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Philippines’ Pacquiao ousted as president of ruling party after row

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Philippine Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao speaks during the Congressional confirmation hearing of Environment Secretary Regina Lopez at the Senate in Manila, Philippines May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo/File Photo MANILA, July 17 (Reuters) – Philippine senator and boxing star Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao was voted out as leader of......

Philippines tightens curbs after detecting first local cases of Delta variant

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Eleven cases locally acquired -health ministry Variant seen introduced by overseas travellers -genome expert Five returning from overseas also test positive for Delta One patient dies in the capital region Delta’s spread main factor behind case surge in Southeast Asia MANILA, July 16 (Reuters) – The Philippines has recorded the......

Military plane crashes in Philippines, at least 40 rescued

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MANILA, July 4 (Reuters) – A military plane crashed and broke up in flames in the southern Philippines on Sunday with 92 people aboard, and the army chief said at least 40 people had been rescued. The C-130 aircraft of the Philippine Air Force had a mishap on landing on......

Asia may be first in, last out of the Covid pandemic, says travel services firm

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A health worker prepares a vial of Chinese Sinovac vaccine against Covid-19 coronavirus disease inside a movie theatre turned into a vaccination center in Taguig City suburban Manila on June 14, 2021. Ted Aljibe | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE......

Philippines signs deal for 40 mln Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 doses

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Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine are pictured in a vaccination centre in Geneva, Switzerland, February 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine deliveries in bulk to begin by August Philippines has secured 113 mln doses from vaccine suppliers Government wants to vaccinate up to 70 million Filipinos MANILA, June 20 (Reuters)......

Philippines’ Duterte will not cooperate with ICC probe

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during their joint press statement with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 31, 2019. Kazuhiro Nogi /Pool via Reuters/File Photo Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with an investigation of the southeast Asian......

Philippines lifts ban on workers deploying to Saudi Arabia

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Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs arrive at an airport after being allowed to go home following weeks of quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez The Philippines on Saturday said the country’s workers could again go......

Philippines protests China’s ‘illegal’ South China Sea presence

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Philippine Coast Guard personnel survey several ships believed to be Chinese militia vessels in Sabina Shoal in the South China Sea, in a handout photo distributed by the Philippine Coast Guard on May 5 and taken according to source on April 27, 2021. Philippine Coast Guard/Handout via REUTERS The Philippines......

The Philippines has dramatically boosted South China Sea patrols, data shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese fishing boats set sail into the South China Sea, here seen on August 16, 2020. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images The Philippines has drastically stepped up its patrols in the South China Sea recently, and came......

The Philippines says it will stop sending migrant workers to Israel until it’s safe.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The government of the Philippines, one of the largest sources of foreign labor in Israel, said on Thursday that it would temporarily stop sending its citizens to work there because of the conflict. The announcement came a day......

People in the Philippines are earning cryptocurrency during the pandemic by playing a video game

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As the Covid-19 pandemic hit the Philippines, people in Cabanatuan City north of Manila have found a unique way to ease the hardship brought on by lockdowns — playing video games. The gameplay, however, isn’t just for fun. Axie Infinity,......

Philippine foreign secretary directs unusually aggressive tweet at Beijing over South China Sea

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin speaks at a press conference after meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, China on March 20, 2019. Andrea Verdelli | Getty Images Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr. slammed......

Philippines foreign minister issues expletive-laced tweet over China sea dispute

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Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin is seen during a talk with Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi, Vietnam July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Kham The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced message on Twitter that China’s vessels get......

Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60s

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A senior citizen receives her first dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, at a covered court in Manila, Philippines, March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David/File Photo The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age, health officials said on Monday, ending a......

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