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Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

Plane catches fire on takeoff at Philippine airport, eight dead

A Japan-bound plane caught fire on takeoff at Manila airport in the Philippines late Sunday, killing all eight people on board, airport authorities said.

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

Nine doctors die from coronavirus in Philippines

Nine doctors have died in the Philippines from the coronavirus, the country's top medical association said Thursday, as hospitals were overwhelmed and medics complained about a lack of protection on the frontlines.

Philippines' confirmed Covid-19 cases tops 300, with 19 deaths

Philippines' confirmed Covid-19 cases tops 300, with 19 deaths

The Philippines on Saturday reported 77 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the country's total to 307, almost one week into a month-long lockdown on the main northern island ...

Duterte puts Philippines under quarantine, says ‘we are in the fight of our lives’

Duterte puts Philippines under quarantine, says ‘we are in the fight of our lives’

The Philippines announced strict home quarantine measures on Monday for half of its population, shut down transport networks and ordered businesses to close or operate remotely ...

Philippines closes off capital to fight virus

Philippines closes off capital to fight virus

Police began closing off access to the Philippines' sprawling and densely populated capital Manila on Sunday, imposing a quarantine that officials hope will curb the nation's rising number of coronavirus cases.

Philippine capital to undergo curfew, mall closures as coronavirus deaths rise to six

Philippine capital to undergo curfew, mall closures as coronavirus deaths rise to six

Mayors of Metro Manila's 16 cities announced nighttime curfews on Saturday and urged shopping malls to close for one month, in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, as the Philippines reported its sixth death.

Philippines to declare health emergency after first community transmission of coronavirus

Philippines to declare health emergency after first community transmission of coronavirus

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will declare a public health emergency to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, after the country recorded its first case of community transmission ...

Sacked security guard holds dozens hostage at Philippine mall, one wounded

Sacked security guard holds dozens hostage at Philippine mall, one wounded

A man was shot and about 30 people taken hostage on Monday by a gunman at a mall in the Philippine capital Manila, where armed police and negotiators were trying to end the standoff peacefully.

Qatar seen ‘partner’ in developing Islamic banking system in Philippines, says official

Qatar seen ‘partner’ in developing Islamic banking system in Philippines, says official

The Philippines is keen to partner with Qatar in the development of the Southeast Asian country’s Islamic banking system, a ranking official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said Sunday.

Qatari FDI to help Philippines’ bid for halal hub in Asia, says official

Qatari FDI to help Philippines’ bid for halal hub in Asia, says official

Investments from Qatar could play a key role in the Philippines’ bid to become Asia’s halal hub, DTI-Trade Promotions Group (TPG) Undersecretary Abdulgani M Macatoman said Sunday.

Philippines informs US of termination of defence pact

Philippines informs US of termination of defence pact

The Philippines on Tuesday officially informed the United States it was terminating a 21-year-old defence agreement, despite warnings it could undermine the country's security.

Coronavirus kills Chinese man in Philippines, first death outside China

Coronavirus kills Chinese man in Philippines, first death outside China

The Philippines said on Sunday a 44-year-old Chinese man had died of the new coronavirus, the first fatality from the growing outbreak outside of China