Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The delay in the start of rehabilitation work in areas razed to the ground by war between government forces and followers of Islamic State (IS) was starting to test the patience of residents and even an official involved in bringing the country’s only Muslim city back on its feet.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines and Australia on Monday launched 10-day joint maritime exercises that will take place in the waters adjacent to the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to address threats of kidnapping and terrorism.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday reaffirmed the need to boost defense and security ties between the Philippines and Malaysia as the region faces security threat from foreign terrorists, Malacañang said.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine central bank’s moves to tighten monetary policy while reducing the amount of cash banks are required to hold in reserve — seemingly opposing policies implemented almost simultaneously in recent months — had a net result of draining liquidity from the local financial system, the country’s chief bank regulator said.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A shift to federalism can only spell disaster for the Philippines, possibly stoking “hyperinflation” and ceding more powers than what many local government units (LGUs) are ready to handle, top economists from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) warned on Monday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Ma. Juanita Daño is a courageous exemplar of the Filipino race.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The God of my youth has remained my God. And yet I do not know Him very well. For one thing, we have never met. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Duterte administration has found itself receiving sustained flak for its seemingly shortsighted policies that have led to the higher prices of goods and services every Filipino household must contend with today. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - To some, coffee is just coffee. But to real coffee lovers, coffee is not just that drink in the morning that makes you come alive and gives you a better personality. It’s about aromas and depth of flavour … kind of like wine. To connoisseurs, it is also about origin, say how beans from Sumatra may differ from beans from Batangas. And for real nerds, there’s that guessing game of what flavours you are reminded of in each cup: Whether it’s vanilla or orange or even nail polish.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines hopes to boost farm tourism as it hosts the Global Farm Tourism Summit on July 17-19 at the Summit Ridge Hotel in Tagaytay City.