Philippines deploys Japanese plane

The Philippine military says it has deployed a Japanese patrol plane to a disputed Chinese-controlled shoal in the South China Sea or West Philippine...

Manila rejects EU aid 

The Philippine government has formally rejected at least 380 million pesos (€6.1 million) in aid from the European Union amid allegations that it carries...

Duterte suspends Kuwaiti work 

The Philippines has suspended sending workers to Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte said abuse by employers had driven several domestic helpers to suicide. Kuwait expressed...

Nomura picks 2018 GDP winners 

Prolonged growth in Indonesia and the Philippines will extend beyond 2018 driven by domestic demand and infrastructural projects, Nomura Securities investment bank has predicted.  The...

14 child deaths in dengue probe

The Philippines is investigating the deaths of 14 children to see if there is a link to a dengue vaccine which has been suspended.  The...

Filipinos die in jeepney crash 

A bus collided with a jeepney van carrying pilgrims to Christmas Mass in the Philippines, leaving at least 20 people dead and adding to...

Medics to probe child deaths

The Philippines said a team from the country's biggest state-run hospital would investigate whether three child deaths were linked to an anti-dengue vaccine that...

Duterte economic policy praised

The World Bank has boosted its 2017 growth projection for the Philippines to 6.7 per cent from 6.6 per cent due to booming exports...

Duterte defends dengue decision

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said the previous administration acted in good faith in launching its ill-fated dengue immunisation drive. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi’s Dengvaxia vaccine...

Fitch upgrades Philippine rating 

Fitch has upgraded the Philippines’ sovereign rating on the back of domestic demand and foreign direct investment which was seen as indicative of strong...

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