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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

Jun 04 2018

Philippines' Duterte stirs controversy by kissing woman on lips

MANILA A kiss by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on a Filipino woman's lips while on an official visit in South Korea sparked anger and jokes on Monday, as feminists denounced what they called his "perverted way" of taunting his female critics. | Video

Jan 29 2018

Philippines to phase out its beloved cheap but rickety jeepneys

MANILA Jeepneys, the flamboyant passenger trucks of the Philippines, are nearing the end of their reign as the "Kings of the Road", but they're not going down without a fight.

Jan 27 2018

Philippines warns of volcanic mudflows from heavy rains

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines Residents around an erupting volcano in central Philippines have should prepare to flee to safer areas because of risks from huge debris that could be swept from slopes by heavy rains, state volcanologists said on Saturday.

Jan 26 2018

Philippines prepares for three-month-long volcano emergency

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters, the disaster agency said on Friday.

Jan 25 2018

Displaced Filipinos brace for long wait as fiery Mayon rumbles on

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines A huge plume of ash billowed from the glowing peak of the Philippines' most active volcano on Thursday, as more residents of surrounding areas fled and experts warned of further escalation 12 days after it started to erupt. | Video

Jan 09 2018

Christ statue procession in Philippines draws throngs of devotees

MANILA Hundreds of thousands of devotees in the Philippines, many of them barefooted, joined a chaotic procession on Tuesday that featured a black statue of Jesus Christ, one of the biggest annual festivals in the predominantly Roman Catholic nation.

Dec 22 2017

Philippines' coast guard rescues 252 passengers from capsized ferry

REAL, Philippines The Philippines' coast guard said on Friday it had rescued 252 passengers and crew, including an Australian and his Filipino wife, and recovered five dead people from a ferry that capsized east of the capital Manila. | Video

Dec 21 2017

Philippines' coast guard rescues 252 passengers from capsized ferry

REAL, Philippines, Dec 22 The Philippines' coast guard said on Friday it had rescued 252 passengers and crew, including an Australian and his Filipino wife, and recovered five dead people from a ferry that capsized east of the capital Manila.

Dec 15 2017

Santa traffic cop sleighs it with Manila dance routine

MANILA Directing motorists at busy intersections in Manila isn't the easiest job, but traffic cop Ramiro Hinojas makes it fun by adding dance to his beat. | Video

Dec 01 2017

Skin in the game: Philippine students protest Duterte in naked run

MANILA A Philippine college fraternity used its annual naked run on Friday to protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs and the imposition of martial law in the south in the army's fight against Islamist militants.

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