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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 25 2018

Philippines to allow cryptocurrency operators in economic zone

MANILA The Philippines will allow 10 blockchain and virtual currency companies to operate in an economic zone to take advantage of tax perks while generating employment, a government official said on Wednesday.

Apr 05 2018

Airlines cut back flights as Philippine holiday hotspot braces for closure

MANILA A decision by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to shut the holiday hotspot of Boracay, which he has called a "cesspool", prompted airlines to cut flights on Thursday, as hotels prepared for cancellations and businesses appeared resigned to a move the government said was non-negotiable. | Video

Apr 02 2018

Philippines, Malaysia put Uber-Grab deal under anti-competition scrutiny

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR The Philippines and Malaysia said on Monday they will look into whether Uber Technologies' [UBER.UL] move to sell its Southeast Asian business to ride-hailing rival Grab hinders competition, days after Singapore began a probe into the deal on similar concerns.

Mar 17 2018

Small plane crashes outside Philippine capital, killing 10

MANILA Ten people died when a small plane crashed into a house north of the Philippine capital on Saturday, aviation and police officials said.

Mar 14 2018

Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after 'outrageous attacks'

MANILA The Philippines said on Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called "outrageous" attacks by U.N. officials and violations of due process by the ICC.

Feb 28 2018

U.S. investor transfers interests in Philippine news site to fend off government 'attack'

MANILA An American investor in a Philippine news outlet whose license was revoked said on Wednesday it was transferring its interests to its local partners to remove an "artificial barrier" being used by the government to stifle its operations.

Feb 08 2018

Philippine central bank holds rate steady, says inflation spike will moderate

MANILA The Philippines' central bank held interest rates steady on Thursday and poured cold water on expectations that it will hike this year, insisting that a sharp spike in inflation will prove temporary and price pressures will ease next year.

Jan 22 2018

Boss of embattled Philippine news site meets investigators over 'suspicious' complaint

MANILA The head of a Philippine news site ordered closed for ownership violations met state investigators on Monday to answer what she called a "suspicious" complaint about a five-year-old story, as domestic fears grow of an impending crackdown on media.

Jan 22 2018

Philippine news site head meets investigators over 'suspicious' complaint

MANILA, Jan 22 The head of a Philippine news site ordered closed for ownership violations met state investigators on Monday to answer what she called a "suspicious" complaint about a five-year-old story, as domestic fears grow of an impending crackdown on media.

Jan 15 2018

Philippine regulator revokes news site's license over ownership rules, media outraged

MANILA The Philippine corporate regulator has rescinded the operating license of an online news platform that has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's policies, arguing it used a "deceptive scheme" to violate restrictions on foreign ownership rules.

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