HANOI/MANILA Vietnam scrambled to evacuate thousands of people from their homes as tropical storm Saudel approached on Wednesday, bringing more misery for a country that has endured weeks of heavy rains and floods that have killed over 100 people.
HANOI/MANILA Authorities in Vietnam and the Philippines braced on Tuesday for a tropical storm that could bring flooding and landslides in both countries, as the death toll in Vietnam from weeks of adverse weather rose to 105, with dozens still missing. | Video
MANILA The Philippines' lower parliamentary house on Friday approved the 2021 budget, after a leadership row nearly derailed debates on the spending plan aimed at helping the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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SINGAPORE/MANILA Philippines' Converge ICT Solutions Inc plans to raise as much as $680 million in an initial public offering that would be the country's largest ever, sources said on Monday, encouraged by a coronavirus-spurred boom in demand for fibre broadband.
MANILA In the middle of a coronavirus lockdown in the Philippine capital, Grace Lagaday was struggling to breastfeed her newborn without milk storage bottles and nursing pads.
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MANILA A new Philippine telecoms firm with Chinese state investment on Thursday described as "truly misplaced" concerns that communications equipment it will install at military camps will be used for spying.
MANILA The Philippines continues to negotiate supply deals with a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine makers, its health ministry said on Wednesday, despite its president scolding Western firms and saying he wanted Chinese and Russian vaccines.