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Philippines tries new tack in virus curbs to reopen more businesses

Sep 16 2021

MANILA, Sept 16 Restaurants, salons and other small businesses in the Philippine capital region reopened on Thursday after being shut for weeks, as the government shifts to localised lockdowns from wide-scale mobility controls in a bid to revive the pandemic-hit economy.

Philippines health workers protest neglect as COVID-19 strains hospitals

Sep 01 2021

MANILA Scores of healthcare workers protested in the Philippine capital on Wednesday to demand an end to what they called government neglect and unpaid benefits, as pressure builds at hospitals fighting one of Asia's longest-running coronavirus epidemics.

Philippines health workers protest neglect as COVID-19 strains hospitals

Sep 01 2021

MANILA, Sept 1 Scores of healthcare workers protested in the Philippine capital on Wednesday to demand an end to what they called government neglect and unpaid benefits, as pressure builds at hospitals fighting one of Asia's longest-running coronavirus epidemics.

Cautious optimism as Philippines, Malaysia ease some coronavirus curbs

Aug 20 2021

MANILA After 17 months of on-off lockdown measures in and around the Philippine capital Manila, its weary residents are hoping the latest easing of restrictions can breathe some life into an economy weighed down by the COVID-19 crisis.

Filipinos bid farewell to former president Benigno Aquino

Jun 26 2021

MANILA (Reuters) -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.

Philippine 'river warriors' fight tide of trash for cleaner future

Jun 25 2021

MANILA Each morning, a group of Filipinos rakes up piles of trash on the banks of one of the world's most polluted rivers, filling sacks in an endless pursuit to clean a waterway that is also a major source of ocean plastics. | Video

Philippine collector amasses super-sized collection of fast-food restaurant toys

Apr 28 2021

APALIT, Philippines From the age of 5, Filipino graphic artist Percival Lugue has had a passion for collecting toys from fast-food restaurant chains like McDonald's, Burger King and home-country favourite Jollibee. | Video

Philippines seeks to lift medical capacity as COVID-19 cases top one million

Apr 26 2021

MANILA The Philippines announced on Monday that its COVID-19 cases had exceeded one million, as the country sought to boost healthcare capacity to ease strains on hospitals and medical staff stretched by a second wave of infections.

Wider Image: By catching bats, these 'virus hunters' hope to stop the next pandemic

Mar 22 2021

LOS BANOS, Philippines Researchers wearing headlamps and protective suits race to untangle the claws and wings of bats caught up in a big net after dark in the Philippine province of Laguna. | Video

Philippine artist fights waste by using recycled trash in paintings

Mar 12 2021

MANILA When Filipino artist Gilbert Angeles found out that his country was one of the world's biggest contributors of plastic trash in the ocean he felt compelled to take action. | Video

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