The Philippines has pulled out of hosting the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, as its Government decided to use the sport funding for re-building conflict-hit areas in Marawi.
Philippine police killed a gunman who burst into a casino of the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex, according to the National Police Chief Director Ronald dela Rosa.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on May 16 signed an executive order banning smoking in public places nationwide to establish “smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places”.
As asserted many times before, Vietnam has sufficient legal ground and historical evidence affirming its sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, stated Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
Vietnam ranked first at the 12th Southeast Asian Youth Athletics Championships which closed on March 28 in the Philippines.
The Philippines plans to make a strong protest against China’s preparatory work for an environment monitoring station on the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the East Sea, Justice Minister Vitaliano Aguirre said on March 21.
Vietnamese authorities are working hard to verify information related to a pirate attack on a Vietnamese vessel in the Philippines’ waters that killed one, thus applying measures to protect Vietnamese citizens, stated a representative from the Foreign Ministry’s Consular Department on February 20.
The preliminary cost of damage to the Philippine agriculture sector has risen to 4 billion peso (80 million USD), the country’s Department of Agriculture said on December 28.
Typhoon Nock-Ten killed at least three people and forced thousands of local people to evacuate when it made landfall on the eastern island province of Catanduanes on Christmas Day.
Gunmen from the Islamic insurgent group Abu Sayyaf on November 6 attacked a yacht in Sabahz of Malaysia, kidnapping a German man and killing his girlfriend.