Capital city of the Philippines

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January 12, 2021
Today's top news: International passengers trying to enter the US from January 26 must present a recent negative Covid-19 test result. Philippines braces for new Covid-19 surge after religious celebration. The US government has ordered 1.25m more doses of the antibody cocktail known as Regeneron.
Neil Jerome Morales
December 17, 2020
San Miguel is already involved in another airport aimed at serving the city, a $14 billion project to its north.
Enda Curran, Siegfrid Alegado and Rieka Rahadiana | Bloomberg
December 11, 2020
Asia is an important barometer for the world economy because it accounted for more than two-thirds of global growth in 2019 and is home to a majority of those between the ages of 15-24
November 12, 2020
International Business Times UK
Heavy rain effectively shut down Manila, the sprawling capital of 12 million people, and surrounding areas, turning streets into rivers.
November 12, 2020
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered government agencies to hasten relief efforts after a powerful typhoon killed at least seven people and unleashed some of the worst flooding in years in the capital Manila. Duterte cut short his attendance of a virtual meeting of Southeast Asian
November 12, 2020
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday ordered government agencies to hasten relief efforts after a powerful typhoon killed at least seven people and unleashed some of the worst flooding in years in the capital Manila. Duterte cut short his attendance of a virtual meeting of Southeast Asian
Mikhail Flores and Ron Lopez
November 12, 2020
The third typhoon to hit the storm-battered Philippines in as many weeks caused major flooding in Manila on Thursday, trapping people on rooftops and claiming at least two lives in another part of the country.
Omar Faridi
June 30, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Manila in the Philippines ranked among top global startup ecosystems, with Fintech and digital commerce leading the way: report.
BS Web Team & Agencies
May 20, 2020
Visakhapatnam Airport Director Raj Kishore said the aerodrome received two Air India flights, one from Abu Dhabi and the other from Manila
Puneet Wadhwa
April 3, 2020
For NCR, Barclays has included Delhi and satellite towns of Noida, Gurugram and Ghaziabad
March 15, 2020
The Times of India
Supermodel of the Year has found its winner in the gorgeous Manila Pradhan in a dazzling finale. Hailing from Sikkim, Manila took the pageant home def
By JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press
January 26, 2020
Houston Chronicle
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, a move that will allow many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home. A popular tourist destination just south of Manila because of its picturesque setting in the middle of a lake, Taal erupted on Jan. 12. It caused no known deaths but delivered an early crisis this year for one of the world's most disaster-prone nations. "Taal volcano's condition in the two weeks ... has generally declined into less frequent volcanic earthquake activity, decelerated ground deformation ... and weak steam and gas emissions at the main crater," the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The government's agency lowered the alert level from 4 to 3, which means there's a "decreased tendency toward a hazardous eruption." The highest level-5 alert indicates a major and much more dangerous eruption. The agency also reduced to half the danger zone where residents have to be evacuated, from the 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) radius around the volcano. Taal had last erupted 43 years ago. "We have to be careful of Taal because of the danger it may still bring, so at the lower level, there should be heightened preparedness. People should brace for rapid evacuation," Renato Solidum, the head of the institute, said in a televised news conference. Mayor Daniel Reyes of Agoncillo, a town along the western shores of Taal Lake overlooking the island where the volcano lies, said he was relieved but remained concerned. Residents of Agoncillo and nearby Lemery could still not return home because of the towns' proximity to the volcano. "It's somehow a relief but we're still under a total...
By AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press
January 17, 2020
Houston Chronicle
TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) - An erupting Philippine volcano remains life threatening despite weaker emissions and fewer tremors, an official said Friday and advised thousands of displaced villagers not to return to the danger zone. The Taal volcano emitted weaker ash and steam explosions Thursday and Friday, the sixth day of its eruption. But despite the seeming lull, continuing volcanic quakes, the drying of the crater lake and other signs indicate magma is moving beneath, said Maria Antonia Bornas, an official with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. "When there is an explosion, that will be life threatening, especially if people get very near, like on Volcano Island," Renato Solidum, head of the the institute, told The Associated Press. The volcano since Sunday has remained at alert level 4, the second-highest warning, indicating a hazardous explosive eruption is possible in hours or days. Solidum said assessing whether the volcano's restiveness has eased may take up to two weeks. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from areas now under a security lockdown, and soldiers and police have been stopping desperate villagers from returning to retrieve belongings and save their poultry and cattle. Police have allowed batches of residents to check their homes for a few hours during the day in some high-risk villages. Jerick Oco, a 21-year-old who worked as a tourist guide on Volcano Island, which sits in the middle of Taal Lake south of Manila, was relieved to hear that the volcano was calming down but said poor villagers like him face more daunting problems, like finding new homes and jobs. "They should help people retrieve belongings from their homes instead of blocking them. They should help them restart (their lives) again,"...
Nicola Smith
January 16, 2020
The Telegraph
The farewell to her elderly uncle in the shadow of one of the world's most dangerous volcanoes was the most "heartbreaking" moment of Juliet Cuento's life.
By Stacy Liberatore For
January 15, 2020
Mail Online
Japan's Himawari-8 satellite captured the eruption Taal volcano in the Philippines from space, which shows the plume spread over the course of January 12 and 13.
By AARON FAVILA and JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press
January 12, 2020
Houston Chronicle
TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) - A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing Manila's international airport to shut down. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said Taal Volcano in Batangas province south of Manila blasted steam, ash and pebbles up to 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) into the sky in a dramatic escalation of its growing restiveness, which began last year. The volcanology institute raised the danger level around Taal three notches on Sunday to level 4, indicating "a hazardous eruption may happen within hours or days," said Renato Solidum, who heads the volcanology institute. Level 5, the highest, means a hazardous eruption is underway and could affect a larger area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but authorities scrambled to evacuate more than 6,000 villagers from an island in the middle of a lake, where the volcano lies, and tens of thousands more from nearby coastal towns, officials said. About 300,000 people were targeted to be moved to safety in Batangas overnight and in the next few days. "We have asked people in high-risk areas, including the volcano island, to evacuate now ahead of a possible hazardous eruption," Solidum said. Renelyn Bautista, a 38-year-old housewife who was among thousands of residents who fled from Batangas province's Laurel town, said she hitched a ride to safety from her home with her two children, including a 4-month-old baby, after Taal erupted and the ground shook mildly. "We hurriedly evacuated when the air turned muddy because of the ashfall and it started to smell like gunpowder,"...
January 13, 2020
Houston Chronicle
TAGAYTAY, Philippines (AP) - Red-hot lava gushes from Philippine volcano after eruption that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila's airport.
Reuters Editorial
December 17, 2019
China Communications Construction Co Ltd (CCCC) and its local partner have won an auction for a $10 billion airport on the outskirts of Manila, the latest move by Chinese state firms to gain a foothold in the Philippines.
Reuters Editorial
October 10, 2019
Office-sharing startup WeWork will open new locations in Singapore and the Philippines this year, it said, even as it seeks a $1 billion lifeline from its biggest-backer Softbank Group Corp <9984.T> for a major restructuring.
September 21, 2019
Thousands of volunteers wielding nets and bin bags scoured coasts, parks and riverbanks across the globe Saturday, in a litter-picking drive highlighting the vast quantity of trash dumped worldwide, a day after mass international climate protests. Campaigners took part in World Cleanup Day from Manila
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