Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - “I always attend meetings. It’s my duty,” said Malaysia’s 93-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, a survivor of elective coronary bypass surgery, amid the “nap-gate” affair in Singapore.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Thousands of Filipino workers, including domestic helpers and English-language teachers, are expected to find employment in mainland China amid closer ties between Manila and Beijing, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said on Monday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While it is “a reality” that China is “in possession” of the South China Sea, Malacañang clarifies that it does not mean ownership.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Opposition lawmakers have urged President Rodrigo Duterte to assert and uphold the Hague ruling on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Manila Tuesday morning for a two-day state visit, his first trip to the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) will lead an interagency task force that will verify and ensure that only foreigners with valid work permits are here in the country, nearly two months after the Senate sounded the alarm on the supposed spike in the number of foreign workers today, particularly those from China.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - As far as the Armed Forces of the Philippines is concerned, the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping next week will be treated just like any other visit by foreign dignitaries to the country.

SINGAPORE (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - China is in search of vast tracts of land in the Philippines that they can develop into industrial parks, according to Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to come home a day early from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders’ Meeting in Papua New Guinea has raised fresh questions, after he skipped several meetings at the recent 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit in Singapore.

SINGAPORE (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - What began as a personal mission to do the best for her son who has autism led Erlinda Uy Koe to an advocacy that has inspired the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).