Philippines

  • Indian-Americans form 3rd largest Asian population in US 24-04-2014 07:18 AM

    Washington: Indian-Americans numbering 3.34 million is the third largest Asian community in the United States, after China and Philippines, a report said. The Indian-American population shot up 76 per cent in the first 12 years of the 21st century, a report on demographics of the Asian-American population released by the...
  • India to extend visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries 05-02-2014 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: India will extend visa-on-arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 5-6...
  • Grenade attack wounds 24 in Philippine school 13-01-2014 11:42 AM

    A grenade attack wounded at least 24 people in a school campus in the southern Philippines, including government personnel, who were battling a fire, police said Monday. Firefighters, disaster-response personnel and police were trying to control the fire in a bunkhouse of security guards at the state-run Cotabato Foundation College...
  • Philippine mayor, 3 others killed at airport 20-12-2013 10:59 AM

    Manila: A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people. Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and...
  • Man takes marketing budget of $25,000 to promote a Hollywood film and uses it for disaster relief 17-12-2013 01:11 PM

    Casey Neisat received an offer from 20th Century Fox to market their new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on YouTube. The concept of the advertising campaign was 'Live Your Dream'. Watch how Casey uses the budget for disaster relief in the Philippines. ...
  • Death toll crosses 6000 in Haiyan hit Philippines, about 1700 still missing 13-12-2013 11:53 AM

    The number of people killed from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines crossed 6,000, authorities said on Friday. The total number of those who perished from the typhoon that hit most parts of the central Philippines on November 8 climbed to 6,009, while 1,779 are missing, Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction...
  • Death toll mounts to over 5,600 in Haiyan hit Philippines 30-11-2013 11:58 AM

    The deaths toll from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines on Saturday rose to 5,632, a government agency said. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), 34 bodies have been recovered in central Tacloban city, one of the worst affected areas in the disaster, reports Xinhua. The...
  • Gone Viral: Pantene's new commercial condemns gender stereotypes 30-11-2013 10:38 AM

    There is no denying the fact that television commercials have often been used to reinforce gender stereotypes that exist in our society. While many feel these advertisements are safe, there are those who condemn such commercials for sending out a wrong message to the masses. Pantene Philippines' new commercial, which...
  • International friendly: India held to 1-1 draw by Philippines 15-11-2013 08:51 PM

    Siliguri: Sunil Chhetri found the net once but Philip James Younghusband neutralised within a minute of the Indian football team captain's strike as Philippines held the hosts to a 1-1 draw in their international friendly on Friday. Chhetri gave India the lead in the 43rd minute. Following one of Mehtab...
  • Typhoon struck Philippine begins mass burial 14-11-2013 05:02 PM

    A city devastated by last week's typhoon buried some of its dead in a mass grave in a hillside cemetery on Thursday, a somber reminder of the tragedy that has left the Philippines with the monumental task of providing for some 11.5 million affected people. Aid was beginning to reach...
  • Desperate Philippine typhoon survivors loot, dig up water pipes 13-11-2013 07:51 PM

    Tacloban: Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly on Wednesday and survivors panicked over shortages of food, water and medicine, some digging up underground water pipes and smashing them open. Five days after one of the strongest storms ever recorded slammed into cities and towns...
  • Death toll reaches 1,744 in typhoon Haiyan hit Philippines 12-11-2013 12:22 PM

    The government has raised the official death toll from the Philippines typhoon disaster to 1,744 people, with the final number expected to be much higher. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council also said in a statement on Tuesday that 2,487 people had been hurt after Typhoon Haiyan struck...
  • US, Britain send warships to help Philippine relief efforts 12-11-2013 12:03 PM

    The United States is sending an aircraft carrier to the Philippines to help speed up relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one city alone, with fears the toll could rise sharply as rescuers reach more devastated towns. The USS George Washington aircraft carrier should arrive...
  • Philippines typhoon casts dampener over ASEM meet 12-11-2013 12:02 AM

    New Delhi: The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) was Monday overshadowed by the devastating typhoon that ripped through the Philippines last week. Members urged that assistance be provided to victims of the typhoon. "Calls for assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines resonated in the ASEM ministerial meet," said a...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan makes landfall in Vietnam 11-11-2013 07:16 AM

    Hanoi: Haiyan made landfall in northern Vietnam early Monday as a tropical storm, just days after leaving massive destruction in the Philippines. The Vietnamese national weather forecast agency said Haiyan made landfall in northern province of Quang Ninh at 5 am as a tropical storm and was moving toward southern...
  • 10,000 feared dead after typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines 10-11-2013 01:30 PM

    One of the most powerful storms recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 per cent of the area...
  • Massive destruction as typhoon kills at least 1,200 in Philippines 10-11-2013 08:10 AM

    Philippines: One of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall devastated the central Philippines, killing more than 1,000 people in one city alone and 200 in another province, the Red Cross estimated on Saturday, as reports of high casualties began to emerge. A day after Typhoon Haiyan churned through the...
  • Philippine Red Cross says at least 1000 killed in Typhoon Haiyan 09-11-2013 07:10 PM

    The Philippine Red Cross estimated that more than 1,000 people were killed in the coastal city of Tacloban and at least 200 in hard-hit Samar province when one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall slammed into the country. Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said...
  • Philippines says at least 100 dead from typhoon Haiyan 09-11-2013 07:43 AM

    Manila: Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to hit land, has devastated the central Philippine city of Tacloban, killing at least 100 people and destroying most houses in a surge of flood water and high winds, officials said on Saturday. The toll of death and damage is expected to...
  • Super typhoon Haiyan slams into central Philippines 08-11-2013 10:23 AM

    Manila: The strongest typhoon in the world in 2013 and possibly the most powerful ever to hit land battered the Philippines' central islands on Friday, forcing millions of people to flee to safer ground or take refuge in storm shelters. Haiyan, a category-5 storm, lashed the islands of Leyte and...
  • Philippines quake toll rises to 183 19-10-2013 07:43 PM

    Manila: The death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Philippines has gone up to 183, the authorities said Saturday. Around 8,600 homes were destroyed in Quezon city, CNN reported citing officials of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. But the bulk of the casualties were reported...
  • Philippines quake death toll rises to 144, more people missing 16-10-2013 05:38 PM

    Philippines: The death toll from an earthquake in the Philippines rose to 144 on Wednesday as rescuers dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings including an old church and a hospital. Nearly 3 million people were affected by the 7.2 magnitude quake on Tuesday, which caused landslides and widespread damage...
  • Philippines: Death toll of earthquake rises to 99 16-10-2013 08:13 AM

    Manila: At least 99 people have been confirmed dead in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in central Philippines, the country's disaster relief agency said on Wednesday. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a report released Wednesday that 99 people had been killed, of whom 90...
  • Death toll rises to 93 after 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines 16-10-2013 12:05 AM

    The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power. Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths...
  • Death toll jumps to 85 as 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines 15-10-2013 06:45 PM

    The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 85, police said on Tuesday, as more reports trickled in about toppled buildings and historic churches near the epicenter. Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said that 69 of the deaths came from the province, where the...
  • 12 killed as strong quake shakes central Philippines 15-10-2013 09:43 AM

    A 7.2-magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings and roofs and cracked roads on Tuesday morning in the central Philippines, killing at least 12 people. The quake was felt across the central region, and people rushed out of homes and buildings, including hospitals, as aftershocks continued. Offices and schools were closed for a...
  • Philippines spots new storm after deadly Typhoon Nari 14-10-2013 10:29 AM

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another storm was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China...
  • Philippines spots new typhoon after 19th howler 13-10-2013 11:08 PM

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines, on Sunday, after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another howler was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China...
  • Indian football team to play against Philippines on Nov 15 08-10-2013 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian football team will play an international friendly match against Philippines at home on November 15. All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das told PTI that Philippines have agreed to play the match. "Yes, it is confirmed that we are playing against Philippines at home on...
  • Shutdown forces Barack Obama to cancel southeast Asia visits 02-10-2013 06:10 PM

    US President Barack Obama has cancelled planned stops in the Philippines and Malaysia in his upcoming trip to Asia, due to the government shutdown at home, the White House said on Wednesday. Obama spoke by phone on Tuesday night with the Philippines' President Benigno S Aquino III and Malaysia's Prime...