PM Modi, Philippines President Marcos review progress in bilateral ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke over the phone with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr and reviewed various areas of bilateral engagement. He congratulated Ferdinand Marcos Jr for his election as the 17th President of the Philippines. Prime Minister Modi reiterated the important role that the Philippines plays in India’s Act East Policy and … Read more

Philippines’ Marcos taps former military chief as defence minister

Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr has appointed former military chief Jose Faustino as the Southeast Asian country’s next defence minister in his cabinet, his press secretary said on Friday. When he takes up the post later this month, Faustino will have to balance the Philippines’ relations with Washington, a treaty ally, and Beijing, which continues … Read more

Philippines election win returns Marcos to power, and polarisation

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The Philippines woke to a new but familiar political dawn on Tuesday, after an election triumph by Ferdinand Marcos Jr paved the way for a once unimaginable return to the country’s highest office for its most notorious political dynasty. Marcos, better known as “Bongbong”, trounced bitter rival Leni Robredo to become the first candidate in … Read more