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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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08 Feb 2018

Philippine central bank holds rate steady, says inflation spike will moderate

MANILA The Philippines' central bank held interest rates steady on Thursday and poured cold water on expectations that it will hike this year, insisting that a sharp spike in inflation will prove temporary and price pressures will ease next year.

22 Jan 2018

Boss of embattled Philippine news site meets investigators over 'suspicious' complaint

MANILA The head of a Philippine news site ordered closed for ownership violations met state investigators on Monday to answer what she called a "suspicious" complaint about a five-year-old story, as domestic fears grow of an impending crackdown on media.

22 Jan 2018

Philippine news site head meets investigators over 'suspicious' complaint

MANILA, Jan 22 The head of a Philippine news site ordered closed for ownership violations met state investigators on Monday to answer what she called a "suspicious" complaint about a five-year-old story, as domestic fears grow of an impending crackdown on media.

15 Jan 2018

Philippine regulator revokes news site's license over ownership rules, media outraged

MANILA The Philippine corporate regulator has rescinded the operating license of an online news platform that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's policies, arguing it used a "deceptive scheme" to violate restrictions on foreign ownership rules.

15 Jan 2018

Philippine regulator revokes license of news website for ownership violations

MANILA, Jan 15 The Philippine corporate regulator has rescinded the operating license of a prominent online news platform, arguing it had used a "deceptive scheme" to violate the constitution's restrictions on foreign ownership of domestic media.

03 Jan 2018

Philippines bars U.S. firm call centre from expanding after deadly fire

MANILA The Philippines has barred a branch of an American call centre firm from expanding in the country following a pre-Christmas fire that killed dozens of its employees, a senior government official said on Wednesday. | Video

31 Dec 2017

Insight: Probe into deadly fire at U.S. firm’s Philippines offices focuses on possible safety lapses

DAVAO CITY, Philippines A government investigator into a blaze that led to the deaths of 37 staff at the southern Philippines offices of an American market research firm says there are indications of fire safety lapses that may have contributed to the tragedy.

11 Dec 2017

Seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south, Duterte says militants regrouping

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for a year, arguing that Islamist militants have been regrouping since a five-month urban conflict ended there in October. | Video

11 Dec 2017

China Telecom earmarked as Philippines' 3rd telecoms player: Manila officials

MANILA State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines' third telecoms player, officials of the Southeast Asian nation said on Sunday, as the government looks to stir up competition in an effort to boost notoriously poor services.

10 Dec 2017

China Telecom earmarked as the Philippines' third telecoms player

MANILA, Dec 10 State-run China Telecom Corp could become the Philippines' third telecoms player, officials of the Southeast Asian nation said on Sunday, as the government looks to stir up competition in an effort to boost notoriously poor servcies.

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