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Sunday, February 28, 2021



Russia's Gamaleya applies for emergency vaccine use in Philippines

January 09, 2021 11:32 am

Gamaleya’s emergency use application is the third the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received after Pfizer and AstraZeneca both made similar applications.

Philippine President Duterte blasts Facebook after military, police pages taken down

September 29, 2020 9:23 am

Duterte said the social media giant should not bar pages critical of the Communist insurgency, saying it’s part of the government’s advocacy to protect the people. He sought talks with Facebook officials to address the issue.

Philippine President Duterte orders customs chief to shoot, kill drug smugglers

September 01, 2020 1:55 pm

Duterte has steadfastly denied authorising extrajudicial killings but has repeatedly and openly threatened drug dealers with death.

Philippine volcano simmers, officials brace for long crisis

January 18, 2020 4:47 pm

About 125,000 people fled from ash-blanketed villages and crammed into hundreds of emergency centers in Batangas alone and many others took shelter in relatives' homes, disaster-response officials said, appealing for masks, bottled water, portable toilets, food and sleeping mats.

At least 15 dead as truck falls off south Philippine cliff

September 17, 2019 2:04 pm

Deadly road accidents are common in the Philippines because of weak enforcement of traffic laws, rickety vehicles and inadequate road safety railings and signs, especially in the countryside.

Top Philippine court orders government to protect South China Sea

May 03, 2019 8:56 pm

The court was responding to a petition by fishing communities from two provinces who alleged that island-building by the Chinese state and Chinese fishing practices were violations of a 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in a case lodged and won by the Philippines.

Philippine police kill 14 men rights groups say were farmers

March 31, 2019 9:40 am

Regional police chief Debold Sinas says police backed by army troops were to conduct court-authorized home searches Saturday in three towns in Negros Oriental province when the 14 violently fought back. Fifteen others were arrested while six escaped in the anti-insurgency and criminality sweep.

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos convicted of graft, court orders her arrest

November 09, 2018 11:08 am

The special anti-graft Sandiganbayan court sentenced Marcos, 89, to serve 6 to 11 years in prison for each of the seven counts of violating an anti-corruption law when she illegally funneled about $200 million to Swiss foundations in the 1970s as Metropolitan Manila governor.

Philippines' Duterte sacks 20 for graft in military medical buys

August 13, 2018 4:39 pm

Reining in government corruption was a key election plank for Duterte, who has been a big supporter of the security forces, promising equipment and boosting their budget and salaries to help tackle crime, drugs and armed rebellions.

Seven dead as small plane slams into house in Philippines

March 17, 2018 3:06 pm

Plaridel police chief Supt. Julio Lizardo says all five Filipinos on board the six-seat plane were killed and the crash killed two other people on the ground and ignited a fire in a house that was hit by the aircraft.