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Four soldiers killed in clash with militants in Philippines

Four soldiers killed in clash with militants in Philippines

Four soldiers were killed and 17 wounded in a clash with militants in the southern Philippines, the military said Saturday.

Qatar emerges stronger: Philippine ambassador

Qatar emerges stronger: Philippine ambassador

Qatar has made economic adjustments to respond effectively to the difficulties presented by the blockade, Philippine ambassador Alan Timbayan has said.

Philippines capital comes back to life although virus threat lingers

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 by the closure.

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippines' Duterte says no school until there is a virus vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes.

Philippines reports 279 additional new coronavirus cases, five deaths

Philippines reports 279 additional new coronavirus cases, five deaths

The Philippines' health ministry on Wednesday recorded 279 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest daily increase in nine days, and five additional deaths.

Malls open as Philippines eases coronavirus restrictions

Malls open as Philippines eases coronavirus restrictions

Shopping malls in the Philippines reopened on Saturday as the government eased restrictions imposed two months ago to contain the spread of the coronavirus ...

Philippines to choose 100 patients for Covid-19 treatment trial

Philippines to choose 100 patients for Covid-19 treatment trial

At least 100 Covid-19 patients in the Philippines will be given the anti-flu drug Avigan from Japan, as part of a clinical trial in treating the highly contagious disease, the Health Department said on Wednesday.

Largest TV network in Philippines ordered to stop broadcasting

Largest TV network in Philippines ordered to stop broadcasting

Telecoms regulators in the Philippines have ordered the country's largest television network - a repeated target of criticism by President Rodrigo Duterte - to stop operations after lawmakers failed to renew its franchise.

Philippines temporarily bars incoming flights to decongest quarantine facilities

Philippines temporarily bars incoming flights to decongest quarantine facilities

The Philippines barred incoming passenger flights from Sunday morning for one week to contain the spread of the coronavirus and help reduce pressure on quarantine facilities ...

Philippines' coronavirus death toll rises to 511, cases up to 7,777

Philippines' coronavirus death toll rises to 511, cases up to 7,777

The Philippines on Monday reported 198 new coronavirus cases and 10 more deaths, bringing the country's tally to 7,777 cases and 511 fatalities.

Philippines ramps up coronavirus testing to find thousands of unknown infections

Philippines ramps up coronavirus testing to find thousands of unknown infections

The Philippines introduced a more aggressive testing programme for the coronavirus on Tuesday to locate as many as 15,000 unknown infections, despite having implemented some of Asia's strictest and earliest lockdown measures.

Philippines extends lockdown on main island until end of the month

Philippines extends lockdown on main island until end of the month

The Philippine government on Tuesday extended a lockdown imposed on the country's most populous island for two more weeks, in a bid to delay a peak in coronavirus infections.