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    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.

    Typhoon kills four in Philippines
    Manila, Sep 20 : Four people were killed and five injured as typhoon hit the Philippines, a statement said Saturday.

    Thousands evacuated in Philippines amid massive floods
    Manila, Sep 19 : Thousands of families in Metro Manila and nearby provinces in the Philippines were evacuated to higher places due to flooding triggered by heavy rains, authorities said Friday.

    Philippines volcano: 21,000 people in evacuation centres
    Manila, Sep 18 : At least 21,000 people are staying in 18 evacuation centres in eastern Philippines amid the possible eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay province, the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday.

    Philippines says it will press US to pay for reef damages
    Manila, Sep 17 : The Philippines government vowed Wednesday to continue seeking compensation from the United States for the damage caused by its navy ship to parts of a protected marine reserve.

    Philippines says it will press US to pay for reef damages
    Manila, Sep 17 : The Philippines government vowed Wednesday to continue seeking compensation from the United States for the damage caused by its navy ship to parts of a protected marine reserve.

    Four favourites in Asiad men's basketball
    Incheon (South Korea), Sep 16 : South Korea, Iran, the Philippines and China are expected to challenge for the top honours in men's basketball at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games starting here Friday.

    Toll in Philippines ferry capsize rises to six
    Manila, Sep 15 : The toll from the sinking of a ship off Panaoan island in the central Philippine province of Southern Leyte has climbed to six, the Philippine Navy said Monday.

    29 missing as ship capsizes in Philippines
    Manila, Sep 14 : At least 29 people were missing after a roll-on and roll-off vessel with 84 people on board capsized off central Philippine province of Leyte Saturday night, the state disaster relief agency said Sunday.

    13 die in Philippines accident
    Manila, Sep 10 : At least 13 people were killed when a vehicle carrying them fell into a ravine in the northern Philippine province of Benguet, media reported Wednesday.

    GMR venture in Philippines to give wings to airport
    By Ranjana Narayan, Cebu (Philippines), Sep 7 : Cebu City in central Philippines is eagerly waiting for Indian infrastructure major GMR to upgrade and renovate its existing airport and build a brand new one to accommodate the ever increasing tourist inflow, a top Philippines official said here.

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