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Tag: Philippines

Philippines LGBT church holds mass wedding for same-sex couples

Manila: A LGBT church in the Philippines’ Quezon city on Sunday held a mass wedding for same-sex couples. The mass wedding at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight (LGBTS) Christian Church started at 8 a.m. in the morning, reports Efe news. The Church, which had been at the forefront of a campaign urging the […]

Tremors felt in Philippines

Manila: An earthquake measuring 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Philippine’s main Luzon island on Monday, the volcanology and seismology institute said. The quake struck at 3.43 a.m. 39 km east of Gonzaga town in Cagayan at a depth of 23 km, Xinhua news agency reported. No damages were reported. The tremors were also felt […]

7 dead as small plane crash-lands in Philippines

Manila: A small plane crash-landed on a house shortly after it took off from Plaridel airstrip in Bulacan province of Manila on Saturday, killing seven, authorities said. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said all six people, including the two pilots aboard the six-seater twin-engined Piper PA-23 Apache plane, were killed. Police said […]

31st Asean Summit begins in Manila

Manila: The 31st Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) began with leaders of 10 member-nations and dialogue partners convening to discuss security, cooperation and regional integration here in Philippines on Monday. The Philippines, Asean’s rotating chair for 2017, set the theme of “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”, putting security and regional […]

Miss Asia Pacific International-2017: Odia girl Sonika Roy to represent India

Bhubaneswar: Odia girl Sonika Roy, the Femina Miss India finalist and winner of Miss India Asia Pacific International 2017, will be adding another feather to her cap as she will be representing India in Miss Asia Pacific International 2017 to be held in Philippines. The competition will start from November 10 and will continue till […]

5.4 magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck parts of southern Philippines on Saturday. No damage was reported but there could be numerous aftershocks, state seismologists said. The moderately quake which occurred at around 8.30 a.m. was traced 22 km southeast of Malapatan township at a depth of 30 km, the Philippine Institute of […]

Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump has invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, an official statement announced. “President Trump enjoyed the conversation and said that he is looking forward to visiting the Philippines in November,” the statement said on Saturday, adding that Trump invited Duterte to the White House “to discuss the […]

30 policemen killed in Philippines

At least 30 Philippine policemen were killed in a gun battle with alleged members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the province of Maguindanao today