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    Philippines forces top broadcaster off air

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:50pm on May 05, 2020

    The Philippines’ top broadcaster ABS-CBN was forced off air Tuesday over a stalled operating licence renewal, drawing fresh charges that authorities were cracking down on...

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    Duterte for martial law-like crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 09:49pm on April 17, 2020

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened a martial law-like crackdown to stop people flouting a virus lockdown in the nation’s capital. Duterte spoke a day...

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    ADB warns global cost of virus could top $4 trillion

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:13pm on April 03, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic could cost the global economy $4.1 trillion as it ravages United States, Europe and other major economies, the Asian Development Bank warned...

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    Philippine president asks police to shoot lockdown troublemakers

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 02:43pm on April 02, 2020

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has told security forces that they should shoot dead anyone causing ‘trouble’ in areas locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic...

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    CNN Philippines goes off-air in coronavirus scare

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 01:18am on March 19, 2020

    CNN Philippines stopped broadcasting on Wednesday after a coronavirus case was confirmed in the building where the television channel is based, forcing it off the...

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    Manila to impose night-time curfew over virus

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:05pm on March 14, 2020

    Manila will impose a night-time curfew in the city of 12 million, officials said Saturday, as the Philippines steps up efforts to curb the spread...

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    Manila mall hostage-taker surrenders

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 01:15am on March 03, 2020

    A sacked security guard who shot one person and took about 30 others hostage at a Manila shopping mall on Monday surrendered to authorities, ending...

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    Duterte threatens to end US military pact

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:14pm on January 24, 2020

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to end a pact key to annual war games with American troops if the US does not restore the...

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    Philippines bans US senators, mulls visa for Americans

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:59pm on December 27, 2019

    The Philippines banned two US senators and threatened to introduce visa restrictions for Americans entering the country, the president’s spokesman said Friday, if Washington pushes...

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    Philippines typhoon toll jumps to 28

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 10:53pm on December 27, 2019

    The death toll from Typhoon Phanfone’s battering of the Philippines on Christmas Day has risen to 28, and will likely climb further, authorities said on...

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