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China hopes for early talks with Phillipines on South China Sea
Beijing, Aug 24 : China is hoping for talks with the Philippines on the South China Sea issue at an early date, an official said on Wednesday.

World's largest pearl to be displayed in Philippines
Manila, Aug 23 : The world's largest natural pearl will be put on display in the Philippines soon, after the USD 100 million treasure was recovered from a burned down house.

Philippines not leaving UN, says Foreign Secretary
Manila, Aug 22 : Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay on Monday said his country was not pulling out of the UN.

Communists march in Manila supporting Oslo peace talks
Manila, Aug 20 : Dozens of Filipino communists marched through the streets of Manila on Saturday in support of the upcoming peace talks between the Philippines government and the National Democratic Front (NDF).

177 Indonesians bound for Haj detained in Manila with fake passports
Jakarta, Aug 20 : A group of 177 Indonesians were detained in the Philippines on Saturday after attempting to board a flight to Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj pilgrimage using fake Philippine passports.

Philippine rebel group declares seven-day unilateral truce
Manila, Aug 19 : The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday night issued a unilateral declaration for a seven-day ceasefire to "celebrate and bolster" the resumption of formal peace talks with the government.

Philippines' leftist rebel leaders released for peace talks
Manila, Aug 19 : Top leaders of a Philippine leftist rebel group were released on Friday from detention to participate in the resumption of peace talks next week in Norway.

UN rights experts urge Philippines to end wave of extrajudicial ...
New York, Aug 19 : Amid a recent massive anti-crime and anti-drug crackdown in the Philippines that has claimed the lives of more than 850 suspected criminals, two United Nations human rights experts on Thursday urged the Government to end the wave of extrajudicial executions and killings, ...

Philippines President slams UN for interfering in drug war
Manila, Aug 18 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte slammed the UN and called it "stupid" for opposing his controversial war against drugs that has claimed more than 1,000 lives, authorities said on Thursday.

Five killed in Philippine rains
Manila, Aug 14 : At least five persons were killed and over 70,000 individuals displaced due to monsoon rains in the Philippines, the state disaster management agency said on Sunday.

Malaysia to continue facilitating peace process in Philippines
Kuala Lumpur, Aug 13 : Malaysia remains committed to facilitating the peace process in southern Philippines, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday.

Philippines: Parauaque City Jail explosion kills 10
Manila. Aug 12 : At least 10 people were killed as an explosion hit Parauaque City Jail in Philippines on Thursday, media reports said.

South China Sea: Vietnam appreciates India's position
New Delhi, Aug 10 : Vietnam appreciates India's position on the South China Sea dispute following the ruling last month by the Permanent Court of Administration (PCA) in the Hague in favour of the Philippines over China, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said on Wednesday.

Philippines Tourism organises road show in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 10 : Ahead of the festive season, The Philippines is wooing the wanderlust in India and especially the travel-bug smitten Bengalis.

Philippine President names drug trade-linked officials
Manila, Aug 7 : Philippines' President Roberto Duterte on Sunday named over 150 government officials who he said were complicit in the country's drug trade.

China, Philippines agree South China Sea issue does not determine all ...
Vientiane (Laos), Aug. 6 : Ministers from China and Philippines have agreed that the South China Sea issue does not determine all aspects of relations between the two countries and will not affect bilateral cooperation in economic, trade and investment fields.

UN condemns rising anti-drugs killings in Philippines
Manila, Aug 4 : The UN has condemned an increase in executions of suspected drug dealers and drug addicts in Philippines as part of an aggressive anti-narcotics campaign, local media reports said on Thursday.

9,000 persons displaced by tropical storm in Philippines
Manila, Aug 2 : At least 9,000 persons were displaced when tropical storm Nida, also called Carina, hit the Philippines on Monday, the state disaster management agency said.

Philippines Communist rebels willing to declare truce
Manila, July 31 : The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Sunday said it was open to declaring a unilateral truce with President Rodrigo Duterte who lifted a ceasefire with the communists on Saturday.

Philippines to host Miss Universe pageant
Manila, July 29 : The Philippines is slated to host the next Miss Universe pageant, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo announced.

Kerry calls for restraint over South China Sea
Manila, July 27 : US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged China and the Philippines to exercise restraint and reduce tensions over their maritime dispute in the South China Sea. He was speaking during a one-day visit to the Philippines.

Beijing urged to accept South China Sea ruling
Vientiane, July 26 : Japan, Australia and the US on Tuesday urged China to recognise the ruling by The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favour of the Philippines over its South China Sea dispute with Beijing.

Philippines president declares unilateral ceasefire with Communists
Manila, July 25 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday declared a unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

South China Sea: Philippines says will talk with China only on basis ...
New York, July 20 : Philippines has turned down bilateral talks with Beijing over the South China Sea dispute, after China's insisted that talks should be held against the landmark court ruling.

Philippines rejects China's offer of conditional talks
Manila, July 19 : Philippines on Tuesday rejected an offer of bilateral talks on the South China Sea conflict with China after the latter demanded they be conducted without taking into account the recent ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague.

Philippines premier airport runway closed due to crack
Manila, July 18 : The Philippines airport authorities on Monday suspended the operation of a runway at its premier airport due to a crack.

Beijing announces South China Sea manoeuvres after Hague ruling
Beijing, July 18 : Beijing on Monday announced military manoeuvres in the South China Sea, almost a week after The Hague's Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruled in favour of the Philippines over the region's territorial disputes.

China will not stop quest for maritime hegemony
New Delhi, July 18 : The ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague on the South China Sea dispute in favour of the Philippines may have come as a setback for China but it will not stop Beijing from continuing with its quest for maritime hegemony in the region.

UN Court reaffirms 'no-link' to South China Sea arbitral tribunal
Beijing, July 16 : The United Nations and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) have recently issued statements to reiterate that they are not connected to or involved with the temporary arbitral tribunal established for the South China Sea dispute, brought unilaterally by the Philippines.

Greatest mammal diversity found on Philippines' largest island
New York, July 15 : The largest island in the Philippines may be home to the greatest concentration of mammal diversity in the world, say researchers who have been exploring the island for the past 15 years.

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