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Peace reigns in Bangsamoro Region

Manila, March 29 -- After a long struggle for freedom in the Philippines' Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, Muslims, Christians and other minorities show the world how people can live in peace despite pas... Read More


ILO, WHO chiefs welcome G20 steps on Covid-19 fight

Manila, March 27 -- The heads of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed G20 leaders' commitment as a "first step" to the challenge created ... Read More


Federer donates $1M for Swiss families affected by Covid-19

Manila, March 26 -- Roger Federer and his wife Mirka donated one million Swiss francs (USD1,020,000) for families in Switzerland who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. "These are challen... Read More


US Senate passes $2 trillion Covid-19 aid package

Manila, March 26 -- The US Senate overwhelmingly passed a massive USD2-trillion stimulus package late Wednesday to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The largest stimulus legislati... Read More


World Bank, IMF seek debt relief for poor countries

Manila, March 26 -- The World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday urged creditors to suspend debt payments of the world's poorest countries in the wake of the coron... Read More


Experts warn against poor eating habits during quarantine

Manila, March 26 -- As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, people continue to quarantine themselves in their homes, but experts say lack of physical activity and poor eatin... Read More


China's 5-year plan to be crucial on climate change

Manila, March 25 -- ear plan (FYP) to go into effect in 2021 will be one of the world's most important documents for global efforts to fight climate change, according to a report released on Tuesday. ... Read More


Modi announces countrywide lockdown for 21 days

NEW DELHI, March 25 -- Addressing the nation for the second time in a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Tuesday announced a countrywide lockdown for three weeks, restricting a population of o... Read More


Five Arab states register new coronavirus cases

ANKARA, March 25 -- Health authorities in five Arab countries confirmed new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. Tunisia's Health Ministry said a 56-year-old man died from the virus in Sousse... Read More


Sports authorities welcome postponing of Olympic Games

Manila, March 25 -- The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Tuesday welcomed the decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) p... Read More