Gulf Times - Manila
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 ...

Philippines demands millions in 'unpaid' fees from flag carrier

Philippines demands millions in 'unpaid' fees from flag carrier

Philippine Airlines (PAL) owes 7.3bn pesos ($142mn) in landing, navigational and other fees, according to the government, which says some of the charges date back years.

Officer in Duterte security force found shot dead

Officer in Duterte security force found shot dead

Major Harin Gonzaga, 37, was found by his wife with a gunshot wound to the heart inside his room in the Malacanang compound in Manila, said Brigadier General Lope Dagoy, head of the Presidential Security Group.

At least three dead, six missing, as storm hits Philippines

At least three dead, six missing, as storm hits Philippines

At least three people died and six were missing after a major storm caused widespread flooding in and around the Philippine capital on Tuesday, forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down.

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, 58 killed

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, 58 killed

At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, authorities said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week.

6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon, jolts buildings

6.2 quake hits Philippine island of Luzon, jolts buildings

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit the Philippines' northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools.

Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman

Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila.

Philippine Airlines launches business class service to Manila

Philippine Airlines launches business class service to Manila

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) launched its business class service between Doha and Manila on Sunday, providing passengers with more options and several amenities on board its reconfigured A330-300 aircraft.

Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing at least 36

Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing at least 36

A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital Manila on Friday, firing shots, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people, all suffocating in thick smoke, in what officials believe was a botched robbery.