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The Philippines’ $35 Billion Military Modernization Plan, Explained

The Philippines’ $35 Billion Military Modernization Plan, Explained

By James Guild
Manila is seeking to take a major step forward in the modernization of its armed forces, but current economic conditions are challenging.

What’s in the Philippines’ Luzon Corridor?

What’s in the Philippines’ Luzon Corridor?

By Mong Palatino
The Philippines' largest island has become the focus of U.S. and Japanese attempts to counter China's growing power in the South China Sea.
US Firms Set to Invest $1 Billion in Philippines, Commerce Secretary Says

US Firms Set to Invest $1 Billion in Philippines, Commerce Secretary Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The Biden administration is hoping to elevate economic relations with Manila to keep step with the recent enhancement of security ties.

Philippine Lawmaker Demands Answers From Singapore Over Reported Taylor Swift Deal

Philippine Lawmaker Demands Answers From Singapore Over Reported Taylor Swift Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
Rep. Joey Salceda claims that Singapore's alleged exclusivity arrangement with the pop icon's promoter "runs contrary" to ASEAN's consensus-based relations.

Why Vietnam Agreed to Supply the Philippines with Rice For Five Years

Why Vietnam Agreed to Supply the Philippines with Rice For Five Years

By James Guild
The arrangement is an encouraging example of Southeast Asian solidarity and regional self-sufficiency.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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Why PhilHealth Doesn’t Need to Raise Premiums in 2024

Why PhilHealth Doesn’t Need to Raise Premiums in 2024

By James Guild
With inflation continuing to rise, a scheduled premium increase seems likely to be suspended.

Philippines ‘Suspends’ Its Sovereign Investment Fund

Philippines ‘Suspends’ Its Sovereign Investment Fund

By Mong Palatino
It is highly unusual for a government to cancel such a high-priority project. What prompted its decision?
Unpacking the Philippines’ 2024 Budget

Unpacking the Philippines’ 2024 Budget

By James Guild
Like last year, budget planners are placing a lot of faith in macroeconomic conditions remaining in the country's favor in 2024.

Philippines Suspends New Travel Rules Amid Public Outcry

Philippines Suspends New Travel Rules Amid Public Outcry

By Mong Palatino
Migrant workers and others argue that the rules, intended to eliminate human trafficking, have hampered the ability of Filipinos to travel freely.

Why Australia and the Philippines Are Natural Partners on Renewable Energy

Why Australia and the Philippines Are Natural Partners on Renewable Energy

By Nicholas Basan
Blessed with complementary capacities, the two nations stand to benefit from closer green collaboration.

Philippines’ New Tourism Ad Draws Flak

Philippines’ New Tourism Ad Draws Flak

By Mong Palatino
The advertisement, a showcase of the country's new "Love the Philippines" slogan, contained stock photos from other countries.
Philippines’ Investment Fund Bill Draws Criticism

Philippines’ Investment Fund Bill Draws Criticism

By Mong Palatino
A group of prominent economists claims that the Maharlika Investment Fund will draw much-needed cash away from other parts of government.

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