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Philippines Will Suspend Travel from Thailand and Malaysia from 25

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Philippines will suspend travel from Thailand and Malaysia, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area, in a bid to prevent the spread of the contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Philippines presidential spokesman said on 23 July that the travel restriction will take effect from 25 July and run […]Read More

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Death Toll in Philippine Military Plane Crash Up to 50,

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The death toll in a Philippine military plane crash that occurred on Sunday has gone up to 50, while 49 servicemen were injured, ABS CBN reports citing a spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo said on Monday that authorities had found the bodies of the […]Read More

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Philippines Bars Workers from Seeking Employment in Saudi Arabia

Manila has barred Filipino workers from going to Saudi Arabia for employment after the Middle Eastern country allegedly asked migrant workers to bear the cost of COVID-19 health and safety protocols, officials said. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III wrote to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Bernard Olalia instructing him to impose the labor freeze […]Read More

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Violence Mars Ramadan Start in Southern Philippines

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on a violent note in the southern Philippines where authorities mounted a deadly raid on a suspected pro-Islamic State bomber’s hideout and a family of three was killed in an ambush, officials said Wednesday. Police were dispatched to Datu Salibo town in Maguindanao province to arrest Abu Naim, […]Read More

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Daily COVID-19 Infections Hit 6-Month High in Philippines

The Philippines recorded almost 4,600 new COVID-19 cases – the highest single-day increase in nearly six months – while health authorities on Friday said they would not stop inoculating people with the AstraZeneca vaccine despite concerns in some European countries about the drug’s safety. Officials from the Philippine Department of Health and the Food and […]Read More

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6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hit Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines, on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The tremor was recorded at 12:22 p.m. (local time) at a depth of 15 km in the Davao del Sur province located in the Davao Region in Mindanao. There […]Read More

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Seven Soldiers Dead in Philippine Helicopter Crash

A Philippine Air Force helicopter crashed Saturday while resupplying troops fighting communist rebels in the southern province of Bukidnon, killing a colonel and six other troops, the military announced. The helicopter, a Vietnam War-era Huey UH-1H, was ferrying supplies, along with another Huey chopper, to a forward military base in the remote Pantaron Mountain Range […]Read More

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Luzon Island In Philippines, USGS Says

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has been registered near the Philippine city of Calatagan, the US Geological Survey said on Friday. According to the USGS, the quake was recorded 2.3 kilometres (over 1 mile) northwest of Calatagan on the island of Luzon. The epicentre was located at a depth of 114 kilometres. Full story: sputniknews.com Sputnik […]Read More