Philippines News

US n-sub to arrive in Philippines

Manila, Jan 31 (IANS) A US nuclear attack submarine, which was the first to launch Tomahawk missiles in an Iraqi operation in 2003, will arrive in the Philippines Friday for a routine port visit, Xinhua reported.

Philippines seeks US support over disputes with China

Manila, Jan 29 (IANS) The Philippines is trying to win US support for its move to bring territorial disputes with China to international arbitration, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said Tuesday.

Philippine exporters eye more opportunities in India

Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) The Philippine government Tuesday urged Filipino exporters to look for opportunities in India amid slowdown in key markets like the US and Europe and the existing trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India.

Philippine boxing icon Pacquiao won't retire

Manila, Dec 12 (IANS) Philippine boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao said Wednesday he won't retire yet despite his recent defeat against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.

Philippines typhoon toll soars to 620

Manila, Dec 10 (IANS) The toll from the powerful typhoon that swept through the southern Philippines last Tuesday has reached 620 while the number of missing people also risen to 817, authorities said Sunday.

Philippines typhoon toll rises to 129

Manila, Dec 5 (IANS) The toll from Typhoon Bopha in the Philippine has risen to 129 as strong winds and heavy floods ravaged several provinces.

$121,000 put for head of car thieves' leader

Manila, Oct 26 (IANS) An official in a Philippine city has announced a $121,000 reward for the decapitated head of an alleged leader of a car thieves' gang.

One dead, 34 wounded in Philippines blasts

Manila, Sep 2 (IANS) One person was killed and 34 were wounded in two grenade blasts in the Philippines, Xinhua reported Sunday.

Philippines interior secretary untraceable

Manila, Aug 19 (IANS) The interior secretary of the Philippines, who went missing after a plane crash Saturday, remained untraceable Sunday, Xinhua reported.

Top Philippine official missing after plane crash

Manila, Aug 18 (IANS) A light aircraft carrying the interior secretary of the Philippines crashed Saturday in the country. While an aide was rescued, the secretary and two pilots were missing, Xinhua reported.

Lascuna Seizes Round 3 Lead in Orchard Golf Championship

Dasmarinas, Aug 17 (IANS) Local hope Antonio Lascuna fired a five-under-par 67 Friday to clinch a one-shot lead over Australian Scott Barr in Round 3 of the ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship here in the Philippines.

Filipino boxer Pacquiao hails WBO decision

Manila, June 21 (IANS) Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao Thursday expressed his gratitude to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) after its five-man panel unanimously declared that he defeated American Timothy Bradley.

Designer outfits for Filipino Olympians at London

Manila, June 20 (IANS) Filipino athletes who will participate in the opening parade of the London Olympics in July will be wearing clothes designed by top Filipino designer Rajo Laurel.

Philippines asks people to report child labour online

Manila, June 7 (IANS) The Philippines, which had reported the presence of 4.2 million child workers a decade ago, has now set up a website where the public could report child labour incidents in the country.

'Public private partnerships to boost infrastructure in Asia'

Manila, May 30 (IANS) More public private partnerships (PPP) are needed to boost infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, according to a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Soldier, two rebels killed in Philippines

Manila, May 13 (IANS) A soldier and two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a clash in Canlaon City in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental, a military spokesman reported Sunday.

India to cut subsidies to 1.75 percent of GDP in 3 years: Mukherjee

Manila, May 5 (IANS) The Indian government is committed to bringing down subsidies to below two percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in the current fiscal and cut it further to 1.75 percent in the next three years, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here Saturday.

India will grow at 8-10 percent in coming years: Mukherjee

Manila, May 4 (IANS) Dismissing all talk of policy inertia, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday asserted that the government is focussed on recovering the growth momentum in the economy and India will grow at a sustained 8-10 percent in coming years on the back of strong fundamentals.

ADB urges Asian countries to undertake more reforms

Manila, May 4 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday urged Asian countries to undertake more reforms to support the region's long-term growth.

ADB aid to developing countries tops $21.7 bn in 2011

Manila, April 26 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $21.72 billion in financing operations to Asian developing countries in 2011, a 14.5 percent year-on-year increase, according to its 2011 Annual Report.

US, Philippines troops stage war games

Manila, April 25 (IANS) Around 100 American and Filipino troops Wednesday staged a mock assault at Palawan beach in the Philippines as part of a joint military exercise.

Philippine population reaches 92.34 million

Manila, April 10 (IANS) The Philippine population grew at a slower pace to reach 92.34 million, according to the country's latest census report.

Champions League: Marseille, Bayern in quarters

Milan/Munich, March 14 (IANS) Marseille knocked Inter Milan out of the Champions League football to reach the quarterfinals, thanks to an away goal scored in the stoppage time at San Siro. Bayern Munich trounced Basel 7-0 in Munich.

Pacific region's economic growth to slow down: ADB

Manila, March 13 (IANS) Economic growth in the Pacific region is expected to slow to 6.0 percent this year from 7.0 percent in 2011, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

44 die in Philippine quake

Manila, Feb 6 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted a central Philippines province Monday, Xinhua quoted a military official as saying.

Philippine GDP growth slows in 2011

Manila, Jan 30 (IANS) The Philippine economy slowed to 3.7 percent in 2011, dragged down by lower government spending, declining exports and slack farm growth.

27 bodies recovered in Philippines landslide

Manila, Jan 7 (IANS) At least 27 bodies have been recovered while search and rescue operations continued Saturday for the 46 missing people following a landslide which occurred in a mining village in the Philippines last Thursday, officials said Saturday.

Philippines declares outbreak of deadly rat fever

Manila, Jan 3 (IANS) Health authorities in the Philippines have declared an outbreak of a deadly rat fever in the flood-hit areas of the country's southern region.

Toll in Philippines tropical storm rises to 1,236

Manila, Dec 25 (IANS) The toll in the Philippines tropical storm that hit Mindanao and the central region of Visayas 10 days ago, causing massive rains and flooding, rose to 1,236 Sunday.

Philippines typhoon toll rises to 327

Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 327 people have died and 274 are missing following Saturday's tropical storm in Philippines that caused flooding in Mindanao island and affected over 100,000 people, Xinhua reported citing an official statement Sunday.

170 dead in typhoon in Philippines

Manila, Dec 17 (IANS) At least 170 people have died and hundreds of others are missing after tropical storm Washin Saturday struck southern Philippines, officials said.

'Rising risk of Eurozone-US recession threaten Asian economies'

Manila, Dec 6 (IANS) Economic growth in emerging East Asia will continue to moderate in 2012 as growing sovereign debt problems in Europe and an anaemic US economy raise the spectre of a deep global economic downturn, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday.

Australian abducted in Philippines

Manila, Dec 6 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen abducted a 53-year-old Australian national in the Philippines Monday night, an official said.

LA Galaxy thrash Philippine Azkal 6-1

Manila, Dec 4 (IANS) The Los Angeles Galaxy football club defeated the Philippine Azkals 6-1 Saturday night in front of a packed crowd in Metro Manila here.

Australian man shot dead in Philippines

Manila, Nov 12 (IANS) An official of an Australian mining company has been shot dead in the Philippines, police said Saturday.

Philippine politician shot dead

Manila, Nov 7 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 58-year-old provincial official in the Philippines Sunday, police said.


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