Gulf Times - Davao
Qatar Airways touches down in Davao, Philippines, for first time

Qatar Airways touches down in Davao, Philippines, for first time

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 kids left alone in house die in fire in Philippines

Three kids left alone in house die in fire in Philippines

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.

Duterte rejects tag as strongman by Time magazine

Duterte rejects tag as strongman by Time magazine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has disputed Time magazine's description of him as one of the world's strongmen.

Philippines' Duterte accepts son's resignation as vice mayor

Philippines' Duterte accepts son's resignation as vice mayor

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.

Dozens feared dead in Philippine mall inferno

Dozens feared dead in Philippine mall inferno

At least 37 people, including call centre staff from an American firm, are believed to have perished in a fire that tore through a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of Davao, local authorities said on Sunday.

Abe visits Philippines as Duterte's first top guest

Abe visits Philippines as Duterte's first top guest

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.

Philippines president says he personally killed people

Philippines president says he personally killed people

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.

10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

10 dead as blast rocks Philippine city

At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when an explosion rocked Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's home city of Davao on Friday night, authorities said.

Philippines leader meets alleged drug lord

Philippines leader meets alleged drug lord

President Rodrigo Duterte met with a businessman he accused of being one of the Philippines' top drug lords and threatened to kill him to his face.

Philippine vendors cashing in on Duterte election win

Philippine vendors cashing in on Duterte election win

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 parallels rise of Duterte and Hitler

Philippine president parallels rise of Duterte and Hitler

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.

Duterte holds huge lead in Philippine presidential race

Duterte holds huge lead in Philippine presidential race

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.