Philippines likely to become new IS stronghold in Asia World

Philippines likely to become new IS stronghold in Asia

It is feared that southern Philippines is fast becoming a centre of extremist groups in Asia, as evidenced by dozens of foreign gunmen joining hands with local IS militants to fight security forces in the region last week.
Seven injured in blasts in southern Philippines World

Seven injured in blasts in southern Philippines

At least seven people, including five soldiers and policemen, were injured in two consecutive blasts at a gas station in Tacurong city in Mindanao island, the southern Philippines, on April 17 night.
Philippine President visits Japan World

Philippine President visits Japan

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Japan on October 25 to start his three-day visit to enhance cooperation in navigation security and infrastructure development.
New storm approaches Philippines World

New storm approaches Philippines

A new tropical storm, locally called “Onyok”, is heading to the southern part of the Philippines on December 18, local authorities said on December 17.
Philippines: Agreement with MILF set for 2014 World

Philippines: Agreement with MILF set for 2014

The Philippine Government on December 24 revealed its plan to finalise the framework agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) in 2014, which is seen to help end its four-decade armed conflict with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest southern Islamic group.
Philippines faces new storm World

Philippines faces new storm

The Philippines faces another powerful tropical storm while racing against time to surmount the devastation of super typhoon Haiyan.
Super-typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines, kills one World

Super-typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines, kills one

At least one person in the Philippines was killed when super-typhoon Haiyan, the strongest cyclone of this year in the world, made landfall over Guiuan municipality in eastern Samar, about 600 km northeast to the capital city of Manila, on November 8.
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Central coastal areas brace for typhoon Bopha

The Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control has asked relevant ministries and central coastal localities from Da Nang to Ba Ria-Vung Tau to prepare measures to cope with Typhoon Bopha.