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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

Duterte orders review of government contracts to ensure they're fair to Filipinos

02 Apr 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a review of all government contracts with companies and other countries to ensure they are fair to Filipinos, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Philippine news site chief and Duterte critic freed on bail after latest arrest

30 Mar 2019

MANILA The head of a Philippine news website known for critical reports about President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail hours after she was re-arrested at a Manila airport on Friday on charges she had violated foreign ownership rules. | Video

Philippines rejects Go-Jek appeal against ride-hailing licence ban

19 Mar 2019

MANILA Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek lost an appeal on Tuesday against the Philippines' decision to refuse to grant it a licence due to its failure to meet local ownership criteria, in a major blow to its Southeast Asia expansion plans.

Philippine c.bank may loosen policy grip under new chief

05 Mar 2019

MANILA, March 5 The appointment of Benjamin Diokno as Philippine central bank governor could spur a faster move to easier policy this year, with the former budget minister largely seen as pro-growth.

Pompeo assures Philippines of U.S. protection in event of sea conflict

01 Mar 2019

MANILA U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured the Philippines on Friday it would come to its defence if it came under attack in the South China Sea, reaffirming a defence code that Manila's security chiefs have sought to revise.

FACTBOX -Potential candidates for Philippine c.bank governor

28 Feb 2019

MANILA, Feb 28 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to choose a successor soon to complete the six-year term of central bank governor Nestor Espenilla, who died on Feb. 23 after a battle with cancer.

Explainer - Why is the Philippine government accused of going after media?

15 Feb 2019

MANILA Philippine journalists planned to hold a rally on Friday in support of media freedom after the arrest of an award-winning head of a news website sparked condemnation of the government.

Philippines frees journalist on bail after global outcry over press freedom

15 Feb 2019

MANILA The head of a Philippine news website that has locked horns with President Rodrigo Duterte was freed on bail on Thursday, a day after her widely condemned arrest on libel charges that critics say is a government effort to bully journalists. | Video

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