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The Philippine government on February 10 moved to close the country’s leading broadcast network, ABS-CBN, the latest push...
Philippines To Revise $180- Billion “build, Build, Build” Plan To Make It “more Realistic”

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Infrastructure construction in Makati The Philippine government, after a phase of promoting its ambitious “Build Build Build” programme...
Chinese Firms Keen On Investment In Subic Bay Shipyard, Clark Air Base

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View over Subic Bay with Hanjin's shipyard in the background © Arno Maierbrugger Chinese businesses are seeking...
Duterte Revisits Idea Of Philippines’ Name Change

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the island nation to be renamed to shed its colonial heritage from Spain. At a speech in...
Chinese to invest $2 billion to build industrial park in Clark, Philippines

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Chinese construction and engineering company China Gezhouba Group will invest $2 billion to establish an industrial park in New Clark City in Pampanga province...
Finally: Imelda Marcos found guilty of graft, sentenced to prison

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The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on November 9 ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos (89) after finding her guilty on seven counts...
Philippines signs deal with Israeli oil exploration firm

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on October 18 signed a seven-year oil exploration deal with an Israeli firm in a bid to develop the country’s...
Philippines tourist island Boracay reopens, but beach party times are over

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After a thorough six-month clean-up, the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines that was once dubbed a "cesspool" is to have...
Philippine inflation could rise to 7%, only lagging Myanmar’s in ASEAN

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Filipinos are increasingly forced to tighten their belts in the wake of a continued high inflation rate which reached 6.4 per cent in August...
Philippine president seeks advice as country faces mounting economic troubles

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who previously had confessed his inadequacy on economic issues, is seeking help from people more fit in the subject. The...
Duterte’s fatigue opens avenues for Marcos as new Philippine president

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is 73, could step down if the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos succeeds in overturning his 2016 vice...
Philippine GDP growth drops to three-year-low

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Economic growth in the Philippines slowed to six per cent during the second quarter of the year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said on August...
Duterte fulfills promise and gives Muslim Mindanao wider autonomy

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 26 signed an autonomy law covering wider self-rule for Muslims in the south and was fulfilling is election...
Filipinos’ approval of President Duterte dives to new low after God remarks

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Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte is faced with an unflattering survey result presented by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) which found that “net satisfaction” with...
Filipino worker ban to Kuwait now permanent

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on April 29 that a ban on Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from heading to Kuwait that's been in effect...
Philippine riot police to close off Boracay island for clean-up

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The Philippines will deploy hundreds of riot police to holiday island Boracay to keep travelers and tourists out and head off potential protests ahead...
Data mining of 1.18 million Filipino Facebook users under scrutiny

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The National Privacy Commission of the Philippines is investigating an alleged data breach involving UK data mining firm Cambridge Analytica which is suspected of...
Boracay island closes for tourists for six-months clean-up

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally approved the suggested closure of the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines for tourists over six...