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Philippine economic growth slows to 5.2 percent in 1Q

By Thu, May 28, 2015 7:28PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Philippine economic growth slowed in the first quarter of this year largely due to sluggish government spending....

Controversial Philippines Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hits back at critics

By Tue, May 26, 2015 6:51PM UTC 0 Comment

Days after a New York-based human rights group issued a call for the Philippine government to investigate him, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte dared his critics to directly file criminal cases against him in court....

Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs

By Mon, May 25, 2015 10:31AM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says the country's aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, defying China's challenges to its planes and those of the United States....

Philippines backs support for small enterprises at APEC meet

By Sun, May 24, 2015 2:43PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top trade official says supporting the integration of micro, small and medium enterprises in global trade will help reduce poverty and inequality in the Asia-Pacific region....

Rohingya crisis highlights ASEAN’s unwillingness to tackle thorny issues

By Thu, May 21, 2015 12:32PM UTC 1 Comment

The tragic plight of the Rohingya migrants adrift off the coasts of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesian has brought ASEAN’s shortcomings and its unwillingness to tackle difficult issues firmly into the global spotlight....