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Luzon is the largest and most populous island in the Philippines. It is ranked 15th largest in the world by land area. Located in the northern portion of the archipelago, it is the economic and political center of the nation, being home to the country's capital city, Manila, as well as Quezon City, the country's most populous city.

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Typhoon Vongfong ravages Philippine islands
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Typhoon Vongfong ravages Philippine islands

Vongfong, the first typhoon of the season, has ravaged several islands of the Philippines, making landfall six times in ...

Philippine economy contracts for first time since 1998
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Philippine economy contracts for first time since 1998

The Philippine economy contracted 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 amid the strict COVID-19 lockdown measures, making it the first plunge since 1998, according to officials data on Thursday.The data published by the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that the country's GDP fell 0.2 per cent compared to the median growth forecast of 2.9 per cent between January and March 2020, reports Efe news.

COVID-19 lockdown displaces over 2mn workers in Philippines
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COVID-19 lockdown displaces over 2mn workers in Philippines

The lockdown imposed in the Philippines since mid-March to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus has displaced over 2 million workers, government data showed on Monday.

Philippines extends lockdown to May 15
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Philippines extends lockdown to May 15

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday announced the extension of the strict lockdown measures across several parts of the country, including capital Manila, until May 15 in an attempt to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Philippines extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 15
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Philippines extends COVID-19 lockdown till May 15

The lockdown in metropolitan Manila and provinces on the main island of Luzon will remain in place for another two weeks or until May 15, Philippines government announced on Friday.

23-day-old baby dies of COVID-19 in Philippines
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23-day-old baby dies of COVID-19 in Philippines

A 23-day old baby succumbed to COVID-19 in the Philippines, it was reported on Friday.

Philippines extends COVID-19 lockdown until April 30
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Philippines extends COVID-19 lockdown until April 30

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday approved the extension of a lockdown and strict quarantine measures for Luzon island until April 30 to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Shoot them dead: Philippines President warns against violating lockdown
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Shoot them dead: Philippines President warns against violating lockdown

With the country recording over 2,000 cases of coronavirus, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte asked the police and military to shoot dead those who "create trouble" during a month-long lockdown of Luzon.

Philippine rebels reject govt ceasefire
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Philippine rebels reject govt ceasefire

The Philippines' New People's Army (NPA) rebels on Thursday rejected a unilateral ceasefire, which President Rodrigo Duterte had declared this week to allow the military to focus on the coronavirus pandemic.

Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines, thousands evacuated
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Typhoon Kammuri makes landfall in Philippines, thousands evacuated

Authorities evacuated thousands of people from their homes to safer places as a powerful typhoon, 'Kammuri', made landfall on Luzon, Philippines' largest and most populous island on Monday evening.

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