Duterte's comment is dominating headlines but the Philippines remains a key U.S. ally, says Alexander Feldman from the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
Not much has been done to tackle growing protectionism or to improve trade liberalization efforts, says HSBC's Frederic Neumann.
Asian shares opened mostly flat, with the ASX and Nikkei down 0.04 and 0.08 percent respectively.
The last two months of campaigning will center on both candidates playing up the other's negatives, says Todd Eberly, professor at St. Mary's College.
Pointers show that markets might finally get some concrete action instead of the usual rhetoric this time, says Fat Prophets' David Lennox.
Laos, the host of this year's East Asia Summit, has reduced its reliance on mining, turned to trade with China and developed hydropower facilities.
The economy might have been in worse shape without weak oil prices and low interest rates, says Beat Wittman, partner at Porta Advisors.
Baidu's Robin Li shares his thoughts on how innovation drives growth, Baidu's attempt to engage users and running wild with Bear Grylls.
Pro-Beijing parties are against continual filibustering while pan-democrats have largely been ineffective, says Port Shelter's Richard Harris.
Trump may have been written off before but the polarization of U.S. politics suggest a tight race, says Eric Cantor, Vice Chairman at Moelis & Co.
The balance is expected to remain the same but pan-democrats and pro-establishment parties are becoming more hard line, says KHU's Danny Gittings.
Tackling inflation and financial sector reforms are priorities for incoming RBI Governor Urjit Patel, says Brookings Institution's Eswar Prasad.
Equal opportunities and inclusive growth are needed for higher quality economic growth, says Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Indonesia's finance minister.
Emerging markets have been neglected but a growing middle-class and government reforms should make investors optimistic, says Schroders' Aymeric Forest.
Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, speaks on corporate tax avoidance, global trade growth and confronting China's excess capacity.
Japanese markets were higher by 1.10 percent on Monday, underpinned by gains in so-called yen-sensitive stocks.
Authorities reliant on licensing and regulatory fees are a reason why Uber is facing difficulties in local markets, says NYU's Arun Sundararajan.
Despite volatility in the short-term, a Fed rate hike is unlikely to disrupt the upward trend in EM currencies, says BNP Paribas' Mirza Baig.
The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to hold rates steady at its September meeting, says SocGen's Toby Lawson.
A growing independence movement in Hong Kong is worrying China ahead of the city's parliamentary election this weekend.