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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Philippine Congress approves much-awaited tax reform bill

MANILA The Philippine Congress approved late Wednesday a tax reform bill President Rodrigo Duterte needs to push ahead with his economic agenda, with the measure expected to raise $1.8 billion in revenues in its first year.

11 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

MANILA As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research. | Video

11 Dec 2017

Philippine senator criticises 'reckless disregard' in dengue vaccine programme

MANILA Philippine public officials showed "reckless disregard of processes" in carrying out a programme to immunise hundreds of thousands of children, a senator leading an investigation into the government's use of a new dengue vaccine said on Monday.

11 Dec 2017

Philippine senator criticises "reckless disregard" in dengue vaccine program

MANILA Philippine public officials showed "reckless disregard of processes" in carrying out a program to immunise hundreds of thousands of children, a senator leading an investigation into the government's use of a new dengue vaccine said on Monday.

11 Dec 2017

Philippine senator criticizes 'reckless disregard' in dengue vaccine program

MANILA Philippine public officials showed "reckless disregard of processes" in carrying out a program to immunize hundreds of thousands of children, a senator leading an investigation into the government's use of a new dengue vaccine said on Monday.

21 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Philippines' PT&T seeks Chinese help to build telecoms business

MANILA Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp will partner with Chinese companies to challenge the nation's two dominant telecoms groups, its chairman said on Tuesday, a move which could be a game changer in the local market.

21 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Philippines' PT&T seeks partners for broadband, cell services, talks to Chinese firms

MANILA Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp is talking to Chinese companies about forming strategic partnerships as part of plans to turn a niche player into a force in the domestic telecoms market, its chairman said on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2017

Philippines' Duterte offers telecoms role to new ally China

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the "privilege" of being his country's third telecoms operator, his spokesman said on Monday, turning to a historic rival to break a longstanding duopoly that has frustrated consumers for years.

20 Nov 2017

Philippines' Duterte offers telecoms role to new ally China

MANILA, Nov 20 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the "privilege" to be his country's third telecoms operator, his spokesman said on Monday, turning to a historic rival to break a longstanding duopoly that has frustrated consumers for years.

15 Nov 2017

Philippines' Duterte lauds China's help at 'crucial moment' in Marawi battle

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday heaped praise on visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for what he said was China's "critical" role in expediting the end of a five-month war with Islamist insurgents in a Philippine town.

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