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Philippines orders millions to stay home as global virus cases soar

Philippines orders millions to stay home as global virus cases soar

Millions of people in the Philippines were ordered to stay home Tuesday as global coronavirus infections kept soaring, with the World Health Organisation warning against relying on a vaccine ...

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

More than 27 million people in the Philippines -- about a quarter of the population -- will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus.

Islamic finance seen as driver for FDI inflow to Philippines, say govt officials

Islamic finance seen as driver for FDI inflow to Philippines, say govt officials

The Philippines is looking at Islamic finance as a platform to attract and encourage partners in the Middle East, such as Qatar, to expand their footprint in the Southeast Asian nation ...

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Philippines losing virus war, doctors warn Duterte

Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged ...

Philippines seeks Qatari expertise in Islamic finance

Philippines seeks Qatari expertise in Islamic finance

The Philippines is looking to Qatar and its other partners in the Middle East as it strives to accelerate the growth of Islamic finance in the country, an official of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) ...

Philippines records region's biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths

Philippines records region's biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths

The Philippines reported on Monday its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths and warned of a risk of further fatalities and infections after the easing of lockdown restrictions ...

14 missing after collision between boat and cargo vessel in Philippines

14 missing after collision between boat and cargo vessel in Philippines

Philippine rescuers were searching Monday for 14 people missing after a local fishing boat collided with a cargo ship, authorities said.

Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

Fears for Philippines press freedom as court finds Maria Ressa guilty of libel

Veteran Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, whose website has put President Rodrigo Duterte under tough scrutiny, was convicted of libel on Monday and faces up to six years in jail ...

Amir congratulates Philippine president

Amir congratulates Philippine president

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani and HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior

No students in school without virus vaccine, Philippines says

No students in school without virus vaccine, Philippines says

Tens of millions of children in the Philippines will not be allowed back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, officials announced Monday, saying they may have to broadcast lessons on TV.

Four soldiers killed in clash with militants in Philippines

Four soldiers killed in clash with militants in Philippines

Four soldiers were killed and 17 wounded in a clash with militants in the southern Philippines, the military said Saturday.

Qatar emerges stronger: Philippine ambassador

Qatar emerges stronger: Philippine ambassador

Qatar has made economic adjustments to respond effectively to the difficulties presented by the blockade, Philippine ambassador Alan Timbayan has said.