Philippine Daily Inquirer (Philippines)

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Armed Forces of the Philippines will recommend whether to lift or extend martial law in Mindanao after a “thorough assessment,” a spokesperson for the military said.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Among the key features of Overseas Filipino Bank are the remittance service for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and a loan program for overseas Filipinos planning to return to the Philippines and start businesses or build homes, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – According to the Advocates of Science and Technology for the People (Agham), Russia and other countries should instead help the Philippines develop its own technologies to harness the indigenous and renewable energy sources.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Except for the substantial conclusion of a mega trade pact, 10 other economic priority goals were achieved.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A Mindanao-based human rights group added 56 cases of alleged abuses committed during the war on terror in Marawi City to at least 309 cases that the Armed Forces of the Philippines agreed to investigate.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - “The telecommunications duopoly in the country is about to end,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - “You know, I dress not to please anybody. I dress to be comfortable. That’s why I rarely wear an Americana (coat and tie),” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Several Caucasian-looking gunmen, among at least 10 foreigners and their pro-Islamic State (IS) allies from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were being pursued by government troops on the borders of two North Cotabato towns, the military said on Saturday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Groups opposed to the return to power of the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and critics of President Rodrigo Duterte called on Filipinos to remain vigilant against another strongman rule and moves to erase the dictatorship’s record of plunder and human rights violations.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) -National Judgment Day in the Philippines, which this year fell on Nov. 17, was the annual culmination of a Supreme Court initiative to decongest overcrowded jails and backlogged courts.