KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former minister Dr Minendra Rijal has participated as a consultant in the formulation of laws related to the inclusive electoral system to be drafted by the provincial assembly in Bangsamoro, a province of the Philippines.

LEGAZPI, Philippines: Lava poured from the crater of the Philippines’ most active volcano Monday, prompting officials to warn tens of thousands of villagers to be prepared to flee if the gentle eruption turns into a violent and life-threatening explosion.

KATHMANDU, July 7: A Nepali engineer has worked in a senior role for the past two and a half years in constructing the Philippines’ 150 km long 'North-South Railway Construction' project, which connects Calamba, the South of Manila to the Clark International Airport in the North. This is the largest railway project in the Philippines.

Nepal and the Philippines may be geographically far apart, but these two countries share many similarities that bring them together. Despite limited bilateral interactions, people to people relations between the two countries are already strong. As both the countries are largely agrarian-based economies and major sources of migrant workers for Gulf countries, they also share common issues and concerns at the regional and global levels. Republica talked to the Non-resident Ambassador of the Philippines to Nepal, Ramon S Bagatsing, Jr to understand the current state of the bilateral relations between Nepal and the Philippines, potential areas of mutually beneficial cooperation and ways to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Ambassador of Philippines to Nepal Ramon S Bagatsing, Jr has said that both Nepal and Philippines need to work together to seize immense potentials of mutually beneficial cooperation that exist between the two countries.

MANILA, July 5: All 96 passengers of the Philippine Air Force plane that crashed on Sunday killing 47 people have been accounted for, military chief Cirilito Sobejana said on Monday.

MANILA, Philippines, July 4:  A Philippine air force C-130 aircraft carrying troops crashed in a southern province after missing the runway Sunday, killing at least 17 military personnel while at least 40 were rescued from the burning wreckage, officials said.

MANILA, Nov 2: At least 10 people died and three others were missing after Typhoon Goni, the world’s strongest typhoon this year, barrelled through the south of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Sunday, an initial government report showed.

MANILA, Oct 31: Philippine officials on Saturday ordered evacuation of thousands of residents in the southern part of the main Luzon island as a category 5 storm that is the world’s strongest this year approaches the Southeast Asian nation.

When the coronavirus struck and cost Mary Mae Dacanay her factory job in the Philippines, the 23-year-old came up with a unique new source of income - turning leaves into celebrity art.

MANILA, Aug 16: The Philippines has recorded 3,420 new cases of the coronavirus and 65 additional deaths, the health ministry said on Sunday.

MANILA/SINGAPORE, March 17: The Philippine Stock Exchange closed indefinitely on Tuesday while currency and bond trading were suspended, the first shutdown of markets worldwide in response to the coronavirus, with authorities citing risks to the safety of traders.

MANILA, March 15: Thousands of police officers and army troops started sealing the Philippines’ densely populated capital on Sunday at the start of one of Southeast Asia’s most drastic containment moves against the new coronavirus.

MANILA, March 15: The Philippines recorded three additional coronavirus deaths and 29 new cases, bringing the domestic tally of infections to 140, as authorities placed the entire capital Manila under “community quarantine” for about a month beginning Sunday.

MANILA. Feb 2: The Philippines said on Sunday a 44-year-old Chinese man had died of the new corona-virus, the first fatality from the growing outbreak to have died outside of China, where the epidemic started.

BEIJING, Feb 2: The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures in a city that allow only one family member to venture out to buy supplies.

MANILA, Dec 27: The Philippines has banned two U.S. lawmakers from visiting and will introduce tighter entry restrictions for U.S. citizens should Washington enforce sanctions over the detention of a top government critic, the president’s spokesman said on Friday.

MANILA, Dec 26: A typhoon that struck the central Philippines over Christmas has killed at least 13 people, disaster agency officials said on Thursday.

MANILA, DEC 23: At least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local authorities said on Monday

Elaborately dressed cats and dogs and even a palm-sized sugar glider were among the animals blessed outside a Philippine mall on Sunday in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and World Animal day.

DUBAI, Sept 7: Iran’s coast guard has seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 crew members from the Philippines, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported.

MANILA, Sept 5: An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila’s airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Nepal-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NPCCI) has vowed to work toward facilitating trade, educational and tourist ties between Nepal and the Philippines.

Mr Nepal 2017--- Akshay Jung Rayamajhi is all set to leave for the Philippines to participate in the Mr World pageant contest on August 6.

GENEVA, July 12: The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’, a step that activists said was long overdue.

A home and a house

June 22, 2019 14:08 pm

I feel a certain difference between a home and a house. One is four walls and a roof, the other is everything else. I am a student who lived in Vietnam for nine years and then in Nepal for four. The experiences of both drilled a clear line between ‘Home’ and ‘House’ in my mind.

Several Roman Catholic devotees were nailed to wooden crosses in a gory Good Friday ritual in the Philippines, and others flogged themselves or took part in religious plays to reenact Jesus Christ’s suffering.

Facebook Inc said on Thursday the company removed 200 pages, groups and accounts on Facebook and Instagram in the Philippines, citing “coordinated inauthentic behaviour”.

Rodgil Flores casts a stern taskmaster's glance as grimacing young women in bikinis stride across one of the mirror-walled studios that is central to making the Philippines a beauty pageant juggernaut.

JAN 27: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 27, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

MANILA, Jan 27: Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 19 people and wounding nearly 50 during a Sunday Mass, officials said.

MANILA, Dec 29: A strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, raising fears of dangerous tsunami waves across the region but after about two hours, the tsunami warning was withdrawn.

MANILA, Dec 29: An earthquake of 6.9 magnitudes struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday and small tsunami waves were possible on parts of the coasts of the Philippines, Indonesia and Palau, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

BANGKOK, Dec 17: Catriona Gray of the Philippines was named a winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in the Thai capital Bangkok, besting contestants from 93 other countries to claim the prize.

Maria Leonor Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, is in Kathmandu for the Asia Pacific Summit 2018. Republica editor Subhash Ghimire and Nagarik editor Guna Raj Luitel sat down with her Friday to discuss a range of issues, including economic cooperation between Nepal and the Philippines. Excerpt:

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Vice-President of the Philippines, Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo, who is here to participate in the Asia Pacific Summit-2018, met with Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun at Bahadur Bhawan on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Myanmar defeated Philippines 5-1 in the final match of the AFC U16 Women's Championship Qualifier played today on the ground of the Armed Police Force at Halchowk, Kathmandu.

HONG KONG, Sept 16: Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings in the northern Philippines.

TUGUEGARAO, Sept 16: Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain that left at least 12 dead in landslides and collapsed houses.

TUGUEGARAO,Sept 15:  Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught.

MANILA, Sept 14: Philippine authorities were evacuating thousands of people from the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full alert in the country's north.

MANILA, Sept 13: A powerful typhoon is expected to make a landfall in the Philippines’ main Luzon island on Saturday (Sept 15), prompting authorities to place 17 areas on alert and start evacuations.

WASHINGTON DC, Aug 22: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking of dumping his smartphone over fears that the CIA is constantly eavesdropping on his conversations and might use his private information to eventually assassinate him.

MANILA, July 31: A Filipino soldier and four militiamen were killed by a powerful bomb that exploded in a van the troops were inspecting Tuesday amid threats of bombings in a southern province, military officials said.

China in the Philippines

May 23, 2018 00:30 am

The potential entry of Chinese firms in the massive rehabilitation of Marawi City is the latest major venture for China in the Philippines

A mysterious “globster” has washed ashore in the Philippines, prompting speculation that it is the carcass of a creature “from the deepest parts of the ocean”.

BAGUIO, Philippines, Dec 25:  A passenger bus collided with a van carrying pilgrims to Christmas Mass at a church in the northern Philippines on Monday, leaving 20 people dead and more than two dozen injured, police said.

DAVAO, Dec 24: Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there were “zero” chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said.

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines, Dec 23:  A tropical storm unleashed flash floods and set off landslides in the southern Philippines at a peak time for travel and Christmas preparations, leaving at least 75 people dead and 58 others missing, officials said Saturday.

Nepal, Philippines play goalless draw

November 15, 2017 11:23 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 14 : Nepal and the Philippines played a goalless draw in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers match at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur on Tuesday.  Both sides had chances to score but poor conversion forced them to share one point each in Group F encounter.