Gulf Times - Philippines
Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid

Fighting cock kills police chief in Philippine raid

A Philippine police officer was killed during a raid on an illegal cockfight after a rooster's blade sliced his femoral artery, an official said Tuesday.

Typhoon Molave lashes main Philippine island, 12 fishermen missing

Typhoon Molave lashes main Philippine island, 12 fishermen missing

A strong typhoon lashed the southern part of the Philippines' main Luzon island overnight, dumping heavy rains, toppling power lines and leaving at least 12 fishermen missing on Monday, disaster officials said.

Philippines' Duterte promises payment as Red Cross stops Covid-19 tests

Philippines' Duterte promises payment as Red Cross stops Covid-19 tests

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday his government will pay the 931 million pesos ($19.25 million) it owes the Red Cross after the humanitarian agency stopped conducting Covid-19 tests.

Philippines reports 1,664 new coronavirus cases, 38 more deaths

Philippines reports 1,664 new coronavirus cases, 38 more deaths

The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday confirmed 1,664 new coronavirus infections, the third straight day of fewer than 2,000 additional daily cases, and 38 more deaths.

Duterte ally seeks Philippine senate probe on Facebook 'censorship'

Duterte ally seeks Philippine senate probe on Facebook 'censorship'

A Philippine senator on Friday sought an inquiry into what he described as "censorship" by Facebook after the social media giant took down a network of accounts it said were inauthentic including one the government..

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Philippines Surigao del Sur's City

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits Philippines Surigao del Sur's City

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Surigao del Sur province in southern Philippines today morning.

Qatar Airways increases services to Clark, Philippines

Qatar Airways increases services to Clark, Philippines

Qatar Airways on Sunday said it was increasing its services to Clark, the Philippines, to nine weekly flights.

Philippines considers relaxing travel ban for nurses

Philippines considers relaxing travel ban for nurses

The Philippines is considering allowing more nurses and other medical professionals to leave for jobs abroad after banning them from travel so they can fight coronavirus at home, President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said today.

Philippines reports another record spike in daily coronavirus deaths

Philippines reports another record spike in daily coronavirus deaths

The Philippines today reported a record daily increase in new coronavirus deaths for the second time in three days, adding 259 more fatalities to bring the total to 4,630...

Covid-19 strain in Qatar is similar to China, India and Philippines

Covid-19 strain in Qatar is similar to China, India and Philippines

The representative Covid-19 strain in Qatar is very similar to the strains found in Guangdong (China), Philippines and India, according to an analysis by two officials from Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).

Philippines vows strict screening of Covid-19 vaccine

Philippines vows strict screening of Covid-19 vaccine

Philippine officials on Thursday assured the public that any vaccine against the novel coronavirus would have to go through a strict regulatory screening before being made available to Filipinos.

Philippines records most virus cases in East Asia

Philippines records most virus cases in East Asia

The Philippines on Thursday recorded another jump in coronavirus cases to overtake neighbouring Indonesia as the country with the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in East Asia.