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President Ram Nath Kovind embarks on 7-day visit to Philippines, Japan

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday departed for an official seven-day visit to the Philippines and Japan with an aim to expand the bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The highlights of the visit would be the President attending the enthronement ceremony of new Japanese Emperor Naruhito and unveiling the bust of Mahatama Gandhi at the Center of peace education at a college in Philippines` capital Manila.

Oct 17, 2019, 09:34 AM IST

Strong earthquake hits Philippines, no Pacific tsunami expected

The United States Geological Survey said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck 69 km north northwest of General Santos, Mindanao at 1137 GMT.

Oct 16, 2019, 18:30 PM IST

Sushmita Sen shares her 'turning point' moment

Sushmita took to Instagram on Wednesday morning to share the image and called it the "turning point" of her life because just a year later she was crowned Miss Universe on May 21, 1991, in the Philippines.

Sep 25, 2019, 12:35 PM IST

Philippines declares African first swine fever outbreak near Manila

The announcement was based on the results of laboratory tests requested by Agriculture Secretary William Dar after reports last month of an unusual number of pig deaths in backyard farms in Rizal province.

Sep 09, 2019, 13:21 PM IST

Woman hides 6-day-old baby in hand luggage, tries to travel abroad

The woman was arrested after immigration and airline officials saw her "fidgety" actions, 

 

Sep 05, 2019, 17:02 PM IST

Eight killed, dozens feared trapped after earthquake hits Philippines

The quake hit 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital, Manila, disrupting air, rail and road transport and causing some damage to buildings and infrastructure. 

Apr 22, 2019, 23:21 PM IST

Philippines' Duterte tells China to 'lay off' island in disputed waters

The Philippines, Brunei, China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam have competing claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea, a conduit for goods in excess of $3.4 trillion every year.

Apr 04, 2019, 23:21 PM IST

PNG qualify for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019

The UAE automatically qualifies for the Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier as hosts, which takes place between October 11 and November 3, 2019.

Mar 25, 2019, 19:52 PM IST

2 killed in Philippines mosque attack

The blast came even as the island nation was on high alert after the cathedral bombing that killed 21 people at a Sunday.

Jan 30, 2019, 09:38 AM IST

Philippines vows to crush 'terrorists' after church bombs kill 20

The attack wounded more than 100 people and was one of the deadliest in recent years in a region long plagued by instability.

Jan 28, 2019, 11:27 AM IST

Twin bombings at church kill at least 21 in southern Philippines

The first explosion went off inside the cathedral in Jolo, on the island province of Sulu, and was followed by a second blast in the car park outside, killing military and civilians.

Jan 27, 2019, 12:06 PM IST

Philippines won't buy military equipment from US: Duterte

Duterte said he would not agree to buy equipment from the US as it had been among the first countries to strongly criticize his war on drugs, reports Efe news.

Jan 11, 2019, 13:31 PM IST

Death toll in Philippines storm reaches 85

The Philippines is hit by between 15 and 20 typhoons each year during the rainy or monsoon season.

 

Jan 02, 2019, 13:05 PM IST

Massive earthquake strikes southern Philippines island of Mindanao; Tsunami alert issued

An earthquake measuring 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale struck southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday.

Dec 29, 2018, 09:38 AM IST

Philippines head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson era starts with a win

The win gives the Philippines three points and sees them go level with Thailand, Indonesia and the Singaporeans in group B of the regional tournament. 

Nov 13, 2018, 21:17 PM IST

Air hostess breastfeeds hungry baby onboard flight as mother runs out of formula milk, wins accolades

Patrisha shared her experience on her profile on Facebook, saying that breastfeeding the child made her flight a special one.

Nov 13, 2018, 07:07 AM IST

Former England boss Eriksson to take charge in Philippines

The 70-year-old, who was recently linked with the head coach`s role in both Iraq and Cameroon, is expected to arrive in Manila next week for the team`s training camp ahead of the regional Suzuki Cup. 

Oct 27, 2018, 14:43 PM IST

Philippines moves towards more powers for its President who doesn't believe in God

Philippines wants to crackdown against terror suspects but many feel changes to Human Security Act of 2007 is only to get Rodrigo Duterte more power.

Oct 03, 2018, 17:27 PM IST

Wind, rain lashes north Philippines as super Typhoon Mangkhut approaches

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to barrel through the northernmost tip of the Philippines early on Saturday.

Sep 14, 2018, 17:17 PM IST

Philippines President Duterte calls God 'stupid', angers Catholics

Rodrigo Duterte has now angered the Catholics by calling God "stupid".

Jun 26, 2018, 14:04 PM IST