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Philippines Ambassador presents credentials to Bangladesh

By Marjorie QuintosEBC Ottawa Bureau (Eagle News) — Newly appointed Ambassador of the Philippines to Bangladesh, Alan L. Deniega, presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Md. Abdul Hamid, on September 15, 2021, …

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Manny Pacquiao declares run for presidency in 2022

This handout photo taken on September 19, 2021, courtesy of the office of Philippine Senator Koko Pimentel shows Philippine boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao (L) gesturing during the PDP-Laban national assembly in Manila. (Photo by – / Office of Philippine Senator Koko …

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Fire at overcrowded Indonesian prison kills 41

This handout picture taken and released on September 8, 2021 by the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights shows a prison in Tangerang, after a fire broke out and killed 41 inmates. (Photo by Handout / Indonesian Ministry of …

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Philippines records a high of 13,177 new COVID cases, pushing total active cases to over 96k

  (Eagle News) – The Philippines recorded 13,177 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, Aug. 13, the second highest number of virus cases in the country in a single day. Because of this, the active COVID-19 cases in the country reached …

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‘So proud’: Hidilyn Diaz hailed for historic Olympic gold

MANILA, Philippines (AFP) — With their eyes glued to a television in the southern Philippines, the family of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz yelled “push, push, push!” as she hoisted the bar to win the country’s first Olympic gold medal. “Then we …

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Philippine police win battle for the bulge as body fat rule dropped

(AFP) — Philippine police have won a battle for the bulge after the force temporarily suspended a requirement for officers seeking promotion to meet body fat targets, an official document showed Tuesday. Expanding waistlines have been a hefty problem among …

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Former president “Noynoy” Aquino passes away at 61

  (Eagle News) – Former president Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III passed away on Thursday, June 24. He was 61. The 15th president of the Philippines died this morning. He was rushed to the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City. …

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Canada extends flight ban between Canada and India; drops Pakistan ban

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — The ban on direct flights between Canada and India has been extended for another 30 days, Canadian Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, announced Monday. But he says flights from Pakistan will …

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Philippines extends ban on travelers from India, six other countries

QUEZON CITY (Eagle News) — The Philippines has extended the travel restrictions on India and six other countries. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the ban on passengers also from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Oman, Sri Lanka and the …

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Philippines COVID-19 cases breach 1,300,000 mark

(Eagle News) — COVID-19 cases in the Philippines breached the 1,300,000 mark on Friday, June 11, after the Department of Health reported 6686 additional cases. Of the total 1,300,349 cases, 61345 were active, according to the DOH’s recent data. Of …

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Biden drops plan to ban TikTok, WeChat

(AFP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked executive orders from his predecessor Donald Trump seeking to ban Chinese-owned mobile apps TikTok and WeChat over national security concerns, the White House said. A White House statement said that instead of …

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Pandemic prompted anti-Asian discrimination will take a generation to subside

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Asian and non-Asian Canadians believe it will take another generation to solve the issue of anti-Asian prejudice according to a new survey released Tuesday by the Angus Reid Institute. Three-in-five …

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