PHILIPPINES

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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
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The Manila International Airport Authority, operator of Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now coordinating with the Department of Health for the strict implementation of quarantine measures to prevent the entry of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) from China. MIAA public affairs chief Connie Bungag said the DOH's Bureau of Quarantine is the one i...

January 22, 2020
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Two Hong Kong and two Chinese nationals were barred from boarding their connecting flights bound to Canada for using fraudulent travel documents by immigration officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport [NAIA]. Manila International Airport Authority [MIAA] General Manager Ed Monreal identified the four passengers as Lam Mik Ho and Mak ...

December 27, 2019