8 dead, several injured after 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Philippine's Bodega

The earthquake was felt in the capital of Manila also. The quake was followed by 52 aftershocks.


Apr 23, 2019, 06:18 AM IST

Philippine murder convict executed in Saudi Arabia

The woman, executed on Tuesday, worked as a domestic help in Saudi Arabia, reports Efe news.

Jan 31, 2019, 14:15 PM IST

Small plane crashes outside Philippine capital, seven killed

The Piper 23 Apache twin-engined aircraft, operated by Lite Air Express, had just taken off from a small nearby airport.

Mar 17, 2018, 13:33 PM IST

First transgender officer joins Philippine army reserves

The Philippine military has welcomed its first transgender officer, the defence department said Thursday, swearing in a prominent member of Congress as a reservist.

Feb 15, 2018, 17:43 PM IST

Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

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 in Philippine shopping mall kills 37

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

Philippines arrests Indonesian wife of slain Islamist militant leader

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

James Mattis says Philippine troops upheld rights in Marawi battle

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

Big support for Duterte's war on drugs in Philippines: Survey

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

Pro-IS militants continue fierce fight in Philippines' Marawi

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

Nine killed in Philippines militant attack: Police

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

Philippine Church head urges end to drug killings

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

Philippine police kill 25 more after Rodrigo Duterte's death call

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

Philippine police kill 21 in overnight anti-drug raids

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

Philippines declares first ever H5 bird flu outbreak

About 200,000 birds would have to be put down and their carcasses buried.

Aug 11, 2017, 17:10 PM IST

Pentagon may boost support to Philippine counter-IS ops: Official

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

Duterte vows end to uprising, 'jail or hell' in drug war

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

Philippines' Duterte warns miners: 'I will tax you to death'

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

More attacks likely in Southeast Asia after Marawi: Report

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