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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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Philippines’ Duterte tables bill seeking to ease bank secrecy rules

Please try another search Economy4 hours ago (Aug 18, 2021 04:30AM ET) MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has included a bill seeking to ease the country’s strict bank secrecy rules in his list of legislative priorities in his final year in office, the central bank said on Wednesday. The move comes weeks after…

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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 Ayala Land To Invest $1.8 Billion In Cebu Waterfront Project

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala speaks during the Belt and Road Summit in Hong Kong, China, on … [+] September 11, 2017. Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg Ayala Land—controlled by billionaire Jaime Zobel de Ayala and his family—is investing 90 billion pesos ($1.8 billion) to build a mixed-use commercial and residential waterfront estate in the central Philippine island…

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Philippines Lets Children Go Out After a Year of Staying Home

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Philippines Warns Taal Volcano May Erupt as Gas Emissions Surge

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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…