MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Decades and even centuries from now, Filipinos, it is hoped, would take pride in the fact that their forebears did not merely loll leisurely on the shores facing the West Philippine Sea, let go of their claim to territory and surrendered it to China without a fight.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - One year to the day of the submission of the draft measure to Congress, a bicameral panel approved on Wednesday night the final version of the Bangsamoro Organic Law that is seen as a crucial component to bringing peace and development to Mindanao.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The draft federal constitution would give the President another ground to declare martial law and be a dictatorial leader, and would lock the Philippines in the federal structure perpetually, legal and political experts warned at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - It took 13 deaths and 102 injuries to finally impose a shut down on the Vedanta’s copper smelter plant in Tamil Nadu. The controversial expansion of Vedanta’s 1,200 tonnes per day copper smelter in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, was stayed by the Madras High Court on May 23.
NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - The US and China, the two top trading countries of the world, are seemingly poised to wage a trade war by imposing tariffs and counter-tariffs on their respective import of different commodities and thus distort the concept of free trade as enunciated by the WTO.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine Air Force is in the process of looking for possible suppliers of combat utility helicopters after a scrapped deal with Canada.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Then Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte made a promise as far back as November 2015: He would end contractualisation if elected president, and even challenged businessmen opposing his policy to campaign against him and ensure that he lost his bid. He won the presidential election the following year, but it took two years before the President signed an executive order supposedly putting an end to “endo” (end of contract).
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assured Filipinos in Nicaragua that it is ready to repatriate them due to the continuing civil unrest in the country.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - With the same recipe, 'Meteor Garden 2018' has kicked off nicely, already swooned fangirls.
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The 2018 Asian Games torch relay began with Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi becomes the first torch bearer.