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China, Philippines Trade Statements Over Medical Evacuation From Disputed Shoal

China, Philippines Trade Statements Over Medical Evacuation From Disputed Shoal

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite pledging to de-escalate tensions at Second Thomas Shoal, Beijing and Manila continue to exchange rhetorical fire.

Philippines, Japan Sign Reciprocal Access Agreement Amid China Tensions

Philippines, Japan Sign Reciprocal Access Agreement Amid China Tensions

By Sebastian Strangio
The two sides say that the agreement marks a decisive step forward in their bilateral defense relationship.
Cebu Pacific’s $24 Billion Dollar Bet on Cheap Flights

Cebu Pacific’s $24 Billion Dollar Bet on Cheap Flights

By James Guild
The company's planned acquisition of a new Airbus fleet reflects a bullish confidence about the future of the regional tourism industry.

Japan and the Philippines Sign Defense Pact in the Face of Shared Alarm Over China

Japan and the Philippines Sign Defense Pact in the Face of Shared Alarm Over China

By Jim Gomez and Haruka Nuga
The Reciprocal Access Agreement allows Filipino and Japanese forces to enter the other’s territory for joint drills.

The Problem With POGOs

The Problem With POGOs

By Felix Iglesias
An ongoing investigation into Alice Guo, the mayor of a small city in Luzon, has prompted increased scrutiny of online gambling operations – and their possible links to Chinese espionage.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Philippine Military Demands $1M in Reparations From China After Maritime Clash

Philippine Military Demands $1M in Reparations From China After Maritime Clash

By Sebastian Strangio
The two sides pledged this week to de-escalate the situation after a June 17 clash at a disputed shoal in the Spratly Islands.

China, Philippines Pledge to De-escalate Tensions in South China Sea

China, Philippines Pledge to De-escalate Tensions in South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
The "frank and constructive discussions” came two weeks after a major clash close to Second Thomas Shoal in the Spratly Islands.
Indonesia Announces Hefty Tariffs on Chinese-made Goods

Indonesia Announces Hefty Tariffs on Chinese-made Goods

By Sebastian Strangio
The country’s small businesses could “collapse" under a flood of low-cost Chinese goods, the country's trade minister said.

Foreign, Defense Ministers From Japan and the Philippines to Meet Next Week

Foreign, Defense Ministers From Japan and the Philippines to Meet Next Week

By Sebastian Strangio
The two sides are expected to discuss a much-anticipated reciprocal access agreement that will remove hurdles to joint military exercises and deeper defense cooperation.

Why Poland Has Become a Gateway to Europe for Filipinos

Why Poland Has Become a Gateway to Europe for Filipinos

By Raquel Carvalho
Thousands of jobseekers have flocked to the country, but faced with low wages and poor working conditions, some are leaving to try their luck in other parts of Europe.

Philippines Must ‘Do More’ on South China Sea, Marcos Says

Philippines Must ‘Do More’ on South China Sea, Marcos Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Will Manila request greater U.S. assistance in its ongoing stand-off with China at Second Thomas Shoal?
How Big Is the Philippines’ Online Gambling Problem?

How Big Is the Philippines’ Online Gambling Problem?

By Alvin Camba
Authorities say they are uncovering more illegal Philippine Online Gaming Corporations, or POGOs, but the overall size of the industry is harder to gauge.

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