The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
More than 3,000 pigs have been culled in the Philippines' Metro Manila area in a bid to contain the outbreak of African swine fever that has so far led to the deaths of more than 20,000 hogs, an official said on Friday.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Manish Kaushik (63kg) was the standout performer of the day as three Indian boxers entered the quarter-finals and are now one win away from a medal at the AIBA Mens World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Tuesday. Joining Kaushik in the last-eight stage were Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) and Sanjeet (91kg).
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte was set to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday for his fifth official visit to China at a time of growing tensions with the country over the South China Sea.
Amid rising tensions over China's military build-up and laying claims to other states' territorial zone in the South China Sea, India has stressed that it wants to see a strong, unified and prosperous ASEAN playing a central role in the emerging dynamic of the Indo-Pacific, as it also impinges on India's prosperity and security.
A Jordanian man linked to Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden's brother-in-law has been taken into the Philippines government custody and is to be deported, the country's Bureau of Immigration said on Thursday.
The Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) began a summit in the Thai capital on Wednesday, where they will discuss the ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea and trade tensions, among other issues.
The death toll from the earthquakes that struck northern Philippines at the weekend rose to nine on Monday, according to official figures.
Philippines and the US on Tuesday agreed to reinforce their defence ties and uphold freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea amid Chinas non-stop island-building and military activities in the region.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will lead a legal team defending Philippines journalist Maria Ressa who has been repeatedly indicted this year on charges of tax evasion and cyber-libel.
Acclaimed human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will head the international legal team defending a Philippine media personality who is one of the fiercest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte.