ADB raises growth forecast for Philippines to 6.5% World

ADB raises growth forecast for Philippines to 6.5%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said the Philippine economy is forecast to grow faster than initially expected in 2022, following the relaxation of COVID-19 mobility restrictions, the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, and a rebound in investment and household consumption.
Philippines protests China’s fishing ban in East Sea World

Philippines protests China’s fishing ban in East Sea

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has filed a diplomatic protest against China’s unilateral imposition of a fishing moratorium in the East Sea (known in the Philippines as the West Philippine Sea and internationally as the South China Sea).