Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Malaysia’s AirAsia Group joined the ranks of those keen on the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Clark International Airport, among the gateways being pitched as an alternative to the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Manila.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Habagat (monsoon) season is once again upon us, and so are tropes celebrating the “Filipino spirit.” As in calamities past, photos of people smiling amid floodwaters, managing to laugh in their rooftops, materialize in our newspapers and newsfeeds at this time, as if to show that, despite the hardships, everything’s all right.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte’s rare rebuke of China over its aggressiveness in the South China Sea showed that he was “comfortable enough” to do this as the two countries now have “closer ties.”

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano is set to visit Beijing to discuss the framework of the joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and speed up the economic deals with the Asian giant.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte is having second thoughts about pushing through with his scheduled visit to Israel and Jordan next month because of the expenses it will entail.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte may make true of his promise to step down if former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos wins his electoral protest against Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - For Senator Manny Pacquiao, a Philippine leader should have “balls and conviction."

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine Air Force has retrofitted one of its cargo planes into a maritime patrol aircraft with the acquisition of a Special Airborne Mission Installation and Response (Sabir) system supplied by the United States.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit Jordan in September,

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said China should “temper” its behaviour in the South China Sea after the Chinese navy threatened a Philippine military aircraft in its latest known flight over China’s man-made islands in the disputed sea.