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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.

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirms Chinese trawler hit Philippine boat

Beijing confirmed Saturday that a Chinese vessel hit a Philippine fishing boat in a collision which has increased tensions in the disputed South China Sea, but denied claims it was a ‘hit and run’.

Philippines struggling with oversupply of 2 million kilos of mangoes

Philippines struggling with oversupply of 2 million kilos of mangoes

The Philippines is struggling with an oversupply of about 2 million kilograms of fresh mangoes, which authorities warned Monday could end up rotting if they go unsold in the next two weeks.

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

Philippines says envoy recalled over Canada trash row

The Philippines has recalled its ambassador to Canada, Manila's foreign minister said Thursday, in an escalation of a festering diplomatic row over tonnes of trash dumped in the Southeast Asian nation.

Canada vows to pay for return of garbage shipped to the Philippines

Canada vows to pay for return of garbage shipped to the Philippines

Canada has vowed to pay for the return of garbage shipped to the Philippines more than five years ago after President Rodrigo Duterte issued an ultimatum, an official said on Tuesday.

Philippine court orders government to protect South China Sea

Philippine court orders government to protect South China Sea

The Philippine Supreme Court has issued an order directing the government to "protect, preserve, rehabilitate and to restore" the marine environment in three areas the country claims in the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines' Duterte says to sail garbage back to Canada

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada.

New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a strong earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation.

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.

Seven dead after truck falls into a ravine in Philippines

Seven dead after truck falls into a ravine in Philippines

Seven people died on Saturday after a truck fell into a ravine in the northern Philippines, police said.

Fisherman held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants drowns in escape bid

Fisherman held hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants drowns in escape bid

An Indonesian fisherman held hostage for four months by Islamic militants in the Philippines has drowned, a military spokesman said Saturday, while two other captured men have been rescued.

Philippines says Chinese vessels in disputed waters illegal

Philippines says Chinese vessels in disputed waters illegal

The presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of Philippine sovereignty ...