Cesar Purisima, Finance Secretary of the Philippines, attributes the less-than-stellar first-quarter growth to a fall in government construction and explains his confidence in the country's outlook moving forward.
Cesar Purisima, finance secretary of the Philippines, says factors such as better governance helped the country to grow over 6 percent every year since 2012. He adds that the government is aiming for a faster pace of growth so as to eradicate poverty.
Defense spending among nations in the South China Sea region is rising, but most of it isn't going to the United States.
Ernest Cu, president & CEO of Globe Telecom, attributes the 43 percent jump in first-quarter net income to a "tremendous increase" in mobile data revenues, alongside steady fixed line data business.
Jonathan Galaviz, partner at Global Market Advisors, says the opening of a Nobu Hotel in the City of Dreams Manila is a great idea, but in the long run, the brand management of Nobu will be key.
CNBC's Susan Li speaks to Robert de Niro and his business partners about why they chose to open Asia's first Nobu Hotel in the Philippines.
Lawrence Ho, CEO and chairman of Melco International and James Packer, chairman of Crown Resorts, outline their expectations for when the City of Dreams Manila could become profitable.
A Philippine cove once opposed a major naval base, fearing it would bring bars and brothels, but fear of China means locals now approve.
A slipper factory fire in the Philippines killed at least 72 people. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.
Don't forget to look beyond China and India for investing in Asian growth, according to pros at the Milken Institute Global Conference.
Rob Subbaraman, chief economist, Asia ex-Japan, Nomura, says India and Philippines are the two Asian countries which have the most growth potential.
In earthquake-prone cities, growing populations live amidst infrastructures that are unable to withstand the effects of large quakes.
An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug convicts, prompting Australia to recall its envoy and drawing an angry reaction from Brazil.
Catherine Yeung, investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains why Philippine stocks are now "more investable."
Teresita Sy-Coson, vice chairman of SM Investments Corporation, says awareness of regional integration will likely begin in 2015, but the completion of the ASEAN Economic Community may need time.
The company agreed to pay $25 million to settle an FCC investigation into the customer data security lapses.
Lower oil prices usually boost airline profits, but for AirAsia, the drop pushed the carrier into the red as Malaysia's ringgit took a knock-on blow.
Jalil Rasheed, investment director at Invesco, likes the real estate and infrastructure sectors of the Philippines due to strong domestic consumption and political longevity.
Momentum in Asia's second-fastest growing economy may dwindle on warnings of a potential slowdown in a key growth driver: remittances.
Joseph Greff, JPMorgan, looks at MGM and whether casino stocks are worth betting on.