PHILIPPINES

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Still reeling from supertyphoon Goni (Philippine name: Rolly), authorities preemptively evacuated Catanduanes and Albay citizens as typhoon Vamco (Philippine name: Ulysses) brought heavy rains and strong winds to the Bicol region again.

November 11, 2020
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Former Philippine ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro was charged for alleged maltreatment of her Filipina staff at her residence in Brasilia, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr. said Monday. Locsin tweeted the charge was served to Mauro and a corresponding memorandum was delivered right away to the Office of the President. ...

November 10, 2020
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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