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Popular tourist island in Philippines reopening to travelers after being deemed a 'cesspool'

Added: 16.10.2018 17:55 | 9 views | 0 comments

Boracay, a tourist hotspot once voted by Travel + Leisure as the “World’s Best” island, had been closed for six months in order to deal with environmental violations.

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The Philippines Reopens Resort Island Of Boracay After Six Month Cleaning Closure

Added: 16.10.2018 5:29 | 13 views | 0 comments

After the immaculate white sand beaches of Boracay became overcrowded and became threatened by widespread sewage pollution, the Philippine government took action to save the island paradise with a six-month closure to help clean up with a grand reopening to celebrate their efforts held on Monday, according to Deutsche Welle. The beaches will be fully open to foreigners again on October 26, but media and some individuals were offered a glimpse of the new Boracay, which will have far more rules than previously to help curb pollution and partying. The Philippines Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu promised, "I guarantee that the water is now very clean. The island is now a sight to behold....

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Philippines says U.N. rights council seat vindicates its policies

Added: 13.10.2018 17:16 | 15 views | 0 comments

Granting the Philippines a fresh three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council has vindicated President Rodrigo Duterte and shown his detractors to be "morally corrupt", its foreign minister said on Saturday.

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Philippines' U.N. envoy named foreign secretary as Duterte eyes cabinet revamp

Added: 12.10.2018 5:00 | 20 views | 0 comments

The Philippines' ambassador to the United Nations was named the country's new foreign secretary on Friday, the first of several cabinet changes expected ahead of mid-term elections next year.

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Rice 'safely conserved' in Philippines gene bank

Added: 12.10.2018 0:38 | 10 views | 0 comments

Scientists say that more than 100 thousand varieties of rice have been safeguarded for the future.

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Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina) death toll in the Philippines climbs to at least 6, with another 18 people missing, officials say - AFP

Added: 11.10.2018 17:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

Typhoon Nock-ten (Nina) death toll in the Philippines climbs to at least 6, with another 18 people missing, officials say - AFP

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Philippine Airlines cancels 13 flights in and out of Manila Sunday due to Typhoon Nockten - ABS-CBN News

Added: 11.10.2018 17:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

Philippine Airlines cancels 13 flights in and out of Manila Sunday due to Typhoon Nockten - ABS-CBN News

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Brass band and banners: candidates register for Philippines mid-term polls

Added: 11.10.2018 10:41 | 10 views | 0 comments

Noisy, banner-waving supporters cheered on candidates in the Philippines on Thursday as they registered for mid-term elections next year seen as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

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Candidates begin registering for Philippine mid-term elections

Added: 11.10.2018 8:06 | 15 views | 0 comments

Candidates began registering on Thursday for the Philippines' mid-term elections in May 2019, seen by political experts as a referendum on President Rodrigo Duterte's administration, as the poll body warned against turning the exercise into a circus.

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US teen flies for record: youngest solo round-the-world

Added: 09.10.2018 19:52 | 12 views | 0 comments

A Louisiana teenager flew for 10½ hours through a sandstorm over Saudi Arabia, got stuck in the Philippines by typhoons, and set three youth aviation records.

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