Gulf Times - Duterte
Philippine anti-graft official sacked for revealing Duterte probe details

Philippine anti-graft official sacked for revealing Duterte probe details

The office of the Philippine president has sacked a deputy ombudsman for revealing information about an inquiry into alleged unexplained wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte ...

Philippines issues new order to expel Australian nun

Philippines issues new order to expel Australian nun

Sister Patricia Fox, 71, has been accused of illegally engaging in political activism as the government cracks down on foreign critics on its soil.

Philippines' Duterte vows to resign if anyone can prove God exists

Philippines' Duterte vows to resign if anyone can prove God exists

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to resign if anyone can prove to him that God exists, barely two weeks after causing public outrage for calling God stupid.

Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

Australian nun who angered Duterte wins stay in deportation

Sister Patricia Fox, 71, was briefly detained in April after Duterte ordered her arrest, accusing her of political activism that violated the rules of her visa.

Manila ready for war if troops harmed in South China Sea

Manila ready for war if troops harmed in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte has taken flak in recent weeks for not confronting Beijing following news that China had installed missile systems on artificial islands in the busy waterway.

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' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippines' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

The Philippine president said on Thursday that Kuwait had agreed to his demands to improve the working conditions for Filipinos, following negotiations between the two countries on an accord.

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte 'enemy' Sereno

Philippine high court hears arguments to remove Duterte 'enemy' Sereno

The Philippine Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on a government bid to invalidate the appointment of the court's top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte is calling an ‘enemy’ ...

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippines to close Boracay island to tourists for 6 months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the shutdown to start on April 26 for a maximum period of half a year, his spokesman Harry Roque said.

Jollibee asked to make more than 6,000 workers permanent

Jollibee asked to make more than 6,000 workers permanent

Jollibee was also directed to refund "illegally collected payments" worth 15.4mn pesos ($295,778) to 426 workers, the Department of Labor and Employment said.

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, a former senator popularly known as Bongbong, is furious about having lost to Leni Robredo by about 260,000 votes in a May 2016 election he says was marred by massive cheating.