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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.

Russia, Philippines vow military cooperation
Moscow, Dec 5 : Top diplomats of Russia and Philippines on Monday said the two countries were ready to develop bilateral cooperation in the military sphere, but are against the idea of creating new military alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.

Trump invites Duterte to US, endorses his anti-drug campaign
Manila, Dec 3 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said President-elect Donald Trump had invited him to the US, and endorsed his brutal antidrug campaign, telling him that the Philippines was conducting it "the right way".

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.

Duterte inaugurates rehabilitation centre, defends drug crackdown
Manila, Nov 30 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte defended his war on drugs as he inaugurated a new drug rehabilitation centre at a military base 170 kms from here, media reports said.

Blast injures 7 presidential guards in Philippines
Manila, Nov 29 : At least seven members of the Philippine Presidential Security Group (PSG) were injured on Tuesday after a homemade bomb exploded in the city of Marawi, a day ahead of the President's visit.

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.

Bomb found near US embassy in Manila
Manila, Nov 28 : A bomb was found on Monday morning near the US embassy in the Philippines capital, Manila, according to media reports.

Russia offers guns at 'Buy one, get one free': Duterte
Manila, Nov 24 : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said Russia has offered to sell the Philippines rifles in a "buy one, get one free" deal.

Indian couple shot dead in Philippines
Manila, Nov 24 : An Indian couple was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne gunmen in Camarines Sur province of the Philippines, the media reported on Thursday.

Philippines, US militaries agree to scale down joint exercises
Manila, Nov 22 : The Philippine and US militaries on Tuesday agreed to scale down their joint military exercises, reduce deployment of US forces in the Philippines and focus more on humanitarian activities.

Boxer Pacquiao toys with idea of running for Philippines presidency
Manila, Nov 21 : Philippines boxing legend and politician Manny Pacquiao, known as Pacman, is still acting coy about his rumoured political ambitions. Like all politicians, Pacquiao has opted to keep his cards close to his chest apparently to avoid telegraphing his moves to potential rivals.

Ex-Philippines dictator buried in Heroes' cemetery
Manila, Nov 18 : Ousted Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was buried on Friday at the Heroes cemetery here in a controversial and unexpected ceremony which was not announced by the country's authorities until a few hours before the funeral.

Suspected Filipino drug lord returns after Abu Dhabi arrest
Manila, Nov 18 : A suspected drug lord arrived in the Philippines on Friday morning being arrested in Abu Dhabi in October following months in hiding.

Ex-Philippines dictator to be buried in Heroes' cemetery
Manila, Nov 18 : The remains of ousted dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be buried at the Heroes' cemetery here at noon on Friday, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said.

Duterte threatens to pull out from International Criminal Court
Manila, Nov 17 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday threatened to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, following criticism from Western countries of his aggressive anti-drug campaign.

'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' president Duterte vows to stop fighting US
Manila, Nov 10 : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to stop picking a fight with the United States, saying Donald Trump has been elected as president.

Philippines' Duterte sends 'warm congratulations' to Trump
Manila, Nov 9 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has publicly abused US President Barack Obama and threatened to downgrade ties with the US, on Wednesday sent his "warm congratulations" to US President-elect Donald Trump.

Pacquiao back in Philippines after winning Las Vegas boxing title
Manila, Nov 8 : Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao returned to the Philippines on Tuesday after winning the welterweight title in Las Vegas against Mexican-American opponent Jessie Vargas on Saturday.

$15 mn of Bangladesh Bank stolen reserve money due in a week
Dhaka, Nov 7 : Bangladesh Bank (BB) will get back $15.25 million of heist reserve from the Philippines in a week, eight months after hackers stole $101 million from Bangladesh's account at the New York Federal bank, authorities said.

Hundreds watch Pacquiao fight on giant screens in Philippines
Marikina City (Philippines), Nov 6 : Though Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao was thousands of kilometers away from his homeland on Sunday during his bout with Jessie Vargas, the fighter was still there virtually for his compatriots who watched his bout on television.

Philippines mayor accused of drug trafficking shot dead
Manila, Nov 5 : A former Philippines mayor accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being involved in the drug trade was shot dead on Saturday in the prison he was being held in, police said.

Kerry says confident about US-Philippines ties despite differences
Washington, Nov 4 : US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday expressed confidence about the future of the US-Philippines relationship, which has soured following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's tirades against the US.

Philippines mayor among 10 killed by anti-narcotics squad
Manila, Oct 28 : Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has claimed its first high-profile victim - the mayor of a town who was among 10 persons killed in a gunfight with an anti-narcotics squad, a media report said.

Duterte promises not to swear after 'warning from God'
Manila, Oct 28 : Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte has promised to stop using abusive words in his speeches after a perceived "warning from God", local media reporters on Friday.

Duterte wants US troops out of the Philippines in 2 years
Tokyo, Oct 26 : The Philippines President on Wednesday expressed his desire to put an end to US military presence in the country in the next two years.

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.

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