A gambling website in the Philippines has a live platform for customers to interact with the young female Chinese dealers. Photo: Tory Ho

Duterte played China over online gambling. The house won

  • Duterte turned a blind eye to Beijing’s objections when Chinese offshore gambling firms – or Pogos – rolled into town and flashed the cash
  • Now he’s struggling to see how the taxman can take a cut
Topic |   The Philippines

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A gambling website in the Philippines has a live platform for customers to interact with the young female Chinese dealers. Photo: Tory Ho
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Workers erect a reinforcement grid of iron bars for a concrete wall of a power substation in Manila. Photo: AFP

China can turn off the Philippine national power grid, officials say

  • Engineers in China could plunge the country into darkness using a remote operating system supplied by a firm based in Nanjing
  • Senators demand an investigation into the national security implications, but official says a similar arrangement exists in Kenya, Indonesia and Thailand
Topic |   The Philippines

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Workers erect a reinforcement grid of iron bars for a concrete wall of a power substation in Manila. Photo: AFP
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