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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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21 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Philippines' PT&T seeks Chinese help to build telecoms business

MANILA Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp will partner with Chinese companies to challenge the nation's two dominant telecoms groups, its chairman said on Tuesday, a move which could be a game changer in the local market.

21 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Philippines' PT&T seeks partners for broadband, cell services, talks to Chinese firms

MANILA Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp is talking to Chinese companies about forming strategic partnerships as part of plans to turn a niche player into a force in the domestic telecoms market, its chairman said on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2017

Philippines' Duterte offers telecoms role to new ally China

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the "privilege" of being his country's third telecoms operator, his spokesman said on Monday, turning to a historic rival to break a longstanding duopoly that has frustrated consumers for years.

20 Nov 2017

Philippines' Duterte offers telecoms role to new ally China

MANILA, Nov 20 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the "privilege" to be his country's third telecoms operator, his spokesman said on Monday, turning to a historic rival to break a longstanding duopoly that has frustrated consumers for years.

15 Nov 2017

Philippines' Duterte lauds China's help at 'crucial moment' in Marawi battle

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday heaped praise on visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for what he said was China's "critical" role in expediting the end of a five-month war with Islamist insurgents in a Philippine town.

14 Nov 2017

Duterte berates Canada's Trudeau at end of Philippines summit

MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacked Canada's Justin Trudeau at the end of a summit of Asian and Western nations for raising questions about his war on drugs, a topic skirted by other leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

14 Nov 2017

Gala glitz masks Asia's tensions as Trump winds up tour

MANILA Leaders from across Asia joined U.S. President Donald Trump at an extravagant gala dinner in the Philippines' capital on Sunday, a show of amity in a region fraught with tensions that have lurked behind his marathon tour of the continent. | Video

12 Nov 2017

'Dump Trump' protest erupts ahead of Philippines summit

MANILA Riot police used water canon to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching the U.S. embassy in Manila on Sunday, just a few hours before the arrival of President Donald Trump in the Philippines for a regional summit and the last leg of his Asia tour.

10 Nov 2017

Rise of the machines: Philippine outsourcing industry braces for AI

(This version of the Nov 9 story corrects to clarify companies are not clients, but outsourcing service providers or have offshoring operations in paragraph 9)

25 Oct 2017

Philippines' Duterte says he's been 'demonised' over drugs war

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday defended his bloody war on drugs, telling Southeast Asian lawyers he had been "demonised" and denying allegations of state-sponsored killings of drug dealers and users.

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