 edition of the FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup concluded at the weekend with teams from Japan and Australia topping the men's and women's divisions, ...



Philippines AirAsia Eyes US Service - AirlineGeeks.comPhilippines AirAsia Eyes US Service  AirlineGeeks.com

Air Asia has filed a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board in The Philippines for designation and allocation of entitlements to fly to the United States. In.



Philippines Pushing Back Against Chinese Militia South China Sea Presence - USNI NewsPhilippines Pushing Back Against Chinese Militia South China Sea Presence  USNI News

MANILA – The Philippines have begun to push back against the strong and sustained presence of Beijing's paramilitary ships in the South China Sea, calling ...



Hundreds of New Dengue Cases Reported in Philippine South - Philippines - ReliefWebHundreds of New Dengue Cases Reported in Philippine South - Philippines  ReliefWeb

Froilan Gallardo and Mark Navales Cagayan de Oro and Cotabato, Philippines. Health authorities rushed to set up medical tents and field hospitals in the ...



Does the Philippines have a future? - INQUIRER.netDoes the Philippines have a future?  INQUIRER.net

As soon as the initial results from the 2019 midterm elections came in, two words — one noun and another verb — began to dominate Google search in the ...



Army troops hold blood donation drive for anti-dengue campaign - Philippines - ReliefWebArmy troops hold blood donation drive for anti-dengue campaign - Philippines  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Philippines about Health and Epidemic; published on 24 Aug 2019 by Govt. Philippines.



Local property stocks tumble as China wants Philippines to ban all forms of online gambling - BusinessWorld OnlineLocal property stocks tumble as China wants Philippines to ban all forms of online gambling  BusinessWorld Online

INVESTORS unloaded stocks in some of the country's top property developers on Thursday, amid worries that China's crackdown on online gambling will dent ...



Orphans name Turkish man 'Father Ömer' in Philippines - Hurriyet Daily NewsOrphans name Turkish man 'Father Ömer' in Philippines  Hurriyet Daily News

A Turkish man in the Philippines has been dubbed 'father' of the orphans by Muslims living in the country. Ömer Kesmen, a regional agent of Istanbul-based ...



PH to buy 2 navy corvettes from South Korea, may receive 2 more - RapplerPH to buy 2 navy corvettes from South Korea, may receive 2 more  Rappler

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the South Korean government plans to donate two of its navy's old corvettes as the Philippines buys two brand new ...



Philippines: Official flag of Bangsamoro in Mindanao adopted - The Muslim NewsPhilippines: Official flag of Bangsamoro in Mindanao adopted  The Muslim News

(AA): The official flag of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao was adopted Friday following a historic referendum that shaped the future of ...



Philippines, China to sign agreements on education, economic and social development - INQUIRER.netPhilippines, China to sign agreements on education, economic and social development  INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines and China are scheduled to sign bilateral agreements in the field of education, science and technology, and economic ...



Philippines is deadliest country for defenders of environment - The GuardianPhilippines is deadliest country for defenders of environment  The Guardian

The Philippines has replaced Brazil as the most murderous country in the world for people defending their land and environment, according to research that puts ...



Despite announced ban, Chinese survey ship lurking in Philippine EEZ anew - Philippine StarDespite announced ban, Chinese survey ship lurking in Philippine EEZ anew  Philippine Star

Despite the government's earlier declaration of banning foreign marine survey ships in the country's exclusive economic zone, a Chinese research vessel was ...



Philippines' Duterte to raise South China Sea ruling with Xi - Aljazeera.comPhilippines' Duterte to raise South China Sea ruling with Xi  Aljazeera.com

Philippine leader to visit China to discuss 2016 arbitration case over the disputed South China Sea, spokesperson says.



UNHCR Philippines CRI Quarterly Report April - June 2019, Issue No. 02 - Philippines - ReliefWebUNHCR Philippines CRI Quarterly Report April - June 2019, Issue No. 02 - Philippines  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Philippines about Protection and Human Rights, Shelter and Non-Food Items and IDPs; published on 11 Jul 2019 by ...



Why Philippine Startups Are Lagging, But Hope Is On The Horizon - ForbesWhy Philippine Startups Are Lagging, But Hope Is On The Horizon  Forbes

The Philippines has not been on the radar for many investors in the region, but those who actually travel to Manila will find there are still opportunities to make ...



Lasting Impressions: Riding The Indian Sensation ‘TVS XL100’ In Philippines - GaadiWaadi.comLasting Impressions: Riding The Indian Sensation ‘TVS XL100’ In Philippines  GaadiWaadi.com

We covered 400 kilometres on a rain-soaked ride across Philippines for two days in a memorable journey and here's the comprehensive takeaway.



Philippines protests 'swarming' of more than 100 Chinese vessels - Al Jazeera EnglishPhilippines protests 'swarming' of more than 100 Chinese vessels  Al Jazeera English

President Rodrigo Duterte's national security adviser reveals that 113 Chinese vessels were spotted near Pag-asa island.



Burst of Violence Grips Philippine Island, Negros, and Some See Duterte’s Hand - The New York TimesBurst of Violence Grips Philippine Island, Negros, and Some See Duterte’s Hand  The New York Times

MANILA — A wave of violence has struck the central Philippine island of Negros, where at least 20 people have been killed in recent weeks in attacks that rights ...



Philippines to buy two new corvettes from South Korea - INQUIRER.netPhilippines to buy two new corvettes from South Korea  INQUIRER.net

The Philippines is planning to purchase two brand new corvettes from South Korea, as it seeks to boost the Philippine Navy's capabilities.



The Dangers Of Environmental Activism In The Philippines - NPRThe Dangers Of Environmental Activism In The Philippines  NPR

The Philippines is the deadliest country for environmental activists, according to a watchdog group. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to environmental activist Leon ...



36ers coach assures Philippines-Australia brawl 'just one incident' - Rappler36ers coach assures Philippines-Australia brawl 'just one incident'  Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Adelaide 36ers head coach Joey Wright guaranteed there will be no repeat of the Philippines-Australia brawl as his team battles Gilas ...



Exploring the depths of China-Philippines sea row - The Manila TimesExploring the depths of China-Philippines sea row  The Manila Times

Perks of forum shopping: The final part. Former ISAFP chief Gen. Victor Corpus is consistent in the view that what is being contested in the simmering tension ...



Philippines 2019: a guide to the Southeast Asian Games - South China Morning PostPhilippines 2019: a guide to the Southeast Asian Games  South China Morning Post

Just 100 days to go before 30th edition of SEA Games begins.



Killings Escalate in Central Philippines - Human Rights WatchKillings Escalate in Central Philippines  Human Rights Watch

Political killings in the Philippines' Negros Oriental province surged over the weekend, with the 14th fatal shooting on Negros island in a week.



Delhi Businessman Falls for Bluff 'GST Call', Loses Rs 7.8 Lakh on Trip to Philippines - News18Delhi Businessman Falls for Bluff 'GST Call', Loses Rs 7.8 Lakh on Trip to Philippines  News18

The caller had told the victim that the GST number of his company had not been updated in the bank records and fetched for the necessary documents.



Filipinos in space? New Philippine agency teases prospect of astronauts - South China Morning PostFilipinos in space? New Philippine agency teases prospect of astronauts  South China Morning Post

The Philippine Space Act, signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this month, provides billions of pesos for research and development, which ...



8chan is under police investigation in the Philippines - The Verge8chan is under police investigation in the Philippines  The Verge

Police in the Philippines are investigating the imageboard 8chan, which has been accused of creating a safe space for far-right mass shooters, according to The ...



The Philippines Was A Test Of Facebook’s New Approach To Countering Disinformation. Things Got Worse. - BuzzFeed NewsThe Philippines Was A Test Of Facebook’s New Approach To Countering Disinformation. Things Got Worse.  BuzzFeed News

Disinformation campaigns in the Philippines ahead of its 2016 election offered a preview of things to come to the United States. History may be repeating itself in ...



The Vigilante President - Foreign Affairs MagazineThe Vigilante President  Foreign Affairs Magazine

As president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte has replicated the brutal, lawless tactics he honed as mayor of Davao.



Philippines Could Put Hotels on South China Sea Island - Voice of AmericaPhilippines Could Put Hotels on South China Sea Island  Voice of America

Philippine officials say they may put hotels on an island the country controls in the disputed South China Sea. Experts say the move could be an effort to boost ...



Philippines eyes employment agreement with Saudi Arabia - RapplerPhilippines eyes employment agreement with Saudi Arabia  Rappler

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says the Philippine government wants an agreement with Saudi Arabia to protect Filipino workers in the Gulf state.



Growing a 'Gig Economy' in the Philippines - Manila BulletinGrowing a 'Gig Economy' in the Philippines  Manila Bulletin

By Senator Sonny Angara. A recent Forbes Magazine article listed the Philippines as the world's 6th fastest growing market for freelancers (specifically those ...



US Beef to the Philippines and Dairies Fewer-States Same - AgInfo.netUS Beef to the Philippines and Dairies Fewer-States Same  AgInfo.net

**U.S. Meat Export Federation vice president Joel Haggard just returned from the World Food Expo in the Philippines, where he met with importers, processors ...



Manila vows justice for handcuffed Chinese man who fell to death - South China Morning PostManila vows justice for handcuffed Chinese man who fell to death  South China Morning Post

Yang Kang died after escaping from a sixth floor window. It is thought he was being held captive over unpaid debts; police say they are closing in on his ...



Carpio: China’s sea claims ‘fake news of the century’ - INQUIRER.netCarpio: China’s sea claims ‘fake news of the century’  INQUIRER.net

Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio described China's claim that the West Philippine Sea was part of its historical territory as “fake news of ...



The families ripped apart by the Philippines' brutal, bloody war on drugs - Telegraph.co.ukThe families ripped apart by the Philippines' brutal, bloody war on drugs  Telegraph.co.uk

Maria's last memory of her father is of him lying face down and begging for his life moments before gunshots rang out. Earlier on a December morning in 2016, ...



The Philippines is fronting up to its Spanish heritage, and for some it's paying off - ABC NewsThe Philippines is fronting up to its Spanish heritage, and for some it's paying off  ABC News

There's an old adage about the Philippines that says it spent over 300 years in a Spanish convent and 50 years in Hollywood to get to where it is today.



Philippines urged to tap 'high value' potential of coconut - ABS-CBN NewsPhilippines urged to tap 'high value' potential of coconut  ABS-CBN News

The Philippines should address the lack of facilities to covert raw coconut into makeup, medicine and other products, manufacturers say. The United Coconut ...



Jordan Clarkson will not play for Philippines in FIBA World Cup - ClutchPointsJordan Clarkson will not play for Philippines in FIBA World Cup  ClutchPoints

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson will not be able to participate in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China in September with the Philippines. Despite not ...



Philippines 'not particularly vulnerable' to China slowdown: Fitch - ABS-CBN NewsPhilippines 'not particularly vulnerable' to China slowdown: Fitch  ABS-CBN News

MANILA – The Philippines is "not particularly vulnerable" to the fallout from a slowing in Chinese economy, unlike its neighbors, a Fitch Rating credit officer said ...



Philippine Central Bank Cuts Interest Rate as Economy Slows - BloombergPhilippine Central Bank Cuts Interest Rate as Economy Slows  Bloomberg

The Philippines cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter-percentage point Thursday, in line with most forecasts, resuming policy easing after economic growth ...



Philippine Navy upbeat with Russia ties - INQUIRER.netPhilippine Navy upbeat with Russia ties  INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Navy, which recently made a port call in Vladivostok, Russia, has expressed satisfaction over the thriving relations with its ...



Philippines closes part of Boracay beach for up to 72 hours after tourist allows kid to poop near shoreline - The Straits TimesPhilippines closes part of Boracay beach for up to 72 hours after tourist allows kid to poop near shoreline  The Straits Times

A video of a foreign national supposedly letting a toddler poop near the shoreline at Boracay Station 1 recently went viral on social media.. Read more at ...



Why are there so many Filipino nurses? Son of US nurse digs into history - South China Morning PostWhy are there so many Filipino nurses? Son of US nurse digs into history  South China Morning Post

The first wave of Filipino nurses began after World War II, when the US experienced a severe nursing shortage while also building and modernising more ...



Martha Stewart goes window-shopping for inspiration in the Philippines - Philippine StarMartha Stewart goes window-shopping for inspiration in the Philippines  Philippine Star

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart is considering the Philippines a possible source of ideas and items for her omni-media empire.



The Uncounted Dead of Duterte's Drug War - The AtlanticThe Uncounted Dead of Duterte's Drug War  The Atlantic

Huge numbers of deaths have gone uncounted in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war. What does that mean for due process, and for the countries ...



DOT: 'The Philippines has kept a high profile in … world tourism …' - Manila BulletinDOT: 'The Philippines has kept a high profile in … world tourism …'  Manila Bulletin

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that the Philippines is one of the most sought-after destinations of international tourists.



Pastor's wife deported to Philippines after 20-year quest for US citizenship — report - Philippine StarPastor's wife deported to Philippines after 20-year quest for US citizenship — report  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The United States deported a 66-year-old Filipina after a two-decade quest for US citizenship, a Chicago-based radio station reported.



No Chinese-run POGOs in the Philippines, Pagcor exec tells House - Philippine StarNo Chinese-run POGOs in the Philippines, Pagcor exec tells House  Philippine Star

There are no Chinese-run Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGOs) in the country, an official of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) ...



Philippines files diplomatic protest vs China over warships in EEZ - RapplerPhilippines files diplomatic protest vs China over warships in EEZ  Rappler

'Drop the diplomatic crap; say it is ours period; they're trespassing,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.



Lemons served in Japan, the Philippines and Hawaii in the Navy | News, Sports, Jobs - The Inter-MountainLemons served in Japan, the Philippines and Hawaii in the Navy | News, Sports, Jobs  The Inter-Mountain

Editor's Note: This article is part of The Inter-Mountain's Unsung Heroes series for 2019, which features veterans in our area sharing first-hand accounts o.



Chinese warships steer clear of Philippine waters - Gulf TimesChinese warships steer clear of Philippine waters  Gulf Times

Chinese warships have stopped passing through Sibutu Strait, the military said yesterday, days after Malacanang announced that foreign ships must seek.



Philippines' TNC Predator takes home P35M in 'Dota 2' tourney - RapplerPhilippines' TNC Predator takes home P35M in 'Dota 2' tourney  Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Top Philippine Dota 2 team TNC Predator was eliminated from the world's biggest annual Dota 2 tournament, The International, ...



The Adelaide 36ers beat the Philippines - EurohoopsThe Adelaide 36ers beat the Philippines  Eurohoops

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net. In the second game between the Philippines and the Adelaide 36ers, things didn't end up well for the hosts.



Philippines officials nix Sanofi's attempt to bring Dengvaxia back to market - FiercePharmaPhilippines officials nix Sanofi's attempt to bring Dengvaxia back to market  FiercePharma

Earlier this month, amid a deadly dengue outbreak, it looked as if the Philippines might start using Sanofi's Dengvaxia again. But that's off the table because ...



Flooding in the Philippines - ABC LocalFlooding in the Philippines  ABC Local

This is flooding in the coastal city of Cebu, Philippines. Supplied as supporting media with Science article, 23rd August 2019. Supplied: J Lloa.



NegOr formally launches task force to end insurgency - Philippines - ReliefWebNegOr formally launches task force to end insurgency - Philippines  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Philippines about Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding; published on 24 Aug 2019 by Govt. Philippines.



As 'Ineng' moves away, a new potential tropical cyclone is brewing - Philippine StarAs 'Ineng' moves away, a new potential tropical cyclone is brewing  Philippine Star

The new LPA PAGASA is monitoring is seen to develop into a tropical cyclone while inside the Philippine area of responsibility.



Rodrigo Duterte has accelerated the Philippines’ slide toward authoritarianism - The Washington PostRodrigo Duterte has accelerated the Philippines’ slide toward authoritarianism  The Washington Post

DESPITE MOUNTING international criticism, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has accelerated attacks against critics of his murderous “war on drugs,” further ...