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Philippines retrieves crashed military plane's black boxes

Philippines retrieves crashed military plane's black boxes

Philippine security forces have retrieved the cockpit voice and flight data recorders of a military aircraft that crashed in a coconut grove and killed 52 people, a top commander said Tuesday.

Filipinos bid farewell to former president Benigno Aquino

Filipinos bid farewell to former president Benigno Aquino

Philippine former president Benigno Aquino was laid to rest in a Manila cemetery on Saturday beside his parents, two of the Southeast Asian country's democracy icons.

Philippines signs deal for 40mn Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 doses

Philippines signs deal for 40mn Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 doses

The Philippine government has signed a supply agreement for 40 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE , the head of the government's Covid-19 vaccine procurement said on Sunday.

Philippines detects Indian variant as daily Covid-19 cases near 8-week low

Philippines detects Indian variant as daily Covid-19 cases near 8-week low

The Philippines has detected its first two cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India, its health ministry said on Tuesday, even as confirmed daily Covid-19 infections fell to a near eight-week low.

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid

Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in coronavirus infections, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Qatari investors to benefit from reopening of business travels to Philippines, says Peza executive

Qatari investors to benefit from reopening of business travels to Philippines, says Peza executive

Qatari investors, especially those eyeing to expand their businesses in Philippines, stand to gain from plans to ease Covid-19 restrictions that would allow the resumption of business travels to the Southeast Asian nation.

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila

The Philippines extended on Friday partial Covid-19 restrictions in the capital Manila until the end of February in a bid to slow a spike in infections after year-end holidays, officials said ...

Philippines cancels $10 bn airport plan with Chinese-led group

Philippines cancels $10 bn airport plan with Chinese-led group

A Philippine province has cancelled a decision to award $10 billion airport project to a consortium led by a Chinese state firm, dealing a blow to President Rodrigo Duterte's infrastructure ambitions ...

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British variant of the coronavirus, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to abandon a plan to allow some minors to go outside their homes.

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

The Philippines on Friday extended by two weeks a ban on travellers from more than 30 territories and countries where a more transmissible Covid-19 variant has been detected ...

Qatargas completes first commercial ship-to-ship transfer of LNG cargo at Subic Bay in Philippines

Qatargas completes first commercial ship-to-ship transfer of LNG cargo at Subic Bay in Philippines

Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) announced today the completion of the first-ever commercial ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo involving a Q-Flex LNG vessel.