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Monday, August 10, 2020



Philippines now has the worst Covid-19 outbreak in Southeast Asia

August 07, 2020 9:31 am

The nation’s virus containment efforts were complicated by a deluge of returning overseas workers who had become unemployed due to the pandemic, failures in testing and a lack of qualified health-care professionals.

Philippine economy dives into recession in worst slump on record

August 06, 2020 3:24 pm

The Southeast Asian nation's economy shrank by 16.5% in April-June from the same period last year - the biggest slump in the government's quarterly GDP data dating back to 1981, the Philippine Statistics Authority said on Thursday.

Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges

August 03, 2020 12:56 pm

The move, which finance and economic officials oppose, will again prohibit non-essential travel outside of homes.

Filipino special effects artist seeks to ward off coronavirus with these scary face masks

June 19, 2020 6:58 pm

Prosthetics specialist Rene Abelardo has been out of work since March but hopes to stay afloat financially after discovering an appetite for the hand-made, horror-inspired masks that he initially created for fun.

Watch: Students from the Philippines attend cyber-graduation ceremony

May 23, 2020 2:34 pm

The ceremony was live-streamed on Facebook as mass gatherings are still prohibited as per the country's Covid-19 protocol.

COVID-19 lockdown: These countries have deemed unexpected items as 'essential'. Find out here

April 16, 2020 10:00 pm

The list of items, which have been deemed essential services, reflects a lot about a country, its culture and what the citizens term as a necessity.

Philippines: Disgruntled ex-guard takes dozens of hostages in Manila mall

March 02, 2020 12:42 pm

Mayor Francis Zamora of the Philippine capital's San Juan area said a gunman shot one person at a shopping mall in an upscale section of Manila.

Moody's: Rising sea levels threaten sovereign credit ratings

January 16, 2020 12:01 pm

Climate science suggests that sea levels will continue to rise for decades, contributing to increasingly frequent natural disasters such as storm surges, floods, and cyclones, credit rating agency Moody's said in a report.

Pictures of ash-blanketed villages go viral as Philippines continues to reel under Taal volcano eruption

January 14, 2020 10:30 pm

With reportedly 212 volcanic earthquakes taken place so far, thousands have been evacuated. However many still remain behind defying warnings of more hazardous eruptions.

Filipino couple's wedding pics go viral as they get Taal volcano eruption in background

January 15, 2020 2:26 pm

Chino Vaflor and Kat Bautista Palomar were at a resort just 10km away from the volcano, which is located about 60 km south of Manila. Despite signs of volcanic activity, the couple went ahead with the wedding and ended up with photos that are now going viral.


Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut' strikes northern Philippines

September 17, 2018 7:02 am

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

October 19, 2015 5:35 pm

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.

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

July 08, 2015 4:13 pm

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

February 26, 2015 12:54 pm

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

February 13, 2015 3:28 pm

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

Fire gutted more than 200 houses in Philippines

December 10, 2014 3:51 pm

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

Typhoon Rammasun leaves at least 27 dead in Philippines

July 17, 2014 11:40 am

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


News in Numbers: Skilled migration from India to US

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm


Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

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.