Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 19:25

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Peace talks should be in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte insisted on Tuesday, even after exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison said talks would be doomed if they would be held in Manila.

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Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:56

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Is the falling value of the peso a sign of bad management of the economy? Does it signal a worsening economy ahead, and worse conditions for our people, especially the poor?

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Business, Finance, Economy
Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:54

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - To Filipinos of a certain generation, the subject is better known as “GMRC,” for Good Manners and Right Conduct. I don’t know what happened in the decades since this was established as part of the public school curriculum, but it has since been dropped as more and more subjects were crammed into a school day. Apparently, civility was deemed superfluous amid the many basic challenges that schoolchildren needed to know if they were to be “educated.”

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Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:53

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - He remains marked by his Christian upbringing—that is to say, President Rodrigo Duterte remains very much a cultural Catholic. We can see it in his throwaway lines or in his rhetorical transitions.

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Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:52

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - During his historic meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un, a visibly enthused Donald Trump described his younger counterpart as “smart,” a “great personality” and a “very talented” leader who “loves his country very much.” He predicted a “terrific relationship” with the North Korean regime, even raising the prospect of reciprocal state visits in Pyongyang and the White House in the coming years.

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Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:51

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - As ousted Chief Justice Supreme Court Maria Lourdes Sereno’s fate was finally sealed, Vice President Leni Robredo urged Filipinos to defend what remains of the country’s democracy.

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Taiwan
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:41

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - Taiwan’s Central Bank reported on June 18 that yuan-denominated deposits received by local banks, including negotiable certificates of deposit, totaled 311.28 billion yuan (US$48.34 billion) at the end of May, down 4.28 billion yuan from a month earlier.

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Economy
Taiwan
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:19

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) - State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) committed on July 18 to maintaining its operating electricity reserve margin above 6 percent before July over growing public concerns about its flexibility in supplying power during the hot summer months.

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Economy
Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:17

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte said the families of the drugs suspects killed in the brutal war on drugs would not receive justice even as human rights groups claim that his anti-narcotics campaign was marred with human rights abuses.

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Philippines
| 19 Jun 2018 | 18:16

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) announced on Tuesday that it would deploy more than 200 new agents to strengthen its war against drugs.

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