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Dream fulfilled for Imelda Marcos as family reclaims presidency
by Allison Jackson - May 27, 2022 - 1:10pm
Decades after fleeing the Philippines with bags and boxes stuffed with jewels, gold and cash, former first lady Imelda Marcos has achieved her ultimate ambition: her son winning the presidency. 
Philippines could revive nuclear plant if Marcos wins presidency
by Allison Jackson - May 5, 2022 - 8:32pm
A mothballed nuclear power plant built near a fault line and volcanoes in the Philippines during Ferdinand Marcos's dictatorship could be revived if his son wins next week's presidential election.
More than 90 reported dead due to 'Odette'
by Allison Jackson - December 19, 2021 - 11:15am
The storm knocked out communications and electricity in many areas, ripping off roofs, toppling concrete power poles and flooding villages.
Death toll from 'Odette' passes 20
by Allison Jackson - December 18, 2021 - 10:37am
At least 21 people have been killed in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, officials said Saturday, with "alarming" reports of destruction on islands that bore the brunt of the storm.
Pacquiao says he was 'naive' drug user
by Allison Jackson - November 23, 2021 - 3:47pm
Philippines presidential hopeful Manny Pacquiao says he was "naive" and ignorant of the law when he took crystal meth in his youth, but argues offenders today know drugs are illegal and should be punished.
'Run Sara Run': Clamor grows for Duterte daughter presidential bid
by Allison Jackson - October 10, 2021 - 3:04pm
Philippines' "First Daughter" Sara Duterte has been in lockstep with her father, following him into law and succeeding him as a city mayor. Now, she's leading the race to replace Rodrigo Duterte as president.
'Burnt out': Nurses battle COVID-19, resignations in Philippines
by Allison Jackson - September 18, 2021 - 11:12am
Exhausted nurses in the Philippines are struggling to care for patients as colleagues contract Covid-19 or quit a profession that was dangerously understaffed even before the pandemic.
'A big help': Philippines hands out cash to poor during virus lockdown
by Allison Jackson - August 12, 2021 - 7:43am
About 80% of the more than 13 million people living in the sprawling national capital region are eligible for the one-off cash payment to ease the economic pain caused by the latest lockdown. 
President Pacquiao? King of the ring mulls Philippines' top job
by Allison Jackson - July 2, 2021 - 10:39am
A two-year break from boxing has left Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao "hungry" to get back in the ring for what could be the last fight of his storied career -- and a warm-up for a presidential rumble.
'Full capacity everywhere': Manila hospitals struggle as virus surges
by Allison Jackson - April 9, 2021 - 11:47am
Long queues at emergency rooms have forced people to drive from one health facility to the next in search of treatment, in a situation described by a hospital official as a "nightmare". 
'Victory for children': Philippines set to raise age of consent
by Allison Jackson - December 21, 2020 - 2:57pm
Child rights activists have lobbied for decades to increase the age — enshrined in the penal code since 1930 — but faced resistance from what they describe as a "culture of patriarchy" in a country where...
Record hunger in the Philippines as COVID-19 restrictions bite
by Allison Jackson - December 9, 2020 - 2:47pm
Charities are struggling to meet the ever-growing demand for food as millions of families go hungry across the country. 
Asia steps up virus efforts as second wave of infections strikes
by Allison Jackson - March 23, 2020 - 7:29am
From Australia's Bondi Beach to the streets of New Delhi, authorities across Asia have ramped up efforts to stem the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus amid fears of a second wave of infections in places where...
Brazil bans burning for two months to defuse Amazon crisis
by Allison Jackson - August 29, 2019 - 5:59pm
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Wednesday to ban burning throughout the country for two months, government sources cited in local media said, as the authorities scramble to defuse the Amazon fires...
WHO says e-cigarettes 'undoubtedly harmful'
by Allison Jackson - July 27, 2019 - 10:58am
Electronic cigarettes are "undoubtedly harmful" and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit.
Thousands of pro-Bolsonaro protesters demand reforms in Brazil
by Allison Jackson - May 27, 2019 - 8:18am
Thousands of supporters of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took to the streets across Brazil Sunday in a protest seen as a gauge of the embattled leader's popularity only five months into his term.
Afghan talent show singer finds fame as Justin Trudeau's double
by Allison Jackson - January 15, 2019 - 5:02pm
An Afghan talent show contestant's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country -- and potentially given him the winning edge.
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