Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine government defended its vote against the United Nations (UN) draft resolution to help the persecuted Rohingya minority, saying that isolating and censuring Myanmar would worsen the problems that its people were facing.

SEOUL (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Two defectors tell the Inquirer how starvation and fear made them risk their lives crossing frozen rivers and forests to get out.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Saturday that he would classify the New People’s Army (NPA) as a terrorist group.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Road traffic injuries and deaths aren’t “accidents,” and they do not happen by chance, said Dr. Gundo Weiler, who is the World Health Organisation representative to the Philippines.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - “Martial law must be the very last option,” said Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice, a member of the “Magnificent Seven” opposition bloc at the House of Representatives.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - “Failure is never an option when we took upon the sole authority in bringing order to the country’s antidrug campaign,” Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director General Aaron Aquino said.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Friday it has no longer monitored any terrorist at the main battle area in Marawi City.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Abuses and violations of international humanitarian law were not only committed by the ISIS-linked Maute terrorist group but also by government security forces during the five-month siege in Marawi City, the Amnesty International reported.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN)  - The Philippines' “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program will not only be felt in the country but also across neighboring Asean countries as they enhance their construction sector, UK-based Oxford Economics said.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN)  - Turning a new page in Chinese-Philippine relations, President Duterte welcomed Prime Minister Li Keqiang to Malacañang on Wednesday, the first official visit by a Chinese premier to the Philippines in 10 years.