Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines World

Abu Sayyaf group holds 10 hostages in Philippines

The Abu Sayyaf militant group is holding 10 hostages, including a Dutch national, three Indonesians and six Filipinos, said Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the military’s Joint Task Force, on March 27.
Philippines, China ink cooperation deals World

Philippines, China ink cooperation deals

The Philippines and China inked 14 cooperation agreements on November 15, with leaders of the two nations pledging to strengthen "positive momentum" in bilateral ties.
Philippines declares liberation of Marawi city World

Philippines declares liberation of Marawi city

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on October 17 announced that the government’s armed forces have liberated southern Marawi city after the 148-day clashes against Islamic militants.
Philippines declares early liberation of Marawi city World

Philippines declares early liberation of Marawi city

The government armed forces will liberate the southern Marawi city in a few days, announced General Eduardo Ano, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in a televised press conference on October 16.
Philippines announces host of SEA Games 2019 World

Philippines announces host of SEA Games 2019

The Philippine Government has announced on August 17 that it would host the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2019, one month after pulling out citing the increasing cost of the fight against Islamist gunmen in the southern Marawi city.