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Philippines on MERS alert: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 16:40

Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has asked health authorities in the country to raise awareness among the public about the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), Health Secretary Enrique Ona said Saturday.

Philippines, Muslim rebels set for historic peace deal

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 02:50

The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines will sign a peace deal on Thursday aimed at ending four decades of deadly conflict that has condemned millions in the nation`s far south to brutal poverty.

Philippines has right to defend its territory like China

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 17:46

The Philippines also has the right to defend every inch of its territory, President Benigno Aquino`s spokesman said on Sunday, after China made a similar warning.

Philippines asks China to explain `water cannon` incident

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:45

Philippine President Benigno Aquino demanded an explanation from China Tuesday over a report its coast guard had fired water cannon at Filipino fishermen at a disputed shoal.

Philippine leader likens China`s rulers to Hitler: NYT

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 13:36

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has compared China`s efforts to claim disputed territories with those of Nazi Germany`s, while urging world leaders not to make the same mistake of appeasement, according to the New York Times.

Philippine leader vows to crush `spoiler` rebels

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 14:18

Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed today to crush militants opposed to an imminent deal aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim separatist insurgency, as the death toll from a military assault on them rose to 38.

Pakistan donates $1 mn for typhoon-hit Philippines

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:04

Pakistan government Tuesday announced a donation of $1 million as a help in relief efforts for typhoon-hit Philippines.

Aquino asserts control over typhoon relief effort

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013, 13:52

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has moved to assert himself as disaster manager-in-chief after criticism of his response to a devastating super typhoon, with the calamity set to become the defining event of his presidency.

Philippines defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 00:37

Amid widespread criticism, the government of Philippines has defended its response to Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest ever recorded on land.

Pranab Mukherjee expresses grief over loss of lives in Philippines

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:59

President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of life and destruction caused by the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

Obama calls Philippines President

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 08:38

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called his Pilipino counterpart President Benigno Aquino to express his condolences for the devastation caused by Super typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest and strongest storms to ever hit land.

PM offers help to typhoon-hit Philippines

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 17:12

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conveyed his condolences to Philippines President Benigno Aquino over the catastrophe caused by typhoon Haiyan and offered India`s help in relief and rehabilitation efforts.