Benigno Aquino

Philippine`s Rodrigo Duterte imposes public smoking ban

Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order that will impose a ban on singing karaoke at night and a 2:00 am curfew on drinking alcohol in public.

May 19, 2017, 15:49 PM IST
Thousands protest in Manila as President Rodrigo Duterte jails top critic

Thousands protest in Manila as President Rodrigo Duterte jails top critic

Ex-Philippine leader Benigno Aquino joined thousands of people on the streets of Manila today as protests broke out against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs.

Feb 25, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

Philippine's Duterte tells Japan his China visit was just economics, blasts US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sought to assure Japan on Tuesday that his high-profile visit to rival China last week was only about economics, but had more harsh words for long-time ally Washington, saying he might abrogate defence treaties.

Oct 26, 2016, 12:24 PM IST

Philippines` Duterte vows no mercy in crime war

He reiterated his plans to shift to a federal form of government that devolves power from central government to the regions,.

Jul 25, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

Philippines` Aquino says aiming to rescue Abu Sayyaf hostages

Philippine President Benigno Aquino insisted Wednesday a Norwegian man and other hostages being held by Islamic extremists on a remote southern island could be rescued, after the militants beheaded a second Canadian captive.

Jun 15, 2016, 15:14 PM IST

Philippine elections underway to elect new president

Polls opened at 6:00am (local time) and voting was to continue until 5:00 pm.

May 09, 2016, 04:47 AM IST

Philippines` Aquino vows to `neutralise` Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at "neutralising" Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners.

Apr 27, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

US, Philippines launch joint South China Sea patrols: Ashton Carter

The US said Thursday it has launched joint South China Sea patrols with the Philippines, and will temporarily deploy 275 troops and five warplanes in the country which is locked in a territorial row with China.

Apr 14, 2016, 15:13 PM IST

Philippines mulls submarines as row with China over SCS simmers

The Philippines may invest in its first ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday.

Mar 30, 2016, 15:15 PM IST

Philippines mulls submarines as China row simmers: Aquino

The Philippines may invest in its first-ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday.

Mar 30, 2016, 14:19 PM IST

Philippine Supreme Court upholds US military accord: Spokesman

The Philippine Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday a military accord with the United States was constitutional, paving the way for a greater presence of US forces in the former American colony as tensions simmer in the South China Sea.

Jan 12, 2016, 14:10 PM IST

Philippine President Aquino endorses interior minister as next leader

Philippine President Benigno Aquino endorsed long-time ally Manuel Roxas on Friday for the country`s 2016 presidential election, saying the interior minister was the best person to advance anti-corruption reforms.

Jul 31, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Philippine President endorses interior minister as next leader

Philippine President Benigno Aquino endorsed long-time ally Manuel Roxas on Friday for the country`s 2016 Presidential Election, saying the interior minister was the best person to advance anti-corruption reforms.

Jul 31, 2015, 11:43 AM IST
Philippines hikes defence budget 25% amid China tensions

Philippines hikes defence budget 25% amid China tensions

The Philippines is planning a 25 per cent hike in its defence budget next year, mainly to bolster its claims in the disputed South China Sea, officials said today.

Jul 21, 2015, 13:37 PM IST

Philippine massacre widows 'cannot forgive' warlord suspect

Widows of victims of the Philippines' worst political massacre said on Saturday that they could not forgive a powerful clan warlord who was one of the main suspects in the case, after he died in hospital.

Jul 18, 2015, 11:20 AM IST

Philippine vice president blasts Aquino, declares candidacy

 Controversial Philippine vice-president Jejomar Binay on Wednesday angrily lashed out at President Benigno Aquino as he declared his determination to run for president in 2016.

Jun 24, 2015, 16:22 PM IST

Philippine leader welcomes evolving Japan security role

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday welcomed Japan`s growing security engagement, as regional tensions with China grow, the day after signing a deal to buy 10 ships to bolster his coastguard.

Jun 05, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Japan emperor`s WWII `remorse` a prod to Abe: Commentator

 Japan`s Emperor Akihito has told Philippine President Benigno Aquino his country feels "remorse" for its actions during World War II, in what one commentator said was a prod to nationalist Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Jun 04, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Philippine's Aquino revives comparison between China and Nazi Germany

 Philippine President Benigno Aquino made a veiled comparison on Wednesday between China`s activities in the South China Sea and Nazi Germany`s expansionism before World War Two, echoing similar remarks he made last year that outraged Beijing.

Jun 03, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

Philippine leader visits Japan amid China land claim tensions

Philippine President Benigno Aquino Tuesday began a four-day visit to Japan that will see him court investment and seek support for his opposition to China`s land reclamation in the South China Sea.

Jun 02, 2015, 14:36 PM IST