Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine Congress, dominated by allies of President Rodrigo Duterte, voted to extend the Philippine leader’s martial law declaration in Mindanao until the end of 2017. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While figures have eased, more than 10 million Filipinos still consider themselves poor according to a survey. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The two chambers of Philippines Congress has convened in a special session to discuss whether to approve or revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year amid the ongoing crisis in war-torn Marawi City. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - In a row with government regulators, distressed Uber and Grab drivers ask President Rodrigo Duterte for a reprieve. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Experts are noting that the Duterte administration’s massive infrastructure push is gaining headway. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - In the latest scandal to rock the Philippine banking industry, an executive nearing retirement was arrested for allegedly stealing close to US$35 million from the country’s second biggest bank. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The rehabilitation of the war-torn city of Marawi may cost more than US$395 million according to the Philippines’ budget chief. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Four legislators from the European Parliament subcommittee on human rights called on the Philippine government to allow an independent probe of questionable drug-related arrests and to guarantee a fair trial for Senator Leila de Lima, who is detained on drug-trafficking charges.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A US lawmaker said that President Rodrigo Duterte should not be allowed to set foot in the White House despite the invitation extended by President Donald Trump due to his alleged human rights violations. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Asian Development Bank is forecasting the Philippines to lead the economic expansion among emerging Asean economies with a 2017 growth forecast of 6.5 per cent.