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The two chambers of the 17th Congress are convening on Wednesday morning to vote on the second extension of martial law in Mindanao.

Former President Benigno Aquino III has expressed his willingness to attend the next Senate inquiry into his administration's P3.5-billion dengue vaccination program.

An overwhelming majority of senators and congressmen are expected to approve in a joint session today the one-year extension that President Duterte has requested for martial law in Mindanao.

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 With one in three internet users worldwide being a minor, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said governments and children are exposed to new risks and harm online and offline.

The House of Representatives approved on final reading on Monday night a bill that will regulate the rates of political advertisements on television, radio and print by providing 50 percent discount to candidates and political parties.

President Duterte yesterday criticized the communist New People’s Army and its allied organizations for attacking him and his administration following the cancellation of peace talks with the insurgents.

The Philippines’ leading carrier Cebu Pacific Air took delivery of a brand-new ATR 72-600 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 62 planes.

If transport operators and jeepney drivers refuse to comply with the jeepney modernization program, President Duterte is prepared to have them shot – with rubber bullets.

Former president Benigno Aquino III has been invited to appear at the next Senate hearing on Thursday into his controversial dengue vaccination program, which reportedly has put the lives of tens of thousands of children at risk.

President Duterte confirmed yesterday that he had fired all the commissioners of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor because of alleged unnecessary trips and their supposed failure to hold meetings.

With his new request for Congress to extend it by one more year, President Duterte wants to perpetuate martial law in Mindanao, opposition congressmen said yesterday.

In a surprising twist in the impeachment case of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno, a senior magistrate of the Supreme Court perceived to be her ally is set to testify when the House committee on justice resumes its hearings next month.

The Senate has adopted a joint resolution authorizing the National Housing Authority to award unoccupied and unawarded homes for uniformed personnel to other beneficiaries, including informal settlers and calamity victims.


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