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  • India, Indonesia and Philippines join coal transition programme Nov 04, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    India, Indonesia and Philippines join coal transition programme

    Coal combustion, the biggest single source of global temperature increase, faces competitive challenges from renewable energy sources, with the number of uncompetitive coal plants expected to grow by over two-thirds globally by 2025.

  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022 Sep 19, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022

    Despite his popularity, Pacquiao trails the front-runners in opinion polls that have been topped consistently by Duterte's daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio.

  • EaseMyTrip expands international presence to Philippines, Thailand, US Sep 16, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    EaseMyTrip expands international presence to Philippines, Thailand, US

    "The company has forayed into these new countries, anticipating a huge pent-up global demand for the travel and tourism sector in the coming months," EaseMyTrip said in a regulatory filing.

  • Philippines lifts travel ban on India, 9 other countries amidst rise in COVID-19 cases Sep 04, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Philippines lifts travel ban on India, 9 other countries amidst rise in COVID-19 cases

    International travelers coming from the 10 countries shall, however, comply with the appropriate entry, testing and quarantine protocols, depending on their approved 'listing,' Roque said.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz gets 1st Philippines gold, no China sweep Jul 26, 2021 09:49 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz gets 1st Philippines gold, no China sweep

    The Philippines has competed at every edition of the Summer Olympics since 1924 — except for a boycott of the Moscow Games in 1980 — with three silver and seven bronze medals before Diaz's win.

  • Death toll in Philippine military plane crash rises to 50 Jul 05, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    Death toll in Philippine military plane crash rises to 50

    Fifty people, including 47 military personnel and three civilians, died when the plane "skidded" and burst into flames in a village, said Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Major General Edgard Arevalo.

  • Philippines on alert after Taal volcano eruption; mass evacuation process underway Jul 02, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Philippines on alert after Taal volcano eruption; mass evacuation process underway

    The pre-emptive evacuations began late on July 1 from five high-risk villages in the lakeside towns of Laurel and Agoncillo. More than 14,000 people may have to be moved temporarily away from the volcano. Most evacuation camps have set up isolation areas in case anyone began showing COVID-19 symptoms

  • In pics | Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III buried in austere state rites during pandemic Jun 26, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    In pics | Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III buried in austere state rites during pandemic

    Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III was buried in austere state rites during the pandemic Saturday with many remembering him for standing up to China over territorial disputes, striking a peace deal with Muslim guerrillas and defending democracy in a Southeast Asian nation where his parents helped topple a dictator. He was 61.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Philippines approves emergency use of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Jun 25, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Philippines approves emergency use of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

    Bharat Biotech has received "full emergency use authorisation" for its Covaxin brand after the company completed documentary requirements," Food and Drug Administration chief Rolando Enrique Domingo told a news briefing.

  • 'Go to India or somewhere': Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte to those who don't want to get COVID-19 vaccine Jun 22, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    'Go to India or somewhere': Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte to those who don't want to get COVID-19 vaccine

    “Don’t get me wrong. There is a crisis being faced in this country. There is a national emergency. If you don’t want to get vaccinated, I will have you arrested. And I will inject the vaccine in your butt. You are pests. We are already suffering and you’re adding to the burden,” Duterte was quoted as saying by INQUIRER.NET.

  • Philippines man dies after being forced to do 300 squats for breaching COVID-19 norms Apr 08, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Philippines man dies after being forced to do 300 squats for breaching COVID-19 norms

    Darren Manaog Peñaredondo is not the first to encounter such a brutal approach. Rights groups have previously raised concerns about excessive punishments for people caught breaching COVID-19 restrictions.

  • COVID-19 update | Philippines to reimpose stricter curbs in capital to arrest surge in cases Mar 27, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Philippines to reimpose stricter curbs in capital to arrest surge in cases

    The health ministry on Saturday reported 9,595 new coronavirus cases, marking the second straight day the daily jump in infections remained above 9,000. The country posted a record rise in three of the past five days.

  • Defence ties, China and COVID-19 vaccine strengthens India-Philippines relations Mar 22, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Defence ties, China and COVID-19 vaccine strengthens India-Philippines relations

    In March 2021, India signed a key pact with the Philippines for the sale of "defence material and equipment", including BrahMos cruise missiles.

  • Philippines approves emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine as COVID-19 cases spike Mar 19, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Philippines approves emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine as COVID-19 cases spike

    The vaccine, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Institute, is the fourth to get emergency use authorisation in the Philippines.

  • BrahMos missiles' supply: India signs key pact with Philippines for sale of 'defence equipment' Mar 03, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    BrahMos missiles' supply: India signs key pact with Philippines for sale of 'defence equipment'

    The BrahMos missile is produced by an Indo-Russian joint venture and it can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or from land platforms.

  • Record hunger in the Philippines as COVID-19 restrictions bite Dec 09, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Record hunger in the Philippines as COVID-19 restrictions bite

    Charities are struggling to meet the ever-growing demand for food as millions of families go hungry across the country. COVID-19 restrictions have crippled the economy and thrown many out of work.

  • COVID-19 update | Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca Nov 27, 2020 02:53 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca

    The private firms will pay for the vaccine and donate half of the supply to the government, with the other half to be used to cover employees in the private sector, Concepcion said, without identifying the private companies.

  • BrahMos to be exported to third countries starting with Philippines: Russian DCM Roman Babushkin Nov 12, 2020 04:39 PM IST

    BrahMos to be exported to third countries starting with Philippines: Russian DCM Roman Babushkin

    People familiar with the talks on export of the missile said India is likely to ink an agreement with the Philippines early next year to supply a batch of BrahMos to the Southeast Asian country.

  • Super typhoon Goni makes two landfalls in Philippines, one million evacuated Nov 01, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    Super typhoon Goni makes two landfalls in Philippines, one million evacuated

    Typhoon Goni is the world's strongest storm so far this year, gaining further strength with 225 kph (140 miles per hour) sustained winds and gusts of up to 310 kph (190 mph).

  • Malaysia to bar long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia, Philippines Sep 01, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    Malaysia to bar long-term pass holders from India, Indonesia, Philippines

    Health authorities in Southeast Asia's third-largest economy have recorded over 9,300 cases as of Tuesday, and 128 deaths, with new cases found in clusters detected in at least four states.

  • 10 dead, dozens wounded in twin bombing in Philippines: Military Aug 24, 2020 01:31 PM IST

    10 dead, dozens wounded in twin bombing in Philippines: Military

    The attack happened in Jolo in Muslim-majority Sulu, where government-backed security forces have long been fighting the Abu Sayyaf group.

  • Strong earthquake in Philippines kills one, damages quarantine centre Aug 18, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    Strong earthquake in Philippines kills one, damages quarantine centre

    It was the strongest earthquake in eight months in the Philippines, which lies on the "Ring of Fire," a seismically active belt of volcanoes circling the Pacific Ocean.

  • Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drills Jul 03, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drills

    Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr said China's People's Liberation Army has been staging exercises off the Paracel Islands since July 1 and Chinese maritime officials have prohibited all vessels from navigating within the area of the maneuvers.

  • ‘Will we die hungry?’: A teeming Manila slum chafes under lockdown Apr 16, 2020 01:14 PM IST

    ‘Will we die hungry?’: A teeming Manila slum chafes under lockdown

    Life was already a struggle in the crowded shanties of San Roque. Then came the coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Indian students can return to India after travel ban is lifted: Indian embassy Mar 26, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Indian students can return to India after travel ban is lifted: Indian embassy

    On March 17, the Indian government banned the entry of passengers from Afghanistan, the Philippines and Malaysia to India with immediate effect amid stepped up efforts against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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