Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The total deployment ban of Filipino workers in Kuwait might be extended to other countries, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - First as tragedy, then as farce: That axiomatic trajectory all but characterises Malacañang’s response to China’s latest moves, not even in the South China Sea where it has erected a formidable foothold via militarised artificial islands, but in Benham Rise, an undisputedly Philippine-owned ocean area in which China has absolutely no business poking its fingers.

ILOILO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Joyce Demafelis repeatedly cried as she embraced the wooden box containing the remains of her sister, Joanna, after it arrived at the Iloilo International Airport early Saturday morning.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Its summit ringed by clouds, Mount Pulag rises 2,922 meters above sea level — the third highest peak in the Philippines (after Mounts Apo and Dulang-Dulang) and an extremely popular trekking destination in January and February, when mountaintop temperatures can drop to 10 below zero.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Fiery Cross Reef, the smallest of the “Big 3” artificial islands of China in the Spratlys, is likely the “intelligence/communications hub” of the regional superpower on its man-made islands, a US-based think tank said.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines has given “too much, too early and too soon” in seeking rapprochement with China and may end up with the short end of the stick, a maritime law expert warned on Saturday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - From being among the world’s best beaches in 2011 and 2012 to being declared a cesspool by no less than President Duterte — what a steep fall for Boracay, whose powder-white beaches and crystal waters have led visitors to dub it “Paradise Found.”

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - No Filipino was reported among those killed or wounded in the deadly shooting at a high school in Florida, United States where 17 students were killed, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The decision on China’s proposal to name some undersea features in Philippine Rise was made by a subcommittee of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO) without due consultation with the Philippine government, National Security Adviser (NSA) Hermogenes Esperon said on Thursday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN Desk) - President Duterte faces flak for disrespecting women on social media, gets told he is "out-trumping Trump".