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Powerful Typhoon Goni Left Destruction In Its Path In The Philippines

The Philippines, with its 106.7 million population, has taken a beaten from Typhoon Goni. This Southeast Asian archipelagic country has had little or no ease from mother nature. Plagued with an average of at least 20 storms and typhoons annually, the people have gotten accustomed to powerful storms and the devasting effect they have had on the country. This time […]

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Philippine’s President Duterte Gets Thumbs Up For Leadership

According to press reports, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval rating continues to skyrocket.  An opinion poll showed recently that despite the devastation brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic meltdown facing the country, the President is viewed favorably by Filipinos. In the Pulse Asia survey, conducted a month ago with in-person interviews numbering 1,200 adult Filipinos, it found […]

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Philippines COVID-19 Cases Galloping

In one of its reports on Saturday, the Philippines noted that there were 4,933 infections of the new coronavirus. The number represents the fifth consecutive day the country was experiencing new cases above 4,000. Additionally, the country has reported 26 COVID-19 deaths. In a bulletin, the health ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 187,249 while confirmed deaths have […]

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Philippines Exits The International Criminal Court (ICC)

The Philippines has officially withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC), thus becoming the second country to withdraw after Burundi, which left in 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte announced the country was withdrawing from the court a year ago, but court rules require that withdrawal cannot take effect for at least 12 months. While the Philippines no longer recognizes the Rome […]

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Philippines — Terrorists Struck In Bombing Roman Catholic Church

Islamic terrorists are accused of twin bombings that killed 20 people during a Sunday church service on Jolo Island, in the Sulu province, Philippines. This comes six days after a referendum on autonomy for the mainly Muslim region returned an overwhelming “yes” vote. The bomb blast wounded 81 and was one of the deadliest in recent years in a region […]

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The Philippines In A Rift With Kuwait Over The Abuse Of Filipino Workers

Kuwait has expressed strong disapproval regarding the conduct of Philippine Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa, charging “inflammatory comments,” and “inappropriate behavior.” This follows Philippine diplomatic staff, who were seen in a viral video rescuing an abused Filipino domestic worker. According to a press report, Kuwait served protest notes to Villa and summoned him. The report noted that a spokesperson for the […]

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Boracay — A Mecca For Tourists

Condé Nast Traveler the world’s leading luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, describes Boracay as “This itty-bitty island (just under four square miles) in the Western Philippines is as close to a tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and transporting sunsets. Add in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots […]

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Going To The Philippines For Christmas?

Here is what you should know: The Filipino people refer to Christmas as Pasko, and they celebrate the season as no other country — their Christmas season extends far beyond the period of other countries. They view the four months of the year that end with ‘ber as the Christmas months. Their Christmas holiday season extends to January 6 (Feast […]

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Typhoon Koppu Roars Into Philippines

Typhoon Koppu landed with fierce wind in the northeastern Philippines early Sunday, toppling trees and knocking out power and communications. Thousands of villagers have been evacuated in the typhoon’s path, including in towns prone to flash floods and landslides and coastal villages at risk from destructive storm surges, officials said. According to latest press reports, a few people have been […]

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Tropical Storm Fung-Wong Dumped Tons Of Water On The Philippines

Rains and floods from tropical storm Fung-Wong have left at least five people dead in the Philippines, and hundreds of thousands of people displaced. It has also forced the closure of government offices, schools and business offices. More than 20,000 people were evacuated in the city of Marikina in eastern metropolitan Manila, where the river swelled and reached a critical […]