Oslo, Norway/IBNS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday announced the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their 'courageous efforts' to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia respectively.
Manila: Philippines police conducted an anti-narcotics operation in which four Chinese drug traffickers were killed on Tuesday.
Washington: The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said his nation is committed to defend the Philippines against a Chinese attack in the South China Sea (SCS).
Cotabato/IBNS: At least 17 people were killed after a military plane carrying at least 85 people crashed in the southern Philippines on Sunday, media reports said.
Manila: Countering Chinese aggression, the Philippines is set to convert its underdeveloped Thitu Island into a major military logistics hub in the South China Sea, media reports said.
Manila: Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has asked China not to perform such acts which will disturb peace and stability in the region.
The Philippines’ air force has been conducting daily aerial patrols over Chinese fishing vessels which have been spotted near the disputed Whitsun Reef, media reports said.
New York: The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday that it was “appalled” by what appears to be the simultaneous arbitrary killings of nine activists in the Philippines during police-military operations in provinces surrounding the metropolitan area of the capital, Manila.
Manila: The Philippines government will beef up its naval presence in the South China Sea to protect its fishermen, officials said recently.
Manila: Philippines recently said eight members of a Chinese kidnap-for-ransom gang have been apprehended, media reports said.
New York: UN agencies and humanitarian actors in the Philippines are mobilizing to support communities hit by super Typhoon Goni, which has barrelled across the country, leaving massive devastation in its wake.
New York: While every country has its own strategy to fight coronavirus, the world needs coordinated international efforts and a common purpose to end the crisis, the President of the Philippines said on Tuesday, underlining the importance of universal access to anti-COVID-19 technologies in the recovery from global pandemic.
Manila: Giving a strong message to China, the Philippines have made it clear that it would turn to the US for military help during ongoing flare-ups between Manila and Beijing on the issue of conflict related to the South China Sea.
Manila/Xinhua: Two explosions hit the town of Jolo in the southern Philippine province of Sulu Monday noon, a military report said, adding that blasts "resulted in numerous casualties."
New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for effective measures to protect rights defenders in the Philippines, amid a spate of deadly attacks against them.