Philippines

June 28, 2022

Philippines-China energy sharing dead in the water

MANILA – In perhaps the clearest sign yet of outgoing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fruitless strategic lean toward China, the outgoing leader’s chief diplomat has announced bilateral energy exploration talks in the South China Sea have collapsed. “The President had spoken. I carried out his instructions to the letter: oil and gas discussions are terminated […] The post Philippines-China energy sharing dead in the water appeared first on Asia Times.
June 28, 2022

Philippines’ Marcos Jnr to take oath at venue linked to father’s brutal legacy

  Philippines’ Marcos Jnr will take presidential oath at venue linked to father’s brutal legacy  
June 27, 2022

Marcos bids to be man of the Filipino farmer

MANILA – Just weeks after appointing A-list technocrats to his cabinet, President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr is showing his populist stripes. The Filipino leader, who will officially be sworn in by the end of this month, has made the unprecedented move of appointing himself as incoming agriculture secretary, thus concurrently serving in key top positions […] The post Marcos bids to be man of the Filipino farmer appeared first on Asia Times.
June 27, 2022

‘I get my way’: Is Philippines’ new first lady the power behind the throne?

  Louise Araneta-Marcos is widely believed to have been the architect of husband Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jnr’s campaign for the top job.  
June 25, 2022

Sunken US navy destroyer found in Philippines named world’s deepest shipwreck

  The vessel, which went down during a second world war battle with Japan, was located 6,895m below sea level off the Philippines.  
June 25, 2022

Duterte leaves brutal legacy in term marked by drug war, US-China policy U-turns

   
June 23, 2022

South China Sea: Philippines, China abandon energy talks

  ‘The president [Duterte] had spoken … oil and gas discussions are terminated completely. Nothing is pending; everything is over,’ Filipino minister said.  
June 22, 2022

US$3 billion tax bill for Philippines’ Marcos will be collected vows new chief

  Lilia Guillermo says there is no doubt the controversial tax liability will be collected, but needs documents ascertaining amount. Marcos family have owed the tax […]
June 20, 2022

Philippines’ Marcos appoints himself agriculture chief, slashes rice prices

  Marcos’ plan to slash local rice prices to 20 pesos a kg (37 cents) is ‘impossible’, agriculture economist said Though not unprecedented, it is unusual […]
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