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Philippines announces ceasefire with leftist militants
Manila, Dec 15 : The Philippine military Monday announced a month-long unilateral truce with the leftist militant group New People's Army (NPA).
Modi's proposal of Yoga Day adopted at UN, backed by 175 countries
By Arul Louis, United Nations, Dec 12 : In a huge global endorsement for yoga, 175 out of 193 members of the UN, countries as diverse as the US and Syria, Russia and Britain, and China and the Philippines, agreed by acclamation Wednesday to declare June 21 the International Yoga Day, recognizing ...
Two militants killed in Philippines clash
Manila, Dec 10 : Two militants were killed in a clash with government troops in southern Philippines Wednesday, the military said.
11 killed in Philippines blast
Manila, Dec 9 : At least 11 people were killed and 21 others injured when an improvised bomb ripped through a passenger bus in southern Philippine province of Bukidnon Tuesday, the military said.
Nine killed in Philippines blast
Manila, Dec 9 : At least nine people were killed and 17 injured when an improvised bomb ripped through a passenger bus in the southern Philippines province of Bukidnon Tuesday, the military said.
Typhoon Hagupit displaces 1.6 mn; toll 27
Manila, Dec 9 : Typhoon Hagupit, which has left at least 27 people dead and 1.6 million displaced in the Philippines, was downgraded Tuesday from a storm to a tropical depression after passing through the nation's capital where it caused flooding at several places but no major damage.
Typhoon Hagupit: UNICEF provides vital assistance in Philippines
United Nations, Dec 9 : The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that it is providing supplies and services to women and children in the Philippines, hit by Typhoon Hagupit.
Typhoon Hagupit kills 21 in Philippines
Manila, Dec 8 : Typhoon Hagupit claimed at least 21 lives in central Philippines even as it weakened into a tropical storm, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Monday.
Typhoon Hagupit: Philippines suspends classes, work in three regions
Manila, Dec 8 : The Philippines suspended Monday, classes and work in government offices in three regions, including metropolitan Manila, as the country grapples with the massive Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby).
Typhoon Hagupit: Toll rises to three; 890,000 people evacuated
Manila, Dec 8 : The massive Typhoon Hagupit has led to the death of at least three people and over 890,000 people being evacuated in the Philippines, with the wind speed touching 170 kmph, media reported Sunday.
Two killed as typhoon continues to lash Philippines
Manila, Dec 7 : At least two people died of hypothermia as typhoon Hagupit (local name Ruby) continued to pummel the Philippines, the country's state disaster management agency said Sunday.
Typhoon Hagupit slams into Philippines
Manila, Dec 7 : The massive Typhoon Hagupit slammed into Philippines Saturday and brought with it heavy rains and powerful winds.
Five Abu Sayyaf militants killed in Philippines
Manila, Dec 6 : At least five Abu Sayyaf militants were killed and seven injured Saturday as security forces launched an attack in Phiippines' Sulu province.
UN agencies prepare for response as Typhoon Hagupit approaches
United Nations, Dec 6 : UN agencies prepared for an emergency response before the massive Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines Saturday.
Over 500,000 evacuated in Philippines as typhoon approaches
Manila, Dec 5 : About 500,000 people have been evacuated before the projected landfall of Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, in central Philippines, a senior government official said Friday.
Five militants killed in Philippines clash
Manila, Dec 5 : Five militants were killed in the latest clash with government troops in southern Philippines Friday, the military said.
Philippines on highest alert as super-typhoon approaches
Manila, Dec 4 : The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Thursday declared highest alert as Typhoon Ruby or Hagupit is expected to make a landfall in eastern Philippines Saturday.
Three militants killed in the Philippines
Manila, Dec 4 : At least three Abu Sayyaf militants were killed and three soldiers injured in a gun fight in the Philippines Thursday, the military said.
Four soldiers, one rebel killed in Philippines clash
Manila, Dec 3 : Five people were killed in a clash between government troops and leftist rebels in southern Philippines Wednesday, the military said.
Murray snatches two wins on final day of involvement in IPTL ...
London, Dec 01 : Britain number one Andy Murray grabbed two wins on his final day of involvement in the International Premier Tennis League exhibition in the Philippines.
Four killed in rebel ambush in Philippines
Manila, Dec 1 : Four civilians were killed and four others were injured when New People's Army (NPA) rebels opened fire at a vehicle in the Philippine province of Agusan del Sur, military officials said Monday.
Murray, Sharapova lose again in second round of IPTL ties in ...
London, Nov 30 : Britain number one Andy Murray and former women's world number one Maria Sharapova suffered another day of defeats in the second round of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) ties in the Philippines.
Philippines' Jamie Herrell wins Miss Earth 2014 title
Manila, Nov 29 : Jamie Herrel of the Philippines was Saturday crowned Miss Earth 2014. The runners-up are Miss USA, who was crowned Miss Air, Miss Venezuela won the Miss Water title and Miss Fire went to Miss Russia.
Two dead, seven injured in Philippines shooting incident
Manila, Nov 25 : At least two people were killed and seven others injured when a gunman indiscriminately fired at a crowd in a local carnival in the Philippines.
Indians fill up knockout berths in World Snooker
By Anand Philar, Bengaluru, Nov 24 : Amidst a hectic scramble for knockout berths at the IBSF World Snooker Championship, Denise Santos from the Philippines came up with a break of 91, the highest in the women's competition so far, as she beat Russia's Irina Gorbataya 3-0 here Monday.
At least two people killed in Philippines blast
Manila, Nov 24 : A bomb blast in the south Philippine province of North Cotabato Sunday killed at least two people, a military official said.
Philippines renews commitment to resolve Maguindanao massacre
Manila, Nov 22 : On the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre Sunday, the Philippine government renewed Saturday its commitment to serve justice to the victims of the worst election-related violence in the country.
Quake strikes off the Philippines
Manila, Nov 21 : An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of the northern Philippine province of Batanes Friday, authorities said.
Philippine military takes local leaders' help to counter IS threat
Manila, Nov 20 : The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have sought the support of local leaders in southern Philippines to thwart the recruitment efforts of the militant Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group, a senior government official said Thursday.
Rebels kill army officer, two soldiers in Philippines
Manila, Nov 18 : An officer of the Philippine Army and two of his men have been killed by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in southern Philippines, a military official said Tuesday.