Latest in Tag: Philippines Highlight
Latest in Tag: Philippines
They discuss coordinating efforts to resume inbound international tourism to Egypt
Philippines authorities said bad weather may have caused the aircraft to crash. There was a strong gust of wind followed by a heavy downpour
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. …
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 …
Authority completed one-week tour of Philippine industrial, technological parks
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Philippines generates $25bn annually from call centre exports
At the ASEAN summit, the South China Sea debate has continued to dominate talks. Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte also met with Barack Obama for the first time since describing the US President in vulgar terms.
New research reveals that the Philippines may have the greatest concentration of unique mammal species on earth, as scientists introduce a host of furry new characters from its main island of Luzon.
Egypt can be the Philippines’ gateway to Africa
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.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague is set to deliver its verdict on Tuesday, July 12. DW answers some of the questions related to the case to explain what the dispute is about and what is at stake.
The government of the Philippines has confirmed that Robert Hall is dead. The Canadian was captured along with several others by a militant Islamist organization almost a year ago.
As presidential candidates in the Philippines kick off their electoral campaigns, DW takes a look at the top contenders, and the issues likely to decide who will lead the Southeast Asian nation over the coming six years.
Joel Mataro’s haunting image of typhoon survivors in the Philippines is the winner of our climate change photo contest in cooperation with EyeEm.com. 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 …
He directly addressed leaders in Beijing, telling them that maritime territorial disputes needed to be addressed peacefully, not with “intimidation or coercion”
Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation may be imposed, escalating a year-long crackdown on visa irregularities that have been overlooked for decades.
President Benigno Aquino’s top adviser on the peace talks, Teresita Deles, lamented that the arrest came at a “sensitive stage” and just weeks ahead of a likely final peace agreement.
The Pentagon sent Marines and equipment to assist with the relief effort following the typhoon, which may have killed more than 10,000 people in what is feared to be the country’s worst natural disaster.
Del Rosario said there were believed to be 660,000 Filipinos working in Saudi Arabia although it remained unclear how many were illegals.
Obama had hoped to use the trip to make progress in concluding initial talks on a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
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 …
Ceasefire and autonomy promised by government could end nearly 40 year old conflict that left hundreds of thousands dead or displaced.