Blast in Philippines kills at least two World

Blast in Philippines kills at least two

At least two people were killed while 21 others were injured when an explosion occurred on December 31 afternoon, near the entrance of a mall in Cotabato city in southern Philippines, Xinhua news agency reported.
6.9-magnitude quake hits southern Philippines World

6.9-magnitude quake hits southern Philippines

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off southern Mindanao island, the Philippines, on December 29, raising fears of dangerous tsunami waves, but after about two hours, the tsunami alert was withdrawn.
ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines’ economic growth World

ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines’ economic growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Board of Directors has approved a new six-year country partnership strategy with the Philippines, under which the bank will provide a credit package worth 7.8 billion USD to the Southeast Asian country until 2021 to support it in attaining sustained high and inclusive economic growth.
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.
Philippine President signs Muslim autonomy law World

Philippine President signs Muslim autonomy law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26 signed a Muslim autonomy law to allow minority Muslims in the south to start moving towards self-rule by 2022, a bid to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of separatist conflict in Mindanao.