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Philippines targets deal for 25 mn doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

Philippines targets deal for 25 mn doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

The Philippines aims to finalise negotiations with Sinovac Biotech this week to acquire 25 million doses of the Chinese company's Covid-19 vaccine for delivery by March, a coronavirus taskforce official said on Monday.

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte distanced himself from a list of top drug suspects his office made public last year after another mayor on that list was killed last week, a move which Human Rights Watch denounced as "cowardly".

QRCS action delivers urgent aid to typhoon victims in Philippines

QRCS action delivers urgent aid to typhoon victims in Philippines

With funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an emergency relief intervention in response to the recent Typhoon Vamco in the Philippines

Qatar sends urgent aid to Philippines

Qatar sends urgent aid to Philippines

Upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, medical aid was sent on Thursday to support victims of the Vamco Typhoon that hit the Philippines.

Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca

Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca

The Philippines is set to sign a supply agreement for AstraZeneca's potential Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, the first such deal in a country aiming to further reopen its economy that has been ravaged by the pandemic.

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has previously criticised Western manufacturers for asking fees to reserve vaccines, has agreed to pay drugmakers in advance to secure millions of Covid-19 shots, his spokesman said on Thursday.

Death toll from year's deadliest typhoon in Philippines climbs to 67

Death toll from year's deadliest typhoon in Philippines climbs to 67

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, with 12 people still missing, the national disaster management agency said on Sunday.

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Vamco, 53 dead in Philippines

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Vamco, 53 dead in Philippines

Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall in the country's central coast early on Sunday, as the death toll in the Philippines rose to 53 from that country's deadliest storm this year.

Philippines hunts for dozens missing after its deadliest typhoon this year

Philippines hunts for dozens missing after its deadliest typhoon this year

Police and soldiers in the Philippines searched for dozens of people still missing on Friday after Typhoon Vamco killed at least 39 people and caused some of the worst flooding in years in the capital Manila ...

Typhoon Vamco lashes the Philippines, paralyses parts of Manila

Typhoon Vamco lashes the Philippines, paralyses parts of Manila

Torrential rains from Typhoon Vamco lashed provinces in the Philippines' main Luzon island on Thursday, killing at least one person and paralysing parts of the capital Manila as some residents awaited rescue by boat ...

Thousands flee as yet another typhoon menaces Philippines

Thousands flee as yet another typhoon menaces Philippines

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in storm-battered parts of the Philippines Wednesday as the third typhoon in as many weeks barrelled towards the country.