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5.3-magnitude quake hits Philippines
Manila, Jan 23 (IANS) An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit Davao Oriental province in the Philippines on Sunday
2022-01-23
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
6.5-magnitude quake jolts Philippines, no tsunami alert issued
Manila, Jan 22 (IANS) An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck the Davao Occidental province in the Philippines on Saturday, authorities said, adding that no tsunami alert was issued.
2022-01-22
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines logs 10,775 new Covid-19 cases
Manila, Jan 5 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 10,775 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,871,745.
2022-01-05
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippine Airlines emerges from bankruptcy
Manila, Jan 2 (IANS) The Philippines Airlines (PAL) has emerged from bankruptcy and completed its financial restructuring to keep the company afloat amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2022-01-02
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte signs 2022 budget to fund recovery from pandemic
Manila, Dec 30 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed the nearly $100 billion national budget for 2022 to fund the country's sustained recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-12-30
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
7 killed, 9 injured in Philippine road accident
Manila, Dec 28 (IANS) A bus rammed into a motorcycle with an attached passenger cab in Pampanga province in the Philippines, killing seven people and injuring nine others, local police has said.
2021-12-28
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Typhoon Rai death toll in Philippines surges to 389
Manila, Dec 27 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful typhoon Rai in the Philippines has increased to 389, with 64 more missing, a government disaster agency said on Monday.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte declares state of calamity in typhoon-ravaged areas in Philippines
Manila, Dec 22 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity in several regions to speed up relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Rai that ravaged central and southern Philippine last week.
2021-12-22
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Philippines typhoon death toll reaches 375, 56 missing
Manila, Dec 21 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful typhoon Rai that lashed the Philippines last week has spiked to 375, a police report said, adding that 56 people were still unaccounted for.
2021-12-21
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll from typhoon Rai in Philippines rises to 144
Manila, Dec 20 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful typhoon Rai that battered the Philippines last week has increased to at least 144, local officials have confirmed.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Philippines typhoon death toll reaches 208, 52 missing
Manila, Dec 20 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful typhoon Rai that lashed the Philippines last week has increased to 208, a top police official confirmed on Monday, adding that 52 people were still unaccounted for.
2021-12-20
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll from typhoon Rai in Philippines rises to 65
Manila, Dec 19 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful typhoon Rai that battered the Philippines last week has increased to 65, local officials said on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Death toll from typhoon in Philippines reaches 12
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) The death toll from the powerful typhoon Rai that battered the Philippines has climbed to 12, a disaster official said.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
5 dead as powerful typhoon lashes Philippines
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) At least five people were killed as powerful powerful typhoon Rai pounded the Philippines, according to local authorities.
2021-12-18
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Typhoon Rai makes landfall in southern Philippines
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) Typhoon Rai, one of the strongest battering the Philippines this year, made landfall in Siargao Island in the southern Philippines, the Philippines' weather bureau said.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Filipinos resort to hybrid Christmas party amid Omicron fears
Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) In the wake of the threat posed by the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, offices across the Philippines are mulling hybrid Christmas parties where employees will be herded into separate rooms to mark the festivities.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Evacuation of coastal villages in Philippines as typhoon Rai nears
Manila, Dec 16 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines have started evacuating people from coastal villages in central and southern regions of the nation as the powerful typhoon Rai was fast approaching.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Plane crashes in Philippines, pilot killed
Manila, Dec 15 (IANS) A small plane crashed on Wednesday morning on an orientation flight in the Philippines' Pangasinan province in northern Manila, killing the pilot and injuring another, Philippine aviation authorities said.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines confirms first 2 Omicron cases
Manila, Dec 15 (IANS) Philippines has recorded its first two confirmed cases of the Omicron variant in two travellers from Nigeria and Japan respectively, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Duterte's aide drops from 2022 Philippine presidential race
Manila, Dec 14 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's longtime aide-turned-senator Christopher Go on Tuesday announced his formal withdrawal from the 2022 presidential race.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rattles Philippines
Manila, Dec 13 (IANS) An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 struck Occidental Mindoro province on Monday, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
World Bank offers $600mn loan to boost Philippines' recovery
Manila, Dec 11 (IANS) The World Bank on Saturday approved a $600 million loan to support the Philippine government's reform programme to position the Southeast Asian country for a competitive and resilient economic recovery.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines to ban travel from France from Dec 13
Manila, Dec 9 (IANS) The Philippines will ban travel from France starting from December 13 to stem the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a government official said.
2021-12-09
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Unemployment rate in Philippines dips to 7.4%
Manila, Dec 7 (IANS) Around 3.50 million Filipinos were out of work in October, down from the 4.25 million reported in September, according to a Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) survey released on Tuesday.
2021-12-07
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
6.1-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Philippines
Manila, Dec 5 (IANS) An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 struck Davao Occidental province in the southern Philippines on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
2021-12-05
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
5 killed, 15 injured in Philippines road accident
Manila, Dec 3 (IANS) At least five persons were killed and 15 others injured on Friday in an accident on a busy road in the central Philippine Cebu province, according to police, and local media reports.
2021-12-03
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
8 rebels killed in fighting in central Philippines
Manila, Dec 1 (IANS) At least eight rebels were killed when government forces clashed with the leftist New People's Army (NPA) members in the central Philippines on Wednesday morning, the military said.
2021-12-01
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines imposes travel ban on S.Africa, Botswana over new Covid variant
Manila, Nov 27 (IANS) The Philippines has imposed travel restrictions on travellers from South Africa, Botswana, and their neighboring countries "effective immediately" due to concerns over a new Covid-19 variant, a government official has said.
2021-11-27
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Philippines allows entry of fully vaccinated travellers from 'green' places
Manila, Nov 26 (IANS) The Philippines will allow the entry of fully-vaccinated foreign travellers from "green" or low-risk Covid-19 countries and regions starting from December 1-15, Cabinet Secretary and acting Presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles said on Friday.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
2 Philippine police officers killed, 4 wounded in clash with rebels
Manila, Nov 21 (IANS) Two police officers have been killed and four others wounded in a clash with the rebels in the central Philippines, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Sunday.
2021-11-21
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines to allow entry of fully vaccinated foreign tourists
Manila, Nov 19 (IANS) The Philippines will soon allow the entry of fully-vaccinated foreign tourists from over 40 "green" or Covid-19 low-risk countries and regions, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said on Friday.
2021-11-19
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte to run for Senator in 2022 polls
Manila, Nov 16 (IANS) Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has filed his certificate of candidacy to run in the Senatorial race during the May 2022 elections.
2021-11-16
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte's longtime aide to run for Prez in 2022 polls
Manila, Nov 14 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's longtime aide-turned-senator Christopher Go has announced his decision to run for President in the 2022 elections.
2021-11-14
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte's daughter to run for VP in 2022 polls
Manila, Nov 13 (IANS) Sara Duterte-Carpio, the daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, on Saturday filed her candidacy for Vice President in the May 2022 elections.
2021-11-13
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Iloilo: First city in Asia where 3 properties were sold for cryptocurrencies
Manila, Nov 10 (IANS) Iloilo City, a city in the Philippines, is the first city in the Asia Pacific where 3 luxury residential properties were sold in exchange for cryptocurrencies in 2019. In particular, the houses were sold for Bitcoin and Litecoin.
2021-11-10
Category: International, Philippines,Business/Economy
Philippine capital region further eases restrictions amid dip of Covid-19 infections
Manila, Nov 5 (IANS) The alert level in the Philippine capital region will be eased further to 2 on a scale of 5 starting Friday as Covid-19 infections slows and vaccination rate increases, Philippine presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has said.
2021-11-05
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
2 Filipino soldiers killed, 4 others wounded in clash with rebels
Manila, Nov 4 (IANS) Two Filipino soldiers were killed and four others wounded in a clash with New People's Army (NPA) rebels in the Negros Occidental province, the military said on Thursday.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippine capital region to remain under alert level 3 till Nov 14
Manila, Oct 29 (IANS) Metro Manila will remain under alert level 3 until November 14 though the number of Covid-19 cases is falling in the Philippine capital region, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-10-29
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Death toll from tropical storm in Philippines reaches 22
Manila, Oct 17 (IANS) The Philippine government said that the death toll from the severe tropical storm Kompasu has climbed to 22, with another 16 people reportedly missing.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Philippines lifts quarantine for fully vaccinated int'l travelers
Manila, Oct 15 (IANS) The Philippines has lifted the quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated international travellers arriving more than 40 countries and regions with a low Covid-19 infection rate, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-10-15
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Manila to ease lockdown rules from Saturday
Manila, Oct 14 (IANS) The Philippine government will start easing lockdown restrictions in Manila starting from Saturday onwards, allowing more public establishments in the capital city to operate at limited capacities.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Death toll from tropical storm in Philippines reaches 19
Manila, Oct 14 (IANS) The death toll from the severe tropical storm Kompasu in the Philippines has increased to 19, while 13 others remain missing, the government said on Thursday.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Philippines reports 7,181 new Covid cases, death toll tops 40K
Manila, Oct 13 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 7,181 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,690,455 so far.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
9 dead, 11 missing as tropical storm batters Philippines
Manila, Oct 12 (IANS) At least nine people have died and 11 others were reported missing after severe tropical storm Kompasu triggered flash floods and landslides in the Philippines, the government said on Tuesday.
2021-10-12
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Philippines VP files candidacy for presidential polls
Manila, Oct 7 (IANS) Maria Leonor Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, on Thursday filed her certificate of candidacy hours after she officially announced that she will run for President in the May 2022 election.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Ex-President's son to run for 2022 Philippines polls
Manila, Oct 7 (IANS) Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the only son of Ferdinand Marcos who served as the 10th President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, has filed his certificate of candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections.
2021-10-07
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines logs 9,868 new Covid cases
Manila, Oct 6 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported 9,868 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,622,917.
2021-10-06
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Manila Mayor officially joins 2022 presidential race
Manila, Oct 4 (IANS) Manila Mayor Francisco Domagoso on Monday filed his certificate of candidacy to run for May 2022 presidential elections in the Philippines.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Duterte announces retirement from politics
Manila, Oct 2 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced his retirement from politics, adding that he will not contest for Vice President during the 2022 presidential elections.
2021-10-02
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Manny Pacquiao 1st to file candidacy for 2022 Philippines prez polls
Manila, Oct 1 (IANS) Filipino world boxing icon and Senator Manny Pacquiao on Friday officially filed his certificate of candidacy for the May 2022 presidential elections.
2021-10-01
Category: International, Philippines,Politics