Number of evacuees reaches 27,000 with Mayon ‘very unpredictable’

As Mt. Mayon continued to spew lava on Saturday, the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) continued to closely monitor its activities to determine whether or not an explosive eruption could take place.

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Palace sees more Filipinos freed from poverty with TRAIN, free tuition laws

Malacañang on Saturday said more Filipinos should be freed from poverty with the recently signed laws on free tuition and tax reform.

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7 Pinoy tourists killed as van rams tree in Cebu

Seven Filipino immigrants from the United States died in a road accident in Alegria, Cebu on Saturday morning.

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Roque: No Palace hand in NBI subpoenas vs. Rappler’s Ressa, 2 others

Malacañang on Saturday said it had nothing to do with the subpoenas issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa and two others over a complaint filed by a businessman regarding one of the news site’s articles.

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6 sundalo sugatan nang makasagupa ang nagpakilalang ISIS sa Lanao del Sur

Sugatan ang anim na sundalo ng Philippine Army nang makaengkuwentro nila ang isang grupo ng mga nagpakilalang ISIS daw sa Masiu, Lanao del Sur.

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Gordon wants transparency in DOH-Sanofi discussions

Senator Richard Gordon on Saturday called for transparency in the discussions between the Department of Health (DOH) and French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, which has come under fire over its Dengvaxia vaccine.

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Cha-Cha ‘dead’ without Senate participation, Drilon says

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Saturday said the proposed Charter change for a shift to federalism is dead without the Senate’s participation.

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Nene Pimentel: Let Rappler answer for ‘lapse,’ but don’t muzzle free speech

Online news site Rappler should answer for any alleged legal “shortcoming,” but its “basic right” to free expression should continue with or without government recognition, said veteran lawmaker and former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. on Saturday.

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Troops clash with Maute group remnants in Lanao del Sur

Military troops on Saturday encountered at least 10 members of ISIS-linked Maute group in Masiu, Lanao del Sur.

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No need for federalism to raise local gov’t funds –Recto

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Saturday said there is no need for a Charter change to federalism just to raise more funds for local government units as the job can be done through an ordinary legislation.

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