Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine soldiers gained control of another strategic position to seal off an escape route for the Islamic State-inspired Maute terrorists. 

DASOL, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Filipino policemen gave poor boys free haircut as part of their service and to reach out to them and prevent them from joining communist rebels. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - An American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines adviser believes that a mix of short- and long-term uncertainties, including the move to change the industry’s tax policy.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Amid changes in the local landscape, Southeast Asia has become an ideal location for trade migration according to a leading international residence and citizenship planning firm. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines assured Vietnam authorities were conducting an investigation on the death of two Vietnamese fishermen who allegedly died in an encounter with the Philippine Navy. Five other Vietnamese poachers were detained. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ Foreign Affairs chief told the United Nations that President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against narcotics was intended to “save lives, preserve families, protect communities and stop the country’s slide into a narcostate.”

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - With billions of pesos needed, rebuilding war-torn Marawi would require a clear reconstruction programme.

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - With the fighting in Marawi confined to an area less than 20 hectares big according to the military, President Rodrigo Duterte said the battle against the Islamic State-inspired terrorists in the city - now on its fourth month - was down on its final stage. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he had ordered the wiretapping of at least two government executives - including a mayor who was later killed - believed to be part of the illegal drug trade. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While it welcomed Thursday’s protests against the drug war and human rights violations under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Presidential Palace was confident that majority of Filipinos still supported the Philippine leader.