BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - To lessen the burden for underprivileged families, especially in light of the upcoming school year, the Young Executive Programme (YEP) members organised a ‘Back-To-School Charity Drive’ booth at Times Square Shopping Centre yesterday.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines' foreign debt stock further fell to $72.368 billion as of end-September, the lowest level since end-2009’s $64.738 billion, the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - A former senior lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Dr Hajah Mona Yati, who herself took a brave turn to dive into the world of entrepreneurship, expressed her hope that more locals will be encouraged to set up faith-based businesses in the country.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - ‘Sensation Windows to Her World’, the first-ever all-women arts exhibition to be staged in Brunei, was officially launched yesterday at the Atrium Hall of Seri Qlap Mall.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Bruneian start-up AgromeIQ won the Special Recognition Award at the 3rd Asean Rice Bowl Start-up Awards (ARBSA) in Kuala Lumpur recently.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - For Joel Ruiz Butuyan, the Philippines has the right institutions but the wrong leaders. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The recently-concluded battle for Marawi, now known as “the longest urban battle in AFP history,” tested the mettle of our soldiers in a conflict fought under unfamiliar conditions. 

THIMPHU (Kuensel/ANN) - Bhutan's National Day signifies the beginning of a most important era in the country’s history. It marks an era of unprecedented peace and tranquillity, which came with the birth of the institution of Monarchy.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Following recent Chinese security guards' beating of two Korean journalists during Moon's visit to Beijin last week, over 40,000 Koreans called for the disbandment of the Blue House press corps.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Similar to Korea that has achieved its “economic miracle on the Han River,” Kazakhstan is now universally recognised for its rapid growth and modernisation since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.