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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.

Death toll from year's deadliest typhoon in Philippines climbs to 67

Death toll from year's deadliest typhoon in Philippines climbs to 67

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, with 12 people still missing, the national disaster management agency said on Sunday.

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Vamco, 53 dead in Philippines

Vietnam braces for Typhoon Vamco, 53 dead in Philippines

Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall in the country's central coast early on Sunday, as the death toll in the Philippines rose to 53 from that country's deadliest storm this year.

Philippines hunts for dozens missing after its deadliest typhoon this year

Philippines hunts for dozens missing after its deadliest typhoon this year

Police and soldiers in the Philippines searched for dozens of people still missing on Friday after Typhoon Vamco killed at least 39 people and caused some of the worst flooding in years in the capital Manila ...

Typhoon Vamco lashes the Philippines, paralyses parts of Manila

Typhoon Vamco lashes the Philippines, paralyses parts of Manila

Torrential rains from Typhoon Vamco lashed provinces in the Philippines' main Luzon island on Thursday, killing at least one person and paralysing parts of the capital Manila as some residents awaited rescue by boat ...

Thousands flee as yet another typhoon menaces Philippines

Thousands flee as yet another typhoon menaces Philippines

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in storm-battered parts of the Philippines Wednesday as the third typhoon in as many weeks barrelled towards the country.

Philippine journalist killed after surviving previous shooting

Philippine journalist killed after surviving previous shooting

A Philippine journalist who survived a previous attempt on his life by pretending to be dead was killed outside his home on Tuesday, authorities said, in the latest such murder.

Philippines evacuates nearly 1 million as Typhoon Goni nears

Philippines evacuates nearly 1 million as Typhoon Goni nears

Nearly a million people in the Philippines were evacuated from their homes Saturday as the most powerful typhoon of the year so far barrelled towards the country, with authorities warning of "destructive" winds and flooding.

Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid

Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid

A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster's blade sliced his femoral artery, an official said Tuesday.

Typhoon Molave lashes main Philippine island, 12 fishermen missing

Typhoon Molave lashes main Philippine island, 12 fishermen missing

A strong typhoon lashed the southern part of the Philippines' main Luzon island overnight, dumping heavy rains, toppling power lines and leaving at least 12 fishermen missing on Monday, disaster officials said.

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.