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Philippines: Republic in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

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Philippines' Duterte says close ties with China will remain despite ICC complaint

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte said Manila's relations with Beijing will not be jeopardised despite two former officials filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court over China's..
Reuters - Published

ICC prosecutor: examination of Philippines continues despite withdrawal

The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Monday her examination into possible crimes against humanity committed in the Philippines would continue, despite the country's withdrawal from the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Philippines

One in five people in Philippines live in extreme poverty [Video]One in five people in Philippines live in extreme poverty

Experts say 20 percent of Filipino children are underweight and the Philippines ranks ninth in the world for number of children with stunted growth.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Cliff divers tackle incredible South African scenery [Video]Cliff divers tackle incredible South African scenery

Cliff Diving world champions Rhiannan Iffland and Gary Hunt experience a "cliff dive-and-safari" adventure in South Africa

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Whale found dead with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach [Video]Whale found dead with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach

A whale was found with sheets of plastic in its body in the Philippines on Saturday, highlighting a stomach-churning effect of plastic pollution in the archipelago nation.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach [Video]Whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach

A whale was found with 40kg (88 pounds) of plastic in its stomach in the Philippines on Saturday, highlighting a stomach-churning effect of plastic pollution in the archipelago nation. No reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

88 Pounds of Plastic Were Found Inside a Dead Whale in the Philippines [Video]88 Pounds of Plastic Were Found Inside a Dead Whale in the Philippines

A whale that washed ashore in a coastal Philippines province was revealed to have 88 pounds of plastic trash inside its body, New York Times reports.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:51Published

Dead Whale Found With Over 80 Pounds Of Plastic Bags In Stomach [Video]Dead Whale Found With Over 80 Pounds Of Plastic Bags In Stomach

Marine biologists were stunned to find that a dead male Cuvier’s beaked whale that washed up in the Philippines had ingested more than 80 pounds of plastic bags. The D’Bone Collector Museum in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

‘Most plastic we have ever seen in a whale’, say biologists after mammal dies [Video]‘Most plastic we have ever seen in a whale’, say biologists after mammal dies

16 rice sacks, 4 banana bags and multiple shopping bags were found during an autopsy of a young male Cuvier’s beaked whale that washed up on a beach in the Philippines

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:37Published

Philippines Officially Withdraws From the International Criminal Court [Video]Philippines Officially Withdraws From the International Criminal Court

The Philippines officially withdrew from the International Criminal Court.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:50Published

The Philippines Officially Leaves ICC [Video]The Philippines Officially Leaves ICC

The Philippines is out of the International Criminal Court a year after deciding to leave.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Paul Manafort Didn't Come Out Of Nowhere. Here's How He Got His Start In Dirty Politics [Video]Paul Manafort Didn't Come Out Of Nowhere. Here's How He Got His Start In Dirty Politics

Paul Manafort was sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Manafort's career in politics began with Gerald Ford's 1976 presidential campaign,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:02Published

Women Activists Protest Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on International Women's Day [Video]Women Activists Protest Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on International Women's Day

Hundreds of Filipino protesters, mostly women, marched through the streets in Manila on Friday to mark. International women's day.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:36Published

Philippine Measles Deaths Top Last Year [Video]Philippine Measles Deaths Top Last Year

Measles deaths are increasing at an alarming rate in the Philippines.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Filipino Catholics begin Lent with Ash Wednesday rites [Video]Filipino Catholics begin Lent with Ash Wednesday rites

Thousands of Filipino Catholics attend morning mass and queue outside a church to have their foreheads marked with ash, observing Ash Wednesday rites as Lent begins. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

More than 1,500 turtles and tortoises found in suitcases at Manila airport [Video]More than 1,500 turtles and tortoises found in suitcases at Manila airport

More than a thousand live turtles have been found in suitcases at Manila airport in the Philippines, after being smuggled on a flight from Hong Kong.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:42Published

A U.S. Ally Reconsiders Its Alliance [Video]A U.S. Ally Reconsiders Its Alliance

According to Business Insider, the Philippines is questioning its alliance with the US and pushing for a review of its decades-old defense treaty with Washington. The Philippines fears the it could be..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Authorities Found 1,500 Turtles Inside Abandoned Luggage at an Airport in the Philippines [Video]Authorities Found 1,500 Turtles Inside Abandoned Luggage at an Airport in the Philippines

Customs officials seized 1,529 live turtles in Manila’s main airport on Sunday.

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:01Published

UNICEF: Measles Cases Are Increasing Rapidly Worldwide [Video]UNICEF: Measles Cases Are Increasing Rapidly Worldwide

​Nearly 100 countries reported an uptick of measles cases in 2018 compared to 2017, with Ukraine, the Philippines and Brazil topping the list.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Sanofi 'Strongly Disagrees' With Philippines Prosecutors Over Its Dengue Vaccine [Video]Sanofi 'Strongly Disagrees' With Philippines Prosecutors Over Its Dengue Vaccine

Sanofi on Friday said it “strongly” disagreed with the findings made against the company and six of its employees in the Philippines over its controversial dengue vaccine. The Philippine Department..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Pompeo doubles down on Huawei as deadline for Canadian extradition hearing looms [Video]Pompeo doubles down on Huawei as deadline for Canadian extradition hearing looms

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubles down on Huawei as extradition hearing deadline against company executive Meng Wanzhou looms. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Pompeo doubles down on Hauwei as deadline for Canadian extradition hearing looms [Video]Pompeo doubles down on Hauwei as deadline for Canadian extradition hearing looms

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubles down on Hauwei as extradition hearing deadline against company executive Meng Wanzhou looms. Justin Solomon reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Pompeo says North Korea unclear on Yongbyon closure, warns of Pompeo says North Korea unclear on Yongbyon closure, warns of "risks" with Huawei

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Manila, that North Korea had asked for full sanctions lifting during a summit in Hanoi but lacked complete clarity on what it was prepared to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Pompeo Says No Specific Plans For Third Summit Between U.S. And North Korea [Video]Pompeo Says No Specific Plans For Third Summit Between U.S. And North Korea

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States and North Korea could hold further meetings, following the second summit between President..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Pope promises change at first sex abuse summit [Video]Pope promises change at first sex abuse summit

Pope Francis opened a landmark Vatican conference on the sexual abuse of children by priests on Thursday by saying the Church would "listen to the cry of the little ones seeking justice". Gracie Jerome..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Philippines tribal leaders oppose Kaliwa dam project [Video]Philippines tribal leaders oppose Kaliwa dam project

The new dam project to stave off a water crisis in the northern Philippines, which threatens sacred grounds.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

The Philippines to lower minimum criminal age from 15 to 12 [Video]The Philippines to lower minimum criminal age from 15 to 12

The government says it is one of the measures to rid the streets of crime, but human rights groups oppose this move.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:55Published

 

Philippines hopes Islamist group 'neutralized' after de facto leader killed

The Philippine military believes it may have "neutralized" the remnants of an alliance of pro-Islamic State extremists, after the suspected death of the group's de facto leader during clashes last..
Reuters - Published

Jail term awaits Islamic 'wunderkind' over doomed travel plot

Robert Cerantonio went from an in-demand figure across the Islamic world to the ringleader of a doomed plot to sail from northern Queensland to the Philippines.
The Age - Published

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