Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - No Filipino was reported among those killed or wounded in the deadly shooting at a high school in Florida, United States where 17 students were killed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The decision on China’s proposal to name some undersea features in Philippine Rise was made by a subcommittee of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) without due consultation with the Philippine government, National Security Adviser (NSA) Hermogenes Esperon said on Thursday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN Desk) - President Duterte faces flak for disrespecting women on social media, gets told he is "out-trumping Trump".

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN Desk) - A policy of appeasement by the Philippines will only embolden China to further militarise its artificial islands in the Spratlys, says Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Aerial photographs obtained by from a source show that China is almost finished transforming seven reefs claimed by the Philippines in the Spratly archipelago into island fortresses, in a bid to dominate the heavily disputed South China Sea.

DAVAO CITY (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN Desk) - The Philippines is even willing to join the foreign operating troops, says Duterte.

SINGAPORE (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Rappler reports against the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are misleading and slanted.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Halal literally means “permissible or prescribed by Islam.” But it also became a standard of quality for non-Muslim consumers because halal products are healthier – no alcohol and no pork or pork-derived products. Its opposite is haram, which means “forbidden.”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said Indonesian and Malaysian troops were free to enter the Philippines in pursuit of terrorists.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines is looking at improving military ties with India after President Rodrigo Duterte’s official visit to New Delhi.