Thursday, December 8, 2022

Philippines

July 29, 2022

Philippines detects first monkeypox case

The patient’s 10 close contacts have been tracked down and are asymptomatic.

Monkeypox
July 28, 2022

Catastrophic earthquake leaves 5 dead, 100 injured in Philippines

The Philippines is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where about 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes occur.

Haiti Earthquake
July 1, 2022

Marcos names career diplomat as Philippines new foreign secretary

President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines on Friday swore in career diplomat Luis Manalo as the country’s new foreign secretary on Friday.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr
April 14, 2022

123 people killed; 920,000 affected by Philippine storm

Over 920,000 people were affected by the first storm to hit the Philippines this year, triggering massive landslides and floods that killed 123.

Philippine Storm used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: BBC]
April 6, 2022

Dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ son leading in Philippine presidential race

His father’s rule was also marked by excessive spending, led by former first lady Imelda Marcos notorious for amassing 3,000 pairs of shoes.

FERDINAND MARCOS & SON
March 14, 2022

Philippines summons Chinese envoy to protest ship’s illegal entry

The Philippines and China are embroiled in a territorial dispute due to overlapping claims in the South China Sea.

March 10, 2022

Russia-Ukraine War: Philippines to help U.S. fight Russia ‘if push comes to shove’

The Philippines also has a mutual defence treaty with the U.S., which binds the two allies to come to each other’s aid in cases of aggression.

President Rodrigo Duterte
January 12, 2022

Philippines bans unvaccinated from using public transport

The “no vaccination, no ride/no entry” policy would be in effect in the capital region of Metro Manila, a sprawling metropolis of more than 13 million people.

November 29, 2021

Omicron: Philippines launches ambitious vaccination drive

“Inoculating nine million individuals in three days is our most ambitious target so far.”

Coronavirus used to illustrate the story.
October 26, 2021

Israeli wanted in Germany for fraud arrested in Philippines

The Israeli defrauded about 200 victims in an investment scam worth more than 6.4 million euros between 2016 and 2019.