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Philippines' President-elect to bring back death penalty
Manila, June 27 : Philippines' President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he will seek to reinstate the death penalty in the country for "retribution" against criminals.
Seven Indonesians kidnapped in Philippines
Manila, June 26 : Seven Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped and were probably being held in Sulu province of Philippines, a military spokesman said on Sunday.
Abu Sayyaf releases kidnapped Filipina
Manila, June 24 : Philippines-based extremist group Abu Sayyaf has released a Filipina woman who was kidnapped around last September, along with a Norwegian and two Canadians, officials said on Friday.
Philippine volcano spews ash smoke into air
Manila, June 18 : Mount Kanlaon in central Philippines erupted on Saturday, spewing columns of "white steam plumes" that rose up to 100 metres, authorities said.
Protests in Manila against using ostrich leather
Manila, June 16 : Activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) staged a protest in Philippines' capital Manila on Thursday against the use of ostrich leather in luxury brand products.
Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill another hostage
Manila, June 16 : Philippines-based extremist group Abu Sayyaf has threatened to kill another hostage, three days after executing Canadian Robert Hall for non-payment of ransom within the deadline it had set.
Philippines to begin formal peace talks with rebels
Manila, June 16 : The Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) which represents the communist rebels of the country, will resume peace talks formally next month in Norway, officials said on Thursday.
Facebook mistakenly declares the Philippines at war, apologises
Manila, June 14 : The social networking giant Facebook has apologised for showing an inverted Philippine flag in its Independence Day greeting that accidentally gave the message as if the country was at war.
Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill one of two hostages
Manila, June 13 : Philippines-based extremist group Abu Sayyaf on Monday threatened to kill their Canadian or Norwegian hostage by the end of the deadline for the USD 6 million ransom payment demanded for each of them.
Stop playing with fire in South China Sea, Chinese diplomat tells ...
London, June 11 : Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming has urged Philippines to return to a negotiated solution and some countries from outside the region to "stop playing with fire" regarding the South China Sea.
President of India's message on the eve of Independence Day of ...
New Delhi, Jun 11 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of the Philippines on the eve of their Independence Day (June 12, 2016).
Four abducted Malaysian sailors freed in Philippines
Manila, June 8 : The Philippines-based terror group Abu Sayyaf has released four abducted Malaysian sailors in the island of Borneo, officials said on Wednesday.
Three Philippines' 'corrupt' officials ordered to resign
Manila, June 5 : Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has ordered three "corrupt" high-ranking officials to step down or be humiliated.
Philippines' president-elect unapologetic for justifying journalist ...
Manila, June 2 : Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte will not apologise for his controversial remarks justifying the killing of corrupt journalists, his spokesperson said on Thursday.
'Killing of corrupt Philippines journalists justified'
Manila, June 1 : Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said journalists killed on the job in the country were often corrupt.
Seven US warships arrive in Philippines
Manila, May 21 : Seven US warships arrived in the Philippines for a routine visit, officials said on Saturday.
Pacquiao wins senate seat in Philippines
London, May 20 : Former Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who recently retired from boxing to switch his career to politics, has earned a senate seat in the home country.
Grenade attack in S. Philippines injures seven army rangers
Manila (Philippines), May 18 : Seven army rangers were injured on Wednesday in a grenade attack on a military truck that was passing through Jolo town in southern Philippines.
Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo vows to reintroduce capital ...
London, May 16 : Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has warned that he plans to reintroduce capital punishment in the country and give security forces the power to shoot-to-kill criminals.
Religious group offers Philippine president-elect jet, helicopter
Manila, May 16 : A religious group has offered a private jet and helicopter belonging to its leader to Philippines president-elect Rodrigo Duterte, officials said on Monday.
Philippines' Duterte vows to bring back death penalty
Manila, May 16 : The Philippines' President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, nicknamed 'the Punisher' for his tough stance on crime, has said he will seek to bring back capital punishment, in his first press conference since winning the Philippines' May 9 general election.
LGBT activists hold HIV memorial in Philippines
Manila, May 14 : LGBT activists on Saturday gathered in Philippines' Quezon city for a memorial to raise awareness of the HIV virus spreading in the country.
Nida Rooms goes live in Philippines
Kuala Lumour, May 12 : Virtual hotels operator Nida Rooms, co-founded by former SpiceJet chief executive Kaneswaran Avili, has expanded its portfolio to the Philippines, thus adding one more country to its footprint, that is already on Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.
Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippines presidential elections
Manila, May 10 : Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents.
Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte wins presidential elections in Philippines
Manila, May 10 : Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte has won the Philippines presidential elections after his opponents withdrew from the contest.
Populist Rodrigo Duterte poised to win Philippines presidency
Manila, May 9 : A tough-talking mayor, known as "the Punisher" for his lax attitude to extrajudicial killings, on Monday looked set to clinch the presidency in the Philippines with unofficial tallies giving him a big lead.
Philippines: Voting starts in presidential elections
Manila, May 9 : Voting started in Philippines to elect a new President of the country on Monday.
Voting begins in Philippines presidential elections
Manila, May 9 : Voting began on Monday across Philippines to elect a new president.
Won't accept UN court verdict on South China Sea, says China
Beijing, May 6 : China on Friday said it will continue to exercise its sovereignty over the South China Sea regardless of the outcome of the ongoing case in a UN-appointed tribunal, which is widely expected to deliver its verdict favouring the Philippines.
Philippines investigates possible abduction of missing Spaniards
Manila, May 6 : Philippine authorities are investigating the possibility that two Spaniards who went missing on Monday while sailing in Malaysian waters were kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf, officials said on Friday.