Inside Manila Daily News Roundup (Wednesday-April 19, 2017)

Darryl Esguerra
PUBLISHED April 20, 2017 08:20 am

(Inside Manila) Here are the biggest news and updates Inside Manila gathered in the past 24 hours:

Public satisfaction rating on drug war drops in latest SWS survey
The net public satisfaction rate on President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs received an 11-point drop, according to the latest survey of Social Weather Station. From March 25 to 28, the survey conducted to 1,200 adults respondents showed a fall to +66 in the first quarter of 2017, a huge gap from its +77 "excellent" result last December of 2016.

Trump to attend ASEAN meet in Manila, Palace said
United States President Donald Trump is to set foot in the Philippines by November to attend the ASEAN meeting, Malacañang protocols chief Ambassador Marciano Paynor says. Trump already indicated his visit in the country when President Rodrigo Duterte congratulated him for winning the US elections last November over a phone call.



National ID System: Boon or Bane?

In the Philippines, dreaming of a hi-tech universal identification system sounds like a conjured up scenario that can only be seen in first world countries and utopian films.