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Manny Pacquiao: Professional boxer to run for Philippines president

Filipino professional boxer Manny Pacquiao will run for president in next year’s general election. He was nominated as a candidate by a faction of the ruling party, PDP-Laban. On top of a glittering career as a fighter, Mr Pacquiao, 42, is a senator in the Philippines’ parliament. Incumbent Rodrigo Duterte is barred from another term […]

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21-year old leaves teaching to become OnlyFans model, pulls her family out of poverty

Maeurn Smiles, a teacher in the Philippines pulled her own family out of poverty after leaving her teaching profession to become a model on OnlyFans. The 21-year-old grew up in Cebu and lived a life of abject poverty, according to a report in The Mirror. Having had to support a family, including two siblings, Smiles […]

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Super Typhoon Chanthu makes landfall in the Philippines with 260kph windspeed before heading to Taiwan

Super Typhoon Chanthu made landfall in the far northern Philippines on Saturday, bringing destructive winds and heavy rain to the archipelago. Typhoon Chanthu, known as Kiko in the Philippines, was one of the strongest storms this year, with sustained winds of 260 kph before landfall. It is expected to move toward nearby Taiwan later on […]

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Philippine Plane Crash: Death toll rises to 50, including 3 civilians on ground

Fifty people were killed when a Philippine Air Force plane crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, the country’s worst military air disaster in decades. The C-130 military plane was transporting troops from Cagayan de Oro, in Mindanao, to Sulu province when it missed the runway on the island of Jolo. The plane, which was […]

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Military plane transporting troops crashes in the Philippines and bursts into flames

At least 17 people were killed when a military plane came down in southern Philippines. The plane – Lockheed C-130 Hercules – was carrying 97 passengers, mostly troops when it overshot the runway while landing on the island of Jolo. Seventeen bodies were found at the crash site. 47 people were rescued alive from the […]

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Taal Volcano spews toxic gas, thick haze prompting health warning after fresh eruption in Philippines

At least 2,000 people were forced to leave their houses after the Taal volcano in the Philippines started spewing steam, filling the air with toxic gas and prompting health warnings. Sitting on a scenic lake, Taal has been belching sulphur dioxide for several days, creating a thick haze over Manila and several surrounding provinces. At […]

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Parents name their new-born son HTML as a tribute to web developers

When parents come up with weird and unusual names for their children, it always garners media attention. Recently, a new mom and dad in the Philippines named their new-born son ‘HTML’. According to a viral post put out by the aunt on Facebook, the baby boy was born earlier this month and has been named […]

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Man refuses to be godfather of best friend’s child after being given legally binding contract with ‘ridiculous’ set of demands

A man was branded ‘selfish’ for refusing to be the godfather to his best friend’s child after being given a legally binding contract and a ‘ridiculous’ list of demands. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said that he and his wife met a couple around nine years ago and since then they have become […]

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200 tonnes of giant clam shells worth $25 million seized in Philippines

At least 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million seized in the Philippines. The seizure is one of the largest ever hauls of the endangered species. Four suspects have been arrested on an island in the ecologically protected province of Palawan. Giant clams can grow larger than one metre across, […]

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Philippines: Man breaking Covid-19 restrictions dies after exercise punishment

A Filipino man who was found breaking quarantine rules has died after being made to do 300 squat-like exercises by police as punishment, his family said. Darren Manaog Penaredondo was allegedly stopped by officers while buying water after 6pm local time in Cavite province on Thursday. He collapsed the following day and later died. Cavite […]

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Philippines deploys fighter aircrafts to look over 200 Chinese vessels in disputed Whitsun Reef

The Philippines deployed light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defence minister said, as he repeated his demand immediate withdrawal. International concern is growing over what the Philippines has described as a “swarming and threatening presence” of more than 200 Chinese vessels that […]

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Philippines asks China to recall its 220 boat fleet floating off disputed reef in South China Sea

The Philippines have asked China to recall more than 200 boats that were spotted at a disputed reef claimed by both Manila and Beijing, describing their presence as a “clear provocative action.” Philippine government officials on Saturday said 220 Chinese vessels moored at the boomerang-shaped Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls the Julian Felipe Reef, close […]