The genomic epidemiology of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the Philippines is lacking. This study highlights the importance of genomic surveillance in the Western Pacific and other endemic regions for understanding the spread of drug-resistant gonorrhoea worldwide. Twenty one N. gonorrhoeae isolates collected by the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Program (2013-2014) were subjected to whole genome sequencing for multilocus sequence type, multiantigen sequence type, presence of antimicrobial resistance genes and determination of isolate phylogenetic relatedness. Isolates conferred resistance to penicillin, ciprofloxacin and tetracycline. Comparison with global genomes placed the Philippine genomes within global lineage A and led to the identification of an international transmission route. 

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