Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, believes the controversial statements by front-runner Roddy Duterte are simply part of his campaign strategy to win attention.
The Philippines goes to the polls Monday to choose a new head of state, with Davao mayor Roddy Duterte as the front-runner. CNBC's Martin Soong reports from Manila on the controversy surrounding the candidate.
The Philippines votes for a new president on Monday after an acrimonious election campaign that revealed disgust with the country's ruling elite.
U.S. multinationals and investors are looking to see if the new leader will continue President Aquino's forward-looking economic reforms, says Marc Mealy of the US-ASEAN Business Council.
The economy is on solid footing regardless of who becomes the next president, says former finance secretary Lito Camacho, who is currently APAC vice chair at Credit Suisse.
With nearly 40 percent of eligible voters between the ages of 18-35, CNBC's Martin Soong spoke to some of them to see which candidates they prefer ahead of the vote on May 9.
Family businesses in Asian emerging markets have long spearheaded economic development by being better providers of public goods than governments.
Asia's economies may have been dragged by a slowdown in China, but they'll still power most of the world's growth, the IMF said Tuesday.
President Xi Jinping is calling on countries to back China's stance on the territorial disputes in the Spratly Islands.
Rodrigo Duterte has been soaring in popularity with his controversial views and lack of 'public relations filter.'
China is intensifying its diplomatic campaign to win support ahead of an international ruling over disputed islands, the South China Morning Post reports.
The Philippines has its own version of Donald Trump running for president, and he could emerge victorious when the country votes on May 9.
Globe Telecom's Ernest Cu talks about the need for companies to keep up with the changing consumer trends of video entertainment.
John Ridsdel was captured by Islamist militants along with three other people in September while on vacation on a Philippine island.
China will start reclamation at the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea this year, a military source said, the South China Morning Post reports.
The Philippines must make sure casinos are covered by anti-money laundering legislation, the World Bank said.
As China seeks to strengthen its control over the South China Sea, a tribunal is about to test Beijing's adherence to international law.
China bashing is popular during election years, but the issues between the US and China are far more nuanced than candidates admit, says Ed Sappin.
Fierce lobbying by the gaming industry has left the Philippines one of the world's softest targets for money launderers, a senator told Reuters.
The Bank of Thailand faces a tough policy decision, while SKorea will release Q4 GDP and Japan offers up inflation data in a short week.