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Philippines' Duterte to meet China's Xi over South China Sea arbitration win

06 Aug 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping soon to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, an aide said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure builds for the firebrand leader to stand up to Beijing.

Philippines' Duterte defends China gambit in annual address

22 Jul 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a spirited defence of his relationship with China on Monday, insisting that his refusal to challenge its maritime assertiveness was not capitulation, but an avoidance of conflict.

Landlords big winners as Philippines bets on Chinese gaming boom

02 Jul 2019

MANILA Tessie, her husband and their adult son recently vacated their home of 37 years in a Manila suburb to make way for some unfamiliar tenants - 20 Chinese nationals.

Philippine inflation picks up in May, but more policy easing seen

05 Jun 2019

MANILA Philippine annual inflation quickened in May for the first time in eight months, but analysts say a slowing economy and lack of price pressures this year will likely mean more policy easing.

UPDATE 1-After rate cut, Philippine c.bank slashes RRR to boost liquidity

16 May 2019

* Cuts to boost liquidity in financial system (Adds details, background, analyst comments)

Policy easing on the cards as Philippine first-quarter GDP growth disappoints

09 May 2019

MANILA The Philippine economy grew at its weakest pace in four years in the first quarter bolstering expectations the central bank will cut rates at its meeting later on Thursday to rev up growth.

Philippines says won't bar Chinese proposals for shipyard takeover

25 Apr 2019

* Eight firms from six countries have shown interest - banker

Eight killed, dozens feared trapped after earthquake hits Philippines

22 Apr 2019

MANILA At least eight people were killed when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Monday and officials feared dozens could be trapped in the rubble of a collapsed commercial building.

RPT-Filling 'Brexodus' gap, Filipino nurses find English tests too daunting

09 Apr 2019

MANILA, April 8 Bracing for life after Brexit, British hospitals badly need more nurses like Filipino Jobie Escalona, but she twice flunked a mandatory English language test that asked her to write up the merits of immigration and computer education in school.

Filling 'Brexodus' gap, Filipino nurses find English tests too daunting

08 Apr 2019

MANILA Bracing for life after Brexit, British hospitals badly need more nurses like Filipino Jobie Escalona, but she twice flunked a mandatory English language test that asked her to write up the merits of immigration and computer education in school.

World News

Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing.