TOP SHOTS (20 August)
20 August 2020, 9:08
6.5-magnitude earthquake rattles Philippines
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 shook Masbate province in the Philippines on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said.
18 August 2020, 2:44
Philippines reports 4,002 more coronavirus infections
The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 4,002 more novel coronavirus infections and 23 additional deaths in the country
13 August 2020, 8:23
Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO
At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global ...
29 July 2020, 7:52
Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns
In China, infections not involving people returning from overseas hit the highest number since early March, with a total of 57 domestic transmissions reported out of 61 new cases.
27 July 2020, 5:55
Philippines evacuates hundreds of thousands as typhoon makes landfall
Typhoon Vongfong, the first to hit the country this year, slammed into the eastern Philippines packing winds of 155 kph and gusts of up to 190 kph, the state weather bureau said.
14 May 2020, 8:47
Philippines' coronavirus infections breach 11,000
The Philippines' confirmed coronavirus infections have broken past the 11,000 mark, the health ministry said on Monday.
11 May 2020, 8:17
Philippines' coronavirus deaths breach 700
The Philippines' health ministry reported on Saturday that coronavirus deaths have reached more than 700.
9 May 2020, 9:51
Philippines' coronavirus infections top 10,000
The Philippines' coronavirus infections have broken past the 10,000 mark, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
6 May 2020, 8:22
Philippines has 16 new coronavirus deaths, 262 more infections
The Philippines' health ministry on Monday reported 16 new coronavirus deaths and 262 additional confirmed cases.
4 May 2020, 8:24