Coronavirus: Philippines lifts ban on deploying health-care workers overseas

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation’s health-care workers, his labor minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take … Read More

Spreading coronavirus a ‘serious crime’ in Philippines, Duterte says as cases spike

The Philippines said on Tuesday it would ramp up testing for the novel coronavirus amid a sharp rise in infections and deaths since a lockdown was eased in June, while … Read More

B.C. family trapped in Philippines amid worsening COVID-19 cases

A Nanaimo man says government red tape is blocking his wife and two children from safely returning to Canada from the Philippines. Martin McGeough’s wife Joanne was born in the … Read More

Philippines rides out first typhoon to hit amid coronavirus, no known casualties

More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by the coronavirus. … Read More

Philippines survives first typhoon to hit amid coronavirus, no known casualties

More than 150,000 people were riding out a weakening typhoon in emergency shelters in the Philippines on Friday after a mass evacuation that was complicated and slowed by the coronavirus. … Read More

Typhoon Vongfong roars towards Philippines as coronavirus makes evacuations tricky

A strong typhoon roared toward the eastern Philippines on Thursday as authorities work to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters that could spread the coronavirus. … Read More

Typhoon Vongfong roars toward Philippines as coronavirus makes evacuations tricky

A strong typhoon roared toward the eastern Philippines on Thursday as authorities work to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters that could spread the coronavirus. … Read More

Philippines orders broadcaster that refused to air president’s campaign ads off the air

The Philippines’ telecoms body ordered the country’s leading broadcaster ABS-CBN Corp. to cease operations on Tuesday, as a parliament dominated by President Rodrigo Duterte’s loyalists dragged its feet over renewing … Read More

Coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine in Philippines leaves Canadians trapped abroad

Torontonian Melissa Woolfson and her boyfriend, Devin, are trapped halfway across the world after the Filipino city of Bacolod, where they currently reside, released an executive order, quarantining everyone in … Read More

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