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Philippine journalist at odds with Duterte arrested for libel

13 Feb 2019

MANILA The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the latest in a series of legal cases against perceived adversaries of the government.

Philippine journalist at odds with Duterte arrested for libel

13 Feb 2019

MANILA, Feb 13 The award-winning head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte was arrested on Wednesday on libel charges, the latest in a series of legal cases against perceived adversaries of the government.

UPDATE 1-Philippine c.bank keeps rates steady as inflation cools

07 Feb 2019

MANILA, Feb 7 The Philippine central bank kept its benchmark interest rate steady for a second straight meeting on Thursday, saying inflation risk had fallen on lower crude oil and food prices.

Philippine minister 'certain' church bombers were Indonesian couple

01 Feb 2019

MANILA A deadly church bombing that shook the southern Philippines at the weekend was a suicide attack carried out by an Indonesian couple, with help of an Islamic State-linked group, the Philippine interior minister said on Friday.

Philippines urges calm after grenade attack on mosque kills 2

30 Jan 2019

MANILA Philippine authorities called for calm on Wednesday after a grenade attack on a mosque in a mainly Christian southern province killed two people, just three days after a devastating church bombing shook the restive Mindanao region. | Video

Philippine president suggests church bombing was 'suicide' attack

29 Jan 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday twin explosions that killed 20 people in a church on a southern island at the weekend may have been a suicide attack, citing a briefing given to him by military commanders.

Philippine posts weakest growth in three years, challenges loom

24 Jan 2019

MANILA The Philippine economy has grown by more than 6 percent for seven straight years, but 2018's pace was the slowest in three years and weak exports, manufacturing and farm output increase challenges to achieving fast growth in 2019.

Philippine court orders jail for former bank manager over Bangladesh central bank heist

10 Jan 2019

MANILA A Philippine court on Thursday held a former bank manager guilty on eight counts of money laundering, the first conviction in one of the world's largest cyber heists, in which $81 million was stolen from Bangladesh's central bank nearly three years ago.

UPDATE 2-Philippine inflation cools again, opens door to rate cut

04 Jan 2019

* CPI seen returning to within c.bank's target this year (Adds c.bank deputy gov comments, stock market rally)

Philippine central bank pauses, holds key rate after hiking spree

13 Dec 2018

MANILA A cooling of inflation allowed the Philippine central bank to leave its benchmark interest rate on hold on Thursday after five straight hikes, but it said it was ready to take action if needed to keep prices in check.

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