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Philippines: Country in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Japan to the northeast, Palau to the east, Indonesia to the south, Malaysia and Brunei to the southwest, Vietnam to the west, and China to the northwest.

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'Shoot them dead:' Philippine leader on lockdown violators [Video]

'Shoot them dead:' Philippine leader on lockdown violators

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday (April 1) he would not hesitate to have his soldiers shoot dead those who violated coronavirus lockdown measures. Gloria Tso reports.

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Filipino teen prints face shields for health workers [Video]

Filipino teen prints face shields for health workers

Marcus Chu is a 16-year-old student in Manila, where school classes have been suspended amid a citywide lockdown. But Marcus is putting his free time to good use, making face shields for frontline..

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Coronavirus restrictions: Philippine poor suffer after closures [Video]

Coronavirus restrictions: Philippine poor suffer after closures

As countries go into lockdown because of the pandemic, the Philippines's poor on the island of Luzon are taking a hit.

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Coronavirus crisis: Philippines's heath system struggles as cases rise [Video]

Coronavirus crisis: Philippines's heath system struggles as cases rise

Doctors in the Philippines say the lack of protective gear is unnecessarily exposing them to the coronavirus.

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Police in the Philippines install a coffin at checkpoint during Covid-19 pandemic [Video]

Police in the Philippines install a coffin at checkpoint during Covid-19 pandemic

Local police in the Philippine town of Pampagna kitted out one of their checkpoints with a coffin to use as a visual aid in their efforts to urge people to stay at home to help slow the spread of the..

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Online English tutors in demand as virus shuts schools [Video]

Online English tutors in demand as virus shuts schools

As schools close around the world, tens of thousands of Philippine teachers are buckling down in their homes to teach English as online tutors. Joe Davies

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Philippines in lockdown as health workers struggle [Video]

Philippines in lockdown as health workers struggle

Government imposes some of the strictest restrictions in Southeast Asia, with more than half the country's population ordered to stay home..

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Philippines: Senators challenge Duterte's US defence withdrawal [Video]

Philippines: Senators challenge Duterte's US defence withdrawal

Duterte has announced plans to scrap 21-year-old agreement with US amid what critics say is a move closer to China.

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Yungblud postpones Asia tour leg over coronavirus concerns [Video]

Yungblud postpones Asia tour leg over coronavirus concerns

Yungblud has axed the Asia leg of his tour after he was advised not to travel to his gigs in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore due to coronavirus concerns.

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Philippines gambling: Chinese syndicates 'linked to crime surge' [Video]

Philippines gambling: Chinese syndicates 'linked to crime surge'

Senators are asking the Duterte administration to close all Chinese online gambling operations.

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Philippines: Church attendance hits low over coronavirus fears [Video]

Philippines: Church attendance hits low over coronavirus fears

Fears over coronavirus outbreak keep people away from Sunday mass services in the country with the largest Roman Catholic community in Asia.

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Philippines president Duterte poised to shut down Philippines biggest broadcaster [Video]

Philippines president Duterte poised to shut down Philippines biggest broadcaster

ABS-CBN, owned by one of the Philippines richest families, has been target of Duterte disdain since 2016 election.

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Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive" [Video]

Passengers on coronavirus cruise say mood on board was "very depressive"

A retired doctor on board a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia last week after being turned away at five other ports said the mood on board was "very depressive" and "very anxious" in a video he..

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New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak [Video]

New restrictions implemented in Hubei amid coronavirus outbreak

Beijing has now tightened restrictions across Hubei province amid the growing threat of the Wuhan virus.

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Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic [Video]

Death Toll Rises In Coronavirus Epidemic

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 73,243 people globally, mostly in mainland China. The global death toll is at least 1,868, with one death each in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines..

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Philippine's President Says Trump Should Be Re-elected [Video]

Philippine's President Says Trump Should Be Re-elected

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said President Donald Trump deserves to be re-elected. According to Reuters, he praised Trump’s reaction to his decision to end a decades-old military agreement..

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Cruiseliner passengers set foot in Cambodia [Video]

Cruiseliner passengers set foot in Cambodia

Passengers onboard the MS Westerdam cruiseliner were able to finally disembark to the Cambodian port town of Sihanoukville on Friday (February 14) , after two weeks at sea.

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Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser [Video]

Olympics go ahead despite coronavirus - games organiser

Cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is not on the agenda, says games president Yoshiro Mori.

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Trump shrugs off end to Philippines military pact [Video]

Trump shrugs off end to Philippines military pact

U.S. President Donald Trump brushed aside the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to end a decades-old military agreement with United States on Wednesday, saying he didn't really mind and..

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Trump Shrugs On News That Key Pacific Ally Is Tearing Up Its Military Pact With US [Video]

Trump Shrugs On News That Key Pacific Ally Is Tearing Up Its Military Pact With US

Business Insider reports the Philippines is terminating the Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States. The agreement is a major military accord on the status of US troops rotating in and out of..

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Duterte End Visiting Forces Agreement With The US [Video]

Duterte End Visiting Forces Agreement With The US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte terminated a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S. According to Reuters, they delivered on threats to downgrade an alliance important to U.S...

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Philippines to terminate troop agreement with U.S. [Video]

Philippines to terminate troop agreement with U.S.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told his foreign minister to give formal notice to the United States of his termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement between their militaries, his spokesman..

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China returns to work as virus hits daily record [Video]

China returns to work as virus hits daily record

Some Chinese goverment restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus outbreak are eased, as local residents begin to return to work. Adam Reed reports.

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Coronavirus death toll passes SARS [Video]

Coronavirus death toll passes SARS

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has surpassed the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, data from Chinese authorities showed, as millions of Chinese prepare to go back to work. Emer McCarthy reports.

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How the Wuhan virus is impacting airlines and car manufacturers [Video]

How the Wuhan virus is impacting airlines and car manufacturers

As the Wuhan virus continues to spread at an alarming rate, it is starting to impact cruise ships, airlines and other international companies.

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Plane explosion in Philippines kills eight, including two foreigners

A medical evacuation plane exploded during take-off in the Philippine capital on Sunday, killing all eight passengers and crew, including an American and a Canadian, officials said.
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Philippines reports 343 additional coronavirus cases, three new deaths

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U.S. cancels military drills with Philippines over coronavirus

The United States has canceled annual military exercises with treaty ally the Philippines, it said on Friday, as a precaution against a coronavirus pandemic.
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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits 196 km SE of Budta, Philippines: EMSC

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude struck 196 kilometres southeast of Budta, Philippines, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said on Thursday.
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Home quarantine no option for thousands in Philippines

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Philippine president seeks powers over firms, supplies, funds to avert crisis

The Philippine Congress held a special session over the internet on Monday to debate a push by the country's strongman leader to adopt sweeping emergency powers, in a bid to avert chaos from a rapid..
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Philippines to ban entry of foreigners over coronavirus, 'no exceptions': minister

The Philippines is stopping the issuance of visas to foreigners, banning all nationalities from entering the country to halt the spread of coronavirus, its foreign minister said on Thursday.
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Confusion, concern as locked-down Philippines starts coronavirus quarantine

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Philippines' Cebu Air to halt all flights amid coronavirus quarantine

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Duterte puts Philippines under quarantine, says 'we are in the fight of our lives'

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Philippine leader says home quarantine to last to April 12

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Philippines impose home quarantine 'to save ourselves from ourselves'

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Philippine capital to undergo curfew, mall closures as coronavirus deaths rise to eight

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Philippines' Duterte resumes loan talks with backers of U.N. drugs war investigation

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Grieving families in Philippine drugs war turn to theater for healing, therapy

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