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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.
Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines unite against Abu Sayyaf
Jakarta, May 5 : The foreign ministers and military leaders of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines met on Thursday to agree on actions against the Abu Sayyaf extremist group.
Abu Sayyaf threatens to behead three more hostages
Manila, May 4 : Extremist group Abu Sayyaf released a new video on Wednesday threatening to kill three more hostages, who were kidnapped along with John Ridsdel, who was beheaded on April 25 in southern Philippines.
Indonesia seeks release of four hostages
Jakarta, May 2 : The Indonesian military is engaged in negotiations and intelligence operations to seek the release of four citizens held hostage by the Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terror group, sources said on Monday.
Abu Sayyaf frees 10 Indonesian hostages
Manila, May 1 : The Philippines-based extremist group Abu Sayyaf on Sunday released 10 Indonesian sailors it had held hostage.
Go the foreign way while munching French fries
New Delhi, April 30 : Canadians like to have cheesy French fries, in Philippines people add a banana twist to the snack, and in Romania people go rustic. Know how the world enjoys the humble snack and pick your favourite.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau condemns killing of hostage by Islamic ...
Toronto, Apr 26 : Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has condemned the killing of a national by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines and called the act as a 'cold-blooded murder'.
Canada's Trudeau deplores Canadian hostage killing
Ottawa, April 26 : Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday condemned heinous killing of Canadian John Ridsdel after he was held hostage for more than six months in the Philippines.
'Said what others think': Kanye West on Taylor Swift row
Washington D.C., April 12 : Speaking on the 'Famous' Taylor Swift controversy in a recent concert at Philippines, Kanye West said that he "just said what everybody else was thinking."
18 Philippines soldiers killed in confrontation with militants
Manila, Apr.10 : The Philippines military has said that 18 soldiers have been killed in fierce fighting with Islamist militants in the country.
18 soldiers, five militans killed in clashes in southern Philippines
Manila, April 10 : A fresh upsurge of violence in the troubled southern Philippines between government troops and Abu Sayyaf guerrillas has left 18 soldiers and five militants killed, military spokesman said on Sunday.
Ex-Italian priest freed in Philippines
Manila, April 9 : A former Italian priest-turned-businessman, held hostage for six months by the Abu Sayyaf militant group on the southern Philippine island of Sulu, has been released.
Chinese hackers possibly behind Bangladesh bank heist: Philippines ...
Manila, Apr. 6 : Possibly Chinese hackers were behind a 81 million dollar theft from the Bangladesh central bank, one of the world's biggest cyber heists, said a senator in the Philippines , Ralph Recto, during a Senate inquiry in capital Manila.
Protests erupt over US-Philippines joint drills
Manila, April 4 : Dozens of people on Monday gathered in front of the American Embassy in Manila to rally against the largest so far bilateral military exercise held between Philippines and the US.
Fire breaks out at Manila university
Manila, April 2 : A fire broke out on Saturday at a university campus in Philippines' capital Manila.
Four Malaysian crewmen abducted near Philippines
Kuala Lumpur, April 2 : Four Malaysian crewmen were abducted in Malaysian waters off southern Philippines, police said on Saturday.