Gulf Times - Manila
Philippine capital to undergo curfew, mall closures as coronavirus deaths rise to six

Philippine capital to undergo curfew, mall closures as coronavirus deaths rise to six

Mayors of Metro Manila's 16 cities announced nighttime curfews on Saturday and urged shopping malls to close for one month, in a bid to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, as the Philippines reported its sixth death.

Sacked security guard holds dozens hostage at Philippine mall, one wounded

Sacked security guard holds dozens hostage at Philippine mall, one wounded

A man was shot and about 30 people taken hostage on Monday by a gunman at a mall in the Philippine capital Manila, where armed police and negotiators were trying to end the standoff peacefully.

SEA Games organisers say 'ready' for Typhoon Kammuri

SEA Games organisers say 'ready' for Typhoon Kammuri

Southeast Asian Games venues and officials in the Manila region are ‘ready’, competition organisers said Monday, as powerful Typhoon Kammuri churned toward the Philippines.

QVC to open in Manila by end of this month

QVC to open in Manila by end of this month

A new Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) will be opened in Manila, the Philippines, by the end of this month, it was revealed at a seminar in Doha on Tuesday.

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

Philippines approves plan to build new Manila airport

The Philippines on Wednesday approved a plan to build a new airport near Manila, in a bid to ease congestion with the capital's existing airport operating at full capacity.

Five killed as buildings collapse in strong Philippine quake

Five killed as buildings collapse in strong Philippine quake

At least five people were killed when buildings collapsed near Manila after a powerful earthquake set skyscrapers swaying and drove terrified locals into the street.

Chinese jet slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

Chinese jet slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

Four people suffered "superficial scratches" as they evacuated the Boeing 737-800 jet, which had flown to Manila from Xiamen in southeast China.

Small plane crashes outside Philippine capital, killing seven: media

Small plane crashes outside Philippine capital, killing seven: media

A small plane crashed into a house north of the Philippine capital on Saturday, killing at least seven people, officials and media said.

Philippines says no quick fixes to costly traffic woes in capital

Philippines says no quick fixes to costly traffic woes in capital

"Metro Manila traffic is getting worse," JICA chief representative Susumu Ito said following a meeting with transport and socio-economic officials on Thursday.

Two dead in 'mistaken identity' shooting by Philippine police

Two dead in 'mistaken identity' shooting by Philippine police

Philippine police have killed two people, including a woman on her way to hospital, after mistaking them for gunmen, authorities said Friday, the latest deaths at the hands of law enforcement under President Rodrigo Duterte.

16 hurt in clashes as Manila protesters burn Trump swastika effigy

16 hurt in clashes as Manila protesters burn Trump swastika effigy

Hundreds of leftist activists, farmers and students on Monday burned an effigy of US President Donald Trump in the shape of a swastika after clashes with anti-riot police that left at least 16 people injured.

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, hoping their presence will quieten international criticism over his deadly drugs war ...