6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines

According to report, the tectonic quake will trigger aftershocks and cause damage. (Representational) Manila: An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 rocked Leyte province in the central Philippines, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. The institute said on Friday that the quake, which occurred at 6:16 p.m. local time, hit at … Read more

India Delivers First Batch Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile System To Philippines

India has delivered its first batch of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles and launchers to the Philippines as part of an important bilateral defence collaboration. (Source: Special Arrangements) The missiles and launchers departed from Nagpur late Thursday aboard an IAF C-17 Globemaster transport aircraft, and the shipment reached Manila, the capital of the Philippines on April … Read more

S Jaishankar in Singapore Holds Talks With Top Officials Including PM Lee Hsien Loong

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar paid an official visit to Singapore from Saturday (March 23) as the first leg of his visit to Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia.  The external affairs minister held several bilateral engagements with the leadership and senior Ministers of the Cabinet.  Jaishankar was on a three-day visit to Singapore and … Read more

Philippines Mulls New Energy Projects in South China Sea Amid Tensions in Disputed Waterways

Last Updated: December 17, 2023, 12:45 IST Philippines’ President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. attends the retreat session of the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: Reuters) Philippine President Marcos addresses South China Sea tensions, emphasising energy exploration challenges. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr said his country is working to … Read more

Philippines eyes codes of conduct to keep peace in South China Sea

Tensions in the South China Sea require the Philippines to partner with allies and neighbours to maintain peace there, including establishing codes of conduct as the situation becomes “more dire”, the Philippines’ president said. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr, speaking at a forum in Hawaii streamed live on Monday in the Philippines, said the priority was … Read more

Port Blair: Indian Coast Guard vessels rescues critically injured Philippines national

An Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship, on Saturday, evacuated a critically injured Philippines national, after he fell from 20 feet into an empty cargo ship. The Philippines national has sustained multiple fractures and was critically injured after the accident, according to ICG officials. As per the ICG, the Filipino crew had fallen from fallen from … Read more

US Renews Warning it Will Defend Treaty Ally Philippines After Chinese Ships Rammed Manila Vessels

The United States renewed a warning Monday that it would defend the Philippines in case of an armed attack under a 1951 treaty after Chinese ships blocked and collided with two Filipino vessels off a contested shoal in the South China Sea. Philippine diplomats summoned a Chinese Embassy official in Manila on Monday for a … Read more

Tensions Rise At South China Sea As Philippines And Chinese Vessels Collide

New Delhi: China was labelled an “aggressor” by the Philippines on Monday, accusing it of “increasing tensions” in the South China Sea and causing a collision that damaged one of Manila’s boats on a resupply trip, reported news agency Reuters. No one was harmed when a Chinese coast guard ship and one of Manila’s smaller … Read more

Philippines Summons Chinese Ambassador Over South China Sea Collisions

Last Updated: October 23, 2023, 08:59 IST Chinese coast guard ships (L and R) corral a Philippine civilian boat chartered by the Philippine navy to deliver supplies to Philippine navy ship BRP Sierra Madre in the disputed South China Sea, on August 22, 2023. (AFP) The Philippines and China have traded blame over Sunday’s incidents … Read more

Philippines Says China Hit Resupply Boat

China claims almost the entire South China Sea (File) Manila: The Philippines accused a Chinese coastguard vessel of colliding on Sunday with a Philippine resupply boat as it travelled to a tiny garrison in the disputed South China Sea. The incident occurred near Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands, a hotly contested region where … Read more