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Thousands displaced by flashfloods in South Cotabato

Emergency responders from the South Cotabato provincial government wade through floodwaters in Tantangan town to reach out to affected villagers. (Philstar.com/John Unson) KORONADAL CITY, Philippines — More than 2,000 villagers got displaced by flashfloods that swept through low-lying barangays in South Cotabato province Friday. Worst hit by flashfloods Friday night, spawned by …

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Keep border controls, NCR bubble – OCTA

“During the surge, 50 percent of cases came from NCR. Now, it’s just 16 percent,” he said. “We don’t have objections (to easing restrictions) at this time (Michael Varcas, file) MANILA, Philippines — Amid discussions of easing restrictions in the National Capital Region Plus, the OCTA Research Group stressed the …

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Tagle gets another Vatican post

In an article, the CBCP said the pope named Tagle as a new member of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, which supports the Eastern Catholic churches around the world. (RTVM/File) MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed former Manila archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to a new post …

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Duterte touts ‘win-win cooperation’ with China amid West Philippine Sea policy criticism

President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seen waiving in this undated file photo (Ted Aljibe/AFP) MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday celebrated the country’s “win-win” relationship with China as one that will lead to “greater peace, progress, and prosperity,” even as the regional power flouts protests …

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