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Martin Petty

Philippine fast food specialist Jollibee hungry to expand in U.S., China

Sep 13 2019

MANILA Jollibee Foods Corp , the Philippine fast food specialist known for fried 'Chickenjoy' and chopped hotdogs in sweet spaghetti sauce, is doubling down on expansion plans in the United States and China that are likely to include more M&A.

Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

Sep 11 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing.

Philippines' Duterte says Xi offering gas deal if arbitration case ignored

Sep 10 2019

MANILA, Sept 11 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said his Chinese counterpart has offered Manila a controlling stake in a joint energy venture in the South China Sea, if it sets aside an international arbitral award that went against Beijing.

Shoot them? Hang them? - Filipino heavyweights hanker for death penalty return

Sep 09 2019

MANILA If he gets his way, Filipino senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao would have drug criminals executed by firing squad.

As maritime rows resurface, Duterte readies to raise ruling with China

Aug 28 2019

MANILA When Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte visits China this week, he'll need to salvage something from a "pivot" to Beijing that has left him empty-handed, and exposed his neighbors to a new level of brinkmanship in the South China Sea.

China tells Philippines to tackle abuses in online gaming 'slavery'

Aug 08 2019

MANILA, Aug 8 China took aim at the Philippines on Thursday for undermining its crackdown on cross-border gambling, saying many of its citizens lured to work in online gaming firms were being cheated, extorted and exposed to "modern slavery".

Philippines' Duterte to meet China's Xi over South China Sea arbitration win

Aug 06 2019

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will meet Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping soon to discuss a 2016 arbitration case over the South China Sea, an aide said on Tuesday, as domestic pressure builds for the firebrand leader to stand up to Beijing.

U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese maneuvers rattle region

Aug 01 2019

(Corrects position of academic, removing reference to Queensland University of Technology, paragraph 6 of this July 31 story.)

Philippines' Jollibee sets sights on Indonesia with Coffee Bean beachhead

Jul 30 2019

MANILA Philippines' Jollibee Foods Corp is training its sights on Indonesia, with newly acquired U.S. chain Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf its entry point in the economically expanding and densely populated Southeast Asian neighbor, its top officials said.

Philippine drug war critics hope U.N. probe can dent Duterte's deadly campaign

Jul 13 2019

MANILA When Jocelyn Marquez found her missing son, he was in a Manila morgue, his body riddled with bullet wounds.

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