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Philippines: Humanitarians respond as millions caught in wake of devastating ‘super typhoon’

New York: UN agencies and humanitarian actors in the Philippines are mobilizing to support communities hit by super Typhoon Goni, which has barrelled across the country, leaving massive devastation in its wake.  

At UN General Assembly, Philippines’ Duterte denounces groups ‘weaponizing’ human rights

New York: While every country has its own strategy to fight coronavirus, the world needs coordinated international efforts and a common purpose to end the crisis, the President of the Philippines said on Tuesday, underlining the importance of universal access to anti-COVID-19 technologies in the recovery from global pandemic. 

US to provide military assistance if China attacks in South China Sea, warns Philippines Minister

Manila: Giving a strong message to China, the Philippines have made it clear that it would turn to the US for military help during ongoing flare-ups between Manila and Beijing on the issue of conflict related to the South China Sea.

Two explosions rock southern Philippines

Manila/Xinhua: Two explosions hit the town of Jolo in the southern Philippine province of Sulu Monday noon, a military report said, adding that blasts "resulted in numerous casualties."

UN rights office ‘appalled’ at violence against human rights defenders in the Philippines

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for effective measures to protect rights defenders in the Philippines, amid a spate of deadly attacks against them.

South China Sea: Philippines calls on China to comply with a 2016 arbitral tribunal ruling

Manila: As China continues its aggressive stance against its neighbours at a time when the world is witnessing COVID-19 outbreak,  the Philippines has publicly called on China to comply with the 2016 arbitral ruling which said China has no 'historic rights over the waters of South China Sea'.

Road explosion in southern Philippines kills two, injures 4 police officers

Manila/Xinhua: An improvised explosive device that went off on a road in Maguindanao Province in southern Philippines killed a police officer and a civilian, the Philippine National Police chief said on Saturday.

PLA drills on South China Sea: Philippines warns Beijing of 'severest response'

Manila:  The Philippine foreign secretary has warned China that it might face severe response in case the ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over to Philippine territory.

Myanmar latest to call out China for arming insurgents amid outrage by Vietnam and Philippines

Naypyitaw/IBNS: At a time when China is being viewed with increased suspicion for its aggression in the South China Sea, its role in Covid-19, and more recently the violent face-off with India, the country's closest ally Myanmar has alleged that China is arming the insurgent groups in the country with sophisticated weapons and sought international intervention to tackle the situation.

Bachelet renews call for accountability in Philippines war on illegal drugs

New York/IBNS: The Human Rights Council should consider supporting new accountability measures against perpetrators of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines’ so-called war on illegal drugs, the UN’s top rights official said on Tuesday.

Philippines drug campaign directive seen as ‘permission to kill’: UN rights office

New York: A campaign to eradicate illegal drugs in the Philippines that began in 2016 has led to the killing of at least 8,600 people but the real figure could be three times that number, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Thursday. In a report citing “near-impunity” for the killings, which have continued along with other alleged abuses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN office noted that the High Commissioner for Human Rights stood ready to assist “credible efforts towards accountability”, both nationally and internationally.

Philippines reports 184 new COVID-19 cases, total at 10,794

Manila/Xinhua: The Philippines reported 184 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 10,794.

COVID-19: Philippines reports 156 new cases

Manila/Xinhua/UNI:  The Philippines on Saturday reported 156 new COVID-19 cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 8,928.

COVID-19 cases in Philippines rise to 7,294

Manila/Xinhua/UNI: COVID-19 infections in the Philippines continued its steady rise on Saturday, hitting 7,294 since the first confirmed COVID-19 case was reported on Jan. 30 in the country.

All hostages from mall siege in Philippines freed, gunman arrested

Moscow,/Sputnik: All the hostages at a shopping mall in the Metro Manila area in the Philippines who had been taken hostage on Monday have been freed after a siege which lasted several hours.