Gulf Times - Philippines
Filipino boxer Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Filipino boxer Pacquiao says age no barrier to success

Manny Pacquiao, 39, will fight the Argentine -- four years his junior -- for the World Boxing Association welterweight belt on July 15 in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur.

Philippines' new police chief vows reforms, intensified anti-drug war

Philippines' new police chief vows reforms, intensified anti-drug war

The Philippines' police forces need an ‘internal cleansing,’ said the country's new national police chief Thursday, in response to criticism about violations and abuses by the force in its aggressive campaign against illegal drugs.

Philippines verifying photos of China military aircraft on reef

Philippines verifying photos of China military aircraft on reef

The Philippines may lodge a protest with China against the reported presence of two military aircraft on a Chinese-built island in the South China Sea, the top Philippine diplomat said, amid concern that China is militarising the waterway.

Philippines' outgoing police chief vows drug crackdown will continue

Philippines' outgoing police chief vows drug crackdown will continue

The Philippines' outgoing national police chief on Monday said there would be more anti-drug operations under a new leadership, stressing that the campaign does not end with his retirement.

Philippines' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippines' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

The Philippine president said on Thursday that Kuwait had agreed to his demands to improve the working conditions for Filipinos, following negotiations between the two countries on an accord.

Five suspected kidnappers killed in Philippines shootout

Five suspected kidnappers killed in Philippines shootout

Five suspected kidnappers and a police officer were killed on Tuesday in a shootout that led to the rescue of an abducted businessman in the Philippines, police said.

Philippines' Duterte urges 'fast-track' sacking of top judge

Philippines' Duterte urges 'fast-track' sacking of top judge

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday lawmakers must ‘fast-track’ the impeachment of the nation's top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office.

Philippine tourist island in chaos as shutdown looms

Philippine tourist island in chaos as shutdown looms

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the once-idyllic white-sand resort closed to tourists for up to six months from April 26, after calling the country's top tourist draw a "cesspool" tainted by raw sewage.

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of half a year, his spokesman Harry Roque said.

Jollibee asked to make more than 6,000 workers permanent

Jollibee asked to make more than 6,000 workers permanent

Jollibee was also directed to refund "illegally collected payments" worth 15.4mn pesos ($295,778) to 426 workers, the Department of Labor and Employment said.

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, a former senator popularly known as Bongbong, is furious about having lost to Leni Robredo by about 260,000 votes in a May 2016 election he says was marred by massive cheating.

Kuwaiti court sentences couple to death for Filipina's murder

Kuwaiti court sentences couple to death for Filipina's murder

The Demafelis murder triggered a diplomatic crisis between Kuwait and the Philippines, prompting Manila to impose a departure ban for its citizens planning to work in the Gulf state.