Philippines

Hundreds of US marines leave Australia after troop rotation

Hundreds of US marines leave Australia after troop rotation

Three hundred U.S. Marines flew out of Australia on Sunday as their troop rotation came to an end, the first of a 1,250-strong force to leave the Pacific nation after being stationed for six months in the country`s far north.

Oct 15, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines: Japan

11 Indian crew missing after vessel sinks off Philippines: Japan

Three other vessels sailing near the area rescued 15 crew members but 11 others were still missing, a Japanese coastguard spokesman said, adding that the cargo ship has sunk.

Oct 13, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

Philippines bans compulsory high heels in workplace

The labour department order took effect on Sunday as the government took up the cudgels for long-suffering shopping mall clerks, hotel receptionists and flight attendants.

Sep 25, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

Philippines` Duterte may declare martial law next week: Defence chief

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may declare nationwide martial law next week if threatened massive protests by communists and other leftists against his rule turn violent or disrupt the country, his defence chief said Friday.

Sep 15, 2017, 11:08 AM IST
All the president's women: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte fiercest critics and a surly political heir

All the president's women: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte fiercest critics and a surly political heir

Then Jocellyn ran through a list of Duterte`s female critics that included his vice president, a prominent senator who is now in jail and the head of the Philippines Supreme Court.

Sep 14, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
Philippines says some rebels ready to surrender as troops advance in Marawi

Philippines says some rebels ready to surrender as troops advance in Marawi

The surrender offer came after a renewed, if short-lived, effort by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to start back-channel talks with militants, with a former Marawi mayor Omar Solitario Ali to have acted as an intermediary.

Sep 11, 2017, 18:44 PM IST

Australia to send more troops to help Philippines fight Islamist militants

Australia will send troops to assist Philippine forces in the ongoing battle against Islamic State fighters in the southern city of Marawi, Australia’s Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Friday.

Sep 09, 2017, 13:42 PM IST

Third teen dead, Philippines seethes at Duterte drug war

The National Bureau of Investigation announced it would probe the murder of the boy, who politicians and rights groups said appeared to be the third teenager murdered as part of Duterte`s drug war in the past month.

Sep 06, 2017, 19:33 PM IST

Third teen dead, Philippines seethes at President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war

A 14-year-old boy whose body was found with dozens of stab wounds is the latest atrocity in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte`s drug war, critics said Wednesday as outrage built at a trio of teen killings.

Sep 06, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Australia defends intelligence chief after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte photo

Australia defends intelligence chief after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte photo

Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service Nick Warner met Duterte in Manila on Tuesday, where he was photographed mirroring Duterte`s clenched fist pose. 

Aug 24, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

6.2-magnitude quake hits Philippines

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Friday although no casualties were reported, officials said.

Aug 11, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Philippines' Luzon island, jolts buildings

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits Philippines' Luzon island, jolts buildings

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit the Philippines` northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.

Aug 11, 2017, 11:36 AM IST

Philippines` Rodrigo ​Duterte announces `dead or alive` bounties

Duterte easily won presidential elections last year after promising an unprecedented war on drugs in which tens of thousands of people would be killed.

Aug 09, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
North Korea`s Kim a `maniac`: Philippines` Duterte

North Korea`s Kim a `maniac`: Philippines` Duterte

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a "maniac" who could destroy Asia by triggering a nuclear war, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, ahead of a regional summit to be attended by the regime`s foreign minister.

Aug 02, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

China backs joint energy development with Philippines in disputed sea

The Philippines relies overwhelmingly on imports to fuel its fast-growing economy and needs to develop indigenous energy resources. Its main source of natural gas, the Malampaya field near the disputed waters, will be depleted within a decade.

Jul 25, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Philippine Congress agrees to extend Mindanao martial law to end of year

Philippine lawmakers on Saturday voted to retain martial law on the southern island of Mindanao until the end of the year, giving President Rodrigo Duterte more time to tackle armed extremists allied with the Islamic State group.

Jul 22, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Philippines PM Rodrigo Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

Duterte was responding to remarks by Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, who told a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that he would protest against such a visit if US President Donald Trump followed through on an invitation to the firebrand Philippine leader.

 

Jul 21, 2017, 18:38 PM IST

Bellicose China mounting expansionist policy: US Republican Party

"While tensions between China and Taiwan have persisted since the 1950s, China has now mounted an aggressive and expansionist policy towards other nations in the region in order to enlarge their sphere of influence," the Republican Study Committee said in its report yesterday as the House of Representatives initiated steps to pass the annual budget.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015.

Jul 20, 2017, 14:48 PM IST

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law in the southern third of the country until the end of the year because the rebellion there will not be completely quelled by July 22, the end of his 60-day martial law proclamation, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Jul 18, 2017, 16:27 PM IST