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Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island

Armed Forces of the Philippines Date : April 22, 2017 Reporter : Trend A leader of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group has been killed in a shootout with Philippine soldiers on the island of Bohol, where the military is hunting down insurgents planning to kidnap tourists, Reuters reported.. Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said "one lawless element" was killed in the clash but he could not give the man's identity. Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto identified him as Abu Sayyaf leader ...Full Story

POLITICS

Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf leader killed on Philippine resort island

Date : April 22, 2017 Reporter : Trend Armed Forces of the Philippines A leader of the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf group has been killed in a shootout with Philippine soldiers on the island of Bohol, where the military is hunting down insurgents planning to kidnap tourists, Reuters reported.. Armed ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Philippine officials to hold talks with China on investment deals

Date : January 22, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte BEIJING, China - In a bid to strengthen ties with Asia’s top trade partner and the world’s second-largest economy, China, top Philippine officials will meet officials in Beijing to discuss investment.  Philippine ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

US likely to pay $1.5 mn for damage to Philippine reef

Date : April 10, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network U.S. Navy and Philippine marine   MANILA - The U.S. government is likely to pay $1.5 million in fines to the Philippines for damage caused to a coral reef that is a UNESCO World Heritage site, when a US navy minesweeper ran aground on it in January. The ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

The man who called Obama an ‘idiot’ calls Trump a ‘pragmatic thinker’

Date : April 17, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Alliance with Washington MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has warmed his stance towards the U.S. after the country inaugurated a new president. > BNN Duterte, who has earlier said he doesn’t ‘give a ...Full Story

HISTORY

U.S.-Philippines joint military exercises irks China

Date : April 5, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Territorial disputes in South China Sea. MANILA, Philippines - A ceremony held in Manila marked the start of a 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises by U.S. and Philippine troops.> Big News Network In a bid to reiterate the force of U.S. and allied forces to ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Jubilant Philippines Greets Pope Francis

Date : January 15, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/VoA The highlight will be a huge open air Mass on Sunday Manila: Pope Francis is in the Philippines for a five-day visit keenly awaited by the nation's 80 million Roman Catholics. A huge crowd was on hand to welcome the pope, who was greeted by Philippine President Benigno Aquino as ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Powerful quake strikes southern Philippines, casualties reported

Date : February 11, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network The magnitude 6.7 quake SURIGAO CITY, Philippines - A powerful earthquake struck the Surigao del Norte province in southern Philippines.>BNN The magnitude 6.7 quake is said to have jolted people from their sleep late on Friday night, sending several ...Full Story

EDUCATION

PHL, US Marines conduct exercises near China-held reef

Date : October 6, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Military exercise on a Philippine beach SAN ANTONIO - Over 6,000 Philippine and US marines carried out a military exercise on a Philippine beach Sunday near a disputed reef occupied by Chinese ships which has become a potential regional flashpoint.   The American ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

India`s losing 70% incremental voice & call centre business to Philippines

Date : April 7, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet ASSOCHAM-KPMG joint study India is currently losing about 70 per cent of all incremental voice and call centre business to competitors like Philippines and Eastern Europe and unless the domestic BPO (business process outsourcing) industry diversifies the ...Full Story

TRAVEL

U.S., Japan, Philippines set for naval training exercises

Date : June 18, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet China create tension in the region PALAWAN, Philippines -- The Philippines will host war games with Japan and the United States as expansionist movements by China create tension in the region. ADVERTISING   China, Taiwan and Vietnam claim the ...Full Story

SPORTS

First Asiad gold for Philippines

Date : October 3, 2014 Reporter : Manila Bulletin BMX event of cycling Incheon, South Korea – A nursing student and brand-new father, Daniel Patrick Caluag, ended the Philippines’ quest for the first gold medal Wednesday when he won the BMX event of cycling in dominant fashion in the 2014 Asian ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Miss World crowned despite hard-line threats

Date : September 29, 2013 Reporter : BigNewsNetwork Megan Young from the Philippines beat five other finalists to win The latest Miss World has been crowned in a glittering celebration on the Indonesian island of Bali, following dire threats from hardline Muslims. Megan Young from the Philippines beat five other finalists to win the title that was ...Full Story

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