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Philippines: Country 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 broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both within the single urban area 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, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia and Brunei to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest.

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Vietnam braces for tropical storm Saudel [Video]

Vietnam braces for tropical storm Saudel

Authorities in Vietnam and the Philippines braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm that could bring flooding and landslides in both countries, as the death toll in Vietnam from weeks of adverse weather..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published
The rickshaw classroom for indigenous kids [Video]

The rickshaw classroom for indigenous kids

A group of Filipino teachers have found an creative way to help children of indigenous communities living in remote mountains north of Manila catch up on their studies under the new norms of pandemic..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:44Published
Philippines: Duterte's popularity soars to record high [Video]

Philippines: Duterte's popularity soars to record high

Philippine president has long been criticised for his authoritarian style since he took office in 2016, but his approval ratings are at record highs.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
Philippine government efforts to preserve historic Manila [Video]

Philippine government efforts to preserve historic Manila

Decades ago, Manila was called the Pearl of the Orient, but the Battle for Manila destroyed much of its grandeur.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
COVID-19 leads to significant job losses in the Philippines [Video]

COVID-19 leads to significant job losses in the Philippines

Many are going hungry as the country struggles with its first recession in nearly 30 years.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:29Published
Trump Just Can't Keep A Secret, And That's A Big Problem [Video]

Trump Just Can't Keep A Secret, And That's A Big Problem

Boasting of his 'great intel,' US President Donald J. Trump told Russian officials in 2017 about an ISIS plot so classified that he risked exposing the source. In the same year, Trump revealed to the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published
COVID-19: Philippine schools struggle to educate poor children [Video]

COVID-19: Philippine schools struggle to educate poor children

Children from vulnerable communites are suffering as distance learning is put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published
MT New Diamond fire incident: 'One dead, one missing, informs DG Coast Guard [Video]

MT New Diamond fire incident: 'One dead, one missing, informs DG Coast Guard

The Director General of the Indian Coast Guard, K Natarajan informed that there is one loss of life as of now. Unfortunately, one other person is still missing due to fire incident at Motor Tank (MT)..

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Philippines: Activists fight to change culture of harassment [Video]

Philippines: Activists fight to change culture of harassment

The age of sexual consent is 12 years in the Philippines, one of the lowest in the world.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

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As economy slumps, Philippines lets eateries reopen to recoup job losses

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Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was convicted of libel on Monday and faces a lengthy jail term in what is being seen as a blow to media..
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Philippine court finds news site chief Maria Ressa guilty of libel

The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte faces up to six years in jail after being found guilty of cyber libel by a Manila court on Monday in what..
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Philippines must pass anti-terrorism bill to stay off "grey list": council

The Philippines risks being included in an international "grey list" of nations falling short of global money-laundering rules if it fails to enact and effectively implement a new anti-terrorism bill,..
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Philippine protesters rally over controversial anti-terror bill

More than 1,000 Filipinos on Friday braved the threat of coronavirus infection to protest against a controversial new anti-terrorism bill, which is awaiting Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's..
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The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday confirmed nine more new coronavirus deaths and 443 additional infections.
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Philippine officials visit disputed South China Sea island

The Philippines' defence minister and military officials have made a trip to a disputed South China Sea island just a few miles from a base built by China, a visit that could draw criticism from..
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Philippines students face distance learning until COVID-19 vaccine found

With schools in the Philippines only due to reopen when a vaccine for COVID-19 has been found, educational authorities are racing to devise a distance learning regime for 27 million children by August,..
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Philippines probes proliferation of fake Facebook accounts after anti-terror law protest

The Philippines is investigating the proliferation of fake Facebook accounts using the identities of students, journalists and government officials, which appeared after an anti-terror law protest, the..
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Philippine coronavirus death toll rises to 1,003

The Philippines on Sunday reported nine more fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, taking its death toll to 1,003.
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Philippines' Duterte renews threat to kill drug dealers after big bust

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte renewed on Friday a threat to kill drug dealers after police seized 756 kg (1,667 lb) of methamphetamines, a haul he said proved the Southeast Asian country had..
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'Near impunity' for drug war killings in Philippines, U.N. says

Tens of thousands of people in the Philippines may have been killed in the war on drugs since mid-2016 amid "near impunity" for police and incitement to violence by top officials, the United Nations..
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Philippines' Duterte U-turns on scrapping of U.S. troop deal

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his decision to scrap a two-decade-old troop deployment agreement with the United States due to political and other developments in the region, his..
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Duterte's 'draconian' anti-terror bill alarms activists in Philippines

Lawyers and human rights activists in the Philippines have raised the alarm over a new anti-terrorism bill pushed by the President Rodrigo Duterte, warning of draconian and arbitrary provisions that..
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Philippines suspends scrapping of troop agreement with U.S.: minister

The Philippines has suspended its decision to scrap a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.
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Philippines capital comes back to life although virus threat lingers

Millions of people returned to work in the Philippine capital on Monday as one of the world's strictest and longest coronavirus lockdowns was eased to help resuscitate an economy that has been battered..
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The Philippines on Sunday reported 862 additional coronavirus cases and seven more deaths from the respiratory disease.
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The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported eight additional deaths from the novel coronavirus and 590 new infections.
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Relief, disappointment as Philippines restarts some transport services

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The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of cases reported in a single day since the virus was first detected in..
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Philippines urges coronavirus vigilance as shoppers ignore safety protocols

The Philippine government on Sunday called for vigilance against the coronavirus, a day after hordes of people trooped to shopping malls and ignored safety protocols, as authorities began loosening a..
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The number of novel coronavirus cases in the Philippines' has passed the 12,000 mark, and more than 800 people have now died, the health ministry said on Friday.
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Philippine authorities started moving 200,000 people away from their homes in coastal and mountainous areas because of fears of flooding and landslides as a typhoon made landfall on Thursday, disaster..
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