Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - When I enrolled in medical school, there was an enforced gender ratio of only 80 women and 80 men per class. To lay out slots based on sex, of all things, seemed arbitrary. However, we heard that young women — who seemed in general to earn better grades than their male counterparts — would make it into medical school in higher numbers but would later be more likely to opt out of practice or higher training, usually to start their own families. Men, it seemed, were a wiser investment.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Last Thursday, Oct. 17, was the second anniversary of the “liberation” of Marawi City from the clutches of the Maute Group, classified by Philippine national security agencies as a key terrorist or violent extremist group operating in the Lanao provinces.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) has released the report on the recount of votes in the pilot provinces chosen by Bongbong Marcos. This paves the way for debunking in the public mind Marcos’ claim of election fraud. The public will now be officially apprised that Vice President Leni Robredo’s lead over Marcos has actually increased by 15,000 votes in the manual recount.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Year in and year out, the Philippines’ inability to attract more long-term investments from overseas businesses has been belabored by economic and political pundits.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Latest government data show that foreign direct investments (FDIs) as of July reached a mere US$543 million, representing a 41-per cent decline from the same-period figure last year.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - In 2019, the Philippines imported at least $2 billion worth of goods from China, which was Manila’s top source of imported items, among them induction furnaces that are used to produce steel.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Recommendations by a Senate inquiry suggest that law enforcer who sell or profit from confiscated narcotics should face life imprisonment states.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines and India have agreed to boost their cooperation in maritime security and defence modernisation, as well as fighting terrorism, violent extremism and other threats.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - We can also play what-if and say that Magellan was Portuguese, and if Manuel of Portugal had funded the Magellan expedition instead of the Spanish Crown, Filipinos would be Manuelans today, a name that may confuse our nationality with the name of a Mandaluyong shopping mall.

MANILA (Philippines Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Mr. Duterte’s lifelong passion for motorcycles has left him with permanent nerve damage in his neck, and frequent migraines, among numerous ailments that ensure his health and his disappearances from the public eye are often the subject of fervent speculation.