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Philippine military backs defence divorce from U.S.

12 Feb 2020

MANILA The Philippine military on Wednesday stood by the president's decision to scrap a security agreement with the United States, saying the country could now develop its own defence capabilities and alliances, and would do fine without it.

Duterte terminates Philippines troop pact, U.S. calls move 'unfortunate'

12 Feb 2020

MANILA/WASHINGTON Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday announced the termination of a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States (VFA), delivering on threats to downgrade an alliance important to U.S. interests. | Video

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

UPDATE 1-Taiwan urges Philippines to lift ban on its citizens over coronavirus fears

11 Feb 2020

TAIPEI/MANILA, Feb 11 Taiwan urged the Philippines on Tuesday to lift a travel ban on its citizens after Manila included them in curbs on arrivals from China in a bid to control a coronavirus epidemic, despite Taiwan's small number of cases.

Philippines seeks scrapping of 'abusive' broadcaster's franchise

10 Feb 2020

MANILA The Philippine government on Monday urged the Supreme Court to cancel the franchises of the country's top broadcaster, ABS-CBN Corp, a move slammed by opposition lawmakers and activists as an attack designed to intimidate independent media.

Exclusive: 'Shock and awe' has failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief says

07 Feb 2020

MANILA Colonel Romeo Caramat oversaw the bloodiest day in the blood-soaked war on drugs in the Philippines – 32 people killed in 24 hours in the province north of Manila where he was police chief in 2017.

EXCLUSIVE-'Shock and awe' has failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief says

07 Feb 2020

MANILA, Feb 7 Colonel Romeo Caramat oversaw the bloodiest day in the blood-soaked war on drugs in the Philippines – 32 people killed in 24 hours in the province north of Manila where he was police chief in 2017.

Philippine central bank cuts policy rate on virus risk, more easing seen

06 Feb 2020

MANILA The Philippine central bank cut its key interest rate on Thursday to shield the economy from the impact of the spreading coronavirus, adding it was prepared to loosen policy further to protect growth.

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