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Philippines' Duterte names top drug war critic as 'drugs tsar'

05 Nov 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has named his main political rival as his "drugs tsar" after she criticised the high death toll his anti-narcotics campaign has caused, but her camp dismissed the offer as a gimmick.

UPDATE 1-Philippines annual inflation rate slows for 5th month in a row in Oct

05 Nov 2019

MANILA, Nov 5 The Philippines' annual rate of inflation eased for a fifth straight month in October, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday, citing a high comparison base and lower food and utility costs.

Death toll rises to three from Philippines earthquake

17 Oct 2019

MANILA At least three people were killed and dozens injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the southern Philippines late on Wednesday, authorities said on Thursday.

Strong quake in Philippines kills one, injures dozens

16 Oct 2019

MANILA A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least one child and injuring more than two dozen other people.

Philippines' top diplomat calls for cut to 'Abominable' over China map

16 Oct 2019

MANILA The foreign minister of the Philippines called on Wednesday for a cut to a scene in DreamWorks' animated film "Abominable" that shows China's unilaterally declared "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea.

KKR-led consortium invests $685 million in Philippines' top hospital chain

15 Oct 2019

MANILA/SINGAPORE A KKR-led consortium said it will invest $685 million in the largest hospital group in the Philippines, seeking to capitalize on growing demand for private healthcare in Southeast Asia.

Supertyphoon Hagibis gives new wind to Philippine disco band

12 Oct 2019

MANILA For a four-decade-old Philippine disco band, the namesake supertyphoon bearing down on Japan has brought a sudden rush of interest in its macho act.

Philippines AirAsia delays IPO to 2020 or 2021

09 Oct 2019

MANILA The Philippine unit of AirAsia Bhd is postponing its initial public offering (IPO) to next year or 2021 as it focuses on corporate reorganization and seeking funds from existing shareholders, its chairman said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Philippine c.bank steps up bid to lift growth, cuts rates a 3rd time

26 Sep 2019

MANILA, Sept 26 The Philippine central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for a third time this year on Thursday, to bolster a slowing economy against the risk of weakening global growth.

UPDATE 2-Philippines' AllHome prices IPO at low end of guidance

26 Sep 2019

* Philippines among top performing stock markets in SEAsia (Adds fund manager comments, context)

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