The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Davao, the Philippines, touched down Tuesday at Davao International Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute.
Three children left alone at home were killed in a fire that raced through a shantytown in the southern Philippines, a fire marshal said Saturday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday accepted the resignation of his eldest son as vice mayor of the southern city of Davao following allegations he was involved in drug smuggling.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the Philippines for a two-day visit aimed at shoring up ties with its mercurial new leader, and boosting Tokyo's economic foothold in the face of anticipated competition from China.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of a southern city to set an example for police.
Be it "DU30" car plates or "The Punisher" T-shirts, Filipinos have been snapping up any merchandise they can featuring President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino warned on Saturday the frontrunner in the race to replace him carried similar dangers to Hitler and would bring terror to the nation.
Philippine presidential favourite Rodrigo Duterte has brushed off controversies to keep a huge lead going into the final days of the election campaign, a pollster said on Friday.