Everything you need to know about Manila: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Manila: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Greater Noida, May 4 (IANS) India Friday made a strong pitch for expanding financial resource base of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help alleviate poverty and improve infrastructure in poor countries.
Greater Noida, May 2 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is finding it difficult to maintain the current level of lending due to poor capital base and might cut financial support to countries like India, ADB President Takehiko Nakao said Thursday.
Greater Noida, May 2 (IANS) The proposed BRICS development bank is not a threat to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and will instead complement the multilateral lending agencies, ADB president Takehiko Nakao said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) board of governors, the highest decision-making body of the lending agency, will meet here May 4-5.
Manila, April 26 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced Friday that Takehiko Nakao has been unanimously elected as president by its Board of Governors.
Singapore, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): USS Freedom, the first littoral combat ship (LCS) of the United States Navy, arrived in Singapore on Thursday on its eight-month maiden deployment.
Islamabad, Apr. 10 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank has painted an extremely bleak picture of Pakistan's "directionless" economy, saying that immediate recovery chances are almost nil amid a worsening balance of payments position.
Manila, April 5 (Xinhua-ANI):Top officials from the United States and Philippines on Friday formally started a joint military exercise which will involve 8,000 troops from both countries and dozens of military assets, including a squadron of F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets.
Manila, March 27 (IANS) The Philippines defeated Turkmenistan 1-0 to earn a spot in next year's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup in the Maldives.
London, March 21 (ANI): Miley Cyrus has posted a picture of herself once again wearing her massive wedding ring, on her Twitter page on Wednesday.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has come out in support of an ailing elephant that is at Manila Zoo and has requested the government to shift her to a sanctuary.
Manila, March 18 (IANS) Australia, Brunei, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand will take part in a maritime security discussion with the US and the Philippines during a military exercise to be held in April, a Philippine official said.
Manila, March 13 (IANS) More than 75 percent of Asia-Pacific countries lack water security, with many of them facing an imminent water crisis unless immediate steps are taken to improve the management of water resources, according to a study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released Wednesday.
Kuala Lumpur, Mar. 8 (ANI): Malaysia has rejected an offer of a unilateral ceasefire offer by the self-styled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III.
New York, March 6 (IANS) Kobe Bryant and Jeremy Lin are set to visit Asia in October with Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets for a series of exhibition games, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced.
Manila, March 3 (IANS) The Philippine anti-narcotics agency Sunday called for mandatory drug-testing covering all collegiate athletes after two basketball players of a university in Metro Manila were caught in possession of dried marijuana, a prohibited substance.
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Infrastructure developers GVK Wednesday announced they will sponsor and support Hyderabad tennis player Gunuganti Sruta Kirti from here on.
Manila, Feb 4 (IANS) A US Navy guided missile destroyer will arrive in the Philippines Tuesday for a routine visit, the American embassy said Monday.
Manila, Jan 31 (IANS) A US nuclear attack submarine, which was the first to launch Tomahawk missiles in an Iraqi operation in 2003, will arrive in the Philippines Friday for a routine port visit, Xinhua reported.
Manila, Jan 29 (IANS) The Philippines is trying to win US support for its move to bring territorial disputes with China to international arbitration, China's state-run Xinhua news agency said Tuesday.
London, Jan. 23 (ANI): The Philippines has said it will challenge China's territorial claims in the South China Sea at a UN tribunal.
Islamabad, Jan. 20 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank has urged Pakistani lawmakers to introduce legislation to provide legal cover to resettlement activities.
Manila, Jan 8 (IANS) Officials from the Philippines and the US Tuesday said an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) found off Masbate island last week was launched during a military exercise off the US island territory of Guam.
Manila, Jan 7 (IANS) The Philippine Navy Monday said an unmanned aerial vehicle made in the US was recovered off the waters of the central province of Masbate, Xinhua reported.
Manila, Jan 6 (IANS) Thirteen armed men were killed in a shootout Sunday with a joint team of the police and military in Quezon province of the Philippines, a military spokesperson said.
Manila, Jan 4 (IANS) At least nine people, including two children, were killed and 11 others injured when a man went on a shooting rampage in a Philippine village, police said Friday.
Manila, Dec 18 (IANS) The Philippine government Tuesday urged Filipino exporters to look for opportunities in India amid slowdown in key markets like the US and Europe and the existing trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India.
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladesh government Monday signed an agreement for $160 million in loans to develop the urban public transport system in the capital.
Manila, Dec 12 (IANS) Philippine boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao said Wednesday he won't retire yet despite his recent defeat against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez.
Manila, Dec 10 (IANS) The Philippine government Monday said Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao still deserve a hero's welcome despite losing to Mexico's Juan Miguel Marquez.
Manila, Dec 10 (IANS) The toll from the powerful typhoon that swept through the southern Philippines last Tuesday has reached 620 while the number of missing people also risen to 817, authorities said Sunday.
Manila, Dec. 6 (Xinhua-ANI): Death toll in the Philippines due to Typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo) climbed to 325, while 379 others were reported missing, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday morning.
Manila, Dec 5 (IANS) The toll from Typhoon Bopha in the Philippine has risen to 129 as strong winds and heavy floods ravaged several provinces.
Manila, Dec. 3 (Xinhua-ANI): The Philippine government on Monday appealed to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to forgo its second attempt to launch a rocket carrying a satellite within the month.
Manila, Nov 30 (IANS) Two leftist rebels were killed by the security forces in the Philippines Friday, the military said.
Dhaka, Nov 29 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Bangladesh Thursday signed an agreement for $300 million loan to help the country stabilise its financial market, making it safer and more attractive to invest.
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 28 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez has promised her Malaysian fans "high energy and hits" when she brings her world tour to Stadium Merdeka this Sunday.
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh capital has topped a list of cities facing the highest climate change risks in the coming years. Kolkata came seventh, Mumbai eighth while Delhi was in the 20th position.
Bangalore, Nov 9 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed off his six-day visit to India on a sportive note Friday by playing cricket and hockey with students of Bishop Cotton Boys & Girls School in the heart of this tech hub.
Bangalore, Nov.9 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the ancient Someshwara temple in Bangalore on Thursday.
Manila, Nov 5 (IANS) An unemployed man in the Philippines was killed after falling into a crocodile breeding pen in a resort and attacked by the reptiles, said police.
Manila, Oct 28 (IANS) A powerful tropical storm in the Philippines has left 27 people dead, authorities said Saturday.
Manila, Oct 26 (IANS) An official in a Philippine city has announced a $121,000 reward for the decapitated head of an alleged leader of a car thieves' gang.
Dubai, October 22 (ANI): Every morning 40,000 schoolchildren response to their roll-call at The City Montessori School in Lucknow, the world's biggest school.
Manila, Oct. 8 (Xinhua-ANI): After more than 15 years of on-and- off negotiations, the Philippine government and the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Force (MILF) have finally approved a " framework agreement"that would serve as the basis for a final peace accord to end the decades-old conflict in Mindanao.
New Delhi, Oct. 3 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Wednesday reiterated the importance of cooperation and collaboration among maritime agencies in South Asia to ensure the security and safety of the oceans.
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): The eighth meeting of Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies Meeting (HACGAM) will be held in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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London, September 24 (ANI): The famous shoe collection of Imelda Marcos, the former Philippine first lady, has been damaged by termites, storms and neglect, Manila's National Museum officials have revealed.
Manila, Sep 24 (IANS) Around 4,000 passengers have been left stranded at a number of ports in the Philippines due to Typhoon Jelawat, officials said.
Melbourne, September 20 (ANI): A Filipino girl's video on YouTube, which shows her singing her own rendition of Whitney Houston's hit song 'I Will Always Love You,' has taken internet by storm.
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The head of the Catholic community, Pope Benedict XVI, has appointed two Indians to the panel of 34 Synod Fathers for the Bishops' Synod scheduled in Rome next month, an official said here Thursday.
Manila, Sep 17 (IANS) Two Chinese nationals in the Philippines have been rescued by police following a kidnapping attempt late Monday, Xinhua reported.
Kochi, Sep 15 (IANS) INS Sudarshini, the sail training ship of the Indian Navy, Saturday began a historical mission to celebrate India's warm ties with ASEAN countries.
Beijing, Sep 14 (IANS) A Chinese daily Friday targeted Manila for renaming a part of South China Sea the West Philippine Sea and said Beijing "will not tolerate the Philippines' attempts to encroach upon its maritime territory".
Washington, Sep 13(ANI): The mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, has started a campaign to raise money for local hero and boxing great Joe Frazier's statue.
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): India and the Philippines decided to enhance mutual cooperation in tourism sector following the second meeting of the Joint Working Group on Tourism Cooperation held here today.
Manila, Sep 2 (IANS) One person was killed and 34 were wounded in two grenade blasts in the Philippines, Xinhua reported Sunday.
Manila, Aug 31 (IANS) A major earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale was felt off the east coast of Samar province in the central Philippines at 8.47 p.m. local time Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
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London, Aug 22 (ANI): The river deltas of Kolkata in West Bengal, India, are one of the most vulnerable to serious flooding, a new study has revealed.
Manila, Aug 19 (IANS) The interior secretary of the Philippines, who went missing after a plane crash Saturday, remained untraceable Sunday, Xinhua reported.
Manila, Aug 18 (IANS) A light aircraft carrying the interior secretary of the Philippines crashed Saturday in the country. While an aide was rescued, the secretary and two pilots were missing, Xinhua reported.
Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people have fallen ill at flood relief centres in the Philippines, an official said Friday.
Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and over a million displaced as torrential rains caused flooding in large parts of Manila and nine provinces in northern and central Philippines.
Manila, Aug 4 (IANS) Typhoon Saola that hit the Philippines earlier in the week has killed at least 41 people, Xinhua reported Saturday.
Manila, July 22 (IANS) Security forces in the Philippines Sunday unearthed 30 skeletal remains of people allegedly slain by rebels in a murderous purge of suspected military spies in the 1980s, Xinhua reported.
Washington, July 21 (ANI): The Obama administration has warned that a recent two-month maritime standoff between China and the Philippines has raised the risk of accidental war in the South China Sea, and called for countries in the region to urgently agree on a code of conduct.
London, July 20 (ANI): Former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who didn't even wish to speak about his estranged father about six years ago, has finally met him after 42 years of separation.
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Online publishing provider Pressmart Monday announced the launch of MOCA (Mobile Learning Classroom Application), a paperless, tablet based end-to-end solution for schools.
Manila, June 27 (IANS) US automaker Ford will close its plant in the Philippines next year, the company said Wednesday.
Manila, June 21 (IANS) Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao Thursday expressed his gratitude to the World Boxing Organization (WBO) after its five-man panel unanimously declared that he defeated American Timothy Bradley.
Manila, June 20 (IANS) Filipino athletes who will participate in the opening parade of the London Olympics in July will be wearing clothes designed by top Filipino designer Rajo Laurel.
Manila, June 14 (IANS) The Philippines government has received a donation of $50,000 from Pakistan for reconstructing areas devastated by last year's tropical storm Washi, according to the country's foreign affairs department.
Manila, June 12(ANI): Manny Pacquiao's mother Dionisia and the Philippine Army have demanded a rematch against new WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, who won the title through a controversial split decision in Las Vegas on Sunday.
London, June 11(ANI): Manny Pacquiao, who lost his WBO welterweight title in a controversial spilt decision to American boxer Timothy Bradley, is eyeing vengeance during his title rematch on November 10.
Manila, June 10 (IANS) The Philippines government Sunday hailed Manny Pacquiao although he failed to defend his World Boxing Organisation welterweight belt after losing to American Timothy Bradley.
Manila, June 8 (IANS) Somali pirates have freed 21 Filipino sailors after keeping them in captivity for eight months, the government said Friday.
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has signaled that though tensions have eased between Philippine and Chinese forces, over the use of disputed waters, other brewing conflicts may not be easily defused between the two nations.
Manila, June 7 (IANS) The Philippines, which had reported the presence of 4.2 million child workers a decade ago, has now set up a website where the public could report child labour incidents in the country.
Manila, June 5 (IANS) At least 184 victims of human trafficking have been rescued by Philippine navy and air force personnel from a ship that was to take them to Malaysia, officials said Tuesday.
Manila, June 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Philippine Navy forces will commence a set of training activities on Sunday, code-named Exercise Pagsasama, with reservists to hone skills in various naval operations in Eastern Mindanao, a military spokesman said.
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's chess legend Viswanathan Anand can lay claim to be one of the all-time greats in the sport after he won his fifth World Championship title beating Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in the tie-breaker in Moscow Wednesday.
Manila, May 30 (IANS) More public private partnerships (PPP) are needed to boost infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, according to a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Melbourne, May 24 (ANI): Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter has revealed that the popstar would rather cancel dates in her world tour than make changes to appease censors and religious groups.
London, May 23 (ANI): Lady Gaga, who has been condemned in Jakarta by religious groups for her provocative outfits and raunchy dance routines, has said that in case she is jailed, Beyonce will bail her out.
Manila, May 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States government is renewing its focus on Southeast Asia, but it is not a part of the efforts to contain China, former U.S. ambassador to China said at the first Meeting of the ASEAN-US Eminent Persons Group (EPG) in Manila on Monday.
Manila, May 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States government is turning over the second Hamilton class cutter to the Philippine government on Wednesday, according to the Philippine government.
Johannesburg, May 20 (ANI): Lady Gaga, who is on her Born this Way tour, arrived in the Philippines on Saturday to cheers from fans and protests from young Christians calling for the cancellation of her upcoming concerts.
Manila, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): A two-seater military aircraft crashed along La Monja Island in Bataan, western Luzon Island, the casualties is still unknown, the Philippine Coast Guard said Friday.
Manila, May 13 (IANS) A soldier and two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in a clash in Canlaon City in the central Philippine province of Negros Oriental, a military spokesman reported Sunday.
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's military daily Thursday warned the Philippines, saying it won't allow anyone to take the sovereignty of the Huangyan Island away from Beijing.
Manila, May 9 (Xinhua-ANI): The Philippines is not relying solely on the United States to upgrade its Armed Forces, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Manila, May 8 (Xinhua-ANI): Tourist arrivals in the Philippines reached a record of 1.148 million in January to March, an increase of 16.03 percent from a year earlier, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) China has slammed Manila's attempt to rename Huangyan Island as Beijing is set to launch its first deep water oil rig in the South China Sea.
Manila, May 5 (IANS) IndianFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was Saturday elected chairman of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a year.
Manila, May 5 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed confidant that the Indian economy would return to the pre-global crisis growth path in the coming years.
Manila, May 5 (Xinhua-ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) predicted at its 45th Annual Meeting of Board of Governors that the problems of hunger and poverty would intensify in the Asia and Pacific region in years up to 2050.
Manila, May 5(ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday acknowledged the downgrading of country's outlook from stable to negative by international rating agency, Standard and Poor (S and P) and blamed the concerns of the coalition politics for delay in the implementation of policy measures.
Manila, May 4 (IANS) Dismissing all talk of policy inertia, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday asserted that the government is focussed on recovering the growth momentum in the economy and India will grow at a sustained 8-10 percent in coming years on the back of strong fundamentals.