Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is set to deport a Chinese national who has been hiding in the country for nearly a year after he duped his compatriots of an estimated $12 million (P625 million) in an investment scam.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Rarely do members of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) leave their headquarters at the Peace Palace in The Hague, but Judge (that’s how he is addressed, not “Justice” as how members of the US and PH Supreme Court are called) Yuji Iwasawa made an exception by visiting our country several days ago.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - This week, we mark the 47th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law. It is incredible to think how long ago that was. Our eldest son, CP, who turns 50 next year, was barely 2 years old. I doubt if he remembers anything of that fateful day in September 1972.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Any lowly subordinate knows the abysmal feeling — he says something he thinks is good for the work, his boss and the company, only to be undermined by his superior with a bald denial, or a claim to the contrary.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - To some, a cup of coffee is simply a morning pick-me-up, fuel to get through the day.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Iquirer/ANN) - The country’s top diplomat, however, in social media posts on Friday and Saturday, defended the Palace order, saying the forgone assistance from those countries was “small time.”

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Pro – environment and youth groups demanded justice for the harassment and death of environmental defenders on the first day of the Global Climate Strike.

MANILA (The Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Nearly two decades after the Philippines was declared polio-free, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Thursday the resurgence of polio in the country as it recently recorded its first case of the potentially deadly infectious disease in Lanao del Sur.

DHAKA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - African swine fever has spread to Metro Manila from adjoining Rizal and Bulacan, provinces that the government earlier acknowledged as among the areas hit by the disease that is fatal to hogs but harmless to humans.

DHAKA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - I first heard about Bangladesh when I was in elementary school in the late 1990s and my father, an environmental scientist, worked there on a development project. He loved the country and spoke highly of the people, but he also recounted the sights of urban poverty: of severely malnourished children and homeless people sleeping on the streets.