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Moderna reaches supply deal with Philippines for 13 million vaccine doses

Moderna Inc said on Saturday it has agreed to supply the Philippines government 13 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, with deliveries set to...

Metro Manila kept under general lockdown

Manila and nearby cities will remain under a general lockdown next month amid a coronavirus pandemic, according to the presidential palace. President Rodrigo R. Duterte...

Duterte signs bill creating coco levy trust fund

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday night signed a measure creating a levy trust fund for coconut farmers, according to the presidential palace. Republic Act...

Duterte says still undecided on future of US troop deal

MANILA - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he has not made a decision yet on the future of the two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA)...

Philippine military chief says to deploy more navy to protect fishermen

MANILA - The Philippines will beef up its naval presence in the South China Sea to protect its fishermen, its new military chief said...

Rumors and fear dog Philippine plan for coronavirus vaccine drive

According to one rumor circulating in the Philippines, the coronavirus vaccine will allow President Rodrigo R. Duterte to kill people at the push of a button.

Klook pushes domestic tourism to help combat ‘wanderlust withdrawal’

Travel and leisure booking platform Klook has partnered with domestic destinations and local tourism organizations to offer Filipinos a way to combat “wanderlost”—or wanderlust withdrawal.

Philippines now free of H5N6 bird flu, but monitoring another strain

The Philippines is now free of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus, the Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday, citing a declaration by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Philippine Banks’ Pandemic Rebound Quicker Than Asian Crisis Era

BLOOMBERG — Philippine banks will recover faster from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic than they did from the Asian financial crisis due to...

China to donate 500,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to Philippines

China will donate 500,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to the Philippines and vowed to accelerate infrastructure investment in the Southeast Asian nation as ties between...

Philippines evaluating emergency use for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA, Dec 26 (Reuters) - The Philippines is evaluating the emergency use of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, the presidential spokesman said on Saturday. Pfizer was...

Experts’ thoughts on the road ahead for businesses and reimagining the...

By Adrian Paul B. Conoza, Special Features Writer As the current pandemic caused widespread impacts across various industries and demographics, consulting firms have taken a...

Philippines lifts ban on poultry imports from Hungary

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has lifted a temporary ban on poultry imports from Hungary.

Japan, Philippines partner for online video series #WeAreAthletes

LOOKING to cultivate physical fitness, inclusivity and a sense of community during this challenging time with the pandemic, the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) has partnered with local sports personalities for the online video series #WeAreAthletes.

Brexit creates 500 customs jobs in Bosnia and the Philippines

Brexit has helped to create at least 500 jobs in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Philippines over the last quarter as companies turn to overseas labor...

Philippines in talks with 16 vaccine makers to secure supplies

The Philippines is negotiating with 16 manufacturers of potential COVID-19 vaccines to procure supplies needed to battle Southeast Asia’s largest outbreak. The country will join...

Top envoys of Philippines, Malaysia spar on Twitter over Sabah ownership

The Philippine foreign minister sparked a diplomatic fight over Twitter by asserting ownership over the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo,...

Thousands of stranded Filipinos crammed into baseball stadium amid coronavirus risks

Thousands of Filipinos were crammed into a baseball stadium in Manila on Saturday, breaking social distancing rules despite coronavirus risks, after people wanting to...

Philippines reimposes ban on non-essential travel abroad

The Philippines is suspending its decision to allow non-essential overseas travel, after only one company agreed to provide health insurance to outbound passengers.

Philippines reports 162 coronavirus deaths, largest daily increase

The Department of Health (DoH) on Monday confirmed 162 new coronavirus deaths, the country's biggest single-day increase in casualties, as a health ministry official...

Philippines ranks among top countries innovating around COVID-19—StartupBlink report

The dual ranking highlights locations which have been most innovative in creating timely solutions to the pandemic situation.

Philippines, Korea to sign cooperation deals

THE Philippines and South Korea are expected to sign cooperation deals on education, social security, fisheries and tourism during President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s visit there next week.

Philippines, Singapore sign cooperation deals

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte and Singaporean President Halimah Yacob on Monday witnessed the signing of eight agreements between the two countries on infrastructure development and water resource management.

Education reform and the Philippine economy

As “Asia’s Rising Tiger,” the Philippines has gained a reputation for rapid economic growth that has stayed on course no matter the circumstances. Despite...

A broad and deep relationship

The Philippines is one of Australia’s longest-standing bilateral partners, according to the Web site of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines. With these ties...

Philippines, Vietnam reach agreement on fishermen

DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana said he and his Vietnamese counterpart have agreed that fishermen of both countries will not be apprehended for fishing in claimed areas in the South China Sea.

Global trade and the Philippine economy

Much talk has been made recently about rising trade tensions putting a hamper on global economic growth among businessmen and financial experts. Releasing a...

A stronger and deeper PHL-UK relationship

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer Amidst the world’s changing geopolitical landscape, the bilateral ties between the Philippines and the United Kingdom (UK) remain...

From Denmark to the Philippines

BORN to a poor family and struggled to find success as an actor, Hans Christian Andersen ventured into writing fairy tales early in the 1800s. As a storyteller, Andersen presented deep ideas and feelings with a style that appealed to a child’s perspective.

A rising tide of progress in Manila Bay Area

The economic potential of the Philippines is no longer an unrecognized fact. Countless reports and studies have been made about the country’s rapid economic...

Former DFA chief on China: We cannot remain silent

By Camille A. Aguinaldo Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario on Friday, Aug. 17, reiterated that the Philippines should not remain silent with...

Philippines among top countries producing multimillionaires

The Philippines is the third country in the world that is fast producing individuals worth at least $5 million (P266 million). ALSO READ: Asia’s newest...

Philippines, Australia players face huge fine over ‘basketbrawl’

Basketball's governing body FIBA on Thursday handed down hefty fines and suspensions over an ugly on-court melee in Manila between the Philippine and Australian...

Cayetano, Pompeo affirm Philippine-US alliance in latest meeting

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo reaffirmed the country's alliance with the United States during the...

Is formal education still relevant in the age of disruption?

In a world where the most celebrated innovators are college drop-outs, should we still invest in education?

Philippines, Kuwait sign deal ensuring OFW safety in the Gulf state

By Gillian M. Cortez The Philippines and Kuwait have signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) that will ensure the safety and security of Filipino workers...

Vietnam willing to export ‘cheap, good quality’ rice to the Philippines

Vietnam expressed willingness to export “cheap and good quality” rice to the Philippines, a Palace official said on Friday during a briefing in Singapore. President...

Bandwagon’s Clarence Chan on music, business and the future

The 32-year-old doesn’t come across as your typical CEO.

Japanese Navy destroyer arrives in Manila for goodwill visit

THE JS Akizuki, an Akizuki-class Destroyer from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) arrived in Subic on Friday for a three-day goodwill visit until...

Security in check as gov’t prepares Tawi-Tawi as ecozone, says MinDA

CLOSER COORDINATION among maritime forces between the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia have strengthened security in shared waters, according to Secretary Datu Abul Khayr D....

An online platform for social enterprises? Oui, oui.

If you want to start a social enterprise but don’t know where to start, MakeSense has got you covered.

Your itinerary for Visita Iglesia in Intramuros

Follow the Catholic practice of Lent at historic Intramuros.

Uplifting the MSMEs

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero The Philippines is considered as one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, and one of the critical drivers of this growth...

Military ready for another possible conflict

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is getting ready for another possible conflict, a ranking officer said on Friday. “rom our experience from the...

Gov’t considering moves to allow ride-sharing in more regions

THE government is considering moves to allow ride-sharing in more regions, including Mindanao, owing to the lack of transport capacities in these areas. The Land...