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Philippines: Country in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both within the single urban area of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia and Brunei to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest.

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Philippines press freedom: Major broadcaster denied a new license [Video]

Philippines press freedom: Major broadcaster denied a new license

Journalists say the network is being punished because of President Rodrigo Duterte's grievances, and the decision will further damage an already troubled nation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published
Philippines’ largest TV network ABS-CBN forced to shut down [Video]

Philippines’ largest TV network ABS-CBN forced to shut down

Shutdown deprives millions of Filipinos access to information while thousands of employees are expected to lose jobs.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:56Published
Philippine lawmakers vote against renewal of top broadcaster ABS-CBN | #TheCube [Video]

Philippine lawmakers vote against renewal of top broadcaster ABS-CBN | #TheCube

"This move solidifies the tyranny of President Rodrigo Duterte," Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director of Human Rights Watch, said after the vote.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:56Published
Philippines reopens its skies to incoming international flights [Video]

Philippines reopens its skies to incoming international flights

International flights have been allowed to resume flying into Manila with strict measures in light of the pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:09Published
Tourist has been trapped in airport for 110 days [Video]

Tourist has been trapped in airport for 110 days

Roman Trofimov has spent 110 days trapped stuck in a Phillippines airport because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:09Published
Philippines: Parts of Manila impose two-day ‘hard lockdown’ [Video]

Philippines: Parts of Manila impose two-day ‘hard lockdown’

The Philippines does a u-turn on easing its coronavirus lockdowns, after a surge in infections in the capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
Philippine journalist's conviction 'a blow to press freedom' [Video]

Philippine journalist's conviction 'a blow to press freedom'

Prominent journalist and her colleague have been found guilty of libel after article linked businessman to criminal activity.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published
Philippines promises 'thorough' probe of Wirecard [Video]

Philippines promises 'thorough' probe of Wirecard

The Philippines' anti-money laundering agency on Monday said it would conduct a "swift and thorough" investigation into scandal-hit German payments firm Wirecard. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published
Philippines Investigating Wirecard, Missing $2 Billion [Video]

Philippines Investigating Wirecard, Missing $2 Billion

Peter Kneffel/picture alliance via Getty Images The Philippines is investigating local businesses that partnered the collapsed German payments company Wirecard, the Financial Times reported. Wirecard..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published
Zoos under lockdown: Philippine animal activists plead for funds [Video]

Zoos under lockdown: Philippine animal activists plead for funds

Activists fear animals at one of Asia's oldest zoos are being forgotten during the pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published
CEO of embattled Wirecard quits [Video]

CEO of embattled Wirecard quits

The chief executive of Wirecard resigned on Friday after the search for $2.1 billion of cash missing from the embattled electronic payments firm hit a dead end in the Philippines. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published
Filipino journalist Ressa found guilty of libel [Video]

Filipino journalist Ressa found guilty of libel

The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte faces up to six years in jail after being found guilty of libel by a Manila court, in what is being seen..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:19Published
Philippines police 'committing abuses' in imposing lockdown [Video]

Philippines police 'committing abuses' in imposing lockdown

Thousands of police were deployed to enforce strict quarantine rules, but activists accuse them of committing human rights violations in the process.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published
Philippines workers resort to bicycles amid lockdown [Video]

Philippines workers resort to bicycles amid lockdown

In the capital, Manila, thousands of essential workers resort to bicycles after public transport was shut down amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Multiple waterspouts appear across sunset sky over lake in Philippines [Video]

Multiple waterspouts appear across sunset sky over lake in Philippines

Eyewitness captures several waterspouts over the waters of Laguna de Bay lake in the Philippines during sunset.

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:43Published
Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Millions unemployed the Philippines amid COVID-19 lockdown

The government implemented one of the world's strictest and longest lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:10Published
Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people [Video]

Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people

Tropical Storm Vongfong destroys homes and cuts power on the central island of Samar, with fears evacuations could increase COVID-19 spread.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:05Published

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Philippines critics ask top court to suspend Rodrigo Duterte’s antiterrorism law

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China warned not to impinge on Philippines' territory

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Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday warned China of the “severest response” – diplomatic and whatever else is appropriate – from Manila if it holds military exercises within..
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Hope dims for missing people in Philippine sea collision as search continues

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MANILA, July 3 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said there is little chance of finding survivors after a Philippine fishing boat collided with a cargo vessel and sank off Occidental Mindoro..
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Japan extends $464 million loan for Philippines COVID-19 response

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Asia Today: Philippines extends lockdown in central city

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) � The Philippine president has retained a strict lockdown in a central city he described as a new coronavirus hot spot, while the capital and the rest of the country were..
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MANILA, Philippines: The Philippine coast guard was searching on Monday for 14 people missing since a fishing boat and cargo vessel collided in choppy waters two nights earlier. The fishing...
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U.S. concerned by libel verdicts against Philippine journalists

The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday it is concerned about court verdicts against two journalists in the Philippines and called for the case against them to be resolved in ways that reinforced a..
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Democracy Dies by a Thousand Cuts

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As economy slumps, Philippines lets eateries reopen to recoup job losses

The Philippines is getting back to business after one of the world's strictest coronavirus lockdowns spanning nearly three months, allowing restaurants to reopen this week for dine-in customers in an..
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday partial restrictions would remain in place in the capital Manila for another two weeks because the threat from the new coronavirus was still present.
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Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was convicted of libel on Monday and faces a lengthy jail term in what is being seen as a blow to media..
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Philippine court finds news site chief Maria Ressa guilty of libel

The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte faces up to six years in jail after being found guilty of cyber libel by a Manila court on Monday in what..
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Maria Ressa: The celebrated Philippine news boss enraging Duterte

The award-winning journalist and presidential critic faces jail after being found guilty of libel.
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Maria Ressa: Philippine journalist found guilty of cyber libel

In a case seen as a test of the Philippines' media freedom, journalist Maria Ressa has been found guilty of libel.
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UNION Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has been ranked as the second most helpful bank in Asia-Pacific during the coronavirus crisis — the only Philippine bank in the top 20 list. UnionBank was..
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The Philippines risks being included in an international "grey list" of nations falling short of global money-laundering rules if it fails to enact and effectively implement a new anti-terrorism bill,..
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More than 1,000 Filipinos on Friday braved the threat of coronavirus infection to protest against a controversial new anti-terrorism bill, which is awaiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's..
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The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday confirmed nine more new coronavirus deaths and 443 additional infections.
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Philippine officials visit disputed South China Sea island

The Philippines' defence minister and military officials have made a trip to a disputed South China Sea island just a few miles from a base built by China, a visit that could draw criticism from..
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A retailer in the Phillipines has published a product page for the as-yet unconfirmed budget Redmi 9 from Xiaomi, complete with some official-looking marketing shots that back up earlier rumours of..
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PM Modi speaks to Philippines President, assures India's commitment in Covid-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during which he assured India's commitment to supporting the Philippines in its fight against the pandemic...
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Philippines students face distance learning until COVID-19 vaccine found

With schools in the Philippines only due to reopen when a vaccine for COVID-19 has been found, educational authorities are racing to devise a distance learning regime for 27 million children by August,..
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The Philippines on Sunday reported nine more fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, taking its death toll to 1,003.
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