Philippines locks down Manila to fight coronavirus World

Philippines locks down Manila to fight coronavirus

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on March 12 announced a halt on domestic land, sea and air travel to and from Manila, as well as a launch of community quarantine measures in what he called a "lockdown" of the capital to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2.
Philippines to evacuate workers in Middle East World

Philippines to evacuate workers in Middle East

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the military to prepare to deploy aircraft and ships to evacuate thousands of Philippine workers in Iraq and Iran in case violence breaks out following US airstrike at Baghdad International Airport last week.
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.
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.
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.