Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn a longstanding threat to cancel a defense agreement that allows U.S. military forces to train in his country.
The Philippine national capital region will implement longer curfew hours when it shifts to an enhanced community quarantine on Friday, as a precaution to rising infections of the Delta variant of the #coronavirus .
The Philippine government puts up quarantine control points along the borders of the capital to curb the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus, ahead of a strict lockdown later this week.
8,735 new Philippine COVID-19 infections registered; active cases over 63,000
For the first time ever, the Philippine national anthem is played in the Olympics after weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the country's first ever gold medal in the Games. #Tokyo2020 #GalingNatinIto 📸Edgard Garrido, Reuters Full story:
VIDEO: The remains of Filipinos killed in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war are starting to be exhumed as the leases on their graves expire and poor families struggle to renew the contracts
LOOK: The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report found guns of the same serial number reappearing in crime scenes of drug war killings, suggesting that Philippine police planted evidence of guns. | via @liannami
Finally, some good news. Two more Filipinos have recovered from COVID-19 and is now discharged from the hospital. Only two Filipino COVID-19 positive patients remain in hospital isolation. | via Philippine Consulate General in HK
REST IN PEACE. The Philippine Heart Association reports that its former president, Dr. Raul Jara, has passed away due to COVID-19. Maraming salamat po sa inyong serbisyo! ? Philippine Heart Association