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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.

Qatari investors to benefit from reopening of business travels to Philippines, says Peza executive

Qatari investors to benefit from reopening of business travels to Philippines, says Peza executive

Qatari investors, especially those eyeing to expand their businesses in Philippines, stand to gain from plans to ease Covid-19 restrictions that would allow the resumption of business travels to the Southeast Asian nation.

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila

Philippines extends partial coronavirus curbs in Manila

The Philippines extended on Friday partial Covid-19 restrictions in the capital Manila until the end of February in a bid to slow a spike in infections after year-end holidays, officials said ...

Philippines cancels $10 bn airport plan with Chinese-led group

Philippines cancels $10 bn airport plan with Chinese-led group

A Philippine province has cancelled a decision to award $10 billion airport project to a consortium led by a Chinese state firm, dealing a blow to President Rodrigo Duterte's infrastructure ambitions ...

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

Philippines confirms local transmission of Britain coronavirus variant

The Philippines has confirmed domestic transmission of the new, highly contagious British variant of the coronavirus, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to abandon a plan to allow some minors to go outside their homes.

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

Philippines extends travel ban, steps up safeguards over Covid-19 variant

The Philippines on Friday extended by two weeks a ban on travellers from more than 30 territories and countries where a more transmissible Covid-19 variant has been detected ...

Qatargas completes first commercial ship-to-ship transfer of LNG cargo at Subic Bay in Philippines

Qatargas completes first commercial ship-to-ship transfer of LNG cargo at Subic Bay in Philippines

Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) announced today the completion of the first-ever commercial ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo involving a Q-Flex LNG vessel.

Fintech collaboration seen to attract Qatari FDI to Philippines

Fintech collaboration seen to attract Qatari FDI to Philippines

Collaboration in financial technology (fintech) between Qatar and the Philippines is among the areas that would spur the influx of more Qatari foreign direct investments (FDI) into the Southeast Asian nation ...

Foreign and Filipino travellers urged to delay visiting Philippines

Foreign and Filipino travellers urged to delay visiting Philippines

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the Philippines urged foreign nationals and Filipino citizens intending to come to the Philippines to reconsider their travel plans for a later date.

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of coronavirus variant

The Philippines will ban travellers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January as a measure to keep out a new variant of the coronavirus, its transport ministry said on Tuesday.

Philippines to get 30mn doses of Novavax Covid-19 vaccine

Philippines to get 30mn doses of Novavax Covid-19 vaccine

The Philippines expects to receive 30 million doses of Novavax Inc's Covid-19 vaccine by July next year, its foreign minister said on Monday, boosting the country's effort to secure supplies to inoculate more than 100 million people