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Philippine fast food specialist Jollibee hungry to expand in U.S., China

13 Sep 2019

MANILA Jollibee Foods Corp , the Philippine fast food specialist known for fried 'Chickenjoy' and chopped hotdogs in sweet spaghetti sauce, is doubling down on expansion plans in the United States and China that are likely to include more M&A.

Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

12 Sep 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing.

Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

11 Sep 2019

MANILA, Sept 11 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing.

Shoot them? Hang them? - Filipino heavyweights hanker for death penalty return

09 Sep 2019

MANILA If he gets his way, Filipino senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao would have drug criminals executed by firing squad.

As maritime rows resurface, Duterte readies to raise ruling with China

29 Aug 2019

MANILA When Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte visits China this week, he'll need to salvage something from a "pivot" to Beijing that has left him empty-handed, and exposed his neighbours to a new level of brinkmanship in the South China Sea.

China tells Philippines to tackle abuses in online gaming 'slavery'

08 Aug 2019

MANILA, Aug 8 China took aim at the Philippines on Thursday for undermining its crackdown on cross-border gambling, saying many of its citizens lured to work in online gaming firms were being cheated, extorted and exposed to "modern slavery".

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.

U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese manoeuvres rattle region

02 Aug 2019

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Philippines' Jollibee sets sights on Indonesia with Coffee Bean beachhead

31 Jul 2019

MANILA Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp is training its sights on Indonesia, with newly acquired U.S. chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf its entry point in the economically expanding and densely populated Southeast Asian neighbor, its top officials said.

Philippine drug war critics hope UN probe can dent Duterte's deadly campaign

12 Jul 2019

MANILA When Jocelyn Marquez found her missing son, he was in a Manila morgue, his body riddled with bullet wounds.

World News

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.