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Philippines: Republic 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 categorized broadly 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, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

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China denies hit and run as pressure builds on Duterte to speak up

China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a..
Reuters - Published

Front Altair's crew unharmed and now in Iran: shipping firm

The crew of Frontline's Front Altair comprised 11 Russian, one Georgian and 11 Philippine nationals who are unharmed following an explosion, Frontline said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Philippines

Philippines seeks probe into boat sinking by Chinese vessel [Video]Philippines seeks probe into boat sinking by Chinese vessel

Philippines President demands answers after fishermen were left stranded at sea when a Chinese ship rammed their boat

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

A US ally is furious and demanding answers from China after a 'hit and run' in the South China Sea [Video]A US ally is furious and demanding answers from China after a 'hit and run' in the South China Sea

According Business Insider, The Philippines is taking China to task over an alleged "hit-and-run" incident in which a Chinese fishing ship fled the scene after it slammed into an anchored Philippine..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

The Philippines Is Getting Creative With Millions Of Mangoes [Video]The Philippines Is Getting Creative With Millions Of Mangoes

Business Insider reports that the Philippines has a mango problem! The country is overflowing with millions of mangoes after an unusually warm weather system yielded an overly abundant crop...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Watch: Cliff Diving World Series makes Italian stop on world tour [Video]Watch: Cliff Diving World Series makes Italian stop on world tour

Beginning in April in the Philippines and with stops in Portugal, Lebanon and Bosnia and Herzegovina to come, the competition will end in Bilbao in September.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Filipino maids' dragon boat team makes a splash in Hong Kong [Video]Filipino maids' dragon boat team makes a splash in Hong Kong

Filipino women are paddling for gold in this year’s dragon boat races in Hong Kong, with one thing separating them from the other teams - they are all domestic helpers, often taken for granted in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:34Published

Philippines ships 69 containers of dumped rubbish back to Canada [Video]Philippines ships 69 containers of dumped rubbish back to Canada

Tonnes of waste loaded onto ship after long campaign urging Canada to take it back; will reach Vancouver in 20 days.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

Why Philippines is building military base near Taiwan [Video]Why Philippines is building military base near Taiwan

How the Philippine military's efforts to build a defence zone in northern Philippines can greatly influence other territories in the South China Sea.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Philippines' Duterte: I Cured Myself Of Being Gay [Video]Philippines' Duterte: I Cured Myself Of Being Gay

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte accused a rival politician of being homosexual on Thursday. Such a claim might be expected of a world leader known for his salty outbursts. But then, HuffPost..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Philippines sends 69 containers of mislabelled waste back to Canada [Video]Philippines sends 69 containers of mislabelled waste back to Canada

The Philippines sent 69 shipping containers believed to contain mislabeled waste back to Canada on Thursday night (May 30). It's the latest southeast Asian nation to reject garbage from developed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

Philippines Returns Tonnes Of Trash To Canada, Testing Diplomatic Ties [Video]Philippines Returns Tonnes Of Trash To Canada, Testing Diplomatic Ties

According to a report by Reuters, the Philippines has started returning dozens of shipping containers full of trash to Canada after a row over waste exports that has tested diplomatic ties amid threats..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

Philippines returns huge amounts of waste 'illegally shipped' by Canada [Video]Philippines returns huge amounts of waste 'illegally shipped' by Canada

The Philippines is returning huge amounts of waste which it says was illegally shipped by Canada, mislabelled as recyclable plastics.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:10Published

Canada to remove rubbish from Philippines by end of June [Video]Canada to remove rubbish from Philippines by end of June

Announcement comes on the heels of a threat made by Philippine government to dump the waste into Canadian waters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race [Video]Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race

Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

Pacquio will 'disappear', says his next opponent Keith Thurman [Video]Pacquio will 'disappear', says his next opponent Keith Thurman

SHOWS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (MAY 21, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WBA WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION KEITH "ONE TIME" THURMAN, SAYING: "Times change. I believe

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:51Published

Duterte Set to Strengthen Rule As Loyalists Lead Philippine Senate Vote [Video]Duterte Set to Strengthen Rule As Loyalists Lead Philippine Senate Vote

According to Reuters, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signaling broad public backing for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Philippines votes in midterm polls seen as referendum on Duterte [Video]Philippines votes in midterm polls seen as referendum on Duterte

More than 18,000 posts are at stake, including half of the seats in the upper house Senate.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

Duterte Expected To Strengthen Grip On Power [Video]Duterte Expected To Strengthen Grip On Power

Reuter reports Voting was underway in the Philippines on Monday in mid-term elections seen as a referendum on the rule of maverick President Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte looks set to strengthen his grip on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Philippines midterm polls to test Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power [Video]Philippines midterm polls to test Rodrigo Duterte's grip on power

More than 61 million people are registered to vote with roughly 43,000 candidates vying for government posts.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

Watch: Cockroach bugs Philippines President Duterte [Video]Watch: Cockroach bugs Philippines President Duterte

A cockroach interrupted Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign rally.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:47Published

Cockroach crawls up Philippines' Duterte during live speech [Video]Cockroach crawls up Philippines' Duterte during live speech

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his aide were seen on live television swatting away a cockroach that had crawled up his shirt during a campaign rally speech. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:31Published

What To Do After Hotel Check In [Video]What To Do After Hotel Check In

Before you get comfortable there are a few precautions you should take. Here are some things to do after you check in at a hotel.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Private Phillipines Island Resort Costs $100,000 A Night [Video]Private Phillipines Island Resort Costs $100,000 A Night

A luxurious private resort nestled in an island in the western side of the Philippines has officially opened for business. The upscale resort offers white sand beaches, plush villas and plenty of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Whale sculpture washes up in the middle of Manila to highlight plight of marine life [Video]Whale sculpture washes up in the middle of Manila to highlight plight of marine life

You may not expect to see a whale in the middle of Manila but this surprising sight is how one Filipino artist chose to raise awareness of the effects of plastic pollution on marine life.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

Bringing 'hand-tap' tattoos back to Taiwan [Video]Bringing 'hand-tap' tattoos back to Taiwan

The tattoo technique of hand-tapping had almost vanished from Taiwan. But artist Cudjuy Patjidres says he is devoted to reviving an important culture of his ancestors. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

 

Philippines denounces Chinese fishing boat for collision

The Philippines on Wednesday denounced the crew of a Chinese fishing boat that collided with a Philippine vessel and left 22 Filipino fishermen abandoned in the disputed South China Sea.
Reuters - Published

The Philippines has an excess of 10 million mangoes

The agriculture secretary announced measures to resolve the surplus of fruit before it rots
CBS News - Published

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