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Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has previously criticised Western manufacturers for asking fees to reserve vaccines, has agreed to pay drugmakers in advance to secure millions of Covid-19 shots, his spokesman said on Thursday.

Philippines' Duterte promises payment as Red Cross stops Covid-19 tests

Philippines' Duterte promises payment as Red Cross stops Covid-19 tests

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday his government will pay the 931 million pesos ($19.25 million) it owes the Red Cross after the humanitarian agency stopped conducting Covid-19 tests.

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged ...

Duterte warns Filipinos not to blame government if they get sick

Duterte warns Filipinos not to blame government if they get sick

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Filipinos should not blame the government if they get sick from the coronavirus if they refuse to follow restrictions, which have been relaxed in a bid to boost the economy.

Philippines' Duterte warns troublemakers he will order them shot dead

Philippines' Duterte warns troublemakers he will order them shot dead

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday warned he would order the police and the military to shoot dead anyone ‘who creates trouble’ amid a month-long lockdown ...

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

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

The Philippines announced strict home quarantine measures on Monday for half of its population, shut down transport networks and ordered businesses to close or operate remotely ...

Duterte, Pacquiao open SEA Games in Philippines as typhoon nears

Duterte, Pacquiao open SEA Games in Philippines as typhoon nears

President Rodrigo Duterte and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao threw open the doors to the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines on Saturday ...

Angry at criticism, Philippines' Duterte dares vice president to take over law enforcement

Angry at criticism, Philippines' Duterte dares vice president to take over law enforcement

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte on Monday lashed out at Vice President Leni Robredo for criticising his war on drugs, and offered to put her in charge of law enforcement.

Philippines' Duterte ends state-run lottery on fraud allegations

Philippines' Duterte ends state-run lottery on fraud allegations

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of the national lottery and other gaming activities run by the government's charity agency following reports of massive corruption in the agency ...

Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Duterte set to strengthen rule as loyalists lead Philippine Senate vote

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling broad public backing for the maverick leader.

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada.