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Ferdinand Marcos Jr vows to ensure food security in the Philippines

Ferdinand Marcos Junior, son of the longtime dictator, has been sworn in as the new president of the Philippines after winning last month’s election in a landslide. He says ensuring food security will be among his top priorities. He’s taking over from controversial president Rodrigo Duterte and inherits an economy ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as rising inflation and living costs. His father Ferdinand Marcos was ousted in a revolution in 1986. Marcos Junior has distanced himself from his father’s rule but has not criticized it. He’s even praised some elements of it.

Philippines slum residents struggle with social distancing

Philippines slum residents struggle with social distancing

Filipinos struggle to make ends meet under lockdown

Filipinos struggle to make ends meet under lockdown

Will Muslim Mindanao’s referendum end a brutal conflict?

Will Muslim Mindanao’s referendum end a brutal conflict?

Philippines reimposes lockdown after surge in virus cases

Philippines reimposes lockdown after surge in virus cases

UN-chartered Brave Commander first humanitarian ship from Ukraine

UN-chartered Brave Commander first humanitarian ship from Ukraine

Serbia to remove sunken WWII German ships from Danube River

Serbia to remove sunken WWII German ships from Danube River

At least 41 killed as fire breaks out in a church in city of Giza

At least 41 killed as fire breaks out in a church in city of Giza

Ruto edges ahead of Odinga as vote counting continues in Kenya

Ruto edges ahead of Odinga as vote counting continues in Kenya

Scientists say Morocco will face severe water shortages by 2025

Scientists say Morocco will face severe water shortages by 2025

Antique tractors find home near Istanbul's F1 track

Antique tractors find home near Istanbul's F1 track

Afghanistan on edge one year since Taliban takeover

Afghanistan on edge one year since Taliban takeover

Beirut welcomes relief after bread crisis

Beirut welcomes relief after bread crisis

Gaza exhausted by destruction on repeat

Gaza exhausted by destruction on repeat

Perseid meteors flash across Türkiye's Mt Nemrut

Perseid meteors flash across Türkiye's Mt Nemrut

UN: At least 77 people killed by heavy rains and floods in Yemen

UN: At least 77 people killed by heavy rains and floods in Yemen

Drought devastates Romanian agriculture as heatwave persists

Drought devastates Romanian agriculture as heatwave persists

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