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World 01 Jul 2021 | 7:24 PM

Mass evacuation underway as Philippines raises volcano danger level

MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in the Philippines started evacuating thousands of people on Thursday after the alert status was raised on a restive volcano that spewed a one-kilometre (0.62 mile) high plume of gas and steam.

Philippines 07 May 2020 | 1:23 PM

Philippine GDP contracts 0.2% in Q1; 2Q may be "bad"

MANILA, Philippines, May 7 (Philippine Inquirer/ANN) – The Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter as the start of the year was marked with Taal Volcano’s eruption and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which has not only slowed global trade and tourism but also forced a domestic lockdown to contain the disease.

Philippines 08 Feb 2020 | 1:04 PM

Philippines braced for major blow to economy amid coronavirus scare

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN): A prolonged crisis over the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) would likely cut up to 133bil pesos (RM10bil) from the country’s 19-trillion pesos economy, the country’s chief economist said on Friday (Feb 7) with the property sector already feeling the effects of the global contagion as well as the recent eruption of Taal Volcano.