Gulf Times - Philippines
Philippines expresses ‘serious concern’ over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines expresses ‘serious concern’ over Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

The Philippines expressed ‘serious concerns’ over the presence of China's strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea and its foreign ministry has taken ‘appropriate diplomatic action’ ...

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

The Philippines on Wednesday lifted its ban on migrant workers heading to jobs in Kuwait, capping a diplomatic row sparked when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer.

Philippines' Supreme Court expels chief justice

Philippines' Supreme Court expels chief justice

The Supreme Court of the Philippines on Friday expelled its chief justice, Maria Lourdes Sereno, removing a key critic of President Rodrigo Duterte in a vote that activists warned signals ‘the death of democracy’ in the country.

Philippine economic growth surges, fuelling rate hike talk

Philippine economic growth surges, fuelling rate hike talk

The Philippine economy was one of Asia's best performers in the first quarter of 2018, data showed Thursday, but the strong growth has fuelled speculation the central bank will be forced to lift interest rates.

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.

Bangladesh open to out-of-court settlement over cyber heist

Bangladesh open to out-of-court settlement over cyber heist

Hackers stole the Bangladesh Bank money held at the New York Fed in February 2016 using fraudulent orders on the SWIFT payments system and sent it to Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.

Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in February prohibited workers heading to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer.

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Philippines seeks explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

Philippines seeks explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer in Kuwait earlier this year.

Philippines' Boracay Island closes for six-month clean-up

Philippines' Boracay Island closes for six-month clean-up

A petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday demanding the island, known for its powdery white-sand beaches and crystal blue waters, stay open.

Kuwait orders Philippines ambassador to leave in domestic workers dispute

Kuwait orders Philippines ambassador to leave in domestic workers dispute

Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the Philippines ambassador to leave within a week and recalled its own envoy for consultations after embassy staff tried to "rescue" Filipino domestic workers amid reports of abuse.

Philippine police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police hold riot drills as Boracay closure challenged

Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort island staged drills in riot gear on Wednesday, startling the laid-back beach community as workers mounted a last-ditch effort to halt the six-month closure.