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    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.

    Vatican releases schedule for Pope's visit to Sri Lanka
    Vatican, Nov.15 : The Vatican has released the schedule for Pope Francis' visit to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

    14 killed in Philippines clash
    Manila, Nov 14 : At least five soldiers and nine Abu Sayyaf members were killed and 26 injured Friday in a clash in Philippines' Sulu province.

    Nine killed in Philippines firefight
    Manila, Nov 14 : At least five government soldiers and four Abu Sayyaf members were killed in a fierce firefight in the southern Philippine province of Sulu Friday afternoon.

    PM Modi meets Philippines President
    Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Nov. 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Philippines President Benigno Aquino on the sidelines of the ongoing East Asia Summit here on Thursday

    Philippines' Aquino assures Modi on FTA
    Naw Pyi Taw, Nov 13 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met with Philippines President Benigno Aquino who assured him that his country was pushing ahead with the inking of the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement on services and investments.

    Modi meets Philippines president, chats with Abe
    Naw Pyi Taw, Nov 13 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met with Philippines President Benigno Aquino and later also held a brief interaction with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

    Philippines rebel group to form political party
    Manila, Nov 3 : The heads of Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), will hold talks Monday to finalise the formation of a political party for the 2016 national election.

    India's 'five sixers' do important business in the Philippines ...
    By Ranjana Narayan, Manila, Oct 22 : They are known as the "five sixers" in local parlance, are considered virtually indispensable by the locals, but are resented too and, what is more, their numbers are growing. Meet the Indian expatriates from Punjab who have spread out across the hinterland in ...

    Philippine officials, rebel group to meet in Netherlands
    Manila, Oct 20 : Representatives from the Philippine government and the leftist rebel group National Democratic Front Philippines (NDFP) will meet in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in the next few days to discuss the possible resumption of the stalled peace negotiations.

    Philippines approves German hostage rescue bid
    Manila, Oct 17 : Philippine authorities have given the green light to the police and the army to attempt the rescue of two German tourists being held hostage by the Islamist group Abu Sayyaf which threatened to kill one of them Friday.

    Philippine forces not negotiating with rebels holding German doctor
    Manila, Oct 17 : The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Friday said they will not negotiate with the Abu Sayyaf rebels who have threatened to behead one of the two German hostages being held for ransom.

    Philippines' Abu Sayyaf dig grave for hostage, threaten beheading
    Manila, Oct 15 : Abu Sayyaf Filipino Islamist rebels holding two German tourists Wednesday released a photo of the grave they have dug for one of the hostages, whom they threatened to behead within two days if their demands are not met.

    Philippines' Abu Sayyaf to negotiate for German hostages
    Manila, Oct 15 : The Abu Sayyaf rebel group Wednesday said that it is ready to negotiate with Filippino Foreign Minister Alberto Del Rosario for the release of two German hostages.

    Suspected militant caught in Philippines
    Manila, Oct 14 : A suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group was captured in a raid in the Philippines, police said Tuesday.

    Two killed in church grenade attack in Philippines
    Manila, Oct 9 : At least two people were killed and seven injured in a grenade attack on a church in Philippines province of North Cotabato, authorities said Thursday.

    Two Swiss nationals killed in Philippines
    Manila, Oct 6 : Two Swiss nationals were shot dead in Philippines, police said Monday.

    MiraMed Global mulls acquisitions in US, Britain
    Chennai, Oct 4 : US-based healthcare business process outsouring (BPO) group MiraMed Global Services is planning to acquire small, niche companies in that country and Britain, and raise headcount in India and the Philippines, said a group official.

    MiraMed Global to increase headcount at Ajuba Solutions
    Chennai, Oct 4 : The US-based healthcare business process outsouring (BPO) group MiraMed Global Services is planning to acquire small, niche companies in the US and Britain for growth, while increasing its headcount in India and Philippines, said a group official.

    Hostages in Philippines plead for their lives
    Manila, Sep 30 : Two German hostages held by the Philippine Islamic group Abu Sayyaf appealed for their lives Monday, urging authorities in Berlin to pay a ransom and withdraw support from the international military operation against Islamic State (IS) militia in Iraq.

    Philippines, US troops begin naval exercises
    Manila, Sep 29 : Naval exercises involving around 4,700 Filipino and US troops started Monday in the Philippines' Palawan province.

    Philippines has no IS presence: Official
    Manila, Sep 27 : The Philippines has so far not found presence of any member of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in the country, Abigail Valte, deputy presidential spokesperson, said here Saturday.

    Philippines has no IS presence: Official
    Manila, Sep 27 : The Philippines has so far not found presence of any member of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in the country, Abigail Valte, deputy presidential spokesperson, said here Saturday.

    Asiad boxing: Akhil Kumar bows out
    Incheon, Sep 26 : Indian boxer Akhil Kumar failed to advance to the quarter-finals of the men's light weight (60kg) division in the Asian Games, going down 1-2 against Charly Suarez of the Philippines' at the Seonhak Gymnasium here Friday.

    Asiad basketball: India go down to Philippines
    Incheon, Sep 23 : The Indian men's basketball team lost their opening preliminary round Group E encounter to Philippines 76-85 in the 17th Asian Games at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium Tuesday.

    Typhoon kills 10 in Philippines
    Manila, Sep 21 : At least 10 people were killed and seven injured after Typhoon Fung-Wong hit the Philippines, officials said Sunday.

    Communicable diseases warning issued after floods in Philippines
    Manila, Sep 20 : The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) Saturday warned the public of the transmission of communicable diseases following the floods that inundated Manila and surrounding provinces.

    Typhoon kills seven in Philippines
    Manila, Sep 20 : At least seven people were killed as typhoon Fung-Wong hit the Philippines, a statement said Saturday.

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