Gulf Times - Philippines
Philippine leader Duterte's preferred successor quits presidential race

Philippine leader Duterte's preferred successor quits presidential race

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte's preferred successor, Senator Christopher "Bong" Go, announced on Tuesday he was dropping out of the presidential race, leaving the administration without a candidate in next year's polls.

Philippines accuses China of 'harassment' in disputed sea

Philippines accuses China of 'harassment' in disputed sea

Manila's defence minister on Tuesday accused the Chinese coastguard of "intimidation and harassment" after Philippine navy personnel were filmed and photographed unloading goods in the disputed South China Sea.

Gunman kills reporter in the Philippines

Gunman kills reporter in the Philippines

A Philippine news reporter has died after being shot multiple times in his home, police said Sunday, becoming the latest in a long line of journalists slain in the country.

Son of late Philippines strongman Marcos to run for presidency

Son of late Philippines strongman Marcos to run for presidency

The son and namesake of late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos will file his candidacy for president in next year's elections, local media reported on Tuesday, but his lawyer said a final decision had not yet been made.

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

Philippines approves Covid jabs for kids as young as 12

The Philippines has approved Covid-19 jabs for children as young as 12, an aide to President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, as the country battles surging infections fuelled by the hyper-contagious Delta variant.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's cozy relationship with China.

Philippines retrieves crashed military plane's black boxes

Philippines retrieves crashed military plane's black boxes

Philippine security forces have retrieved the cockpit voice and flight data recorders of a military aircraft that crashed in a coconut grove and killed 52 people, a top commander said Tuesday.

Filipinos bid farewell to former president Benigno Aquino

Filipinos bid farewell to former president Benigno Aquino

Philippine former president Benigno Aquino was laid to rest in a Manila cemetery on Saturday beside his parents, two of the Southeast Asian country's democracy icons.

Philippines signs deal for 40mn Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 doses

Philippines signs deal for 40mn Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 doses

The Philippine government has signed a supply agreement for 40 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE , the head of the government's Covid-19 vaccine procurement said on Sunday.

Philippines detects Indian variant as daily Covid-19 cases near 8-week low

Philippines detects Indian variant as daily Covid-19 cases near 8-week low

The Philippines has detected its first two cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India, its health ministry said on Tuesday, even as confirmed daily Covid-19 infections fell to a near eight-week low.

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid

Giant clam shells worth $24.8 million seized in Philippine raid

Philippine authorities said Saturday they have seized some 200 tonnes of illegally harvested giant clam shells worth nearly $25 million in one of the biggest known operations of its kind in the country.

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines' Duterte extends coronavirus curbs in capital, nearby provinces

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in coronavirus infections, his spokesman said on Saturday.