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Seven injured as twin blasts rock southern Philippines
Manila [Philippines], April 18 : Seven people have been injured in the twin blasts at a gas station in Philippines' city of Tacurong on Mindanao Island, local police said on Tuesday.

China, Philippines to hold consultations on South China Sea issue in ...
Beijing [China], Mar. 29 : China and the Philippines will hold the first meeting of a bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea issue in May.

'Can choose friends who are kind to us', Philippines Prez ahead of ...
Manila [Philippines], Mar. 24 : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while looking forward to his second trip to China this May to attend the "One Belt, One Road" Summit said on Friday said that he can 'choose friends who are kind and understanding'.

Militants behead German hostage in Philippines
New York [U.S.], Feb. 27 : Abu Sayyaf militants in southern Philippines beheaded a German hostage after the deadline passed to pay his ransom passed.

Philippines to provide visa on arrival to Chinese tourists
Beijing [China], Feb. 12 : The Philippines will provide a visa-on-arrival facility to the Chinese tourists this year.

Philippines quake: At least six killed, more than 120 injured
London [UK], Feb. 11 : At least six people were killed and more than 120 others were injured as a powerful earthquake rocked Philippines.

Duterte tells Washington not to build military depots in Philippines
Manila [Philippines], Jan. 30 : President Rodrigo Duterte has accused Washington of building depots in the Philippines to store live ammunition, warning that he would abrogate a bilateral treaty if the United States is indeed building permanent structures on Philippine soil.

Miss France is the new Miss Universe
London [UK], Jan. 30 : Beating out women from around the world, Iris Mittenaere, a 23-year-old dental student from France, has been crowned the winner of the 65th Miss Universe competition held this year in the Philippines.

Amnesty report to "expose" Philippines extrajudicial executions in ...
London, Jan 21 : Amnesty International's Crisis Response will launch a new investigative report exposing the "full horror of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs crime in the Philippines."

Now Duterte admits of pushing official out of a chopper
Manila [Philippines], Dec. 29 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has now threatened to throw officials out of a flying helicopter if they misuse public funds while admitting on live television that he's done it before.

Military cooperation with Philippines seen as mutual trust builder, ...
Beijing, Dec. 13 : Chinese observers have said that co-operation between China and Philippines in the defense and security field, if realized, would further develop the relationship as well as boost mutual trust.

Philippine Senate approves Articles of Agreement of AIIB
Manila [Philippines], Dec. 6 : The Philippine Senate has approved the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) with a vote count of 20-1, said Senator Loren Legarda on Tuesday.

Yamaha holds memorial ceremony for production of one millionth ...
Iwata [Japan], Dec.1 (ANI): Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that local group company Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPH) has produced its one-millionth motorcycle today since the company's establishment.

Explosion in Philippines's Marawi wounds seven of Presidential ...
Manila (Philippines), Nov. 29 : Seven members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and two military troops were injured in a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Marawi City on Tuesday, which has been seen by experts as a "possible diversionary tactic by the Maute group", an ...

Trust Issues - Singapore learns hard lessons about China
Hong Kong, Nov.29 : China has been making significant diplomatic inroads into degrading American influence in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly with the Philippines and Malaysia.

Police defuses IED near U.S. embassy in Philippines
Manila, [Philippines], Nov. 28 (ANI): Police on Monday defused an improvised explosive device found near the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines.

'We both like to swear': Duterte says Trump has shared trait
New York [USA], Nov. 10 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to bury the hatchet with the United States after Republican Donald Trump's election to the White House as he pointed that both of them share the same trait of being brutally straightforward.

Philippines' Prez to US: 'Do not make us your dogs'
New York [USA], Oct. 25 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reignited his war of words with the United States on Tuesday.

Philippines President expresses dislike over foreign troop presence ...
Manila [Philippines], Oct. 25 : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday expressed his dislike over the presence of foreign troops in his country, saying the constitution dictates that The Philippines pursue an independent foreign policy.

Red Cross Society of China offers aid to typhoon-hit Philippines
Beijing [China], Oct.24 : A humanitarian aid of 100,000 U.S. dollars will be offered by the Red Cross Society of China to the Philippines following the havoc caused by Typhoon Haima, a spokesperson said Monday.

Nokia, Globe Telecom ink agreement to strengthen data infrastructure
Beijing [China], Oct. 24: Nokia and Globe Telecom, a leading telecom operator in the Philippines, have signed two Memoranda of Confirmation frame agreements - one for wireless technologies and the other for Internet Protocol( IP), Optical and Software-defined networking (SDN) technologies - under ...

Philippines senator calls for international criminal investigation ...
London [UK], Oct. 24 : A Philippines' Senate member has called for an international criminal investigation against President Rodrigo Duterte in an effort to stop a vicious war on drugs that has killed more than 3,800 people since June.

Trump says 'the world hates Obama'
London [UK], Oct. 22 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has claimed that President Barack Obama and the United States are despised around the world, which is driving countries such as the Philippines into the arms of its adversaries.

Improved ties between China-Philippines not a threat: U.S.
Washington [USA], Oct. 21 : The United States has said that it is happy with improving bilateral relations between China and the Philippines, whose relations soured over the South China Sea dispute, adding that in no way this development is a threat.

U.S. to seek explanation from Philippines President over 'separation' ...
Washington [US], Oct. 21 : The United States has said that it will seek an explanation from Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte over the latter's comments on 'separation' from Washington.

U.S. unhappy with China-Philippine reconciliation, says Chinese media
Beijing [China], Oct. 20 : Chinese media said Thursday that the United States is unhappy with the growing reconciliation between China and The Philippines due to its urge to dominate the regional order.

Sri Lanka and Philippines ink Visa Waiver Agreement
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct.11 : In a major boost to ties between both nations, Sri Lanka and Philippines have signed a Visa Waiver Agreement for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

Philippines official calls for friendly economic ties with China ...
Hong Kong, Oct. 8 : A senior Filipino official has said that Philippines and China should cooperate in various fields such as economy, trade, energy and infrastructure despite the South China Sea dispute.

UN adviser on preventing genocide alarmed over 'disrespectful' ...
New York, Oct 1 : The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed alarm on Friday at public comments by President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, in which he reinforced a campaign to kill millions of drug addicts in the Philippines and compared it to the ...

Philippines' anti-drug fight 'grabs headlines for wrong reasons,' ...
New York, Sept 25 : Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Philippines' Foreign Minister on Saturday said that the country's fight against corruption, illegal drugs and crimes under the new President has been widely misunderstood.