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Philippine inflation eases to four-month low; central bank may hold off rate hikes

05 Dec 2018

MANILA Philippine annual inflation slowed to a four-month low in November, easing pressure on the central bank to raise interest rates further with some analysts predicting a rate cut as early as next year if the inflationary pressures continue to ease.

Philippine court jails three police officers for drugs war murder

29 Nov 2018

MANILA A Philippine court on Thursday sentenced three police officers to up to 40 years in jail for the murder of a 17-year-old high school student, the first to be convicted in President Rodrigo Duterte's drugs war. | Video

After Xi visit Japan, Philippines meet to advance infrastructure plans

21 Nov 2018

MANILA Philippine government ministers met with a top adviser of Japan's prime minister on Wednesday, in a effort to move forward major infrastructure projects, just hours after a visit by the Chinese president pledging to do the same.

China's Xi visits Philippines as Duterte pressed to take tougher line

20 Nov 2018

MANILA Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the Philippines on Tuesday to further strategic gains made under President Rodrigo Duterte, who hailed a "new impetus" behind a relationship that his massive infrastructure ambitions could depend on. | Video

Philippines' ex-first lady Imelda Marcos to appeal court's graft ruling

09 Nov 2018

MANILA The Philippines' anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband and former dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

Philippines' slowing GDP growth dims prospect of rate hike

08 Nov 2018

MANILA The Philippine economy grew at its slowest pace in three years in the third quarter, casting doubt over the government's full-year growth target and making it less likely the central bank will immediately tighten policy to tame inflation.

China Telecom, local tycoon team up to win Philippine telco license

07 Nov 2018

MANILA A consortium of China Telecom and firms controlled by a Filipino tycoon was provisionally named winner of the Philippines' third telecoms license on Wednesday, after two rival bids were rejected and foreign players opted out.

RPT-Philippines invites newcomer to transform its troubled telco sector

07 Nov 2018

MANILA, Nov 6 Paying some of Asia's highest telecom charges while suffering slow Internet and frequent dropped calls, Filipinos will expect better service once the government picks a new entrant to break a duopoly in a market worth $5.1 billion annually.

Philippines invites newcomer to transform its troubled telco sector

06 Nov 2018

MANILA, Nov 6 Paying some of Asia's highest telecom charges while suffering slow Internet and frequent dropped calls, Filipinos will expect better service once the government picks a new entrant to break a duopoly in a market worth $5.1 billion annually.

Philippines races to free 23 trapped under landslide

31 Oct 2018

MANILA Philippine rescuers worked with bare hands and shovels to try to free 23 people trapped under earth and rubble on Wednesday, after Typhoon Yutu dumped heavy rains on the northern mountainous region, triggering floods and deadly landslides.

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