Philippines

Philippines to terminate troop agreement with US

The two countries also have a Mutual defense Treaty and an Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), which remain in place.

By REUTERS
11/02/2020
Aircraft of Philippines Airlines (PAL)
Philippine Airlines cancel flights to Taiwan over coronavirus

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific said they were cancelling flights to and from Taiwan to manage the risks from the fast spreading virus outbreak.

By REUTERS
11/02/2020
A queue for face masks is formed after the first coronavirus case in Manila, Philippines
First coronavirus death outside of China reported in Philippines

The man who died was a companion of a 38-year-old Chinese woman, also from Wuhan, who was the first to test positive for the virus in the Philippines. They arrived from Hong Kong on January 21.

By REUTERS
02/02/2020
Manuel Quezon
B’nai Brith honors Philippines president who saved Jews from Nazis

Former president of the Philippines Manuel Quezon saved 1,300 Jews during the Holocaust. B’nai Brith and the Philippines Cultural Center in Tel Aviv will honor him at different events.

8,000 residents in the Philippines evacuate following volcanic unrest

The volcano spewed ash that generated a 1-km (0.6 mile) high plume that later triggered ashfall in nearby communities

By REUTERS
12/01/2020
Philippines bans two US senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans

The Philippines grants visa-free entry for up to 30 days to Americans, 792,000 of whom visited in the first nine months of 2019, nearly 13% of foreign arrivals, government data showed.

By REUTERS
28/12/2019
Fallen trees and buildings are seen after Typhoon Phanfone swept through Tanauan, Leyte, in the Phil
Death toll reaches 28 following the Philippines Christmas typhoon

A further 12 people are missing.

By REUTERS
27/12/2019
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