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Philippines urged to compensate women survivors of wartime rape by Japanese soldiers

New York: The Philippines violated the rights of women victims of sexual slavery by the Japanese military during the Second World War by failing to redress the continuous discrimination and suffering they have endured, a UN women’s rights committee said in a decision published on Wednesday.

Philippines 'vigilantly monitors' alleged harassment by China in South China Sea

Manila: The Philippines government has said it is 'vigilantly monitoring' the developments in the South China Sea and also probing the recent incident where a China Coast Guard ship allegedly harassed local fishermen near a Filipino-occupied shoal, media reports said.

Philippines: 17 people killed, 7 injured by floods

Manila/UNI: At least 17 people have died and seven others were injured as a result of flooding in the Philippines, the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Friday.

China now taking positions to deny Philippines access to key sea areas

Manila: A maritime expert believes that Chinese maritime militia vessels posing as fishing boats are edging closer to Palawan as part of a ploy to restrict access by Filipinos to key areas in the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Philippines: Rights expert urges greater action to combat child sexual exploitation

New York: Although the Philippines has made gains in combatting the sale and sexual exploitation of children, greater effort needs to be made to protect them, a UN-appointed human rights expert has said.

China-funded bridge may raze coral reef in southern Philippines: Reports

Manila: A Chinese-funded bridge project which is likely to connect Davao city with Samal islands in the southern Philippines has put the coral reef ecosystem under threat.

Storm Nalgae kills 150 in Philippines

Manila/UNI: At least 150 people have died in the severe tropical storm Nalgae that battered the Philippines over the weekend and triggered flash floods and landslides in many parts of the Southeast Asian country, the government said on Thursday.

Grenade blast in Philippines injures seven people

Manila/UNI: Seven people were injured last night in the Philippine city of Cotabato as a result of a grenade explosion in a restaurant, local media reported on Monday.

Philippines shooting leaves three people dead

Manila: A shooting incident in Philippines capital Manila on Sunday left at least three people dead, media reports said.

Duterte rail projects: Philippines scraps Chinese loan deals

Manila, Philippines: A transport official has said Chinese loans for three multi billion-peso railway projects that were to be major legacies of former President Rodrigo Duterte under his “Build, Build, Build” programme have been scrapped.

Philippines deploys buoys as ‘sovereign markers’ in disputed South China Sea

Manila: Philippines government has installed buoys and opened some command posts to mark out and assert its sovereignty in waters and islets it claims in the disputed South China Sea, media reports said on Sunday.

Philippines: Death toll rises to 76 in Agaton storm

Manila: At least 76 people have been killed by the tropical storm Agaton that hit the Philippines has risen to 76 people, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

Philippines: 14 people died amid storm Agaton

Manila: At least 14 people died as a result of landslides caused by tropical storm Agaton, and their bodies were found in several areas of the Philippines, CNN Philippines reported, citing local authorities.

More support needed for women and girls in super typhoon-ravaged Philippines

New York: As the debris clears, the scale of destruction is laid bare. When Super Typhoon Rai - Odette as it’s known locally - barrelled down on the Philippines on 16 December, its 195km/h winds and torrential rain tore through hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses and vital infrastructure, putting millions of lives in peril.

UN humanitarians aid Philippines response to Super Typhoon Rai

New York: Reports of “utter devastation” caused by Super Typhoon Rai have continued to come in from the Philippines, where the UN is helping respond to urgent needs.