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China will build two lighthouses in Calderon (Cuarteron) and Mabini (Johnson South) Reefs in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) in a move that is expected to stoke more tensions in the disputed area.

Malacañang on Tuesday reminded public officials to uphold the rule of law after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he was behind the infamous death squad that supposedly executed criminals in his turf.

The Department of Budget and Management has released P270 million to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for the start of the Manila Metropolitan Theater restoration.

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The United Nations' climate chief is optimistic that the negotiations in Paris later this year will not end up like the failed Copenhagen conference in 2009.

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region.

The Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday said it will ask outspoken Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to clarify his statement, categorically admitting he is behind the spate of killings in the city.
 

The Manila International Airport Authority is positive that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will pass the scrutiny of a United States security agency.

Beijing called on the United States to "stay rational" following its surveillance activities over the artificial islands at the disputed South China Sea.

Rights group Karapatan has called on the United Nations to visit and look into the conditions of the so-called political prisoners, particularly the situation of a female inmate who has been detained in Taguig City jail along with her five-month old baby boy.  
 
The Department of Education on Tuesday assured the students and their parents that the school buildings situated on top or near the West Valley Fault will not be used during the opening of classes on June 1. 
 

Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III on Tuesday said the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will not work.

Beijing disowned on Monday the views of a state newspaper that war between China and the United States is inevitable unless Washington stops opposing island-building in the South China Sea.

President Aquino is ready to meet with senators to discuss the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law but will not back down on its merits and constitutionality while at the same hinting it should not be used for election purposes.

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