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Philippines President Marcos vetoes economic zone bill championed by sister

MANILA, July 2 (Reuters) - In one of his first legislative acts, newly-inaugurated Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has vetoed a bill sponsored by his lawmaker sister that would have created ...

Former Philippine labor minister to serve as new envoy to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Silvestre Bello III, the former Minister of Labor, has been selected by Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to be the new chairman of the Manila Economic and C...

Philippines: What the future holds under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s rule

A series of arrests and crackdowns on media outlets in the weeks before the presidential inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday foreshadows a continued climate of intolerance for dissent and...

Philippines: Ferdinand Marcos Jr. sworn in as president

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, 36 years after his father was ousted in a popular uprising. "You will not be disappointed, so do not be afraid,&qu...

Taiwan not invited to inauguration of Philippines President Marcos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has not been invited to send a representative to the June 30 presidential inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Philippines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (...

Philippines: News site Rappler ordered to shut down

Nobel laureate Maria Ressa confirmed on Wednesday that the Philippine government is pressing forward with an order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded. The site, which gained notor...

Taiwan seeks to send delegation to inauguration of Philippines President Marcos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is actively seeking to send a delegation to the June 30 presidential inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Philippines, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)...

Marcos to serve as agriculture chief amid food crisis fears

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed concern Monday about rising food prices caused in part by the war in Ukraine and said he will serve as secretary of...

Philippines: President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. names himself agriculture minister

The son of a former dictator and soon-to-be president of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, said on Monday that he will also serve as the country's secretary of agriculture when he takes office...

Philippine Nobel laureate Maria Ressa: Journalism is 'at an existential moment'

"If you don't have facts you don't have truth; if you don't have truth, you don't have trust," Nobel laureate Maria Ressa said on Monday, delivering the keynote address at th...

Philippines: Sara Duterte sworn in as vice president after emphatic election victory

Sara Duterte, daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, was sworn in as the country's 15th vice president on Sunday. "The voice of 32.2 million Filipino...

Duterte's daughter takes oath as Philippine vice president

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sara Duterte, the daughter of the outgoing populist president of the Philippines, took her oath Sunday as vice president following a landslide electoral victory she clinched...

Philippine officials designate 11 insurgents `terrorists'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has designated a former peace negotiator and five other suspected communist rebel leaders as “terrorists" in a move that allowed the freezing of th...

India, China growing markets for shunned Russian oil

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and other Asian nations are becoming an increasingly vital source of oil revenues for Moscow despite strong pressure from the U.S. not to increase their purchases, as the Europe...

US official meets Marcos in Philippines in diplomatic push

BANGKOK (AP) — A top State Department official met Thursday with Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Manila, part of an ongoing diplomatic outreach in the Asia-Pacific region by Washing...