Benigno Aquino

Philippine President-Elect Aims For Economic Continuity

By Neil Jerome Morales DAVAO, Philippines, May 12 (Reuters) – Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will continue his predecessor’s macroeconomic policies focusing on higher infrastructure spending and fiscal efficiency, aides said on Thursday in a bid to end uncertainty around his growth agenda. Duterte ran on a single-issue campaign focused on law and order for a

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‘Bongbong’, The Son, Leads Marcos Revival in The Philippines

By Martin Petty and Manuel Mogato MANILA, May 4  – For the son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency in next week’s election is as much about restoring his family’s tainted image as it is about making the country a better place. “Bongbong“, as Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is known,

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Philippine Troops Clash With Muslim Rebels; 23 Killed, 73 Hurt

MANILA, April 11 – Philippine soldiers battled a group of about 120 Muslim rebels linked to Daesh in a 10-hour assault on a southern island that killed 23 people, an army spokesman said on Sunday. Major Filemon Tan said the military attacked a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf rebels on the island of Basilan led by Isnilon

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