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‘It is a circus’: Philippines election season gets under way

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The Philippines’ election season has kicked off with TV celebrities, political scions and at least one inmate expected to be among thousands of candidates vying for posts from president to town councillor. A week-long...

Benigno Aquino, former Philippines president, dies aged 61

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Benigno Aquino, former president of the Philippines, has died at 61 after being hospitalised in Manila. “It is with profound sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of former president Benigno Aquino,” supr...

Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson has ‘seen nothing to dissuade him from continuing along roadmap to freedom’; Philippines imposes stricter conditions

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Vaccines minister says first booster doses will go to the top four priority groups, which includes care home staff, NHS workers and clinically extremely vulnerable

Coronavirus live news: Philippines extends restrictions to mid-July; fears of fifth wave in Tokyo

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Cases rising in Tokyo one month from Olympics; Philippine provinces battling rising infections but cases dropping in capital region

Coronavirus live news: Philippines locks down 13 million in Manila; Japan to expand state of emergency

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Israel will be first country to give third Pfizer shot; Manila to be under tightest quarantine curbs from 6-20 August; Japan set to expand state of emergency

Manila in lockdown as Delta cases soar in Philippines

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The more aggressive Delta variant of Covid-19, detected in the Philippines in mid-July, has spread across much of the country, reaching 13 of 17 regions, health officials have said. On Sunday, the Philippines reported...

Olympic fever as Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first ever gold medal

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Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, one day after making history as the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medallist, took top billing in an ecstatic nation’s newspapers above reports on a major speech by her president. But ...

Philippines floods: thousands flee Manila after days of torrential rain

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Thousands of residents have fled flooded communities and swollen rivers in the Philippine capital, Manila, and outlying provinces after days of torrential monsoon rains that left at least one villager dead. Officials ...

Philippines man dies ‘after doing 300 squats for breaching Covid curfew’

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A 28-year-old Philippines man has died after allegedly being forced by village guards to perform an exercise 300 times as a punishment for violating coronavirus quarantine, his family has said. Darren Manaog Peñaredon...

Philippines president Duterte: ‘You choose, Covid vaccine or I will have you jailed’

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President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as the Philippines battles one of Asia’s worst outbreaks, with a cumulative total of more than 1.3 million ca...

Philippines seizes illegally harvested giant clam shells worth $25m

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Around 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25m have been seized in the Philippines in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country. Conservationists have expressed alarm...

Philippines’ Duterte agrees to run as vice-president in 2022

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The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has agreed to be the ruling political party’s vice-presidential candidate in next year’s elections, laying the groundwork for the leader to stay in power beyond his term. The...

Philippines’ youth call for systemic change at climate protest

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A monstrous effigy of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte was paraded through the country’s capital Manila on Friday as protesters joined a worldwide youth climate action. About a hundred young people wearing masks g...