Posts Tagged ‘Philippines’

Luzon, Philippines, Nature Footage | Simple Happiness Episode 45

Luzon, Philippines, is one of the most beautiful islands in the world, known for its mountains, beaches, and coral reefs, and is home to Manila, the nation’s capital. Set on a deep bay with famed sunsets, the city has many Spanish-colonial landmarks, national memorials and monuments, a centuries-old Chinatown, and a variety of museums. Relax […]

Europe, South Korea-Backed Consortium Wins Philippines Airport Project Formerly Pursued by China

A consortium composed of South Korean and European firms has been awarded an $11 billion airport project in the Philippines that was previously granted to a Chinese state-owned firm. The Cavite provincial government awarded the contract to develop the Sangley Point International Airport (SPIA) to a multinational consortium comprised of companies from the Philippines, South […]

The Philippines after General Elections

On May 9, the Philippines held presidential and vice presidential elections, which were a significant event in the development of the situation in the Indo-Pacific region. The course and results of these elections attracted close attention of such leading regional (and world) players as the United States and China. As one of the main participants, […]

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Takes Helm In Philippines, Silent On Father’s Abuses

Activists and survivors of the martial law era under his father protested Marcos Jr.’s inauguration. Source

Philippines: Dictator’s son Ferdinand Marcos Jr sworn in as president

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, who succeeds Rodrigo Duterte, sees the return of the Marcos family to power 36 years after his father’s tyrannical rule ended. Source

Philippines: Outgoing Duterte Asks Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Fight ‘Stronger’ War on Drugs

Outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday urged incoming Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to exert “stronger pressure” on the nation’s illicit drug industry during his upcoming administration, the Manila Bulletin reported.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Wins Philippines Presidential Election

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told reporters on Wednesday he was “ready to hit the ground running” following a presumed victory in the 2022 Philippine presidential election earlier that same day.

Tropical Storm Megi Hits Philippines, Leaving at Least 25 Dead

MANILA—Philippine authorities said on Monday at least 25 people had died in landslides and floods caused by tropical storm Megi as it hit the eastern and southern coasts of the Southeast Asian country. The storm made landfall on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 65 kilometres (40 miles) per hour and gusts of up […]

The Latest Balikatan Exercise and the Situation in the Philippines

The current Balikatan military exercises between the US and the Philippines (“balikatan” is a Tagalog word meaning “shoulder-to-shoulder”), which began on March 28 and will last until the end of April, are an event of wide-ranging significance, and thus deserve this author’s attention. First and foremost, because of the Philippines’ geographical location in the region […]

Philippines President Threatens Unjabbed With Jail

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest the unvaxxed if they violate a confinement order. During a televised address to the country on Thursday, Duterte declared that, as he is “responsible for the safety and well-being of every Filipino,” he has been forced to take a firm approach to those “recalcitrant persons” who have […]

Philippines President Threatens Unvaccinated with Prison Time

(by RT) – With Covid infections in the Philippines hitting a three-month high, President Rodrigo Duterte took a firm approach to the unvaxxed, threatening to arrest such “recalcitrant persons” if they violate a confinement order. In a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Duterte declared that, as he is “responsible for the safety and well-being of every […]

Philippines President threatens Unvaccinated People with Prison time

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a stark warning to people who refuse the Covid jab if they fail to follow a stay-at-home order. With Covid infections in the Philippines hitting a three-month high, President Rodrigo Duterte took a firm approach to the unvaxxed, threatening to arrest such “recalcitrant persons” if they violate […]

Aerial images of Philippines typhoon devastation

Rai hit the Philippines late in the typhoon season: most cyclones develop between July and October. Scientists have long warned that typhoons are strengthening more rapidly as the world becomes warmer because of human-driven climate change. The Philippines — ranked among the most vulnerable nations to the impacts of climate change — is hit by […]

Iran condoles with Malaysia and the Philippines governments

TEHRAN – After floods hit some South East Asian countries, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has offered condolences over the deaths of a number of people in Malaysia and the Philippines to the countries’ governments and the bereft families of the victims. Khatibzadeh referred to friendly ties between Iran the two countries, expressing sympathy […]

Death Toll From Typhoon Rai Tops 200 In The Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The death toll following the strongest typhoon to batter the Philippines this year has risen to more than 200, with 52 other people still missing and several central towns and provinces grappling with downed communications and power outages and pleading for food and water, officials said Monday. At its strongest, the […]

Typhoon Rai Leaves More Than 140 Dead In Philippines

Rescuers Battle Strong Typhoon Lashing Southern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines—A powerful typhoon slammed into the southeastern Philippines on Thursday, toppling trees, ripping tin roofs, and knocking down power as it blew across island provinces where nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated. Coast guard personnel were rescuing residents stranded by chest-deep waters in a southern province, where pounding rains swamped villages in brownish water. […]

Typhoon threatens Philippines, thousands evacuated

Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated to emergency shelters in the southern and central Philippines on Thursday as a powerful typhoon approached. Several southern and central provinces were on typhoon alerts. Residents were warned to stay away from coastal and low-lying villages and other high-risk areas due to possible flash floods, landslides and […]

Gunmen Kill Town Mayor, Wound Another in South Philippines

A police officer secures an area where Mayor Darussalam Lajid of Al-Barka town was killed and Mayor Alih Sali of Akbar town was wounded while walking at Baliwasan village in Zamboanga city, southern Philippines, on Dec. 6, 2021. (AP Photo) ZAMBOANGA, Philippines—Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed a town mayor and wounded another in a brazen attack Monday […]

Philippines Rejects China’s Demand to Remove Grounded Navy Ship

MANILA—The Philippines will not remove a dilapidated navy ship grounded on an atoll in the South China Sea, its defence chief said on Thursday, rejecting a demand by China after it blocked a mission to resupply the vessel’s crew. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana dismissed China’s assertion on Wednesday that the Philippines had committed to remove […]

Son of Late Philippines Dictator Ferdinand Marcos to Run for President

Former Philippines senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. declared on Tuesday that he will run for president in next year’s elections, following weeks of speculation about his future in politics. Marcos Jr., the only son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the Philippines for almost two decades until being overthrown in 1986, announced his presidential bid in a video post on social […]

US Secretary of Defense Visits Vietnam and the Philippines

Two decades ago, it seemed utterly impossible to have a ceremonial reception of the US Secretary of Defense in Hanoi, as he visited Vietnam in late July. Once again, illustrating the radical changes that have taken place in the world affairs since the end of the Cold War. In particular, for Vietnam, one of the main components […]

Local government in Philippines declares that unvaccinated people are barred from purchasing FOOD

Local government in Philippines declares that unvaccinated people are barred from purchasing FOODLocal government in Philippines declares that unvaccinated people are barred from purchasing FOOD NaturalNews.com / Lance D Johnson (Natural News) Human rights abuses are accelerating worldwide, as governments claim dominion over people’s bodies and minds. In the Philippine city of Lapu-Lapu, Mayor Junard “Ahong” […]

US, Philippines Call on CCP to Abide by International Law on 5th Anniversary of Landmark South China Sea Ruling

The United States on Sunday called on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to abide by international law in the South China Sea on the fifth anniversary of a landmark ruling by an arbitration tribunal repudiating China’s vast territorial claims in the region. “Nowhere is the rules-based maritime order under greater threat than in the South […]

At least 31 dead in Philippines military plane crash

A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying troops crashed in a southern province after missing the runway Sunday, killing at least 17 military personnel while at least 40 were rescued from the burning wreckage, officials said. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said rescue and recovery efforts are ongoing. The aircraft had 92 people on board, including […]

Vaccination in the Third World Philippines: Get the Jab or Go to Jail + Forced Jab in the Ass

Home » Asia, Comedy, Health » Vaccination in the Third World Philippines: Get the Jab or Go to Jail + Forced Jab in the Ass     Angered by the country’s low vaccination rate, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he may jail people who refuse to get the shot against coronavirus. Duterte vented his […]

Philippines officials: 24 deaths after Sinovac and AstraZeneca shots are “unrelated”

From thecovidblog.com MANILLA — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte created controversy this week. He reportedly received the first dose of the China-manufactured Sinopharm “inactivated virus” COVID-19 shot this past Monday night. He broadcast the injection live on Facebook. The problem is that only the China-manufactured “inactivated virus” Sinovac Coronavac and Oxford-AstraZeneca viral vector shots are authorized […]

Civilians flee as Philippines soldiers dislodge 200 (hungry?) Islamist militants who seized town market – media

Residents were evacuated from a Philippines town after around 200 Islamist fighters captured a local market, reportedly in order to score a meal. Gunshots were heard as the military tried to flush the militants from the area. Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) seized the public market of Datu Paglas, located on the […]

Duterte says he will send Philippines’ navy ships into South China Sea to ‘stake claim’ over oil resources

The Philippines will send naval vessels into the disputed South China Sea in a bid to defend what it claims are its oil and mineral resources, President Rodrigo Duterte has said, in remarks he partly directed at China. “I will send my grey ships there to stake a claim,” Duterte said in a speech on […]

China accused of largest incursion into Taiwanese airspace as US-Philippines South China Sea military drills begin

Taiwan has accused the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of its largest incursion of the nation’s air defense zone with jets and nuclear-capable bombers, as joint US-Philippines military drills begin in the South China Sea. The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense released a statement on its website on Monday, claiming 25 PLA planes violated the […]

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