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Hardliner Philippine president Duterte announces retirement from politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on October 2, 2021 he will not run for vice president in 2022 and will retire from politics, potentially paving the way for his daughter to contest the country's highest office.
Published on Oct 02, 2021 02:25 PM IST

Philippines to lift travel ban on India, UAE and 8 other countries from Monday

The Philippines said that travellers from these 10 countries will have to spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival. 
Published on Sep 04, 2021 03:00 PM IST

Philippines extends Covid curbs in capital region, other provinces till Sept 7

The Philippines, which is currently one of the worst-hit from Covid-19 across Asia, has so far reported 1,916,461 cases, 32,841 deaths and 1,741,089 recoveries.
Published on Aug 28, 2021 10:39 AM IST

Philippines extends travel ban on India, 9 other nations due to Delta variant

The nine countries include Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Published on Jul 30, 2021 07:09 PM IST

Philippines to impose lockdown in Manila to curb Covid-19 Delta variant spread

A man wearing a face mask and a face shield as protection against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) enters a disinfection booth at a community quarantine checkpoint, in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 03:41 PM IST

Philippines to suspend travel from Malaysia, Thailand from Sunday

The Philippines will suspend travel from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as tighten restrictions in the Manila area.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 09:07 AM IST

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Philippines, no tsunami threat

REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE: A traffic policeman observes traffic and pedestrians at an intersection in Manila, the Philippines, on Monday, July 19, 2021.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 06:06 AM IST

5 more bodies recovered in Philippines military aircraft crash: What we know

Investigators are unsure of the cause of the crash and are looking for cockpit voice and flight data recorders.
Published on Jul 05, 2021 05:31 PM IST

45 dead in Philippine military plane crash

First responders work at the site after a Philippines Air Force Lockheed C-130 plane carrying troops crashed on landing in Patikul, Sulu province, Philippines.
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 05:19 AM IST

Death toll in Philippines troop plane crash rises to 29

First responders work at the site after a Philippines Air Force Lockheed C-130 plane carrying troops crashed on landing in Patikul, Sulu province.
Published on Jul 04, 2021 04:11 PM IST

Philippine plane, involved in worst military disaster in 30 yrs, was given by US

This April 21, 2017, file photo shows a Philippine Air Force C-130 transport plane as Philippine troops march at the Philippine-claimed Thitu Island off the disputed Spratlys chain of islands in the South China Sea in the western Philippines.
Published on Jul 04, 2021 02:27 PM IST

At least 17 feared dead after military plane crashes in Philippines: Report

The military aircraft was seen on fire after it crashed in Patikul, Sulu, on Sunday. Initial reports said that at least 40 passengers have been rescued.
Published on Jul 04, 2021 01:16 PM IST

'Go to India': Philippines President threatens citizens who refuse Covid vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during ceremonies to mark the 123rd anniversary of the Philippine independence at the Provincial Capitol of Bulacan province, Philippines.
Published on Jun 26, 2021 02:09 AM IST

'Won't cooperate in probe over anti-drugs deaths': Philippine president Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte, president of The Philippines (Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 01:57 PM IST

Woman orders fried chicken in Philippines, receives a towel instead. Watch

The image shows the deep fried towel delivered instead of the fried chicken.
Published on Jun 07, 2021 08:39 AM IST

Philippines extends ban on travellers coming from India, six other countries

Philippines extends ban on travellers coming from India, six other countries
Updated on Jun 01, 2021 11:02 AM IST

Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19

Philippines warns of strict lockdown as swimming parties, picnics spike Covid-19
Updated on May 27, 2021 09:53 AM IST

Philippines plans military hub in South China Sea, night-capable cameras

Tensions between the Philippines and China in the disputed waters have escalated over the past weeks. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Updated on May 10, 2021 02:50 PM IST

Philippines tightens controls on inbound travellers over Covid-19 variants

Passengers wearing hazmat suits for protection against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) walk inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines,
Published on May 07, 2021 06:04 PM IST

Philippines extends limits on movement, gatherings to curb spread of Covid

While the government aims to inoculate 50 to 70 million out of the country's more than 108 million people, the pace of its inoculation campaign has been slow due to difficulties in securing supply.
Published on Apr 28, 2021 10:43 PM IST

Man in Philippines amasses super-sized collection of fast-food restaurant toys

Percival Lugue, who has the Guinness world record for the largest fast-food toy collection, poses with his toy collection in his home in Apalit, Pampanga province, Philippines.
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 10:19 AM IST

Philippines' Covid-19 caseload breaches 1 million-mark; 8,929 new cases seen

The Philippines has the second highest number of cases and casualties in Southeast Asia, next to Indonesia.
Updated on Apr 26, 2021 02:24 PM IST

Philippines' Covid-19 tally climbs over 953,000; 7,379 fresh cases reported

Local officials wearing face masks and face shields as protection against Covid stand near a community quarantine checkpoint in a village under local lockdown, in Pasay, Philippines,
Published on Apr 20, 2021 04:31 PM IST

Approaching typhoon Surigae displaces 68,000 people in Philippines

This satellite image shows Super Typhoon Surigae (C) off the eastern coast of the Philippines.
Published on Apr 19, 2021 03:50 PM IST

Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for under 60s

Vaccines from China's Sinovac Biotech accounts for 83% of doses so far delivered to the Philippines. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David/File Photo
Published on Apr 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST

Philippines readies for flash floods as Surigae intensifies into super typhoon

In this file photo from 2013, typhoon Haiyan seen pounding south Manila. Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people. The government warned people that typhoon Surigae could intensify into a super hurricane.
Published on Apr 18, 2021 06:55 AM IST

Philippines, US begin two-week joint military drill

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States Military attend the opening of the 36th Balikatan Exercise (BK36-21) wearing masks and maintaining social distancing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 12, 2021. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
Published on Apr 12, 2021 04:14 PM IST

China intends to occupy more South China Sea areas: Philippines' defence chief

Chinese vessels are moored at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 27, 2021.
Published on Apr 04, 2021 03:16 PM IST

Philippines demands China remove vessels at 6 islands, reefs in South China sea

In this photo provided Sunday, March 21, 2021, by the Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea, some of the 220 Chinese vessels are seen moored at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea on March 7, 2021. The Philippine government expressed concern after spotting more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels it believed were crewed by militias at a reef claimed by both countries in the South China Sea, but it did not immediately lodge a protest. (Philippine Coast Guard/National Task Force-West Philippine Sea via AP)
Published on Mar 31, 2021 08:06 PM IST
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