Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a visit to Jerusalem on 4 September ratified the award of the East Palawan offshore exploration license to Israeli firm Ratio. An initial award was made in 2015 but signing was held up by three years due to a competing claim to the acreage. Private-sector firm Ratio has 10% of Israel’s 22tcf Leviathan gas field, the country’s largest discovery to-date which is due online at the end of 2019. It also holds a 70% stake in the Royee license...