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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
Philippines eases rules for fully vaccinated inbound travellers
Manila, June 4 (IANS) The Philippines has eased the pandemic quarantine period from 14 days to seven days for inbound travellers who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Tropical storm leaves 8 dead in Philippines
Manila, June 4 (IANS) Philippine authorities have said the death toll from the tropical storm Choi-wan hitting the Southeast Asian country has risen to eight.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Tropical storm leaves 3 dead, 1 missing in Philippines
Manila, June 3 (IANS) At least three people were killed and one person was reported missing after tropical storm Choi-wan lashed the Philippines, the government disaster agency said.
2021-06-03
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines logs 5,257 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 1,240,716
Manila, June 2 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Wednesday 5,257 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,240,716.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippines extends travel ban till June 15
Manila, June 1 (IANS) The Philippines government has extended the travel ban on all incoming arrivals from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) until June 15, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.
2021-06-01
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Proposals to delay Philippines prez polls rejected
Manila, May 31 (IANS) The Philippines' elections commission on Monday rejected proposals to postpone next year's presidential polls amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippine troops kill 5 suspected rebels in clashes
Manila, May 25 (IANS) Five suspected communist rebels were killed on Tuesday in a clash with government troops in central Philippines, an army spokesman said.
2021-05-25
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines' 2nd most active volcano spews steam-laden plumes
Manila, May 24 (IANS) The Philippines second most active volcano on Monday spewed steam-laden plumes reaching 1 kilometre high following days of volcanic earthquakes, officials said.
2021-05-24
Category: International, Philippines,Environment/Wildlife
Philippines reports more cases with Indian Covid variant
Manila, May 15 (IANS) More cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in India have been found in the Philippines, which led to the government to extend a ban on travellers coming from countries where the strain was found in recent days, officials said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Philippines bans travellers from Oman, UAE
Manila, May 14 (IANS) The Philippines will ban international arrivals from Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting from Saturday amid concerns over the Indian coronavirus variant, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines logs 4,842 new Covid cases, total rises to over 1.11mn
Manila, May 12 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,842 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,118,359.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippines detects 2 cases with Indian Covid variant
Manila, May 11 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Tuesday its first two cases of the new Covid-19 variant first detected in India.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Philippines declares state of calamity over African swine fever
Manila , May 11 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the country under a state of calamity for a year to address the impact from the outbreak of African swine fever, his spokesperson Harry Roque said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Islamist militants occupy part of Philippines market
Manila, May 8 (IANS) Islamist militants on Saturday occupied a part of a public market in a southern Philippine town as they fled an offensive by government troops, the military said.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Philippines,Politics,Terrorism
Duterte names new national police chief
Manila, May 6 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar as the new chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), government spokesperson Harry Roque said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines imposes travel ban on B'desh, Nepal, Pak, SL
Manila, May 6 (IANS) The Philippines government has decided ban travellers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka from entering the country in efforts to prevent the spread of the highly infectious Covid-19 variant first found in India, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said.
2021-05-06
Category: International, Philippines,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Philippine Prez receives Chinese Covid vax
Manila, May 4 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has received the first dose of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, his spokesperson Harry Roque said.
2021-05-04
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Philippines logs 8,346 new Covid-19 cases
Manila, May 2 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 8,346 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,054,983.
2021-05-02
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
Philippines logs 9,226 new Covid cases, total surges to 1,046,653
Manila, May 1 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday 9,226 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,046,653.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine,Politics
1 dead, 3 injured in Philippines air force helicopter crash
Manila, April 27 (IANS) One pilot was killed and three crew members were injured as a Philippine Air Force (PAF) helicopter crashed into the waters off Getafe town in central Philippine Bohol province on Tuesday morning, the military said.
2021-04-27
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines logs 8,162 new Covid-19 cases, total nears 1 million
Manila, April 25 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Sunday 8,162 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 997,523.
2021-04-25
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Philippines logs 9,661 new Covid cases
Manila, April 24 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday 9,661 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 989,380.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Philippine rescuers find two more bodies of missing sailors, 7 still missing
Manila, April 24 (IANS) Rescuers have retrieved two more bodies of the missing crew members of a cargo vessel that ran aground off the coast of Surigao del Norte province in southern Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Saturday.
2021-04-24
Category: International, Philippines,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Philippines logs 8,719 new Covid-19 cases, total nears 980,000
Manila, April 23 (IANS) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Friday 8,719 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total cases in the Southeast Asian country to 979,740.
2021-04-23
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine