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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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Muslims in the Philippines Emerge From the Fog of War to Vote on Self-Rule - Wall Street JournalMuslims in the Philippines Emerge From the Fog of War to Vote on Self-Rule  Wall Street Journal

Nearly a year and a half after Philippine forces retook the southern city of Marawi from Islamic State-linked militants, a large Muslim-majority region will vote to ...



Philippines drug war an example to the world – Sri Lanka - Philippine StarPhilippines drug war an example to the world – Sri Lanka  Philippine Star

President Duterte's war on illegal drugs has an admirer in Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who called the campaign “an example to the world.”



Philippines Should Take Over Shipyard to Keep It From Chinese, Officials Say - The New York TimesPhilippines Should Take Over Shipyard to Keep It From Chinese, Officials Say  The New York Times

President Rodrigo Duterte has pursued a China-friendly policy, but it is not clear what he thinks of proposals for the government to control the shipyard at Subic ...



Examining Belt and Road “Debt Trap” Controversies in the Philippines - The Jamestown FoundationExamining Belt and Road “Debt Trap” Controversies in the Philippines  The Jamestown Foundation

Controversies Surrounding Chinese Investment in the Philippines. The prospect of “debt traps” occurring in developing nations has been a popular recent topic ...



HRW: Drug war, attacks vs critics 'deepened' rights crisis in Philippines - Philippine StarHRW: Drug war, attacks vs critics 'deepened' rights crisis in Philippines  Philippine Star

The human rights crisis in the Philippines “deepened” during President Rodrigo Duterte's second year in office as his administration continued the bloody ...



Go-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion - TechCrunchGo-Jek buys fintech startup Coins.ph for $72M ahead of Philippines expansion  TechCrunch

Ride-hailing startup Go-Jek's expansion into the Philippines ran into problems earlier this month over its ownership structure, but that isn't deterring the ...



Senate probe into 'Safe Philippines' project sought - Philippine StarSenate probe into 'Safe Philippines' project sought  Philippine Star

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto called for an investigation into the Department of the Interior and Local Government's (DILG) "Safe Philippines" ...



Lorenzana sees 'lower tension' in West Philippine Sea until Duterte ends term - Philippine StarLorenzana sees 'lower tension' in West Philippine Sea until Duterte ends term  Philippine Star

Tension between the Philippines and China on the West Philippine Sea would be lower in the final half of President Rodrigo Duterte's term, Defense Secretary ...



Philippines: Asia's surprise turnaround story? - Philippine StarPhilippines: Asia's surprise turnaround story?  Philippine Star

WE HATE to say it, but since many Filipinos seem to believe foreign prophets more than their own, we share below a Bloomberg report titled “The Philippines ...



Philippines, Sri Lanka ink 5 pacts to expand cooperation - Philippine StarPhilippines, Sri Lanka ink 5 pacts to expand cooperation  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The signing of five agreements capped the bilateral meeting at Malacañang between President Duterte and visiting Sri Lankan ...



China, Brexit, the Philippines: Your Friday Briefing - The New York TimesChina, Brexit, the Philippines: Your Friday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. We'll be off on Monday for the American holiday of Martin Luther King Day. Now back to ...



Movement To Find Alternative To Plastic Packaging Grows In Philippines - NPRMovement To Find Alternative To Plastic Packaging Grows In Philippines  NPR

A young island man came to Manila for college and found a morass of plastic waste. Now he's found ways for Manila's poorest people to dig out, and shown how ...



December 2018 surplus trims Philippines' full-year net dollar outflows - Philippine StarDecember 2018 surplus trims Philippines' full-year net dollar outflows  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — More dollars flowed into the domestic economy last December, helping pare the country's balance of payments deficit for the whole 2018 ...



Budding depression to renew flood danger across the Philippines this weekend - AccuWeather.comBudding depression to renew flood danger across the Philippines this weekend  AccuWeather.com

Residents of the Philippines are being put on alert for the dangers of flash flooding and mudslides as a budding tropical depression approaches.



The Philippines - South China Morning PostThe Philippines  South China Morning Post

A deep-dive podcast into Marawi, the Miss Universe controversy and Rappler's Maria Ressa.



Chinese naval escort fleet pays friendly visit to Philippines - The Straits TimesChinese naval escort fleet pays friendly visit to Philippines  The Straits Times

MANILA (XINHUA) - A Chinese naval escort fleet, composed of three vessels, arrived in Manila on Thursday (Jan 17) for a five-day friendly visit to the Philippines ...



Philippine P'ment to support SL | FT Online - ft.lkPhilippine P'ment to support SL | FT Online  ft.lk

The Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines says that the Parliament of the Philippines will extend fullest support to implement the programs ...



257 foreign fugitives arrested in Philippines in 2018 - Philippine Star257 foreign fugitives arrested in Philippines in 2018  Philippine Star

A total of 257 foreign fugitives were arrested in the country last year, the Bureau of Immigration said yesterday.



Edotco eyes Philippines to expand tower footprint - Mobile World LiveEdotco eyes Philippines to expand tower footprint  Mobile World Live

Malaysia-based tower company edotco is looking to the Philippines as the next growth market to accelerate its expansion in Asia, with plans to invest $1 billion ...



US-based Shearwater Health and Philippines-based Asian Hospital and Medical Center Create Transpacific Partnership to Solve Global Nursing Shortage - PRNewswireUS-based Shearwater Health and Philippines-based Asian Hospital and Medical Center Create Transpacific Partnership to Solve Global Nursing Shortage  PRNewswire

METRO MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and other healthcare providers inside the United States are challenged daily to ...



US most trusted Philippines ally – Pulse Asia - Philippine StarUS most trusted Philippines ally – Pulse Asia  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The United States has remained the country most trusted by Filipinos, and Russia and China the least, according to the latest Pulse Asia ...



The Philippines Could Be Asia's Surprise Turnaround Story This Year - BloombergThe Philippines Could Be Asia's Surprise Turnaround Story This Year  Bloomberg

The Philippine economy is staging a comeback this year.



Philippines announces new passport renewal rule - Khaleej TimesPhilippines announces new passport renewal rule  Khaleej Times

The Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has recently announced a change in the requirements needed for the renewal of passports.



Philippine economy seen slowing down in 2019 - Philippine StarPhilippine economy seen slowing down in 2019  Philippine Star

The Philippine economy will likely post sluggish growth this year, according to the latest projections of a regional think tank and of economists at HSBC Private ...



Approaching LPA may become storm after entering Philippines - ABS-CBN NewsApproaching LPA may become storm after entering Philippines  ABS-CBN News

A low pressure area heading towards the Philippines may intensify into a storm after entering the country, the state weather bureau said.



Netflix says subscription rate hike 'not applicable' to Philippines - ABS-CBN NewsNetflix says subscription rate hike 'not applicable' to Philippines  ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Netflix Philippines said Thursday the reported increase in subscription rates only applies to US and select markets in Latin America and the ...



The Key to Sustainable Solutions: Taking the Driver's Wheel - Philippines - ReliefWebThe Key to Sustainable Solutions: Taking the Driver's Wheel - Philippines  ReliefWeb

WRITTEN BY GARY EDMONDS. In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the ...



Follow BroadwayWorld Philippines For Ticket Deals, Exclusive Photos, Videos and More! - Broadway WorldFollow BroadwayWorld Philippines For Ticket Deals, Exclusive Photos, Videos and More!  Broadway World

Do you live and breathe all things Philippines Theatre? If so, you know there's a ton of exciting things happening in the Philippines theatre community every day!



Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive - 570 NEWS - 570 NewsPhilippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive - 570 NEWS  570 News

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption. Xie Haojie ...



Philippines: Duterte Joins Rally to Push for Muslim Autonomy Law - benarnewsPhilippines: Duterte Joins Rally to Push for Muslim Autonomy Law  benarnews

Supporters of the Bangsmoro Organic Law participate in a grand rally in Cotabato attended by President Rodrigo Duterte just days ahead of the Monday ...



Cobourg fundraiser to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines - northumberlandnews.comCobourg fundraiser to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines  northumberlandnews.com

COBOURG — Thelma Dillon, a Zumba instructor in Cobourg, is organizing an upcoming "FUN-Raiser" to benefit the victims of a typhoon that struck the ...



Probe of Philippines, China CCTV project urged - INQUIRER.netProbe of Philippines, China CCTV project urged  INQUIRER.net

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has sought an inquiry into the administration's project with China to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras ...



Prominent Philippine peacemakers support plebiscite - Anadolu AgencyProminent Philippine peacemakers support plebiscite  Anadolu Agency

Party leaders, former and current presidents' role in peace process highlighted as referendum near - Anadolu Agency.



Philippines' first cyber intelligence platform launched - ABS-CBN NewsPhilippines' first cyber intelligence platform launched  ABS-CBN News

The country's first cyber intelligence platform will initially *service* 10 priority government agencies, DICT Assistant Secretary Allan Cabanlong said during the ...



Mandarin language courses successful in the Philippines - Taipei TimesMandarin language courses successful in the Philippines  Taipei Times

The Taiwan Education Center Philippines, a cultural exchange program that provides Mandarin lessons to Philippine students, has reported positive results.



3 more foreign tower companies entering Philippines - Philippine Star3 more foreign tower companies entering Philippines  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Three international tower companies are set to ink separate agreements with the Department of Information and Communications ...



Philippines Asian Cup destiny down to do-or-die match vs Kyrgyzstan - Channel NewsAsiaPhilippines Asian Cup destiny down to do-or-die match vs Kyrgyzstan  Channel NewsAsia

DUBAI: There were three parts to the Philippines plan of action at the Asian Cup. The first was to not lose to South Korea by many. The second ...



Philippines UPS Systems Market 2018-2024: Market Forecast by KVA Ratings, Applications, Regions, and Competitive Landscape - PRNewswirePhilippines UPS Systems Market 2018-2024: Market Forecast by KVA Ratings, Applications, Regions, and Competitive Landscape  PRNewswire

DUBLIN, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Philippines UPS Systems Market (2018-2024): Market Forecast by KVA Ratings, by Applications, by Regions, and.



Partners In Education Southwest High School's art club portraits for children in the Philippines Regina Ahn - WGBA-TVPartners In Education Southwest High School's art club portraits for children in the Philippines Regina Ahn  WGBA-TV

Green Bay's Southwest High School's art club has some talented artists, but their talents are not outweighed by their giving and compassionate hearts.



You can fly from Vancouver to Manila, Philippines for $506 return - Daily HiveYou can fly from Vancouver to Manila, Philippines for $506 return  Daily Hive

Is it too early to start planning your summer getaway to the Phillipines? The answer is no, not when the flight deals are this good.



Why sardine swimming in the Philippines should be on your bucket-list - 9HoneyWhy sardine swimming in the Philippines should be on your bucket-list  9Honey

"Did you see any?" our tour guide asks wryly from the back of the boat. It's a joke, of course, because we saw millions. Twinkling ocean clouds, undulating and ...



A chance to renew the US-Philippines defense alliance - Nikkei Asian ReviewA chance to renew the US-Philippines defense alliance  Nikkei Asian Review

Amid the steady restoration of its frayed ties Washington, Manila has made a surprise call for a review of the bilateral 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty, t.



Duterte open to state-backed rescue of Hanjin's Philippine shipyard - Nikkei Asian ReviewDuterte open to state-backed rescue of Hanjin's Philippine shipyard  Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is willing to consider government involvement in a rescue of the country's biggest shipyard, whose futu.



Rodrigo Duterte: Fire and Fury in the Philippines: A Review - Council on Foreign RelationsRodrigo Duterte: Fire and Fury in the Philippines: A Review  Council on Foreign Relations

In the months before Brazil's elections in October 2018, many experts both within and outside the country dismissed the possibility that Jair Bolsonaro, a former ...



Philippines Mulls Limiting Cruises to Boracay as Overtourism Worries Mount - SkiftPhilippines Mulls Limiting Cruises to Boracay as Overtourism Worries Mount  Skift

The Philippine government is considering reducing the number of port calls by international cruise ships on Boracay Island, a major tourism destination in ...



Dutch travelers attracted to 'less touristic' Philippines, say expo goers - ABS-CBN NewsDutch travelers attracted to 'less touristic' Philippines, say expo goers  ABS-CBN News

UTRECHT, The Netherlands - Discerning Dutch tourists are increasingly attracted to the Philippines because of its unspoiled and less touristic spots, compared ...



Fitch unit: Hanjin bankruptcy unlikely to threaten Philippines' financial stability - Philippine StarFitch unit: Hanjin bankruptcy unlikely to threaten Philippines' financial stability  Philippine Star

Local banks' huge exposures to Hanjin Philippines — which recently declared bankruptcy after it defaulted on over $400 million in loans — are unlikely to shake ...



5 Milestones that Lexus PH reached in its first 10 years - Top Gear Philippines5 Milestones that Lexus PH reached in its first 10 years  Top Gear Philippines

This year, Lexus Philippines is doing its own kind of 10-year challenge. The luxury arm of Toyota is celebrating a decade in the Philippines. The Japanese ...



Year-End Storm in the Philippines Kills More Than 60 - The New York TimesYear-End Storm in the Philippines Kills More Than 60  The New York Times

MANILA — Dozens of people were killed in the eastern Philippines in a weekend storm that set off landslides and flash floods as the country prepared for the ...



Hip-hop film seeks to show realities of life in Philippines - INQUIRER.netHip-hop film seeks to show realities of life in Philippines  INQUIRER.net

For Philippine director Treb Monteras II, hip-hop has always been about politics and social issues, and no situation is more pressing today for the country than ...



Philippines to buy 16 Polish-made Black Hawk helicopters - South China Morning PostPhilippines to buy 16 Polish-made Black Hawk helicopters  South China Morning Post

The Black Hawk helicopters are made by US manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, but produced in a factory in Poland.



Philippines Asian Cup destiny down to do-or-die match vs. Kyrgyz Republic - ESPNPhilippines Asian Cup destiny down to do-or-die match vs. Kyrgyz Republic  ESPN

Despite two losses, the Asian Cup is not over for the Philippines. Wednesday's match has the potential to be a watershed moment in Akzal history.



Philippines' shoe industry has a new spring in its step - Nikkei Asian ReviewPhilippines' shoe industry has a new spring in its step  Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- Marikina, a city in Metro Manila, was once known as Southeast Asia's leading center for shoemaking. The industry fell into decline with.



In the path of the storm: Life in Batanes on the Philippines' typhoon track - Channel NewsAsiaIn the path of the storm: Life in Batanes on the Philippines' typhoon track  Channel NewsAsia

If there's a typhoon hitting the Philippines, chances are it will pass by Batanes, a collection of remote islands in the country's far north. But ...



Duterte government strives to end Philippines' budget impasse - Nikkei Asian ReviewDuterte government strives to end Philippines' budget impasse  Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte's administration is battling to end a two-week budget impasse that threatens to derail the Philippines' rapid econ.



Rare video shows endangered Philippine eagle chick grow up - National GeographicRare video shows endangered Philippine eagle chick grow up  National Geographic

With only an estimated 400 left in the wild, the race is on to save the Philippine eagle—one of the biggest and strongest raptors in the world.



SE Asian stocks rise on trade optimism, Philippines hits 9½-month closing high - The Edge Markets MYSE Asian stocks rise on trade optimism, Philippines hits 9½-month closing high  The Edge Markets MY

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday, with Philippines hitting a nine-and-a-half-month closing high, as a report of progress in Sino-US trade talks raised ...



Philippines is a war zone, says US NGO - Manila BulletinPhilippines is a war zone, says US NGO  Manila Bulletin

A United States-based non-governmental organization has called the Philippines “a war zone in disguise” citing the killings of over 1000 civilians in 2018 due to ...



SE Asia Stocks-Rise on trade optimism, Philippines hits 9-1/2-month closing high - ReutersSE Asia Stocks-Rise on trade optimism, Philippines hits 9-1/2-month closing high  Reuters

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Friday, with Philippines hitting a nine-and-a-half-month closing high, as a report of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks ...



Paving the way for Indian pharmaceuticals in the Philippines - Philippine StarPaving the way for Indian pharmaceuticals in the Philippines  Philippine Star

A 23-company delegation led by the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India is putting up a mini-expo and exclusive business matching session for ...



Video-streaming service FOX+ is now the home of UFC® in the Philippines - FOX Sports PhilippinesVideo-streaming service FOX+ is now the home of UFC® in the Philippines  FOX Sports Philippines

UFC® and FOX Networks Group Asia sign a multi-year deal to showcase live events and original UFC programming to fans in the Philippines.



Duterte Opens Up The Philippines To Chinese Workers, As Filipinos Seek Jobs Overseas - ForbesDuterte Opens Up The Philippines To Chinese Workers, As Filipinos Seek Jobs Overseas  Forbes

Chinese workers are “flooding” the Philippines. That's according to a story published recently in South China Morning Post. Worse, Duterte's administration is ...



A Crusade In The Philippines Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste : Goats and Soda - NPRA Crusade In The Philippines Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste : Goats and Soda  NPR

Every year, 8 million tons of plastic wash into the oceans. The biggest sources are in Asia. In the Philippines, one man is going head-to-head with multinational ...



Love The Holidays? The Philippines Celebrates 4 Months Of Christmas Mania - NPRLove The Holidays? The Philippines Celebrates 4 Months Of Christmas Mania  NPR

Counting down from September, nine days of Mass, heaps of roast pig, colorful lights and festivities all over the place — the Filipinos know how to make the ...



Ministry of Crab opens in Manila, Philippines - ft.lkMinistry of Crab opens in Manila, Philippines  ft.lk

Following the opening of Ministry of Crab in Shanghai only a few months ago, co-owners, Kumar Sangakkara and Chef Dharshan Munidasa launched Ministry ...



VIDEO: Why Alain Ducasse loves to visit the Philippines - ABS-CBN NewsVIDEO: Why Alain Ducasse loves to visit the Philippines  ABS-CBN News

One of the world's most celebrated chefs, Alain Ducasse has made the Philippines a regular stop in his world travels. The main reason? To support young ...



US reaffirms security commitment to Philippines - Philippine StarUS reaffirms security commitment to Philippines  Philippine Star

Washington has reaffirmed its security commitment to the Philippines under the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty, which some officials wanted reviewed over what ...



AFC Asian Cup 2019: What Philippines need to qualify for knockout rounds - FOX Sports AsiaAFC Asian Cup 2019: What Philippines need to qualify for knockout rounds  FOX Sports Asia

The AFC Asian Cup 2019 group stage is nearing its completion and the line up for the knockout rounds is slowly taking shape.



Young newlyweds from Philippines die while on honeymoon in Maldives - gulfnews.comYoung newlyweds from Philippines die while on honeymoon in Maldives  gulfnews.com

Young couple from Laguna drown while snorkeling.



'Now is the time' to make football more popular in Philippines, says coach Sven - ABS-CBN News'Now is the time' to make football more popular in Philippines, says coach Sven  ABS-CBN News

Riding the momentum of a historic run to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Philippine football must like its chances nowadays winning the hearts and minds of fans ...



Facebook: Under fire worldwide, bullish in Philippines - Philippine StarFacebook: Under fire worldwide, bullish in Philippines  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Despite a tumultuous year marked by privacy concerns and criticisms worldwide, social media company Facebook continued to perform ...



More Philippines firms shift to Chinese yuan - Philippine StarMore Philippines firms shift to Chinese yuan  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The demand for Chinese yuan or renminbi (RMB) among Philippine companies is increasing amid improving economic relations ...



US submarine commander relieved of duty for hiring prostitutes in Philippines - The TelegraphUS submarine commander relieved of duty for hiring prostitutes in Philippines  The Telegraph

The commander of the US Navy's longest serving submarine has demoted for hiring prostitutes in the Philippines.



For P5,000 ‘fee,’ foreigners easily get Philippine work permit –Villanueva - INQUIRER.netFor P5,000 ‘fee,’ foreigners easily get Philippine work permit –Villanueva  INQUIRER.net

Some immigration personnel are charging P5,000 per applicant to facilitate the release of special work permits to foreigners, according to Sen. Joel Villanueva ...



Exclusive: Bestjet's expansion plans before shock collapse - NineExclusive: Bestjet's expansion plans before shock collapse  Nine

The operators of Bestjet are linked to a company in the British Virgin Islands and outsourced operations to...



Philippines ready to protest China's actions in West Philippine Sea — Lorenzana - Philippine StarPhilippines ready to protest China's actions in West Philippine Sea — Lorenzana  Philippine Star

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the government would protest any action of China that would be deemed inconsistent with the Philippines' national ...



Better infra to catapult Philippines into top economies by 2033 — report - Philippine StarBetter infra to catapult Philippines into top economies by 2033 — report  Philippine Star

Overhauling the Philippines' outdated infrastructure could catapult the nation into the league of the world's largest economies in the next 15 years, ...



WHO Philippines lauds passage of new law on HIV, AIDS - Philippine StarWHO Philippines lauds passage of new law on HIV, AIDS  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines— The new law on Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome would reverse the course of rising ...



Philippine Lawmaker, a Duterte Ally, Is Killed in Pre-Election Violence - The New York TimesPhilippine Lawmaker, a Duterte Ally, Is Killed in Pre-Election Violence  The New York Times

Rodel M. Batocabe, 52, was fatally shot during a gift-giving ceremony on Saturday. He was the 21st official killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office.



Earthquake of 6.9 strikes off Philippines, small tsunami possible - CNBCEarthquake of 6.9 strikes off Philippines, small tsunami possible  CNBC

An earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday and small tsunami waves were possible on parts of the coasts ...



James Deakin named Ambassador of newest trucking solution in the Philippines - INQUIRER.netJames Deakin named Ambassador of newest trucking solution in the Philippines  INQUIRER.net

MANILA, January 17, 2019 — Many businesses—big or small in scale—rely on commercial trucks for transport and delivery of materials and goods in their ...



Philippine President Says He Sexually Abused Housemaid as a Teenager - The New York TimesPhilippine President Says He Sexually Abused Housemaid as a Teenager  The New York Times

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has admitted to sexually assaulting a housemaid when he was a teenager in a speech that drew ...



US says 'collaborating closely' with Philippines on NAIA security - ABS-CBN NewsUS says 'collaborating closely' with Philippines on NAIA security  ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- The US Embassy in Manila said Thursday it was "collaborating closely" with the Philippines to improve aviation security after American authorities ...



2 dead, 23 wounded in blast outside Philippines shopping mall - CNN2 dead, 23 wounded in blast outside Philippines shopping mall  CNN

At least two people were killed in an explosion outside a busy shopping mall in the southern Philippines Monday.



Chinese eye largest Philippine shipyard after Hanjin default - Nikkei Asian ReviewChinese eye largest Philippine shipyard after Hanjin default  Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- Chinese companies have expressed interest in taking over the Philippines' largest shipyard after the local unit of South Korea's Hanjin Heav.



Philippine Ambassador: Issues raised by Pope crucial to Filipinos - Vatican NewsPhilippine Ambassador: Issues raised by Pope crucial to Filipinos  Vatican News

Ambassador Grace Relucio-Princesa of the Philippines to the Holy See spoke to Vatican News about some of the issues that Pope Francis raised in his ...



New law may change course of HIV, AIDS in Philippines — lawmakers - Philippine StarNew law may change course of HIV, AIDS in Philippines — lawmakers  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Two lawmakers who lobbied for the new law on Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ...



World Bank downgrades Philippines forecasts - Philippine StarWorld Bank downgrades Philippines forecasts  Philippine Star

The World Bank has downgraded its growth forecasts for the Philippines this year and next on assumptions of a reenactment of the national budget in the first ...



Philippines' Duterte launches new tirade against Catholic Church - Aljazeera.comPhilippines' Duterte launches new tirade against Catholic Church  Aljazeera.com

President Rodrigo Duterte has denounced bishops in the Catholic-majority country as "sons of b*****s", renewing his attacks on the church that has criticised him ...



Tropical depression to bring flood risk to Philippines in final days of 2018 - AccuWeather.comTropical depression to bring flood risk to Philippines in final days of 2018  AccuWeather.com

Flooding rainfall will continue to spread across the northern and central Philippines as a tropical depression moves through the region into Saturday.



Poll sees young, talented Pinoys leaving the Philippines - Philippine StarPoll sees young, talented Pinoys leaving the Philippines  Philippine Star

The Philippines' adult population is likely to be cut by 9 percent due to migration, according to a new Gallup poll, which also sees an exodus of young talents ...



Cebu City takes down Imee Marcos poster for 'politicizing' Sinulog - CNN PhilippinesCebu City takes down Imee Marcos poster for 'politicizing' Sinulog  CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 18) — The Cebu City local government took down a huge tarpaulin poster of senatorial aspirant and Ilocos Norte ...



Repertory Philippines to stage 2 original musicals in 2019 - ABS-CBN NewsRepertory Philippines to stage 2 original musicals in 2019  ABS-CBN News

Two original Filipino musicals, a new generation of headliners, and a new corporate partnership highlight the 82nd season of Repertory Philippines.



Go-Jek Grabs Singapore After the Philippines' Rejection - EntrepreneurGo-Jek Grabs Singapore After the Philippines' Rejection  Entrepreneur

On 9th January morning when people woke up in Singapore, they received a message from the ride-hailing company Go-Jek, which said, "open for all, ...



Philippine stocks finally climb to 8,000 - RapplerPhilippine stocks finally climb to 8,000  Rappler

The Philippine Stock Exchange index closes at 8024.14 points on Monday, January 14.



Human rights crisis in Philippines intensified amid drug war – HRW - INQUIRER.netHuman rights crisis in Philippines intensified amid drug war – HRW  INQUIRER.net

The human rights crisis in the Philippines has “deepened” in 2018 as the bloody war on drugs continued under the Duterte administration, Human Rights Watch ...



No pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines, says health department - ABS-CBN NewsNo pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines, says health department  ABS-CBN News

There is no pneumonia outbreak in the Philippines contrary to reports circulating on social media, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.



Chavit insists: Miss Universe Philippines franchise 'already with me' - GMA NewsChavit insists: Miss Universe Philippines franchise 'already with me'  GMA News

It will be announced when Catriona Gray returns to the Philippines, the politician said. Current Philippine trending info on popular art, culture, society, movie, ...



Ratings: 'World of Dance Philippines' debuts strong - ABS-CBN NewsRatings: 'World of Dance Philippines' debuts strong  ABS-CBN News

World of Dance Philippines,” ABS-CBN's iteration of the hit global format, debuted to strong ratings over the weekend, according to data from Kantar Media.



Asia's surprise turnaround story this year could be the Philippines - Manila BulletinAsia's surprise turnaround story this year could be the Philippines  Manila Bulletin

The Philippine economy is staging a comeback this year.