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New species of ancient human discovered in Philippines

The newest discovery challenges the fairly straightforward idea of human evolution. With the new finding, it becomes clear that the homo sapiens were definitely coexisting with other human species in other parts of the globe.

Worst water crisis in decade hits Philippine capital. Here's why

Infrastructure delays, rising demand and the onset of summer shrinking supply at dams are causing the shortage.

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Maria Ressa, Philippine journalist critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, is arrested

Rodrigo Duterte has not tried to hide his disdain for journalists, calling reporters “sons of bitches” and “spies” and even warning that they are “not exempted from assassination.”

Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes east of Philippines

The Philippines, regularly hit by quakes, is on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", a horse-shoe shaped band of volcanoes and fault lines circling the edges of the Pacific Ocean. 

Eight dead in two bomb explosions outside Philippines church

Police and military reports say at least eight people died, including five troops and three civilians. At least one civilian has been wounded.

Henry Sy, billionaire who started as a shoe seller, dies at 94

Sy’s company started as a shoe store in 1948. Today, the group runs 62 department stores, 56 supermarkets, a network of 194 SaveMore grocery stores and 50 hypermarkets.

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Where 518 inmates sleep in space for 170, and gangs hold it together

Since Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s violent anti-drug campaign began in 2016, Philippine jails have become increasingly more packed, propelling the overall prison system to the top of the World Prison Brief’s list of the most overcrowded incarceration systems in the world.

President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, Philippines acting minister says

Duterte's condition "is not serious" and will remain a confidential matter, his spokesman, Harry Roque, said, declining either to confirm or deny the prior remarks of the acting interior minister.

Philippines: Landslide kills 12, dozens feared trapped

Twelve people were pulled out alive after boulders and earth loosened by rain engulfed a cluster of homes near a limestone quarry on the fringes of Naga City on the island of Cebu, where the tally of those missing stood at about 50.

At least 25 die in Philippine typhoon havoc, rescue official says

Twenty deaths in the Cordillera region on the main island of Luzon and four in nearby Nueva Vizcaya province were caused by landslides. Another death resulted from a treefall in the province of Ilocos Sur, Francis Tolentino said by telephone.

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Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' strikes northern Philippines

A strong typhoon packing winds of more than 200 kph (124 mph) tore across the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday, bringing heavy rain and causing widespread power and communications outages.

Typhoon Koppu leaves 2 dead in Philippines, 16,000 villagers displaced

Typhoon Koppu weakened after blowing ashore with fierce winds in northeastern Philippines on Sunday, leaving at least 2 dead, displacing 16,000 villagers and knocking out power in provinces.

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Philippines flood: Typhoon Chan-Hom brings heavy rains to Manila

Typhoon Chan-Hom passing over the northeastern waters of the Philippines heading to northern Taiwan has enhanced the seasonal monsoon, dumping heavy rains over the capital, Manila, and the northern provinces.

29th anniversary of the People Power revolution in Philippines

The protesters were calling for the resignation of Aquino for his alleged role in the botched police operation.

One billion rising- A call to end violence against women

Students and nuns wearing purple ribbons on their wrists, danced raising awareness through the campaign.

Fire gutted more than 200 houses in Philippines

Fire officials said five people were injured and currently investigating its cause.

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Typhoon Rammasun leaves at least 27 dead in Philippines

The death toll from the first typhoon of the Philippines' rainy season climbed to at least 27, authorities said.

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Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.

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