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5.7-magnitude earthquake jolts Manila
Manila, Sep 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Manila on Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
4 inmates killed in Philippines jail break attempt
Manila, Sep 26 (IANS) Four inmates were killed in a shootout on Sunday after they tried to escape from a prison in the Philippines' Surigao del Sur province, jail authorities said.
2021-09-26
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Covid projected to cost Philippines over $730bn in next 10-40 yrs
Manila, Sep 26 (IANS) The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of the Philippines said that the long-run cost of the Covid-19 pandemic to the country would reach 37 trillion pesos ($730 billion) in the next 10 to 40 years.
2021-09-26
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Manila Mayor announces bid for 2022 Prez polls
Manila, Sep 23 (IANS) Manila city Mayor Francisco Domagoso has formally announced his bid to contest in the 2022 Philippines presidential elections.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte slams rich nations for hoarding Covid vaccines
Manila, Sep 23 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has slammed the rich countries' "selfish" plan to hoard Covid-19 vaccines while the poor and developing nations were experiencing a drought.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Manila to be placed under 2nd-highest Covid alert
Manila, Sep 14 (IANS) The Philippines government will place Metro Manila, were over 13 million people currently reside, under Covid-19 alert level 4, the second-highest, from Thursday onwards due to increasing number of confirmed cases.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines extends state of calamity for another yr
Manila, Sep 11 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the state of calamity for another year until September 2022 to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster as the Southeast Asian country grapples with a Covid-19 resurgence.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte accepts VP nomination for 2022 polls
Manila, Sep 9 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has formally accepted the ruling party PDP-Laban's nomination to run for Vice President in next year's national elections.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines reports 12,751 new Covid cases
Manila, Sep 8 (IANS) The Philippines reported 12,751 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, bringing the Southeast Asian country's confirmed cases to 2,134,005.
2021-09-08
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Philippines braces for tropical storm Conson
Manila, Sep 7 (IANS) The Philippines is bracing for tropical storm Conson after the state weather service warned that it could bring strong winds and heavy rains in the central region and parts of the southern tip of the Bicol peninsula.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Philippines to secure more loans for Covid response
Manila, Sep 7 (IANS) The Philippines will continue to secure loans this year and in 2022 to support its Covid-19 response measures and economic recovery program amid the pandemic, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines to deploy 4,500 more troops to fight terrorists in southern islands
Manila, Sep 6 (IANS) The Armed Forces of the Philippines will deploy an additional 4,500 troops next year in the southern islands of Sulu to fight terrorists, a lawmaker said on Sunday.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Defence/Security
Philippine Airlines files for bankruptcy
Manila, Sep 4 (IANS) The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US to pursue a restructuring plan to keep the company afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the flag carrier said on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines to lift travel ban on India, 9 other countries
Manila, Sep 4 (IANS) The Philippines will lift the travel ban for all inbound travellers from India and nine other countries starting from September 6 despite the rising Covid-19 cases fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Saturday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines' debt balloons to USD 232 bn in July
Manila, Sep 1 (IANS) The Philippines' debt ballooned to 11.61 trillion pesos (roughly USD 232 billion) at the end of July, according to the latest data released by the Philippines Bureau of Treasury.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy,Politics
Philippines' Covid-19 cases top 2 mn as Delta variant spreads
Manila, Sep 1 (IANS) The Philippines crossed a grim milestone as the Covid-19 caseload topped 2 million on Wednesday.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Duterte says will run for VP in 2022 polls
Manila, Aug 25 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that he would run for Vice President in the May 2022 elections when his single six-year term ends.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippine Prez thanks China for donating more Covid-19 vaccines
Manila, Aug 21 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thanked China for supporting the fight against Covid-19 after a batch of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government arrived in Manila on Friday.
2021-08-21
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Filipino troops kill 16 armed rebels
Manila, Aug 17 (IANS) The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said that its troops killed 16 armed rebels in a military offensive in Eastern Samar province.
2021-08-17
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Magnitude 7.3 earthquake rattles Philippines
Manila, Aug 12 (IANS) An offshore earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck Davao Oriental province in the southern Philippines on Thursday, according to authorities.
2021-08-12
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
realme emerges as No. 1 smartphone brand in Philippines
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) As the Philippines smartphone market witnessed a 30 per cent year-over-year (YoY) shipment growth in the second quarter of 2021, smartphone brand realme emerged as the top brand in the country, a new report said.
2021-08-08
Category: International, Philippines,Technology
Philippines logs 4,478 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 1,566,667
Manila, July 28 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday 4,478 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,566,667.
2021-07-28
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Duterte delivers final State of the Nation Address
Manila, July 26 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his sixth and final State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a joint session of Congress on Monday.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines records 4th death from Delta variant
Manila, July 26 (IANS) The Philippines has recorded the fourth death from the highly infectious Covid-19 Delta variant, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
3 dead, 5 injured amid monsoon rains in Philippines
Manila, July 25 (IANS) At least three people have died and five others injured in Philippines after days of intensive monsoon rains, authorities said on Sunday.
2021-07-25
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines evacuates over 15,000 people amid flood threat
Manila, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines have evacuated more than 15,000 people in Metro Manila and some other parts of the country amid a flood threat, a disaster management official said on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines lowers alert level for Taal volcano
Manila, July 24 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines on Saturday lowered the alert level from 3 to 2 for the Taal volcano, near Manila, due to "decreased unrest".
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
6.7-magnitude quake jolts Philippines
Manila, July 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck the Philippines' Batangas province on Saturday.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Philippine poll body bans shaking hands during campaigning
Manila, July 19 (IANS) In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Philippines' Commission on Elections (Comelec) is crafting new guidelines for next year's presidential polls which has effectively removed ingrained features of political campaigning, particularly shaking hands and kissing babies.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippine ruling political party names new chief
Manila, July 18 (IANS) The Philippines' ruling party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), elected Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as the new President.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines detects local Delta variant cases
Manila, July 16 (IANS) The Philippines has detected its first local Covid-19 cases of the Delta variant, increasing the infections of the more transmissible strain in the country rose to 35, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Philippines to impose travel ban on Indonesia
Manila, July 15 (IANS) From Friday onwards, the Philippines will ban all travellers from Indonesia until July 31 to prevent the spread of the highly infectious Delta Covid-19 variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippine volcano billows 'greyish plume'
Manila, July 7 (IANS) A "short-lived" phreatomagmatic eruption occurred at the restive Taal volcano in the Philippines on Wednesday, producing a 300-metre high "greyish plume".
2021-07-07
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Black box from crashed Philippine military plane retrieved
Manila, July 7 (IANS) Philippine investigators have retrieved the "black box" from the crashed military plane, the country's army chief has confirmed.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Suicide rate in Philippines up by 57.3%
Manila, July 6 (IANS) The Philippines has reported a 57.3 per cent increase in the country's suicide rate in 2020 from 2019, according to an official report.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Death toll in Philippine military plane crash reaches 52
Manila, July 6 (IANS) The death toll from a military plane crash in the Philippines has risen to 52 as two more critically injured soldiers died in the hospital, Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll from Philippine military plane crash reaches 50
Manila, July 5 (IANS) The death toll from the military plane crash in southern Philippines has increased to 50, the Department of National Defense said on Monday.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Philippines' Taal volcano could erupt 'anytime soon'
Manila, July 5 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines have warned that the Taal volcano, south of Manila, could erupt "anytime soon" after recording the highest levels of sulfur dioxide gas emission.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
29 killed, 17 missing in Philippines military plane crash
Manila, July 5 (IANS) At least 29 people were killed and 17 others remain unaccounted for in the crash of a Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 Hercules transport plane in Sulu province, officers said.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines Air Force plane crash kills 17 people
Manila, July 4 (IANS) A Philippine Air Force (PAF) plane with 92 people aboard crashed on Sunday while attempting to land on Jolo island in Sulu province, killing 17 persons andinjuring 40 others.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines braces for volcano eruption, evacuations on
Manila, July 2 (IANS) Evacuations of families living close to an island volcano in the Philippines' Batangas province were underway on Friday, a day after phreatomagmatic eruptions sent "a dark grayish plume" above the sky.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Alert level raised for volcano near Manila
Manila, July 1 (IANS) Philippine authorities on Thursday raised the alert level for Taal volcano, located near capital Manila, to 3 on a scale of 5 it showed "magmatic unrest".
2021-07-01
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines extends travel ban on India until July 15
Manila, June 29 (IANS) The Philippines has extended the travel ban for all inbound travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) until July 15, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
World Bank approves $400mn loan to Philippines
Manila, June 25 (IANS) The World Bank on Friday approved a $400 millionloan to support reforms that will assist the Philippine government in achieving a resilient financial sector and help ensure a more inclusive recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Ex-Philippine Prez Benigno Aquino III passes away
Manila, June 24 (IANS) Former Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III died on Thursday morning at the age of 61, a top government official said.
2021-06-24
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines rejects call for probe into anti-drug campaign
Manila, June 15 (IANS) The Philippines on Tuesday rejected a request of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor to call for a full investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed by the government in Manila during its anti-drug campaign.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines extends travel ban on India till June 30
Manila, June 15 (IANS) The Philippines has extended the travel ban for all inbound travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) until June 30, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines again suspends VFA termination with US
Manila, June 15 (IANS) The Philippines said that it was again suspending the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US for another six months.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
WHO, Unicef declare end of polio outbreak in Philippines
Manila, June 11 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Unicef on Friday declared the end of the polio outbreak in Philippines almost two years after the highly infectious disease re-emerged in the Southeast Asian country.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Philippines,International
Tropical storm leaves Philippines with 9 dead
Manila, June 6 (IANS) Tropical storm Choi-wan moved away from the Philippines after leaving at least nine people dead and one other missing.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics