PHILIPPINES

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President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden in his 2020 election win and promised to develop the Philippines’ ties with the United States under the incoming administration. “On behalf of the Filipino nation, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wishes to extend his warm congratulations to f...

November 9, 2020
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Repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced due to the COVID-19 pandemic will get P10,000 cash assistance upon their arrival in Manila. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III gave the order on Wednesday, acknowledging delays in giving out the cash aid to OFWs since the beginning of the quarantine. ...

November 6, 2020
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The Philippine ambassador embroiled in a controversy after being caught on tape beating up a Filipina has returned to the Philippines, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin said Tuesday.  November 4, 2020

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, Sept. 28, complained about Facebook after it removed a network of fake accounts linked to the country’s police and military.

Facebook, listen to me. We allow you to operate here hoping that you could help us also. Now, if [the] government cannot espouse or...

September 29, 2020
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President Rodrigo Duterte approved the release of over ₱5 billion for the assistance and repatriation overseas Filipino workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced Sunday.

In a press release, Bello said a “huge part” of the funds will be released to the O...

August 11, 2020
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Philippine Airlines has announced on Sunday that they will be cancelling all their flights between Manila and Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Quanzhou (Jinjiang) and Macau that will take effect until 29 of February 2020 following the order of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte . PAL Spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said “we are constra...

February 2, 2020