Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao for one more year World

Philippines extends martial law in Mindanao for one more year

The Philippine Congress voted on December 12 to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for another year until the end of 2019, due to concerns over continued threats from rebels and groups sympathetic to Islamic State militants.
Japan aids Philippines’ transport infrastructure upgrade World

Japan aids Philippines’ transport infrastructure upgrade

The Adviser of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Hiroto Izumi, visited the Philippines on November 21 to discuss with the country’s Government officials on a 156 billion JPY (1.38 billion USD) aid to help upgrade transport infrastructure in Manila capital.
Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines ASEAN

Three Indonesian hostages freed in Philippines

Three Indonesian fishermen abducted by members of an Islamist group have been freed 18 months after they were abducted in waters off the southern Philippines, the Philippine military said on September 16.
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 warns of gunmen’s return to Marawi World

Philippines warns of gunmen’s return to Marawi

The Philippine army on February 23 warned that gunmen ousted from the southern Philippine city of Marawi months ago are yet to abandon their objective to create a caliphate in Southeast Asia.