Monday, 18 January 2021

Tag Archives: Philippines

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

MANILA: More than 27 million people in the Philippines – about a quarter of the population – will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus. Since the beginning of June, when much of the country emerged from one ...

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Iranian beauty queen stuck at Manila airport

MANILA: An Iranian beauty queen, who sought asylum in the Philippines, is still in custody at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport almost a week after she was arrested. Bahareh Zare Bahari, Iran’s representative to the 2018 Miss Intercontinental pageant, was barred from entering the Philippines last Thursday, due to an ...

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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Philippines

ZAMBOANGA: The EMSC registered the tremors at 03:11 GMT 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the city of Zamboanga. The EMSC said the epicenter was at the depth of 40 kilometers. There have been no immediate reports on damage or casualties. The Philippines archipelago nation is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone ...

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At least 2 Killed as bomb detonates in Philippines

MANILA: A powerful blast detonated outside a shopping mall in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao, leaving at least two people dead and dozens injured, the Mindanao Examiner reported. The bomb was allegedly planted on a motorcycle taxi parked outside the shopping mall in Cotabato City, where people were buying ...

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Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

BANGKOK: Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan finalists in the glittering ...

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Philippines arrests US priest accused of abusing altar boys

  MANILA: Philippines: Philippine immigration authorities have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys in a remote central town in a case one official described as “shocking and appalling.” The Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks, who has been indicted in Ohio for illicit sexual conduct in ...

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Super Typhoon ‘Mangkhut’ arrives in Philippines

MANILA: A fierce typhoon bringing winds of over 200 km per hour made landfall in the northern Philippines on Saturday, bringing powerful gusts, heavy rainfall and causing power outages in some areas. Super Typhoon Mangkhut, a category 5 storm, entered Cagayan province on the main island of Luzon in the ...

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Canada orders review of deal to sell helicopters to Philippines

Just one day after signing a $233 million agreement to sell 16 helicopters to the Philippines , the Canadian government on Wednesday ordered a review of the deal amid concerns the aircraft could be used to fight rebels. Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said that the deal – formally signed on ...

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Deadly flooding and landslides leaves 120 dead in Philippines

MANILA: More than 120 people have died and 160 more are missing after a tropical storm in the southern Philippines unleashed flash floods that set off landslides, sweeping away people and houses. Most of the deaths from Tropical Storm Tembin were in the hard-hit provinces of Lanao del Norte and ...

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