Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides.Dec 24, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call centre, city government officials said on Sunday.Dec 24, 2017, 08:43 AM IST
Philippine security forces on Sunday arrested the Indonesian wife of the slain pro-Islamic State militant leader who planned and led the attack on Marawi City, authorities said.Nov 05, 2017, 18:10 PM IST
US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Wednesday praised the Philippine military for upholding human rights in a five-month battle against pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city.Oct 25, 2017, 18:18 PM IST
Nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s war on drugs, and almost three quarters believe extra-judicial killings are taking place in the bloody crackdown, an opinion poll showed on Monday.Oct 16, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
Islamic State (IS)-linked militants were putting up fierce resistance as government forces continued a bloody offensive to retake the southern Philippine city of Marawi, an army commander said on Sunday.Oct 15, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
President Rodrigo Duterte has imposed martial law across the southern third of the Philippines, including Basilan, to quell the militant threat.Aug 21, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
More than 2,000 other people have been killed in drug-related crimes and thousands more murdered in unexplained circumstances.Aug 20, 2017, 23:12 PM IST
Police in the Philippine capital shot dead 25 drug suspects in another round of anti-drug raids, authorities said Thursday, as they followed President Rodrigo Duterte`s call for dozens of deaths a day.Aug 17, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
More than 2,000 other people have been killed in drug-related crimes and thousands more murdered in unexplained circumstances, according to police data.Aug 15, 2017, 22:28 PM IST
About 200,000 birds would have to be put down and their carcasses buried.Aug 11, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
The US has for years provided intel to the Philippines and has between 300 and 500 special operations and regular forces stationed in the country.Aug 08, 2017, 21:42 PM IST
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte calls North Korean leader Kim Jong a 'fool' over nuclear ambitions
In April Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte questioned North Korean leader Kim Jong's sanity and urged the United States to show restraint and not be baited by a man who "wants to end the world".
Aug 02, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
Security issues dominated his most important annual speech, including a disastrous two-month uprising by pro- Islamic State group militants in a southern city, the worst crisis he has faced.
Jul 25, 2017, 13:31 PM IST
Duterte`s first appointment as Environment Minister, Regina Lopez, was dismissed in May by the Philippine Congress but she led a 10-month crackdown on the industry, highlighted by the closure and suspension of 26 of the country`s 41 mines.Jul 24, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
The Philippines military has defended the use of air strikes in its offensive, noting that militant snipers positioned on top of buildings made it difficult for ground troops to make headway in the dense urban environment.Jul 21, 2017, 17:21 PM IST
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was no longer interested in peace talks with Maoist-led guerrillas and planned to hunt down the insurgents once the military has retaken a southern city from Islamist rebels.Jul 21, 2017, 16:15 PM IST
Four members of the Philippine presidential guard were wounded in a firefight with dozens of Maoist rebels disguised as soldiers at a checkpoint on the southern island of Mindanao, the military said on Wednesday.Jul 19, 2017, 10:52 AM IST
The region of 22 million people, which has a history of separatist and Marxist rebellion, was placed under military rule on May 23 after rebels from the Maute and Abu Sayyaf groups took over parts of Marawi City, plunging the Philippines into its biggest security crisis in years.Jul 18, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
More than 500 people have been killed, including 389 militants, 90 members of the security forces, and 39 civilians, since the fighting erupted. About 260,000 residents have been displaced.
Jul 12, 2017, 20:10 PM IST