MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ top diplomat says that while he believes the West Philippine Sea belongs to Filipinos, the country’s territorial dispute with China may “not be resolved during our lifetime.” 

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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Electing the Jakarta leader is searching for a person who will manage the administration, establish public facilities, distribute resources, etc.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to work for a “strategic shift” in dealing with Communist insurgents during his incumbency, the Philippines’ top peace negotiator said. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ top diplomat says that while he believes the West Philippine Sea belongs to Filipinos, the country’s territorial dispute with China may “not be resolved during our lifetime.” 

COX'S BAZAR (The Daily Star/ANN) - UN rights envoy for Myanmar Yanghee Lee asked Rohingya men and women about the type of torture and repression they had to endure in Myanmar and how they entered Bangladesh,

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's trip to India has been deferred twice as both India and Bangladesh reportedly failed to find a mutually agreeable date.

BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Pefecto Yasay Jr. said that Asean member countries see the need to “sustain the momentum of dialogue in order to ease tensions in the region” amid militarisation in the disputed South China Sea. 

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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says that the policeman-assassin who recently turned against the Philippine leader is not a credible witness. 

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - Its capital is also 12th most traffic-congested city in poll which covers 38 countries globally. 

BORACAY (The Straits Times/ANN) - Ministers call for dialogue amid worry that South China Sea row may reach dangerous level. 

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Remarks on KL's handling of probe were diplomatically rude, says Najib; suspects' remand may be extended. 

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Yang Dongliang, former head of China’s work safety watchdog, 63, took bribes of about 28.5 million yuan between 2002 and 2015, when he served in posts including vice-mayor of Tianjin and head of the work safety watchdog, the court said.

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels kidnapped six Vietnamese fishermen and killed one crew member in the waters off southern Philippines. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Phillipine's Opposition Senator Leila de Lima says President Rodrigo Duterte is a sociopathic serial killer and a top criminal. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - More than $100 million (US$7,0422,544) will be set aside to groom workers and help companies here better seize growth opportunities abroad. 

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - The discovery of chemical contamination has halted the famed fish market's planned move to a new location. Stallholders are in a bind as the controversy drags on.