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An U.S. army soldier sits on top of an armored vehicle during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

U.S. meddling forces Philippines to dump military agreement

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The spokesman of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that Manila's move to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and...
An armored helicopter prepare to land on the ground during the annual joint military exercise Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States in Pocheon, northeast of Seoul, March 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Seongbin Kang)

Philippines says ending military pact with U.S. “in the right direction”

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The spokesman of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that Manila's move to terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and...

Philippines bars entry for 2 U.S. senators over Congress ban

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The government of the Philippines is barring entry for two U.S. senators and may soon require that all American visitors obtain visas, a spokesman...
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

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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

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Starting this year, Philippine government officials and employees will no longer be allowed to travel abroad during disasters and emergencies such as typhoons, according...
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If Countries Act Now, Children Born Today Could Be Healthier, Wealthier, More Productive

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New World Bank research released today gives policymakers compelling evidence that delivering better outcomes in children’s health and learning can significantly boost the incomes...

QNET celebrates 20 years of empowering entrepreneurs

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QNET – a global e-commerce products company has celebrated 20 years of empowering entrepreneurs. QNET’s e-commerce platform has allowed the company to grow seamlessly across...

Philippines Boracay island resort closes down

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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...

TB Mortality Rate Reduced By 37 Percent

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Global efforts to combat Tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 percent,...

2017 SEA Games Postponed Over Teams Accident

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An accident involving two buses transporting squash teams from Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines at the Southeast Asia (SEA) Games caused matches to be...
Belt and Road Forum

B&R initiative offers prospects for Philippines’ economic plans

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China’s Belt and Road initiative will bring great chances for the Philippines to implement its “Dutertenomics”, an economic strategy unveiled by the Philippine government...
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China, Philippines sign US$1.7 billion purchase agreements

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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...
Photo shows the Dole bananas imported from the Philippines. (File photo)

China is pleased to see relationship with Philippines progress steadily

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“The turnaround of China-Philippines relations reflects what the relationship is supposed to be like,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday when commenting...
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

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A crew man has been killed and seven others abducted after armed men believed to be Islamist militants attacked a Vietnamese boat Sunday night,...
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5 Abu Sayyaf militants killed in S. Philippines

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The Philippine government troops killed five Abu Sayyaf militants while 9 others, including 2 soldiers, were wounded in a gun battle Tuesday in the...
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Philippines to seek delisting of leftist rebel group, founding chair from U.S. terror list

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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...
CODEO

CODEO Taps Electoral Commission At The Back

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The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers has said it is confident that the results of the 2016 Presidential polls declared by the Electoral Commission...

Philippino Authorities Set to Release 12 Chinese Fishermen

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A court in the Philippines has issued an order for the release of 12 Chinese fishermen who were arrested and sentenced to long-term jail...

11 militants killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Philippines clashes

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

Philippine: Duterte Says All Foreign Troops Out

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During a three-day trip to Japan, Duterte said that he wants foreign troops out of the Philippines within "maybe two years" and reiterated his...
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Philippines President Threatens to Leave UN

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President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has lambasted the United Nations and threatened to pull out of the organisation after its criticism of his...
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Woman Delivers Her Baby On Dubai-Philippines Flight

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Facebook user Missy Berberabe Umandal shared a photo of the mother and her newborn baby girl after the plane was forced to make an...
Undated photo shows a Chinese H-6K bomber patrolling islands and reefs including Huangyan Dao in the South China Sea. The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force conducted a combat air patrol in the South China Sea recently, which will become a "regular" practice in the future, said a military spokesperson on July 18, 2016. The PLA sent H-6K bombers and other aircraft including fighters, scouts and tankers to patrol islands and reefs including Huangyan Dao, said Shen Jinke, spokesman for the PLA Air Force. (Xinhua/Liu Rui)

Ambassador says International settlement on South China Sea won’t Affect China

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"China defends the settlement of the South China Sea dispute through dialogue and consultation with the directly involved countries on the basis of...
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)

Negotiation and Consultation the best chance for S. China Sea Dispute

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The commentary, under the byline of Zhongsheng, pointed out that it is the responsible thing to do for the sake of the sustained development...

Joint Civil Society Statement regarding peace process in the Philippines

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All over the world Indigenous Peoples continue to face oppression and exploitation by uncaring governments and self-serving corporations. We are still one of the...
United Nations

UN court repeats isolated from South China Sea Tribunal

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The spokesperson of UN Secretary-General also stated that “the UN doesn't have a position on the legal and procedural merits of the case or...
This photo taken on Dec. 11, 2015 shows uniquely beautiful winter scenery of the Zhaoshu Island in the South China Sea. [Xinhua file photo]

People’s Daily: Arbitration on South China Sea employed double standards

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Their acts, against the rule of law and the basic principles of international law and relations, obstructed relevant sides to manage maritime tension and...
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South China Sea: Tribunal rules in favour of Philippines

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The Permanent Court of Arbitration said there was no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or resources. China called the...

South China Sea: Philippines and Beijing Await Tribunal Verdict

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An international tribunal is set to give a long-awaited ruling, with implications for China's controversial claims in the disputed South China Sea. The case...

Philippines astute to draw experience from U.S. wicked record of intercession

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Friday said U.S. intervention caused the bloodshed in the Middle East, reaching a conclusion that offers timely wisdom in dealing...