MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Amid reports that the Philippines agreed not to mention the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea dispute in the Asean joint communiqué, the country’s Foreign Affairs chief said he pushed for it vigorously.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Ultimately, human rights are derived from our conviction about what a human life is, and what is not. Such a conviction is not merely intellectual. It involves our whole being.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) – Despite being an approved legislation, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act remains stalled in the Philippines, the biggest Catholic nation in Asia, which also happens to have the highest case of teenage pregnancy in the entire continent.
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KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Absorbing migrant workers in post-disaster reconstruction can actually be a good thing.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Duke-NUS researchers find that low levels signal cognitive impairment in elderly Chinese people.
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - China's territorial claims to the waterway overlap with four Asean states - Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei - as well as Taiwan.
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Ex-minister with 'image of bullied heroine' tipped to win Sunday's election to lead Japan's most populous city.
BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - Government workplan pushes for congestion fees over curbs on vehicle purchase and usage.