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300 more Chinese arrested in Philippines crackdown

PHILIPPINES immigration agents, backed by troops, have arrested more than 300 Chinese for alleged cyber crimes, a week after a similar number were detained during a raid linked to investment fraud. The Bureau of Immigration late Tuesday said 324 Chinese nationals were arrested in Puerto Princesa City on Palawan island …

Philippines declares dengue outbreak a national epidemic

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country’s outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic. The agency said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the declaration to improve the response to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on a special Quick …

The US–Philippine alliance is moving beyond ‘ironclad’

AT the start of 2019, it looked like the US–Philippines alliance was heading for crisis. Delfin Lorenzana, the normally pro-American Philippine Secretary of National Defense, began calling for a review of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) and its application in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. The …

Canada to take back rubbish sent to Philippines – BBC News

Canada says it will take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines, causing a diplomatic stink. The federal environment minister’s announcement came shortly after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the rubbish sent back. The Philippines has filed several diplomatic protests over the refuse that was shipped between 2013-14. A …