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Philippines' tourist island Boracay to reopen

After clean-up Boracay, a popular island in the central Philippines that was once dubbed a “cesspool”, is to have a soft opening on Monday, with locals getting the first glimpse of the rehabilitated holiday hotspot.The island, known for its pristine white sand, was closed last April on President Rodrigo Duterte's orders due to environmental degradation. …

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Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfall in Philippines

The ‘monster’ Typhoon Mangkhut has crashed into the northern Philippines coast, prompting a mass evacuation. The storm is also expected to batter southern China.Philippine officials said late Friday that the Typhoon Mangkhu had hit the country’s northeastern coast. A massive evacuation had been underway earlier as the typhoon barrelled toward the area. About 5 million …

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Ramadan in Philippines

The Philippines is located in the Far East in the Pacific Ocean. The archipelago consists of 7,000 islands. Each has mountains, plains, and forests, in addition to the world’s largest coasts, with a large number of lakes, rivers, springs, and streams. Filipino Muslims are called Moro. It is the name the Spanish gave to the …

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Philippines announces ban on new open-pit mines

Environment Secretary Regina Lopez continues her crackdown on mining in Philippines, having previously ordered the closure of more than half the country’s open-pit mining projects.Philippines’ Environment Secretary Regina Lopez has announced a ban on new open-pit mining ventures. The move comes following a months-long crackdown on the industry. In February, Lopez ordered the permanent closure …

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First living giant shipworm found in Philippines

There are new images of a strange, mud-dwelling sea creature previously only known to exist thanks to fossils. The freaky creature lives in an incredibly harsh environment, turning a noxious chemical into energy.It might look like a creature straight out of “Alien” – but the newly discovered giant shipworm, scientifically known as Kuphus polythamia, was …

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Three strong earthquakes hit Philippines

Three earthquakes in 20 minutes caused landslides and building damage although no injuries were reported. Social media users shared images of the effects of the tremors.Three strong earthquakes struck the Philippines main island of Luzon on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quakes ranged in magnitude from 5.0 to 5.9 and struck Batangas …

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What is the South China Sea row about?

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague has delivered its verdict on the territorial spat. DW answers some of the questions related to the case to explain what the dispute is about and what is at stake.

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In the faces(s) of disaster

Joel Mataro’s haunting image of typhoon survivors in the Philippines is the winner of our climate change photo contest in cooperation with We interviewed the winner. Joel Mataro from the Philippines is the winner of our photo contest. The Global Ideas jury felt that Joel Mataro’s picture best captures both the dramatic transformation of …

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Turmoil in Egypt: Learning lessons from the Philippines

By James M. Dorsey With Egypt deeply polarised politically and religiously, kick–starting a political process capable of bridging divides and creating an inclusive democratic process seems a distant prospect. It will ultimately depend on the likely shrinking over time of the military’s popular base and the government’s realisation that it needs the United States and …

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