Gulf Times - Philippines
Filipino Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh round knockout

Filipino Pacquiao wins 60th career fight with seventh round knockout

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao on Sunday scored a knockout victory against Argentinian fighter Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia, his first stoppage win in almost a decade.

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq freed

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq freed

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in Iraq on Saturday have been freed, the Diyala province police chief said on Sunday.

Philippines' Duterte vows to resign if anyone can prove God exists

Philippines' Duterte vows to resign if anyone can prove God exists

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to resign if anyone can prove to him that God exists, barely two weeks after causing public outrage for calling God stupid.

Philippines mayor known for parading drug suspects shot dead

Philippines mayor known for parading drug suspects shot dead

A Philippine city mayor who paraded drug suspects before being later accused of involvement in the illegal trade himself, was shot dead on Monday during a flag ceremony, police said.

Philippine ex-leader Aquino charged in budget case

Philippine ex-leader Aquino charged in budget case

The money became a source of controversy during Aquino's term from 2010-2016, with critics claiming he used it to barter for favours from legislators.

Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

Sister Patricia Fox, 71, was briefly detained in April after Duterte ordered her arrest, accusing her of political activism that violated the rules of her visa.

PM meets Philippines Labour Secretary

PM meets Philippines Labour Secretary

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Sunday met with Philippines Secretary of Labour and Employment Silvestre Bello III and his delegation.

Philippines Labour Sec lauds Qatar’s efforts to protect workers’ rights

Philippines Labour Sec lauds Qatar’s efforts to protect workers’ rights

Philippine labour secretary Silvestre Bello III praised the continuous efforts by the Qatari government and the programmes and reforms that benefit employees, especially the Filipino expatriates.

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

The Philippines' interior ministry said on Wednesday it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime and drugs, prompting concern it could fuel even more violence in the country ...

Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer in the Gulf state.

Manila ready for war if troops harmed in South China Sea

Manila ready for war if troops harmed in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte has taken flak in recent weeks for not confronting Beijing following news that China had installed missile systems on artificial islands in the busy waterway.

More than 100 dead as Bangladesh drug war escalates

More than 100 dead as Bangladesh drug war escalates

A total of 102 suspected traffickers have been killed since Bangladesh launched an aggressive war on drugs in mid-May to smash the surging trade in yaba.