Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While saying that the almost four-month-long fight in Marawi City is almost over, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that “all of us lost” in the war. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - After a “cordial” dialogues, the Philippines’ House of Representatives has decided to restore the multi-million budgets of the Commission of Human Rights and two other agencies which it had earlier slashed to just US$20. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - In proclaiming the National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Duterte said his “administration recognizes the fear and indignation of the people against a repetition and perpetuation” of human rights violations committed during the martial law era of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ regime. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The European Union said that while it recognises that the Philippines’ fight against illegal drugs is “an important priority for the government,” it emphasised that the anti-drug campaign should be in full compliance with due process, national law and international human rights law.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Presidential Palace insisted that despite protests and speculations, President Rodrigo Duterte will not declare martial law in the entire Philippines. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Toys “R” Us Philippines is not part of Toys “R” Us Inc.’s voluntary filing of Chapter 11 or financial restructuring to enable the company to improve its resources and strengthen its competitive position.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine government heralded as a “healthy exercise of democracy” the staging of the first National Day of Protest in the country, but urged protesters to observe order.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Pro and anti-Duterte groups will hold protests in different parts of the Philippines on Thursday, dubbed as the National Day of Protest, which also coincides with the 45th anniversary of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of martial law. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Despite the human rights issues in the country, the Philippines continues to enjoy high investor confidence as show by the recent highs posted by the Philippine stock exchange. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -The shipment of more than US$125 million worth of crystal meth to the Philippines from China is proof of the drug problem’s gravity.