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Sleeping on the floor - SE Asian Games off to horror-show start for soccer players

27 Nov 2019

MANILA Soccer players sleeping on the floor or stranded at the airport, transport hiccups and handwritten fixture lists, not enough drinking water and food unfit for athletes - the Philippines' hosting of the Southeast Asian Games is off to a chaotic start.

Philippines VP accepts Duterte's offer of post in drugs war

06 Nov 2019

MANILA The vice president of the Philippines on Wednesday accepted President Rodrigo Duterte's offer of a lead role in his brutal war on drugs, even though she expected her political rival's administration would try to thwart her progress.

UPDATE 1-Philippines annual inflation rate slows for 5th month in a row in Oct

05 Nov 2019

MANILA, Nov 5 The Philippines' annual rate of inflation eased for a fifth straight month in October, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday, citing a high comparison base and lower food and utility costs.

Death toll in southern Philippines earthquake rises to seven

29 Oct 2019

The death toll from a strong earthquake in the southern Philippines has risen to seven, disaster and police officials said on Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to jolt many parts of Mindanao.

Duterte's latest ailment puts new spotlight on his health

07 Oct 2019

MANILA Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte played down concern about his health on Monday after the firebrand leader announced he is suffering from a chronic neuromuscular disorder.

UPDATE 1-Philippine c.bank steps up bid to lift growth, cuts rates a 3rd time

26 Sep 2019

MANILA, Sept 26 The Philippine central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for a third time this year on Thursday, to bolster a slowing economy against the risk of weakening global growth.

Philippines risks polio problem as parents skip child vaccines - WHO

25 Sep 2019

MANILA The Philippines risks having more cases of polio unless it sharply steps up its vaccinations of children under 5 years of age, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

Philippines' Duterte orders shunning of loans, grants from backers of U.N. drug war probe

20 Sep 2019

MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed all departments and state-run firms to halt negotiations and agreements on grants and loans from countries that have backed a U.N. investigation into his bloody war on drugs.

Philippines' Duterte orders shunning of loans, grants from backers of U.N. drug war probe

20 Sep 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has instructed all departments and state-run firms to halt negotiations and agreements on grants and loans from countries that have backed a U.N. investigation into his bloody war on drugs.

Philippines to vaccinate millions as polio virus resurfaces in 2 children

20 Sep 2019

MANILA The Philippines recorded its second case of polio on Friday, as it prepared to vaccinate millions of children against a disease it believed to have been eradicated two decades ago.

World News

U.S. House committee postpones votes on articles of impeachment

U.S. lawmakers will vote Friday on whether to move forward with impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as the Democratic head of the Judiciary Committee shocked Republicans by declining to hold a late-night vote after a hearing that lasted more than 14 hours.