Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines World

Strong earthquake shakes southern Philippines

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Davao city on the Philippines’ Mindanao island on December 15, killing a 6-year-old girl and injuring 14 others, according to latest reports.
ADB approves 200-mln-USD loan for Philippines World

ADB approves 200-mln-USD loan for Philippines

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on December 13 that it has approved a 200 million USD loan to help the Philippine government prepare implement major infrastructure projects under its flagship "Build, Build, Build" development programme.
Philippines to ban e-cigarettes ASEAN

Philippines to ban e-cigarettes

Philippine police on November 20 began enforcing a ban imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte on the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces.
Philippines calls on ASEAN to enhance economic integration World

Philippines calls on ASEAN to enhance economic integration

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called on the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to enhance economic integration to counter protectionism and global trade tensions while addressing the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 3.
Quake-related deaths in Philippines reach 20 World

Quake-related deaths in Philippines reach 20

Total fatalities in earthquakes in the Philippines since October 16 have reached 20, with at least five deaths reported in the magnitude 6.5 quake that shook Cotabato province in Mindanao on October 31 morning.
Philippine President names new military chief World

Philippine President names new military chief

Spokesperson of the Philippine President Salvador Panelo said on September 20 that President Rodrigo Duterte has named Lieutenant General Noel Clement as new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Philippines, China sign six cooperation agreements World

Philippines, China sign six cooperation agreements

The Philippines and China have signed six bilateral agreements related to economic growth, education, and science and technology during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Beijing from August 28 to September 1.