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Death toll in Philippines storm rises to 19

Severe Tropical Storm Kompasu dumped more than a month’s worth of rain in two days as it swept across the Philippines. The death toll from a storm that triggered landslides and flash floods across the Philippines has risen to at least 19, authorities said Thursday, linking the extreme rainfall to climate change. Severe Tropical Storm…

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The Philippines has thousands of islands — here’s a guide to 6 of them

At first glance, the more than 7,100 islands that make up the Philippines may appear to be similar.Those islands — of which some 2,000 are inhabited — differ by history, culture and religion, meaning they draw tourists for different reasons.Here are six — some well-known, some not — and the types of travelers that gravitate…

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The Philippines to issue digital vaccination certs for overseas workers from September

The Philippines is set to issue digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates from September. In a statement, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that the mobile and web-based platform – VaxCertPH – is already “up and running” and is “ready to go live nationwide” after local government operators complete their training.  According to a…

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AirAsia Philippines strengthens chartered repatriation flights

Z2 flights bring home stranded Overseas Filipino Workers from Indonesia, Sri Lanka, China, and Malaysia MANILA – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, August 11, 2021 AirAsia Philippines has strengthened its chartered repatriation flights to service more Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who are stranded abroad and are eager to be reunited with their families. The timely shift to…

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Philippines’ first Olympic gold medalist was once linked to an alleged plot to oust Duterte

Philippines’ Hidilyn Diaz wins the gold medal in the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 26, 2021.Vincenzo Pinto | AFP | Getty ImagesTwo years before Philippine weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the country’s first ever Olympic gold medal, she was linked to an alleged plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.Diaz,…

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail those who refuse COVID-19 vaccine

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to jail or deport people who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo June 22 (UPI) — Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has threatened to jail people in the country who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19. During a televised address, Duterte…

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Philippines community raffles off bags of rice to boost vaccine drive

MANILA (Reuters) – A community in the Philippines has been raffling off huge sacks of rice in exchange for getting vaccinated against COVID-19, after finding it hard to persuade people to get their shots.Twenty weekly winners who get their shots in Sucat on the outskirts of the capital Manila have been taking home a 25…

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People in the Philippines are earning cryptocurrency during the pandemic by playing a video game

As the Covid-19 pandemic hit the Philippines, people in Cabanatuan City north of Manila have found a unique way to ease the hardship brought on by lockdowns — playing video games.The gameplay, however, isn’t just for fun. Axie Infinity, created by SkyMavis, allows players to earn income through nonfungible tokens, or NFTS, and cryptocurrencies by…

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Philippines files fresh diplomatic protests over Chinese ships in contested waters

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines filed fresh diplomatic protests to China on Wednesday after accusing its giant neighbour of undertaking illegal fishing and massing more than 240 boats within the Southeast Asian country’s territorial waters.FILE PHOTO: Chinese vessels, believed to be manned by Chinese maritime militia personnel, are seen at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea…