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Tired of incessant criticism when he was mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte took out a P3-million contract to kill broadcaster Jun Pala, and then gave a P1-million bonus when the deed was done.

Gasoline and kerosene prices will go up today as international oil prices continued to increase following producers’ agreement to cap production.

The ball started rolling for the drug cases against Sen. Leila de Lima as the cases against her were raffled off to three different branches of the Muntinlupa regional trial court (RTC) yesterday.

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The drug-related charges against Sen. Leila de Lima were not politically motivated, Malacañang said yesterday, as it scored international watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) for supposedly ignoring the seriousness of the drug problem in the Philippines.

A panel set up to review the  decision of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to shut down more than half of the country’s mines could take three months to complete their task, a member of the committee said yesterday.

Helping the government in its war against illegal drugs does not necessarily need a battalion of soldiers, former president Fidel Ramos said yesterday.

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) yesterday took the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to task and ordered it to take serious measures to address its data vulnerabilities after a desktop computer containing voters’ data was physically stolen in Wao, Lanao del Sur last Jan. 11.

Malacañang yesterday described as “character assassination” the claim of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas that President Duterte operated death squads and ordered the killing of criminals when he was still mayor of Davao City.

The tour bus began reeking of burnt rubber as soon as the students settled into the vehicle at around 6:30 a.m. yesterday.

A school field trip turned into a horrific tragedy yesterday morning in Tanay, Rizal, with at least 15 people killed and 40 college students injured.

The government will resume peace talks with communist rebels if they stop their attacks on soldiers, extortion activities and the burning of properties, Malacañang said yesterday.

As the likelihood of her arrest looms, Sen. Leila de Lima has filed motions with the Muntinlupa regional trial court contesting its jurisdiction over the three drug charges against her.

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on Monday called on reporters who covered the press conference of a member of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) to file charges against Secretary Martin Andanar after he claimed that the journalists received bribes.

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