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Philippine Congress declares Marcos as next president

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Manila, PhilippinesA joint session of the Philippine Congress on Wednesday declared Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the notorious late dictator, the winner of this month's election and confirmed he woul...

Seven dead, seven missing after blaze on Philippine passenger ferry

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Manila, PhilippinesSeven people have died after a high-speed Philippine ferry carrying 134 people caught fire on Monday, with seven passengers still missing, the coast guard said. The MV Mercraft 2 caught fire just b...

Why the Philippine election could be a win for China

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Hong Kong Speaking in Beijing's Great Hall of the People during his first state visit to China in 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte heralded a bold new era in his country's foreign policy: "America has lost ...

Meta removes Facebook accounts to tackle misinformation ahead of Philippine election

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Meta Platforms Inc on Wednesday suspended a network of over 400 accounts, pages and groups ahead of general elections in the Philippines as the Facebook parent moves to crack down on hate speech and misinformation. C...

Filipino journalist shot dead in ‘cowardly’ killing, say Philippine authorities

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Manila, PhilippinesA Filipino journalist who formerly worked with Reuters has been killed in a drive-by shooting, authorities said on Thursday, one of more than a dozen journalists killed in the country in the past f...

US calls out China ‘escalation’ after Chinese coast guard fired water cannons at Philippine ships

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The People's Republic of China Coast Guard blocked and used water cannons against Philippine resupply ships en route to Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea this week, which the State Department says undermines...

Pacquiao files bid for presidency as Philippine race heats

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Elections officials placed heavy restrictions to prevent the Oct. 1-8 registration period from drawing huge crowds of political supporters and becoming hotbeds for coronavirus infections. Aside from the presidency an...

Manny Pacquiao says he will run for Philippine presidency in 2022

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Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's cozy relationship with Ch...

Second libel case against journalist Maria Ressa dismissed by Philippine court

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A Philippine court has dismissed a libel case against Maria Ressa, a lawyer said on Thursday, one of several lawsuits filed against the journalist who says she has been targeted because of her news site's critical r...

Philippine vaccination hubs open 24 hours as Delta threat grows

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Vaccination centers across the Philippine capital Manila are trying to speed up inoculation rates, including by staying open 24 hours, to help combat a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections linked to the spread of the hi...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ‘seriously thinking’ about running for vice president

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Manila, PhilippinesPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday gave the strongest hint yet that he might seek the vice presidency in next year's election, saying he was now "seriously thinking" about running. S...

Philippine democracy scion, ex-leader Benigno Aquino dies

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Former Sen. Bam Aquino said he was heartbroken by the death of his cousin. "He gave his all for the Filipino, he did not leave anything," he said. Details of his death were not immediately made public by members of h...

Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino dies age 61

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The former President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III died Thursday at the age of 61 after being hospitalized in Quezon City, state media reported. Popularly known as "Noynoy," Aquino was the country's 15th pr...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to jail those who refuse Covid-19 vaccine

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Manila, PhilippinesPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as his country battles one of Asia's worst outbreaks, with more than 1.3 milli...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sees boxer Manny Pacquiao as possible successor

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn up a list of possible successors that includes his daughter Sara, boxing star Manny Pacquiao and the son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the presidential spokesman sa...

Philippine foreign minister tells China to ‘Get the F**k Out’ over South China Sea dispute

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The Philippine foreign minister on Monday demanded in an expletive-laced Twitter message that China's vessels get out of disputed waters, the latest exchange in a war of words with Beijing over the South China Sea. T...

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