Philippines

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  • ‘Want India to become global manufacturing hub, its youth job creators’

    ‘Want India to become global manufacturing hub, its youth job creators’

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he wanted to make India a “global manufacturing hub” while the country’s youth too should become job creators. Addressing the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Manila, Philippines, Modi said the government had......

    November 13, 2017
  • ‘Want to be a policeman’, Jaipur foot benefactor tells Modi in Philippines

    ‘Want to be a policeman’, Jaipur foot benefactor tells Modi in Philippines

    A young Filipino amputee, who was among the lucky ones to get a Jaipur foot with the help of India, told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he dreamt of becoming a cop one day. Modi interacted with nine-year old Carlo......

    November 13, 2017
  • PM Modi presents Indian seeds to rice research institute in Manila

    PM Modi presents Indian seeds to rice research institute in Manila

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented two Indian rice seed varieties to the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) gene bank in Los Banos near the Philippines capital of Manila. “A contribution from India to IRRI…presented two Indian rice seed varieties......

    November 13, 2017
  • Two key IS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines

    Two key IS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines

    Two key Islamic State (IS)-affiliated leaders engaged in a standoff with Philippines forces in the conflict-ridden Marawi city have been killed, a top official said on Monday. According to Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, the victims were identified as Isnilon Hapilon,......

    October 16, 2017
  • US, Philippines agree to more joint military exercises

    US, Philippines agree to more joint military exercises

    The US and the Philippines have agreed to conduct more joint military activities next year as Manila was pursuing warmer relations with Washington, a top defence official said on Thursday. The Armed Forces of the Philippines, chief Gen. Eduardo Ano......

    October 5, 2017
  • 'Las Vegas gunman wired thousands to Philippines days before attack'

    'Las Vegas gunman wired thousands to Philippines days before attack'

    Stephen Paddock, the gunman who massacred dozens of people in Las Vegas on Sunday, was a high-stakes gambler who wired thousands of dollars to the Philippines -- the home country of his girlfriend Marilou Danley -- just days before the......

    October 4, 2017
  • 801 people killed in ongoing Philippines conflict

    801 people killed in ongoing Philippines conflict

    At least 801 people have been killed in the last 102 days in the Philippine city of Marawi as the army continues with its efforts to clear it of Islamic State-backed rebels, authorities said on Friday. The victims were 620......

    September 1, 2017
  • Philippines probe minor's death in anti-drug operation

    Philippines probe minor's death in anti-drug operation

    Philippines authorities on Tuesday launched a probe to investigate the death of a 17-year-old minor during a police anti-narcotics operation last week. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is probing three police officers implicated in the shooting of Kian Loyd......

    August 22, 2017
  • Nine killed in Philippines militant attack: Police

    Nine killed in Philippines militant attack: Police

    Islamist gunmen killed nine people and injured ten others as they attacked a town in the Philippines at dawn on Monday, burning houses in which women and children were sleeping, police said. About 60 members of the notorious Abu Sayyaf......

    August 21, 2017
  • Philippines police kill 32 drug suspects in raids

    Philippines police kill 32 drug suspects in raids

      At least 32 suspected drug dealers were killed in shootouts across one province in the Philippines in a bloody 24 hours for the country's war on drugs, the police said. Police officers arrested 107 people in a large scale......

    August 16, 2017
  • 5.4 magnitude quake hits Philippines

    5.4 magnitude quake hits Philippines

    An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck parts of southern Philippines on Saturday. No damage was reported but there could be numerous aftershocks, state seismologists said. The moderately quake which occurred at around 8.30 a.m. was traced 22......

    August 5, 2017
  • Philippine MPs to vote on Rodrgigo Duterte bid for longer martial rule

    Philippine MPs to vote on Rodrgigo Duterte bid for longer martial rule

    The Philippine Congress sits in a special session to vote on President Rodrigo Duterte’s bid for longer military rule over the southern third of the country in a bid to defeat Islamist gunmen. Duterte is widely expected to win approval......

    July 22, 2017
  • Three inmates killed in Philippines jail break

    Three inmates killed in Philippines jail break

    Three inmates were killed and one was injured on Sunday in a jail break that saw 14 prisoners escaping from prison in the Philippines, authorities said. A senior police official said the prisoners escaped in the early hours of Sunday......

    July 16, 2017