The Philippines was Asia's fastest growing economy in the second quarter, based on the government's announcement on Thursday of 7.0 percent annual expansion in April-June.
The pace was the country's quickest in three years, and beat the first quarter's 6.8 percent and a Reuters poll forecast of 6.7 percent.
China reported second quarter growth of 6.7 percent. India, which had the fastest annual growth in January-March, with 7.9 percent, will report April-June data on Aug. 31.
Helping lift growth in the second quarter was campaign spending ahead of the May 9 presidential vote won by Rodrigo Duterte.
The Philippines said that on a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy grew 1.8 percent in the latest period, matching a Reuters poll forecast and topping the upwardly revised 1.3 percent for January-March.