Philippine army clash with Abu Sayyaf World

Philippine army clash with Abu Sayyaf

Six soldiers of the Philippine army were killed and four others were injured during a clash with gunmen of Abu Sayyaf in the southern Basilan province of the Philippines.
Philippines rescues all hostages held in Marawi World

Philippines rescues all hostages held in Marawi

Filipino government forces have rescued all hostages held by the pro-Islamic States (IS) militants that took over southern Marawi city for five months, Colonel Romeo Brawner told a press conference on October 22.
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, Russia enhance defence cooperation World

Philippines, Russia enhance defence cooperation

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected to visit the Philippines to sign a cooperation deal in bilateral defence industry, said Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin on August 22.
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.