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Philippines Probes Immigration Officers over Trafficking Women to Syria

The Philippine immigration bureau said Wednesday it has launched an investigation into allegations that some of its officers were involved in the trafficking of 44 women to work in Syria.

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6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Philippines, Says USGS

A 6.3-magnitude quake rocked the Philippines Friday, the US Geological Survey said, with residents in the capital Manila reporting buildings shaking and Christmas Day masses interrupted but there were no reports of damage.

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Record Hunger in the Philippines as Covid Restrictions Bite

Daniel Auminto lost his job and then his home when the coronavirus pandemic sent the Philippines into lockdown. Now he and his family live on the street, relying on food handouts to survive.  

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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. 

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Philippines Orders 200,000 to Evacuate as Typhoon Goni Nears

More than 200,000 people in the Philippines were ordered to evacuate their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrels towards the country, with authorities warning of "destructive" winds and storm surges.

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Philippine Military to Review Troop Accounts after Facebook Purge

The Philippine military said Wednesday it will review the social media accounts of service members after Facebook took down a network linked to state security forces it accused of "coordinated inauthentic behavior". 

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Typhoon Forces 140,000 from Homes in Virus-Hit Philippines

Tens of thousands of people crammed into evacuation centres while trying to follow social distance protocols Friday, as a powerful typhoon hammered the Philippines.

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U.S. Cancels Major Philippines War Games Due to Virus

The US military has cancelled a large-scale exercise involving thousands of troops in the Philippines because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Nine Doctors Die from Coronavirus in Philippines

Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country's top medical association said Thursday, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the front lines.

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Evacuation Crackdown Ordered as Philippine Volcano Seethes

Philippine officials ordered a crackdown Monday on people being allowed daily visits to the homes they fled after Taal volcano erupted, citing threats it could still explode at any time. 

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