People wear masks in the Philippines to guard against COVID-19 (Source: Xinhua/VNA)

Philippines extends partial lockdown in capital

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended partial lockdown in the capital until the end of March, as the country awaits the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: Internet)

Philippines notifies US to end Visiting Forces Agreement

The Philippines has officially notified the US about the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the two countries, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Environmental activists demonstrate outside the Canadian Embassy in Manila on May 21 (Source: AFP/VNA)

Garbage issue worsens Philippines-Canada relations

Relations between the Philippines and Canada are getting tenser after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on May 22 ordered authorized agencies to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if the country refuses to accept the trash.