Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte opened his second State of the Nation Address reiterating his commitment to stop the drug menace in the Philippines. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine peso averaged 49.92: US$1 in the first six months, depreciating from the average of 46.9 a year ago.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The leader of the Philippine House of Representatives was unfazed by the emotional appeal of Marawi resident on the alleged human rights violations committed in Mindanao which is currently under martial law. 

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte is not rushing the offensive against the Islamic State-inspired militants, cautioning the military not to endanger the lives of innocent people. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -  Unlike last year’s friendlier atmosphere, militant groups are expected to express their increasing disappointment with the Duterte administration in the President’s second State of the Nation Address. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Forty-two Chinese and two Malaysians will be charged and deported for their alleged involvement in a kidnap for ransom group that targets casino high-rollers. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to address the entire nation on Monday, in what his spokesman described will be a “frank, challenging, realistic, but hopeful” speech. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A Philippine army officer observed that aside from improved weapons and logistics, the Maute extremists in Marawi also improved their tactics from when they were just a bandit group in their hometown.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - In his first year in office, President Rodrigo Duterte had busy schedules and countless apperances, but also made sure to enjoy some private time. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ stricter enforcement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s nationwide smoking ban began on Sunday.