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A soldier guards the explosion scene inside a church in Sulu Province, the Philippines, Jan. 27, 2019. The death toll climbed to 27 in the twin explosions at a church in the Sulu province of the southern Philippines, the police said. (Xinhua)

Southern Philippine Church Twin Explosion kills 27

The death toll has climbed to 27 in the twin explosions at a church in the conflict-plagued Sulu province of the southern Philippines on...
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Philippines: Government workers prohibited from leaving the country in times of disasters

Starting this year, Philippine government officials and employees will no longer be allowed to travel abroad during disasters and emergencies such as typhoons, according...
newborn

Newborn care cuts life-threatening infections to the barest minimum

Hospitals can now reduce life-threatening infections in newborns by over two thirds and admissions to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by one third...
Rodrigo Duterte

President Duterte Considers Mayoral Race After His Term in Office for 2022

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to run for mayor again when his six-year presidential term ends in 2022. Duterte, 73, was the mayor of...
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Philippines Boracay island resort closes down

Starting Thursday, no foreign or local tourists will be allowed to enter the world-class Boracay Island resort in the central Philippines. "The Boracay closure will...
Wpid Money Growth

Asia, Pacific experience more exports, domestic demand

Growth continues across most of the economies in developing Asia, supported by continued high demand for exports and rapidly expanding domestic demand, says an...
Photo taken shows the logo of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opened in Beijing on May 14, 2017. Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center, the main venue of the forum, as well as the service personnel of the meetings have been ready for the event. (Photo by Wang Haonan from People’s Daily)

Philippines Receives Belt and Road Initiative Whole Heartedly

The Philippines said it welcomes the Belt and Road initiative to not only boost the country's infrastructure but also strengthen connectivity with other Asian...
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10 leftist rebels, 2 soldiers killed in clash in northern Philippines

Ten leftist New People's Army (NPA) rebels and two government soldiers were killed during a firefight in northern Philippines on Thursday afternoon, an army...
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Grenade blast kills four in Southern Philippines

At least four people have been killed and 23 others injured in a grenade explosion in Jolo, the largest of the Sulu islands in...
Dollars

Philippine remittances rise by 8.5 percent in January

Philippine personal remittances grew by 8.5 percent year-on-year to 2.4 billion U.S. dollars in January, the local central bank said Wednesday. Money...
dollars

China, Philippines sign US$1.7 billion purchase agreements

China and the Philippines signed on Wednesday purchase agreements that commit Chinese businessmen to buy 1.7 billion U.S. dollars worth of fruits and other...
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4 militants killed in clash in Southern Philippines

The Philippine military said on Sunday that its troops killed at least four Abu Sayyaf militants in the latest fierce fighting in Sulu, an...
Wpid Money Growth

US$26 trillion needed to maintain Asia’s growth momentum through 2030

Developing Asia needs investment of 26 trillion U.S. dollars through 2030, or 1.7 trillion U.S. dollars per year, to maintain its growth momentum, eradicate...
Pakistan Security forces

Philippine military verifying reports that Islamic militants killed German hostage

The Philippine military has been verifying reports that Islamic militants have killed a male German hostage after authorities failed to pay ransom before Sunday. ...
File photo taken on May 13, 2015 shows the workboat of a Chinese archaeological team for the archaeological work of the Shanhu Island No. 1 shipwreck in the Xisha archipelago in the South China Sea.(Xinhua)

1 dead, 7 abducted after armed men attack Vietnamese boat in Philippines

A crew man has been killed and seven others abducted after armed men believed to be Islamist militants attacked a Vietnamese boat Sunday night,...
Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines’ Duterte lifts government truce with leftist rebels

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday that he has decided to lift the ceasefire with the communist rebels, ordering the government troops "to...

Philippine defense chief urges people not to help terrorists

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday urged people not to provide harboring place to fleeing members of the Abu Sayyaf group and other...
bomb blast

Bomb blast kills 2 children on Basilan island in southern Philippines

Two children, aged two and five, were killed and three others wounded by a home-made bomb that went off Monday morning on the southern...
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Miss France Iris Mittenaere crowned as Miss Universe

A 24-year-old model from France was named the 65th Miss Universe here on Monday, winning the coveted crown for France again after six decades. ...
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Philippines to seek delisting of leftist rebel group, founding chair from U.S. terror list

The Philippine government will ask the United States to remove from its list of terrorist organizations the leftist Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's...

Philippines’ Duterte claims CIA behind southern Philippine clash that killed 60

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte claimed on Tuesday that the United States Central Intelligence Agency was behind the 2015 clash that resulted in the killing...

Philippine president apologizes to South Korea for killing of businessman by rogue policemen

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized Tuesday to the government and people of South Korea including the wife of a South Korean business executive, who...

3.1 million Philippine families suffer from hunger in Q4 2016: survey

More Philippine people said their families experienced hunger in the last three months, rising to 13.9 percent or an estimated 3.1 million families in...

Duterte hopes Miss Universe 2016 contestants to share Philippine scenery and culture

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed Monday in Malacanang, the presidential palace, the 84 candidates of Miss Universe beauty pageant and hope them to share...
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Filipinos see no reason to impose martial law now: poll

Filipinos see no need to impose martial law at this point to solve the many crises facing the country, a recent poll said Wednesday....
hard-drugs

More than 1 million Filipino drug users surrender to police

The number of Filipinos who admitted being illegal drug users and surrendered to police in the second half of 2016 has reached one million,...

Philippine government to heighten distribution of condoms despite Church’s opposition

Despite opposition from the Catholic Church, the Philippine government will pursue with its plan to intensify the distribution of condoms, particularly to the...
Huge waves brought by super typhoon Soudelor hit a rider on the coast in Wenling City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Aug. 8, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhou Xuejun)

Over 6,000 Filipinos displaced on Christmas Day due to typhoon

More than 6,000 people have been displaced as typhoon Nock-ten battered parts of the Philippines, authorities said Sunday. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin...
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Evacuation ordered in Philippines as Typhoon Nock-ten approaches

Philippine disaster officials on Saturday ordered people living in coastal villages south of Manila to move to safer places as Typhoon Nock-ten is...

11 militants killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Philippines clashes

Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo said in a statement that five other Maute members were also wounded in the clashes that broke out around 9...