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Philippines on MERS alert: Official
Manila, April 19 : Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has asked health authorities in the country to raise awareness among the public about the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Saturday.
Philippines: UN seeks debt relief to support typhoon recovery
New York, Apr 8 : Voicing concern that the Philippines' post-typhoon reconstruction and recovery efforts could be undermined by its heavy debt load, a United Nations independent human rights expert on Monday issued a strong call on international creditors to cancel the country's debt and to provide ...
India losing 70% incremental voice call center business to Philipp
Kolkata, Apr 6 : India is currently losing about 70 per cent of all incremental voice and call center business to competitors like Philippines and Eastern Europe and unless the domestic BPO (business process outsourcing) industry diversifies the delivery footprint to take advantage of low-cost ...
UN concerned over thousands of IDPs in Philippines
New York, Apr 5 : The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm on behalf of some 64,600 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in southern Philippines still living in evacuation centres, transition sites and with host communities, six months after deadly fighting broke out between the rebel Moro ...
Indian guru donates $1 mn to typhoon victims
Kollam, April 3 : The Mata Amritanandamayi Math has donated $1 million for the rehabilitation of the victims of a typhoon that hit the Philippines five months ago.
Philippines to host ASEAN Economic Community Forum
Manila, April 1 : The Philippines will host the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Forum April 10 to coordinate regional efforts for development, the trade department said Tuesday.
Dubai-born beauty Parul Shah wins Miss Philippines Tourism title
Dubai, March 31 : Parul Shah has been crowned Miss Philippines Tourism at the Miss Philippines 2014 pageant.
Philippines' Oliver Barbosa wins Kolkata Open chess title
Kolkata, March 27 : Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa of Philippines edged out MR Lalith Babu of PSPB on a better tiebreak to win the 6th Kolkata Open (19th International Open GM Chess Tournament) here Friday.
Oliver Barbosa wins Kolkata Open Chess
Kolkata, Mar 27 : Grandmaster Oliver Barbosa of Philippines edged out MR Lalith Babu of PSPB on better tiebreak to win the 19th International Open GM Chess Tournament, organised by Alekhine Chess Club, on Thursday.
Indian student held for drug peddling in Philippines
Manila, March 26 : An Indian student was arrested in the Philippines' capital Manila on charges of drug peddling to students in Manila and parts of central Philippines, police said.
Kolkata Open Chess: Kunte, Vidit among four in the lead
Kolkata, March 24 : Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh and Oliver Barbosa of Philippines joined Indians Abhijit Kunte and Vidit Santosh Gujrathi in the lead with 5.5 points, after round seven in the 6th Kolkata Open (19th International Open Grandmasters Tournament) here Monday.
Oath taking ceremony in Philippines cancelled over graduates' ...
Dubai, Mar.16 : A ritual oath-taking ceremony for new pharmacists in central Philippines was recently called off after an official saw some female participants in "revealing" outfits.
11 killed in leftist rebel attack in Philippines
Manila, March 10 : Eleven people were killed in a coordinated attack Monday by leftist rebel group New People's Army (NPA) in the Philippines, a military official said.
UN urges global support as Philippines recover from typhoon
New York, Mar 8 : The top United Nations relief official warned on Friday that behind the signs of early recovery in typhoon-hit regions of the Philippines there are still millions of people who are extremely vulnerable, and urged the international community to sustain the emergency response and ...
Indian national shot dead in Philippines
Manila, March 6 : An Indian national was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in Oriental Mindoro province of the Philippines.
Fugitive deported from Phillipines after 19 years in hiding
Manila, March 4 : The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration announced Tuesday that it has deported a Japanese fugitive who had been hiding in a northern Philippine city for the past 19 years.
Shelter, livelihoods priorities in typhoon-hit Philippines: UN
New York, Feb 28 : The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are prioritizing shelter and livelihoods projects in the typhoon-devastated parts of the Philippines, while continuing to provide the most vulnerable people with life-saving assistance and protection services.
Becks appeals for global help to aid children in disaster zones
Washington, Feb 22 : David Beckham is launching a global appeal to help children caught up in disaster zones after his visit to the Philippines earlier this month.
Needs remain enormous in Philippines after Haiyan: UN
New York, Feb 17 : The United Nations and its partners in the Philippines warned on Sunday that millions of people still require urgent assistance to rebuild their lives and livelihoods, 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, cut a swath of devastation across ...
David Beckham supports UN typhoon-recovery in Philippines
New York, Feb 15 : David Beckham, a United Nations Children's Fund Goodwill Ambassador, on Friday met with children in the storm-ravaged Philippine city of Tacloban as part of the UN agency's relief efforts in the country.
Becks touched by Haiyan typhoon hit children's V-Day cards
London, Feb 14 : David Beckham was touched to receive Valentine's Day cards by children hit by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines.
Obama to visit four Asian countries in April
Washington, Feb 13 : US President Barack Obama will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in late April, the White House said Wednesday.
Philippines: UN focus shifts from life-saving aid to school
New York, Feb 8 : Three months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated central Philippines, United Nations agencies and their partners are refocusing their priorities to longer-term assistance aimed at getting children back in to classrooms and parents to work.
Philippines: UN seeks funds to help earthquake survivors in Bohol
New York, Feb 7 : Nearly four months after a massive earthquake devastated parts of Bohol Island, the top United Nations relief official in the Philippines is calling on donors to provide an additional USD 19 million for urgent shelter needs, as well as health, education and early recovery efforts ...
Five killed in Philippines violence
Manila, Jan 29 : Five people were killed during a clash Wednesday between government troops and members of the leftist rebel group New People's Army (NPA) in southern Philippines, a military official said.
International performers to wow Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 23 : Performers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Japan and various parts of India will come together to foster interactions spanning art, politics and culture at the Kolkata International Performance Art Festival (KIPAF) that began here Thursday.
Indian in Dubai denies molestation charge
Dubai, Jan 21 : An Indian man, charged with molesting a woman from Philippines while she was shopping, denied the charge in a court here Tuesday.
WWII Japanese soldier who hid in Philippines jungle for 29 years dies ...
Washington, Jan. 18 : Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died at 91.
Philippines: UN urges aid for typhoon recovery
New York, Jan 17 : The recovery process in the Philippines has been steady but uneven, the United Nations top relief official said Thursday, urging donors to increase support for the USD 788 million response plan for Filipinos, who continue to depend on humanitarian support, particularly to rebuild ...
Indian shot dead in Philippines
Singapore, Jan 16 : An Indian national engaged in money lending business and his driver have been shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen in the Philippines, media reported Thursday.