Gulf Times - Philippines
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

QRCS, QFFD deliver relief aid to Filipinos affected by typhoon Vamco

QRCS, QFFD deliver relief aid to Filipinos affected by typhoon Vamco

Pursuant to the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is conducting an emergency response to those affected by typhoon Vamco in the Philippines.

Philippines targets deal for 25 mn doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

Philippines targets deal for 25 mn doses of Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine

The Philippines aims to finalise negotiations with Sinovac Biotech this week to acquire 25 million doses of the Chinese company's Covid-19 vaccine for delivery by March, a coronavirus taskforce official said on Monday.

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippines' Duterte disowns list of drug suspects after mayor killed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte distanced himself from a list of top drug suspects his office made public last year after another mayor on that list was killed last week, a move which Human Rights Watch denounced as "cowardly".

QRCS action delivers urgent aid to typhoon victims in Philippines

QRCS action delivers urgent aid to typhoon victims in Philippines

With funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched an emergency relief intervention in response to the recent Typhoon Vamco in the Philippines

Qatar sends urgent aid to Philippines

Qatar sends urgent aid to Philippines

Upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, medical aid was sent on Thursday to support victims of the Vamco Typhoon that hit the Philippines.

Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca

Philippines, private firms to sign vaccine supply deal with AstraZeneca

The Philippines is set to sign a supply agreement for AstraZeneca's potential Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, the first such deal in a country aiming to further reopen its economy that has been ravaged by the pandemic.

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says

Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippines' Duterte agrees to pay for vaccines in advance to ensure supply

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has previously criticised Western manufacturers for asking fees to reserve vaccines, has agreed to pay drugmakers in advance to secure millions of Covid-19 shots, his spokesman said on Thursday.