Okada Manila Resort and Casino in suburban Paranaque City. Photo: AFP

Two Chinese tourists kidnapped in Philippines after losing US$140,000 at Okada casino

  • Rash of casino-related abductions sees Chinese pair and two Filipinos held hostage but eventually rescued by country’s dedicated anti-kidnapping police
  • Eight suspects are arrested including two Chinese who say they work for Macau-based junket operator Suncity
Topic |   The Philippines

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Okada Manila Resort and Casino in suburban Paranaque City. Photo: AFP
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Leni Robredo, vice-president of the Philippines. Photo: Reuters

Philippine VP slams Rodrigo Duterte for ‘reckless’ suggestion to set aside South China Sea ruling over Beijing gas deal

  • Philippine VP Leni Robredo described Duterte’s apparent openness to concede to China and jointly develop gas reserves as ‘extremely irresponsible’
  • Entering into any deal should not come at the expense of upholding the country’s rights in the South China Sea, Robredo said
Topic |   South China Sea

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Leni Robredo, vice-president of the Philippines. Photo: Reuters
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