PM Modi talks over phone with new Philippines President, conveys best wishes for successful tenure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr and said he looked forward to working closely with the Philippines leader to strengthen bilateral ties. “Pleased to speak with President @bongbongmarcos today. I conveyed my best wishes to him for a successful tenure as the President of the Republic of the … Read more

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

Earthquake in Philippines: भूकंप के तेज झटकों से हिली फिलीपींस की धरती, 7.1 रही तीव्रता

मनीला. फिलीपींस (Philippines) में आज भूकंप के तेज झटके महसूस किए गए हैं. भूकंप का केंद्र लुजोन के मुख्य फिलीपीन द्वीप पर बटांगस प्रांत में था. मनीला में 300 किलोमीटर से अधिक दूर भी भूकंप के झटके महसूस किए गए. यूएस जियोलॉजिकल सर्वे का कहना है कि भूकंप के केंद्र में इमारतों की खिड़कियां टूट … Read more

Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes northern Philippines, strongly felt in Manila

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with strong tremors felt in many areas including in the capital Manila. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake which occured at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles). USGS said … Read more

Maria Ressa: Philippines affirms news site shutdown order

Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded, which has gained notoriety for its reporting of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange … 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

Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 strikes Philippines– EMSC

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the Philippines on Sunday, European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The quake’s epicentre was Luzon and was 174 km (108.12 miles) below the Earth’s surface, it said. (This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.) Source link

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

Philippines safe and ideal place to travel amid pandemic: Official

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The Philippines Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has said the Southeast Asian country, comprising 7,641 islands in the western Pacific Ocean, is now a safe and ideal global tourist destination amid the pandemic. In the nearly two years when international travel was put on hold, the Philippines was busy preparing for the day when it would … Read more