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Philippines: Republic in Southeast Asia
The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, and Malaysia and Indonesia to the south.

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Philippines' Duterte hits Canada on exported garbage

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada.
Reuters - Published

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 16

Rescue teams in the Philippines searched for signs of life beneath the tangled debris from a collapsed four-storey commercial building on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the country's biggest..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Philippines

Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake [Video]Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake

Rescue teams in the Philippines search for survivors underneath the rubble of a building that collapsed during an earthquake. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Catholic devotees in the Philippines self-flagellate on Holy Thursday [Video]Catholic devotees in the Philippines self-flagellate on Holy Thursday

Hundreds of male Catholic devotees in the Philippines marked Maundy Thursday, a Christian holy day, with a bloody ritual that involves self-flagellating to honour the suffering of Jesus Christ on the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Trump's War Powers Veto Blocks Congress From Yemen Oversight [Video]Trump's War Powers Veto Blocks Congress From Yemen Oversight

The War Powers Resolution was meant as a way to give Congress some oversight on how the U.S. military was being deployed overseas.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Reigning champions Hunt and Iffland win at the opening event of the 2019 Cliff Diving World Series [Video]Reigning champions Hunt and Iffland win at the opening event of the 2019 Cliff Diving World Series

Hunt and Iffland dominate the opening round of the Cliff Diving World Series

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:56Published

Mysterious Species Related To Humans Discovered In Philippines [Video]Mysterious Species Related To Humans Discovered In Philippines

(CNN)Ancient bones and teeth found in Callao Cave in the Philippines have led to the discovery of a previously unknown species related to humans called Homo luzonensis, according to a new study. The..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Ancient Human Specimen Found In The Philippines [Video]Ancient Human Specimen Found In The Philippines

According to Geek.com, another species in the homo genus has been found in a Philippine Cave. Located on the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines, the specimen was excavated from the Callao..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Scientists Discover New Species of Tiny, Extinct Human In Philippine Cave [Video]Scientists Discover New Species of Tiny, Extinct Human In Philippine Cave

According to a report by Gizmodo, scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of ancient human that lived in the Philippines over 50,000 years ago. The new species, Homo Luzonensis, is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

The US Won't Send Ships To China's 70th Anniversary Celebration [Video]The US Won't Send Ships To China's 70th Anniversary Celebration

Business Insider reports the US Navy has decided it will not send warships to participate in China's navy celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Russian Warships Arrive In Philippines [Video]Russian Warships Arrive In Philippines

CNN reports Two Russian destroyers and a tanker have docked in the Philippines for a "goodwill visit" amid escalating tensions in the disputed South China Sea. The destroyers Admiral Tributs and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Manny Pacquiao Signs With Rizin [Video]Manny Pacquiao Signs With Rizin

Manny Pacquiao has signed a contract with Rizin. The Filipino fighter will is set to appear at the Rizin 15 show in Yokohama, Japan on April 21, but it is unclear whether he is contracted to compete,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute [Video]Duterte Says Military Action Possible in Island Dispute

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will tell his troops to prepare for a "suicide mission" to defend Thitu Island.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Philippines: Chinese Vessels In Disputed Waters Is Illegal [Video]Philippines: Chinese Vessels In Disputed Waters Is Illegal

The Philippines' foreign ministry said Thursday The presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Philippines housing crisis: Filipinos need affordable homes [Video]Philippines housing crisis: Filipinos need affordable homes

Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economy has a housing shortage, with more than 6 million homes needed for impoverished families.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:51Published

Philippines: War widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters suffer stigma [Video]Philippines: War widows of Abu Sayyaf fighters suffer stigma

More than four decades of continuous conflict has made Mindanao a region of war widows.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Again [Video]Philippines Journalist Maria Ressa Arrested Again

Acclaimed Philippine journalist Maria Ressa was arrested at Manila’s airport Friday for allegedly violating a ban on foreign media ownership, the latest legal backlash to sting the longtime critic of..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:21Published

Philippines: Beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa arrested again [Video]Philippines: Beleaguered journalist Maria Ressa arrested again

Rappler news site reported extensively on President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown that has killed thousands.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

Maria Ressa released on bail after second arrest in the Philippines [Video]Maria Ressa released on bail after second arrest in the Philippines

Maria Ressa, noted Duterte critic and chief of Philippine news site Rappler, has been released on bail after being arrested at an airport in Manila, her second arrest in a month. Jayson Albano reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Philippine news site chief and Duterte critic freed on bail after latest arrest [Video]Philippine news site chief and Duterte critic freed on bail after latest arrest

Maria Ressa, Duterte critic and the chief of Philippine news site Rappler, is freed on bail after being arrested at a Manila airport. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

American Company Makes Affordable Outdoor Furniture From Recycled Ocean Plastic [Video]American Company Makes Affordable Outdoor Furniture From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Outdoor furniture startup 'Yardbird' is making patio furniture with a conscience. The environmentally friendly company makes stylish and affordably priced pieces from intercepted ocean plastic...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Philippines government may have links to Chinese drug cartels [Video]Philippines government may have links to Chinese drug cartels

The government says that it has cleared one of the suspected drug lords of involvement, but did not explain the process it used to dismiss the 15 years of details in the document.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:57Published

One in five people in Philippines live in extreme poverty [Video]One in five people in Philippines live in extreme poverty

Experts say 20 percent of Filipino children are underweight and the Philippines ranks ninth in the world for number of children with stunted growth.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Cliff divers tackle incredible South African scenery [Video]Cliff divers tackle incredible South African scenery

Cliff Diving world champions Rhiannan Iffland and Gary Hunt experience a "cliff dive-and-safari" adventure in South Africa

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Whale found dead with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach [Video]Whale found dead with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach

A whale was found with sheets of plastic in its body in the Philippines on Saturday, highlighting a stomach-churning effect of plastic pollution in the archipelago nation.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach [Video]Whale found dead with 40kg of plastic in its stomach

A whale was found with 40kg (88 pounds) of plastic in its stomach in the Philippines on Saturday, highlighting a stomach-churning effect of plastic pollution in the archipelago nation. No reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

88 Pounds of Plastic Were Found Inside a Dead Whale in the Philippines [Video]88 Pounds of Plastic Were Found Inside a Dead Whale in the Philippines

A whale that washed ashore in a coastal Philippines province was revealed to have 88 pounds of plastic trash inside its body, New York Times reports.

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Philippine Catholics lash themselves in penance ahead of Easter

Dozens of barefoot penitents in the Philippines whipped themselves and carried large wooden crosses in sweltering heat on Thursday as they participated in a ritual ahead of Easter in Asia's biggest..
Reuters - Published

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