PH Not a 'Province of China' -- Envoy

The Philippines is not a province of China, “not now, not ever,” said Chinese envoy Zhao Jianhua Tuesday when asked to react to the controversial red banners spotted last week in pedestrian overpasses with the message “Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China,” reports ABS-CBN News.



Filipinos' Dollar Remittances Continue Uptrend

Dollars sent home by Filipinos abroad continued to rise in May thanks mainly to those with long-term contracts as land-based workers and seafarers, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said on Monday, reports.

'PH Province China' Banners Hanging in MetroManila

Unknown persons hung red banners with the words "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China" on several pedestrian overpasses in the capital on Thursday, the second anniversary of the Philippines' win over China in an international arbitration court, reports ABS-CBN News

73% of Filipinos Want PH to Assert Sovereignty vs. China

A significant majority of Filipinos – 73% --believe that President Rodrigo Duterte should assert the Philippines’ sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea through the international court ruling it had won exactly two years ago, according to Pulse Asia, reports

Most Filipinos Don't Have Bank Accounts -- PH Central Bank

Only one-fourth of all Filipinos own bank accounts that facilitate their participation in the financial system, while the rest cite the lack of funds or lack of need as their primary reasons for not having one, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, reports


Duterte Vows to Resign If God Is Proven to Exist

The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists, reports NY Daily News.

Duterte Satisfaction Rating Drops to Lowest Point Since '16

Satisfaction in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte fell to the lowest of his presidency since coming into office in 2016, an independent survey showed on Tuesday. Net satisfaction, used by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) as a rating of the president's performance, was down 11 points from the first quarter, reports Reuters/Yahoo News.

PH Dollar Reserves Fall to Lowest Level in 6 Years

The Philippines’ dollar reserves fell to their lowest level in six years at the end of last month as investors continued to convert their holdings into foreign currency either to repatriate their assets or to protect them against the peso’s weakness, reports