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Philippines: Country in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both within the single urban area of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia and Brunei to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest.

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Philippines workers resort to bicycles amid lockdown [Video]

Philippines workers resort to bicycles amid lockdown

In the capital, Manila, thousands of essential workers resort to bicycles after public transport was shut down amid the coronavirus lockdown.

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Multiple waterspouts appear across sunset sky over lake in Philippines [Video]

Multiple waterspouts appear across sunset sky over lake in Philippines

Eyewitness captures several waterspouts over the waters of Laguna de Bay lake in the Philippines during sunset.

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Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown

The government implemented one of the world's strictest and longest lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people [Video]

Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people

Tropical Storm Vongfong destroys homes and cuts power on the central island of Samar, with fears evacuations could increase COVID-19 spread.

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Philippines reopens its skies to incoming international flights [Video]

Philippines reopens its skies to incoming international flights

International flights have been allowed to resume flying into Manila with strict measures in light of the pandemic.

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Philippines airport opens: International flights resume in capital [Video]

Philippines airport opens: International flights resume in capital

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Officials wear Star Wars costumes to maintain lockdown rules [Video]

Officials wear Star Wars costumes to maintain lockdown rules

Darth Vader and Stormtroopers have been enforcing strict lockdown rules in the Philippines.

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Philippines shuts down major TV network [Video]

Philippines shuts down major TV network

In the Philippines, human rights groups and journalists say the government's decision to shut down the leading broadcast network is a grave assault on media freedom.

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Philippines largest TV network ABS-CBN ordered shut [Video]

Philippines largest TV network ABS-CBN ordered shut

Allies of President Duterte refused to renew station's 25-year licence following his tirades against the company.

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HRW: COVID-19 lockdown violators in Philippines abused [Video]

HRW: COVID-19 lockdown violators in Philippines abused

Accusations police in Philippines are committing rights abuses, as they enforce strict coronavirus lockdown measures.

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Philippines jails: Many inmates, staff test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Philippines jails: Many inmates, staff test positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in some of the world's most congested jails in the Philippines.

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China continues South China Sea military action despite COVID-19 [Video]

China continues South China Sea military action despite COVID-19

Philippines has tried to remind Beijing that tackling pandemic is the first priority amid military and research activities in disputed areas.

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Philippines Easter celebrations: Catholics mark holy week [Video]

Philippines Easter celebrations: Catholics mark holy week

More than 200 Filipinos have died from the virus and the number is expected to rise.

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Philippines: Valenzuela city begins mass localised testing [Video]

Philippines: Valenzuela city begins mass localised testing

It has been described as the country’s very first localised mass COVID-19 testing programme.

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Philippines virus lockdown affects supply, sale of crops [Video]

Philippines virus lockdown affects supply, sale of crops

Among the poorest communities in the Philippines farmers struggle to sell as the coronavirus restrictions continue.

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Philippines devotees self-flagellate and pray on Good Friday [Video]

Philippines devotees self-flagellate and pray on Good Friday

Catholic devotees flagellated themselves and prayed outside of closed churches in Manila on early on Friday as part of their annual penitence for Lent.

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On this day: Born April 9, 1957: Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer [Video]

On this day: Born April 9, 1957: Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer

Renowned for audacious shot making, and an infectious smile twinned with a fierce competitive edge, Seve Ballesteros revolutionised golf in Europe and remains one of the most captivating figures in the..

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Philippines confirms 7 new coronavirus deaths, 714 more cases

The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported seven new coronavirus deaths and 714 additional infections.
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Philippines' Duterte renews threat to kill drug dealers after big bust

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte renewed on Friday a threat to kill drug dealers after police seized 756 kg (1,667 lb) of methamphetamines, a haul he said proved the Southeast Asian country had..
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'Near impunity' for drug war killings in Philippines, U.N. says

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016 amid "near impunity" for police and incitement to violence by top officials, the United Nations..
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Philippines' Duterte U-turns on scrapping of U.S. troop deal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap a two-decade-old troop deployment agreement with the United States due to political and other developments in the region, his..
Reuters - Published

Duterte's 'draconian' anti-terror bill alarms activists in Philippines

Lawyers and human rights activists in the Philippines have raised the alarm over a new anti-terrorism bill pushed by the President Rodrigo Duterte, warning of draconian and arbitrary provisions that..
Reuters - Published

Philippines suspends scrapping of troop agreement with U.S.: minister

The Philippines has suspended its decision to scrap a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Philippines capital comes back to life although virus threat lingers

Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns was eased to help resuscitate an economy that has been battered..
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Virus-hit cruise liner leaves Japan after a month's quarantine

The Costa Atlantica cruise ship, which docked in southern Japan with over 100 crew members testing positive for COVID-19, has left the country and is en route to the Philippines, local government..
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Philippines reports 862 additional coronavirus infections, seven more deaths

The Philippines on Sunday reported 862 additional coronavirus cases and seven more deaths from the respiratory disease.
Reuters - Published

Relief, disappointment as Philippines restarts some transport services

Philippine taxi dispatcher Meliza Venal heaved a sigh of relief when she learned that hundreds of her company's drivers can finally go back to work after being stuck in their homes for 11 weeks.
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Philippines eases one of world's toughest curbs amid spike in coronavirus cases

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte eased one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the capital Manila from June 1, even as the country saw its biggest spike in..
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Philippines' Duterte eases lockdown in capital from June 1

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday approved a recommendation to ease the lockdown in the capital Manila from June 1, resuming much-needed activity in an economy on the brink of..
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Philippines confirms 539 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of cases reported in a single day since the virus was first detected in..
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Philippines task force backs easing one of world's toughest lockdowns

The Philippines' coronavirus task force has recommended President Rodrigo Duterte ease one of the toughest and longest lockdowns in the world for residents in the capital who have endured nearly 11..
Reuters - Published

Philippines' task force recommends easing of lockdown in capital

The Philippines' coronavirus task force has recommended to President Rodrigo Duterte easing lockdown measures in Manila from June 1, despite the country still reporting some of its highest daily..
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'Finally free' - homebound Filipinos cheer end to quarantine ordeal

Hundreds of repatriated Filipino workers made their way to bus and airport terminals on Tuesday to return to families, the first among around 24,000 nationals stuck for weeks in the capital's..
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Philippines tries transport test run to prepare for commuter chaos

Police in the Philippine capital did a dry run on Tuesday of measures to enforce social distancing on public transport and control the spread of coronavirus, a tricky task in a densely populated city..
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In Philippine slums, heat, hunger take a toll under lockdown

One by one, Michelle Asinto's six children take the plate of rice doused in soy sauce and eat their share before passing it on.
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Philippine leader answers call of workers begging to go home

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has given his government a week to process some 24,000 repatriated Filipino workers stuck for weeks on cruise ships or in coronavirus quarantine, so they can..
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Philippines' coronavirus cases surpass 14,000, death toll rises to 868

The Philippines' tally of coronavirus cases surpassed 14,000 on Sunday and the number of fatalities rose to 868, the health ministry said.
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Philippines urges coronavirus vigilance as shoppers ignore safety protocols

The Philippine government on Sunday called for vigilance against the coronavirus, a day after hordes of people trooped to shopping malls and ignored safety protocols, as authorities began loosening a..
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Philippines' coronavirus infections top 12,000, deaths pass 800 mark

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the Philippines' has passed the 12,000 mark, and more than 800 people have now died, the health ministry said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Pandemic hampers Philippines mass evacuation as typhoon hits

The coronavirus pandemic is complicating Philippine efforts to move hundreds of thousands of people into evacuation centres where social distancing is hard to enforce as a strong typhoon pummeled..
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Philippines' coronavirus cases approaching 12,000

The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday said the number of cases of the novel coronavirus recorded in the country is nearing 12,000.
Reuters - Published

Philippines evacuates hundreds of thousands as typhoon makes landfall

Philippine authorities started moving 200,000 people away from their homes in coastal and mountainous areas because of fears of flooding and landslides as a typhoon made landfall on Thursday, disaster..
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'We feel like guests': Manila cruise flotilla offers crew confinement in comfort

In the past few weeks, Manila Bay in the Philippines has been transformed into the world's biggest parking lot for cruise ships, none of which have any guests.
Reuters - Published

Philippines' coronavirus deaths inch closer to 700

The Philippines' Health Ministry on Friday recorded 11 new coronavirus deaths and 120 additional confirmed cases.
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Philippine broadcaster fights order to shut down

The Philippines' biggest broadcaster asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quash an order by the telecoms regulator to shut down its operations, saying it undermined freedom of speech and the public..
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Cruise ship linked to Australian coronavirus cluster reaches Philippines

A cruise ship at the heart of Australia's biggest coronavirus cluster arrived off the Philippines on Thursday to repatriate more than 200 crew, leaving behind weeks of outrage and acrimony over why..
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ABS-CBN: Philippines' biggest broadcaster forced off air

ABS-CBN said it had been told it could still broadcast while waiting for its licence to be renewed.
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Philippine telecoms body orders TV broadcaster that irked Duterte to shut

The Philippines' telecoms body ordered the country's leading broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp to cease operations on Tuesday, as a parliament dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte's loyalists dragged its feet..
Reuters - Published

Philippines reports 14 deaths, 199 more coronavirus infections

The Philippines' health ministry on Tuesday reported 14 new coronavirus deaths and 199 additional infections.
Reuters - Published

'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village

Dressed as "Star Wars" characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages.
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