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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 warns of diplomatic fallout with Canada over rubbish - Gulf Times
  1. Philippines warns of diplomatic fallout with Canada over rubbish  Gulf Times
  2. As Canada rubbish festers in Philippines, activists demand action  Aljazeera.com
  3. China ‘can do business with Philippines, if it respects our sovereignty’  South China Morning Post
  4. 'Canada is in the wrong': Environmentalists urge the country to clear out its trash from the Philippines  CBC.ca
  5. Philippines plays down Duterte's Canada 'war' threat  Arabnews
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Livelihood at risk: Farmers question Philippines rice tax - Aljazeera.comLivelihood at risk: Farmers question Philippines rice tax  Aljazeera.com

The cost of rice in the Philippines is on the decline thanks to a new tariff, but farmers say they are paying the price.



Philippines' Duterte Talks Trash (Literally) To Canada, Threatening War Over Garbage - NPRPhilippines' Duterte Talks Trash (Literally) To Canada, Threatening War Over Garbage  NPR

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wants Canada to come get tons of trash that was wrongly sent to his country — and he's threatening extreme steps if ...



Philippine Communist Rebels Kill 6 Soldiers, Military Says - The New York TimesPhilippine Communist Rebels Kill 6 Soldiers, Military Says  The New York Times

MANILA — Six soldiers were killed on Tuesday in the first major attack by Communist rebels in the Philippines since the 50th anniversary of their guerrilla ...



2 Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead - NPR2 Earthquakes Shake The Philippines; At Least 16 Dead  NPR

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Monday's quake, which trapped people in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province and caused panicked ...



Philippines warns Canada about severing diplomatic ties over trash - but walks back war threat - Fox NewsPhilippines warns Canada about severing diplomatic ties over trash - but walks back war threat  Fox News

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte isn't done with the dramatics just yet. Though his government is walking back threats of war, the f-bomb dropping leader is ...



Private sector aid highlights need for collaboration amid Luzon earthquake aftermath - Philippines - ReliefWebPrivate sector aid highlights need for collaboration amid Luzon earthquake aftermath - Philippines  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Philippines about Coordination, Food and Nutrition, Earthquake, Land Slide and more; published on 25 Apr 2019 by ...



WATCHING NOW Canada says it will resolve garbage dispute with Philippines - CityNews VancouverWATCHING NOW Canada says it will resolve garbage dispute with Philippines  CityNews Vancouver

A day after the president of the Philippines threatened war against Canada over making his country a dump site, the Canadian government is promising to work ...



Death toll rises to 16 after 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Philippines - CNNDeath toll rises to 16 after 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Philippines  CNN

At least 16 people have died after the Philippines was rattled by two major earthquakes, authorities said on Tuesday.



Dengue vaccine fiasco leads to criminal charges for researcher in the Philippines - Science MagazineDengue vaccine fiasco leads to criminal charges for researcher in the Philippines  Science Magazine

A prominent pediatrician and medical researcher in the Philippines has been indicted over the failed—and many say premature—introduction of Dengvaxia, ...



Cardinal Bo prays for Philippines quake victims - Vatican NewsCardinal Bo prays for Philippines quake victims  Vatican News

By Linda Bordoni. Cardinal Charles Bo said he is grieving for the people of the Philippines who have been struck by a series of earthquakes this week that killed ...



Philippines won't bar Chinese proposals for shipyard takeover - The Straits TimesPhilippines won't bar Chinese proposals for shipyard takeover  The Straits Times

MANILA (REUTERS) - All offers from potential buyers of a strategically located but debt-laden Philippine shipyard will be welcome, the country's Trade Minister ...



Philippines earthquake: Man loses family in deadly cataclysm - Aljazeera.comPhilippines earthquake: Man loses family in deadly cataclysm  Aljazeera.com

Chuzon Supermarket in Porac was the only major structure completely destroyed by the quakes that killed at least 16.



Dengue research in the Philippines evolving over time - EurekAlertDengue research in the Philippines evolving over time  EurekAlert

Communicable diseases including dengue continue to be major causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS ...



Philippine National Youth Day celebrations begin - Vatican NewsPhilippine National Youth Day celebrations begin  Vatican News

By Robin Gomes. The National Youth Day (NYD) celebrations of the Philippine Catholic Church kicked off on Wednesday in the central Archdiocese of Cebu ...



The Philippines changes tack on China—again - When love breaks down - The EconomistThe Philippines changes tack on China—again - When love breaks down  The Economist

THE EXPRESSIVE president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, once gushed about his Chinese counterpart, “I just simply love Xi Jinping”. But the infatuation ...



The BRI offers favorable loan terms to the Philippines - CGTNThe BRI offers favorable loan terms to the Philippines  CGTN

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a platform on which every country can work together for a win-win outcome. On the sidelines of the second Belt and Road ...



Philippines Earthquake Causes Rupture in Rooftop Pool, Spilling Water Down 48 Floors - News18Philippines Earthquake Causes Rupture in Rooftop Pool, Spilling Water Down 48 Floors  News18

The now-viral video shows water spilling in a dramatic way from a high-rise rooftop swimming pool in Manila. Philippines was hit by an earthquake measuring ...



Philippines' largest developer paves way for country's first REIT listing - Nikkei Asian ReviewPhilippines' largest developer paves way for country's first REIT listing  Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA -- Ayala Land, the Philippines' largest property developer, plans to raise around $500 million in the country's first-ever real estate investment trust listing.



Woman in Philippines stabbed for calling neighbour 'old maniac' - AsiaOneWoman in Philippines stabbed for calling neighbour 'old maniac'  AsiaOne

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines - A housewife was stabbed three times by an enraged sexagenarian neighbour whom she allegedly called an "old maniac," police said ...



Malaysia poised to invest more in Philippines: business group - ABS-CBN NewsMalaysia poised to invest more in Philippines: business group  ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- Malaysian businessmen are eyeing more investments in the Philippines, sensing the Duterte government's "very serious commitment" to peace and ...



Dundee's Salentiny travels to Malaysia, the Philippines to meet buyers of US soybeans - AG WeekDundee's Salentiny travels to Malaysia, the Philippines to meet buyers of US soybeans  AG Week

DUNDEE — A Dundee woman was among four Minnesota soybean farmers to travel to Malaysia and the Philippines last month on an international marketing ...



PNG heroes buried in Philippines remembered - POST-COURIERPNG heroes buried in Philippines remembered  POST-COURIER

BY GORETHY KENNETH EXCLUSIVE. As the country observed Anzac Day in Port Moresby, yesterday, more than 200 Papua New Guineans were remembered ...



U.S. sees most measles cases since it was eradicated; local cases traced to Philippines - Redding Record SearchlightU.S. sees most measles cases since it was eradicated; local cases traced to Philippines  Redding Record Searchlight

Meanwhile, the country now has the most cases of the illness since it was eradicated in the year 2000, reports said.



It's Time to Rethink Philippine Policies on China - The DiplomatIt's Time to Rethink Philippine Policies on China  The Diplomat

By examining the underlying assumptions, it's clear a rethink of Philippine China policies is needed.



Sri Lanka, Google, Philippines: Your Tuesday Briefing - The New York TimesSri Lanka, Google, Philippines: Your Tuesday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We're covering the latest from Sri Lanka, the withdrawal of Herman Cain for a seat on the ...



South Korea, Philippines look to FTA deal - Argus MediaSouth Korea, Philippines look to FTA deal  Argus Media

Argus provides commodity news and insights from around the world, illuminating the markets.



Turning doubters into defenders to fight a measles outbreak in the Philippines - UNICEFTurning doubters into defenders to fight a measles outbreak in the Philippines  UNICEF

Information and immunization campaigns aim to reverse plummeting vaccine coverage rates.



Protesters warn of Chinese 'invasion' of Philippines - Economic TimesProtesters warn of Chinese 'invasion' of Philippines  Economic Times

MANILA: Protesters descended on the Chinese embassy in Manila on Tuesday to oppose the Asian superpower's growing sway in the Philippines and as ...



Philippines hit by 2 earthquakes in 1 week: These are the facts - EWNPhilippines hit by 2 earthquakes in 1 week: These are the facts  EWN

Powerful earthquakes have left many parts of the Philippines devastated. Rescue teams have been working tirelessly to assist those who are in the affected ...



Philippine news and human rights organizations accused of 'plot' against Duterte - CPJ Press Freedom OnlinePhilippine news and human rights organizations accused of 'plot' against Duterte  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2019 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over Philippines President Roderigo Duterte providing ...



Philippines kicks off Catholic youth celebration - UCA NewsPhilippines kicks off Catholic youth celebration  UCA News

Philippines kicks off Catholic youth celebration. At least young people gather for the start of the weeklong National Youth Day event in Cebu.



Gametime: Underwater hockey starts to make waves in the Philippines - ABS-CBN NewsGametime: Underwater hockey starts to make waves in the Philippines  ABS-CBN News

As proof of its growing popularity in the country, underwater hockey will make its debut in the 2019 SEA Games.



Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Luzon, Philippines on Monday, 22 April 2019 - information : - VolcanoDiscoveryStrong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Luzon, Philippines on Monday, 22 April 2019 - information :  VolcanoDiscovery

Detailed earthquake information - overview map, magnitude, time, depth, information source, shake map, list of reports. Feature interactive map: submit / read ...



Philippines to face China PR in FIFA international friendly in June – Reports - FOX Sports AsiaPhilippines to face China PR in FIFA international friendly in June – Reports  FOX Sports Asia

The Philippines national team could face Fabio Cannavaro's China PR in an international friendly to be held in month of June, if reports are to believed.



Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Philippine quake - Aljazeera.comRescuers search for survivors after deadly Philippine quake  Aljazeera.com

Rescuers race to find survivors after the second earthquake hits the island nation.



Man pleads guilty to shipping lizards from Philippines to US - Concord MonitorMan pleads guilty to shipping lizards from Philippines to US  Concord Monitor

A New Hampshire man who smuggled rare lizards from the Philippines to the U.S. by hiding them in socks and placing them inside electronic equipment has ...



No injuries, casualties after E. Samar quake - Philippines - ReliefWebNo injuries, casualties after E. Samar quake - Philippines  ReliefWeb

By and Ninfa B Quirante. BORONGAN CITY, April 24 (PIA) -- No casualties or injuries were reported despite the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Eastern ...



Phivolcs chief: Ground motion data crucial in building, infra design - Philippines - ReliefWebPhivolcs chief: Ground motion data crucial in building, infra design - Philippines  ReliefWeb

By Jeanevive Duron-Abangan. DAVAO CITY (PIA) – Data on ground motion characteristics plays a crucial role in ensuring seismic resilience of buildings and ...



Grocery delivery startup Honestbee is running out of money and trying to sell - TechCrunchGrocery delivery startup Honestbee is running out of money and trying to sell  TechCrunch

Honestbee, the online grocery delivery *service* in Asia, is nearly out of money and trying to offload its business. The company has held early conversations with a ...



Canada working on an end to the garbage row with the Philippines - Toronto StarCanada working on an end to the garbage row with the Philippines  Toronto Star

OTTAWA—A resolution to the row between Canada and the Philippines over rotting refuse appears imminent. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said ...



#VaccinesWork: UNICEF stresses importance of immunization on World Immunization Week - Philippines - ReliefWeb#VaccinesWork: UNICEF stresses importance of immunization on World Immunization Week - Philippines  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Philippines about Health, Children and Epidemic; published on 25 Apr 2019 by UNICEF.



Several dead after 6.3 earthquake in Philippines - The Irish TimesSeveral dead after 6.3 earthquake in Philippines  The Irish Times

People evacuated as tall buildings swayed in Manila.



Philippine church gets its very own 'Sistine Chapel' - La Croix InternationalPhilippine church gets its very own 'Sistine Chapel'  La Croix International

Part of the mural painted on the ceiling of the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church on Bantayan Island in the central Philippines. (Photo by Charlie Saceda).



Philippines earthquake: at least eight dead and dozens trapped in rubble - The Irish TimesPhilippines earthquake: at least eight dead and dozens trapped in rubble  The Irish Times

Rescue efforts under way after 6.1 quake rocks main island of Luzon.



Facebook Removes Hundreds Of Pages Engaged In “Inauthentic Behavior” In The Philippines - BuzzFeed NewsFacebook Removes Hundreds Of Pages Engaged In “Inauthentic Behavior” In The Philippines  BuzzFeed News

Facebook announced late Thursday that it had removed 200 pages, groups, and accounts that engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and ...



New species of ancient human unearthed in the Philippines - Science MagazineNew species of ancient human unearthed in the Philippines  Science Magazine

A strange new species may have joined the human family. Human fossils found in a cave on Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, include tiny molars ...



Honestbee temporarily halts delivery operations in the Philippines - Mashable SE AsiaHonestbee temporarily halts delivery operations in the Philippines  Mashable SE Asia

Uh oh. Looks like honestbee, the Singapore-based grocery and food delivery platform is facing a bad time. Through emails sent out to customers in the ...



Philippines 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Leaves at Least 16 Dead - EcoWatchPhilippines 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Leaves at Least 16 Dead  EcoWatch

At least 16 people have died, 81 are injured and 14 are still missing after an earthquake struck Luzon island in the Philippines Monday, according to the latest ...



Gold medal possible for Philippines in Olympic MMA, says pioneer - Philippine StarGold medal possible for Philippines in Olympic MMA, says pioneer  Philippine Star

Sityodtong, who is leading the push to bring MMA to the Olympics, has optimistic expectations for Filipino athletes when the time comes.



Earthquake Damages Philippines Airport | Business Aviation News - Aviation International NewsEarthquake Damages Philippines Airport | Business Aviation News  Aviation International News

Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga province, Philippines, was badly damaged after a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Monday, but the Metrojet ...



Meet Two JKO Students from the Philippines Being Mentored by Stella Abrera - pointemagazine.comMeet Two JKO Students from the Philippines Being Mentored by Stella Abrera  pointemagazine.com

Training in Manila, Philippines may seem a world away from dancing with the big ballet companies in New York City. Yet in April 2018, local ballet students ...



Philippines protests hundreds of Chinese ships around disputed island - CNNPhilippines protests hundreds of Chinese ships around disputed island  CNN

The Philippines government has filed a diplomatic protest with China over the presence of hundreds of Chinese vessels near a Philippines-administered island ...



Philippines rocked by second earthquake in two days - UPI NewsPhilippines rocked by second earthquake in two days  UPI News

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the Philippines island of Eastern Samar Tuesday, a day after an earthquake hit the Asian nation's largest Luzon island.



Amee Chew on Philippines Under Duterte - FAIRAmee Chew on Philippines Under Duterte  FAIR

Corporate media don't talk much about the Philippines, much less about the US responsibility there.



Philippines Journalist Critical Of Government Arrested Again - NPRPhilippines Journalist Critical Of Government Arrested Again  NPR

The Time Magazine Person of the Year is an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's regime. She accuses the government of furthering a 'descent to ...



Tawau, Sandakan new transit point for Daesh militants heading to the Philippines, Myanmar - The Sun DailyTawau, Sandakan new transit point for Daesh militants heading to the Philippines, Myanmar  The Sun Daily

IPOH: The Daesh terrorist group has now made Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah the new transit points for militants to enter the Southern Philippines and Ra...



The cost of car insurance in the Philippines - ABS-CBN NewsThe cost of car insurance in the Philippines  ABS-CBN News

Here's what you should know about car insurance costs in the Philippines.



Philippines Is Beginning To Pay The Price For Duterte's South China Sea Flip-Flops - ForbesPhilippines Is Beginning To Pay The Price For Duterte's South China Sea Flip-Flops  Forbes

The Philippines is beginning to pay the price for President Rodrigo Duterte's South China Sea policy flip-flops in the form of repeated challenges to the country's ...



DNA test confirms killing of leader of ISIS-affiliated group in Philippines - CNNDNA test confirms killing of leader of ISIS-affiliated group in Philippines  CNN

DNA tests have confirmed that the leader of an ISIS-affiliated terror group was killed in a military operation last month, officials in the Philippines say.



Seven dead after truck falls into a ravine in Philippines - The Straits TimesSeven dead after truck falls into a ravine in Philippines  The Straits Times

MANILA (DPA) - Seven people died on Saturday (April 20) after a truck fell into a ravine in the northern Philippines, police said.. Read more at straitstimes.com.



Philippines presses for non-tariff barriers' removal at ASEAN meeting - BusinessWorld OnlinePhilippines presses for non-tariff barriers' removal at ASEAN meeting  BusinessWorld Online

THE PHILIPPINES raised the need to review and eliminate trade-inhibiting non-tariff barriers (NTBs) at a recent meeting of Association of Southeast Asian ...



Philippines Beats China In Happiness - ForbesPhilippines Beats China In Happiness  Forbes

Filipinos are happier than Chinese. That's according to the recently published 2019 World Happiness Report, which ranks Philippines in the 69th position, and ...



Earthquake sends water tumbling from high-rise roof - CNNEarthquake sends water tumbling from high-rise roof  CNN

The Philippine island of Luzon was struck by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, which damaged buildings and sent frightened workers into the streets.



China told to ‘lay off’ Philippines’ islands shows SHIFT in Manila-Beijing relationship - Express.co.ukChina told to ‘lay off’ Philippines’ islands shows SHIFT in Manila-Beijing relationship  Express.co.uk

As the midterm elections in the Philippines approach, President Rodrigo Duterte is attempting to overturn his “soft” approach with China over the territory, by ...



Bishops pray for victims of earthquakes in Philippines - Catholic News AgencyBishops pray for victims of earthquakes in Philippines  Catholic News Agency

Catholic leaders have offered prayers for the Philippines after two earthquakes struck the region this week.



Philippines tremor dumps skyscraper pool onto street below - The NationalPhilippines tremor dumps skyscraper pool onto street below  The National

Watch as the contents of a rooftop bathing area crash down when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake strikes the country.



The Philippines on the archaeological world map | The - The Manila TimesThe Philippines on the archaeological world map | The  The Manila Times

WELL and at last, we are in the archaeological equation where we deserve to be with the discovery of an ancient hominid, Homo Luzonensis, at the.



New play tells of Jewish family's escape to Philippines - NewsdayNew play tells of Jewish family's escape to Philippines  Newsday

Susan Ettinger of East Meadow doesn't remember much from her native Graz, Austria. After all, she was just 2 when her Jewish family fled its Nazi-occupied ...



Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Samar, Philippines on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - information : - VolcanoDiscoveryStrong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Samar, Philippines on Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - information :  VolcanoDiscovery

Detailed earthquake information - overview map, magnitude, time, depth, information source, shake map, list of reports. Feature interactive map: submit / read ...



Philippines' first hybrid train makes inaugural run - RapplerPhilippines' first hybrid train makes inaugural run  Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) officially launched its hybrid electric train (HET) – the first train to be built by Filipinos ...



U.S. Envoy Says Chinese Ships Near Philippines 'of Concern' - TIMEU.S. Envoy Says Chinese Ships Near Philippines 'of Concern'  TIME

(BANGKOK) — A senior U.S. defense official says the presence of large numbers of Chinese ships near islands and islets occupied by the Philippines is “a ...



Philippines housing crisis: Filipinos need affordable homes - Aljazeera.comPhilippines housing crisis: Filipinos need affordable homes  Aljazeera.com

Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economy has a housing shortage, with more than 6 million homes needed for impoverished families.



Philippines fiasco: Doctored paperwork obscures origin of garbage shipped to Manila - The ProvincePhilippines fiasco: Doctored paperwork obscures origin of garbage shipped to Manila  The Province

A mysterious cargo of garbage from Canada shipped with forged documentation has come to a diplomatic boil after five years on a Manila pier.



U.S., Philippine Military Relationship Stretches Back to WWII - Department of DefenseU.S., Philippine Military Relationship Stretches Back to WWII  Department of Defense

Here are some things to know about the U.S. relationship with the Philippines.,



Philippines Top Court Orders Release of Drug War Evidence - TIMEPhilippines Top Court Orders Release of Drug War Evidence  TIME

The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the release of police documents on killings of suspects in Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.



US and Philippine troops are training to repel an island invasion amid South China Sea tensions - Task & PurposeUS and Philippine troops are training to repel an island invasion amid South China Sea tensions  Task & Purpose

U.S. and Philippine troops have reportedly been training for a potential island invasion scenario, which is a real possibility as tensions rise in the disputed South ...



Earthquakes strike most of the Philippines - Philippine StarEarthquakes strike most of the Philippines  Philippine Star

I was reading my Philippine STAR news and preparing to go to my office after getting my coffee cup in Starbucks at the 4th floor of the Ayala Center when the ...



Philippines finance chief reportedly hits back against people who worry about China loans - CNBCPhilippines finance chief reportedly hits back against people who worry about China loans  CNBC

Filipino Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III says his country has never defaulted on its loans, amid concerns over the Southeast Asian nation's ability to ...



Rescuers look for signs of life after Philippines earthquakes - The Irish TimesRescuers look for signs of life after Philippines earthquakes  The Irish Times

At least 16 killed as 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes area 110km north of Manila.



Powerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblor - Toronto StarPowerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblor  Toronto Star

PORAC, Philippines - A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country's north and left at ...



Philippines: hostage of Islamist militants swims to safety but another dies - The GuardianPhilippines: hostage of Islamist militants swims to safety but another dies  The Guardian

An Indonesian hostage held by Islamist militants in the southern Philippines has swum his way to freedom, but another drowned and a Malaysian captive was ...



Philippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church - NPRPhilippine Clergy Reports Death Threats As President Duterte Rails Against Church  NPR

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte harbors a no-holds-barred hostility toward the Catholic Church and he's been hurling barbs at it as he stumps for ...



AirAsia cancels flights to Clark after earthquake hits Philippines - Nation - The Star OnlineAirAsia cancels flights to Clark after earthquake hits Philippines - Nation  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia has cancelled a number of flights to and from Clark, Philippines following the earthquake in the Pampanga Province.



Philippines celebrates Good Friday with crucifixions, beatings - DW (English)Philippines celebrates Good Friday with crucifixions, beatings  DW (English)

Catholics in the Philippines have marked Good Friday with ritual crucifixions and other blood-soaked reenactments of Jesus Christ's suffering. Thousands of ...



The Philippines "Mutual" Defense Treaty Isn't Really Mutual at All - The National Interest OnlineThe Philippines "Mutual" Defense Treaty Isn't Really Mutual at All  The National Interest Online

A reexamination of Washington's commitments is in order.



A Family Craft With a Deadly Toll: Illegal Gun Making - The New York TimesA Family Craft With a Deadly Toll: Illegal Gun Making  The New York Times

DANAO, Philippines — In the remote, mist-covered slopes outside the city of Danao in the central Philippines sits the illegal, makeshift workshop of a master gun ...



Philippines: Former officer accuses Duterte adviser of drug trade - Aljazeera.comPhilippines: Former officer accuses Duterte adviser of drug trade  Aljazeera.com

The government says that it has cleared one of the suspected drug lords of involvement, but did not explain the process it used to dismiss the 15 years of details ...



Philippines open to China takeover of shipyard - The Malaysian ReservePhilippines open to China takeover of shipyard  The Malaysian Reserve

The Philippines said it isn't closing its doors to Chinese investors interested in Hanjin Heavy Industries Construction Co Ltd's local shipbuilding facility, despite ...



Philippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons - SkiftPhilippines’ Boracay Island Tackles Overtourism With Bans on Cruise Ships in Peak Seasons  Skift

The Philippine government has started regulating cruise ship visits to Boracay Island in a bid to ease the pressure of tourist numbers on its environment.



WATCH: Philippine episode of 'Street Food' highlights Cebu's culinary wonders - Philippine StarWATCH: Philippine episode of 'Street Food' highlights Cebu's culinary wonders  Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Online streaming giant Netflix recently released the trailer of episode 9 or the Philippine episode of its new original series “Street Food.”.



Philippines: Drought - Mar 2019 - ReliefwebPhilippines: Drought - Mar 2019  Reliefweb

Recent PAGASA's climate monitoring and analyses indicate that the unusually warm sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central and eastern equatorial ...



Philippines: War widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters suffer stigma - Aljazeera.comPhilippines: War widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters suffer stigma  Aljazeera.com

More than four decades of continuous conflict has made Mindanao a region of war widows.



Creepy cargo: Philippines seizes 757 tarantulas from Poland - Chron.comCreepy cargo: Philippines seizes 757 tarantulas from Poland  Chron.com

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine customs officials were astonished when they opened nicely gift-wrapped boxes of cookies and oatmeal flown in all the ...



The Philippines in the sights of IS - DW (English)The Philippines in the sights of IS  DW (English)

Despite losing its caliphate in the Middle East, IS has put down roots in Mindanao in the south of the Philippines. The government has promised Mindanao's ...



Philippines Warns China on ‘Irritant’ Acts as Sea Row Simmers - BloombergPhilippines Warns China on ‘Irritant’ Acts as Sea Row Simmers  Bloomberg

The Philippines asked China to refrain from acts that could disrupt the two nations' improving relations amid simmering tension in the South China Sea.



Fitch cuts Philippine economic growth forecasts for 2019, 2020 - RapplerFitch cuts Philippine economic growth forecasts for 2019, 2020  Rappler

Fitch Ratings says the delayed passage of the 2019 budget, aggressive interest rate hikes, and the US-China trade war will weigh on the Philippines' economic ...



Western Union Integrates With Crypto Wallet to Expand Philippines Remittances - CoinDeskWestern Union Integrates With Crypto Wallet to Expand Philippines Remittances  CoinDesk

Money transfer giant Western Union has teamed up with blockchain startup Coins.ph to enable residents of the Philippines to more easily receive cash ...



Number of People Injured in Philippines Earthquake Exceeds 280 - Sputnik InternationalNumber of People Injured in Philippines Earthquake Exceeds 280  Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people who were injured by Monday's earthquake that hit the Philippines has reached 282, while 18 more people were ...



Flogging, Crucifixions Throughout Good Friday In Philippines - NDTV NewsFlogging, Crucifixions Throughout Good Friday In Philippines  NDTV News

Hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails and at least 10 were to be nailed onto crosses throughout Good Friday in a blood-soaked display of ...