Martin Petty

China tells Philippines to tackle abuses in online gaming 'slavery'

08 Aug 2019

MANILA, Aug 8 China took aim at the Philippines on Thursday for undermining its crackdown on cross-border gambling, saying many of its citizens lured to work in online gaming firms were being cheated, extorted and exposed to "modern slavery".

Philippines' Duterte to meet China's Xi over South China Sea arbitration win

06 Aug 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping soon to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, an aide said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure builds for the firebrand leader to stand up to Beijing.

Corrected: U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese manoeuvres rattle region

02 Aug 2019

(This July 31 story corrects position of academic, removing reference to Queensland University of Technology, paragraph 6)

Philippines' Jollibee sets sights on Indonesia with Coffee Bean beachhead

31 Jul 2019

MANILA Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp is training its sights on Indonesia, with newly acquired U.S. chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf its entry point in the economically expanding and densely populated Southeast Asian neighbor, its top officials said.

Philippine drug war critics hope U.N. probe can dent Duterte's deadly campaign

12 Jul 2019

MANILA When Jocelyn Marquez found her missing son, he was in a Manila morgue, his body riddled with bullet wounds.

Calls for justice, intervention as Philippines buries drug war's youngest known victim

10 Jul 2019

RODRIGUEZ, Philippines One by one, a mother and her children splash holy water over a white coffin barely a metre long. On the dirt floor beneath it lies a pair of tiny pink slippers.

Philippine army says attack on base likely a suicide bombing

29 Jun 2019

MANILA A bomb attack that killed eight people at a military base in the southern Philippines was likely a suicide bombing, the army said on Saturday, another blow to government efforts to rein in militants inspired by Islamic State.

China denies hit and run as pressure builds on Duterte to speak up

15 Jun 2019

MANILA China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line.

Philippines gives thumbs-up to Duterte as loyalists dominate election

14 May 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte looked set on Tuesday to strengthen his grip on power after unofficial results of a mid-term election showed big wins for his candidates, and resounding public endorsement of his controversial rule.

Philippines gives thumbs up to Duterte as loyalists dominate mid-term vote

14 May 2019

MANILA Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have dominated a mid-term Senate election according to unofficial results on Tuesday, indicating growing support for the maverick leader and broad public endorsement of his controversial rule.

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