Philippines

Powerful typhoon 'Noru' prompts evacuations in northern Philippines

Several provinces and cities suspended classes and government work on Sunday and Monday. Fishing boats and inter-island and cargo ferries were restricted to port as a precaution, the coast guard said.

published on : 25th September 2022

GMR Group exits Cebu international airport in Philippines for Rs 1,330 crores

As per a regulatory filing, the stake is being divested as part of the focus on deleveraging GMR Airports and churning assets for higher returns on investment.

published on : 3rd September 2022

Philippine kids back in school after two-year hiatus

Officials grappled with daunting problems, including classroom shortages, lingering COVID-19 fears, an approaching storm and quake-damaged school buildings in the country’s north.

published on : 22nd August 2022

Philippines' Princess Mary Superal becomes queen of Simone Asia Pacific Cup

It's pretty special to me because this is my first international win as a professional golf player, the Filipina winner said.

published on : 20th August 2022

Philippines President Marcos meets US Secretary of State Blinken amid US-China crisis

Blinken arrived Friday night in Manila after attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ministerial meetings in Cambodia, where he was joined by his Chinese and Russian counterparts.

published on : 6th August 2022

Chinese rocket Long March-5B's debris falls in Philippines; no damage reported 

Philippine Space Agency official Marc Talampas said authorities have been advised to be on the lookout for the rocket debris, which may have splashed down into seawaters off Palawan province.

published on : 1st August 2022

Valdez Ramos, ex-Philippine leader who helped oust dictator, dies

Ramos was a second cousin of the late dictator. The United States, the European Union and other foreign governments expressed their condolences.

published on : 31st July 2022

At least 5 dead after 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits northern Philippines

The Philippines lies along the Pacific 'Ring of Fire', an arc of faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's earthquakes occur.

published on : 27th July 2022

7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines; tremors felt in capital city Manila   

The Philippines is regularly rocked by quakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Paci

published on : 27th July 2022

3 killed, 1 wounded in Philippine university shooting

The shooting happened despite heavy security and a gun ban imposed by police and other government forces in Quezon city. Investigators were trying to determine a motive for the attack.

published on : 24th July 2022

Philippines' Nobel laureate Ressa loses appeal of cyber libel conviction

The ruling comes less than two weeks after Philippine authorities ordered Rappler to shut down ahead of former president Rodrigo Duterte's last day in office.

published on : 8th July 2022

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter Sara takes oath as vice president

Sara Duterte said she decided to hold her inauguration in the country's most developed cities to show her pride as a southern provincial politician who rose to a top national post.

published on : 19th June 2022

India qualify for Asian Cup with one match left after Palestine oust Philippines

Indian men's football team qualified for the Asian Cup Finals after Palestine defeated Philippines in a group B match in Ulaanbaatar.

published on : 14th June 2022

Volcano erupts in eastern Philippines

The blast from Bulusan volcano in the rural Sorsogon province lasted about 17 minutes, sending a grey plume shooting up at least one kilometre (0.6 miles).

published on : 5th June 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Jr claims victory in Philippine election

With an initial count almost complete, Marcos Jr has secured over 56 per cent of the vote and more than double the tally of his nearest rival, liberal Leni Robredo.

published on : 11th May 2022

Over 60 people killed in landslides in Philippines

More rescuers and heavy equipment, including backhoes, arrived in the landslide-hit villages in Baybay.

published on : 13th April 2022

BrahMos deal with Philippines bilateral; will not be impacted by sanctions on Russia: Indian envoy

BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.

published on : 6th April 2022

Asian-American woman beaten, stomped in the US; suspect charged with hate crime 

According to Yonkers Police Department, the woman was returning home on Friday evening when she saw suspect Tammel Esco, 42, in front of her building.

published on : 15th March 2022

Earthquakes shake Indonesia, Philippines; no tsunami threat

In Indonesia, a magnitude-6.7 quake that was 16 kilometres deep struck about 169 kilometres west of Pariaman, a town in West Sumatra province.

published on : 14th March 2022

Philippines ready to back US if it gets embroiled in war

The Philippines has condemned the invasion and voted yes on a U.N. General Assembly resolution that demanded an immediate halt to Moscow’s attack and the withdrawal of all Russian troops from Ukraine.

published on : 10th March 2022
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