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By Miriam Desacada and Cecille Suerte Felipe
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Incessant rains and a tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Urduja unleashed landslides in Eastern Visayas, burying alive scores of residents.
By Pia Lee-Brago
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Even as the Philippines has belied new Chinese activity in the oil-rich South China Sea, the United States last week called China’s continuing development of islands in the disputed waters “unacceptable.”
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
While the government is not suspending military offensives against communist guerrillas during the holidays, it is not closing its doors to a holiday truce, Malacañang said yesterday.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Those who committed wrongdoing that led to the Dengvaxia vaccine mess should be made accountable even if the previous administration meant well when it administered the vaccine, Malacañang said yesterday.
By Edu Punay
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Five more Supreme Court justices are ready to testify in the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in the House of Representatives when hearings resume next month.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
A cartoon version of President Duterte appeared in an episode of “The Simpsons,” a popular American television series known for poking fun at famous personalities.
By Edu Punay
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Do some charity this Christmas, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reminded the Filipino faithful during this week of Christmas parties.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
The presence of the Maute group and its allies in Marawi City is no longer that strong, Malacañang said yesterday, even as it stressed that it is “open to all options,” including a nationwide martial law, to ensure public safety.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte will sign into law the 2018 national budget and the tax reform measure tomorrow, Malacañang confirmed over the weekend.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Malacañang is hopeful that CNN Hero of the Year  Efren Peñaflorida will accept President Duterte’s offer for him to join the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP), calling him “a good choice.”
  • Photo provided by the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas shows one of three landslides that devastated Biliran province.
	 
    25 dead, 26 missing
  • US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US now has an active mechanism through which Washington and China can put complex issues on the table including the South China Sea row. US Navy/File
    US hits China on new SCS structures
  •  Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said communist insurgents were “notorious” for conducting “treacherous” attacks even if there was a suspension of military operations (SOMO). PPD/Albert Alcain, File
    ‘Christmas SOMO with Reds possible’
  • The Dengvaxia vaccine implemented during the Aquino administration stirred controversy after it was found that it may have placed those who have not had been sick with dengue fever at risk of contracting a more dangerous strain. The STAR/KJ Rosales, File
    Palace wants accountability in Dengvaxia mess
  • To recall, the SC allowed last August the release of court records and documents sought by impeachment complainants to bolster their case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Edd Gumban/File
    5 more justices to testify vs Sereno
  • President Duterte appears in an episode of The Simpsons in a screengrab from a video posted on Youtube on Dec. 14. The image was inspired by the awkward handshake between Duterte and President Trump during the opening ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila last month.
    Palace welcomes cartoon version of Duterte in ‘The Simpsons’
  • Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the CBCP public affairs committee, said that while extravagant parties are normal during the season, it would be best to care for the poor and people in need. Mike Amoroso/File
    Charity first before Christmas party — bishop
  • Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said no one could predict the next moves of the terrorists, who are reportedly regrouping and recruiting new members. Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo, File
    Palace ‘open to all options’ vs terrorist groups
  • Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar yesterday said the ceremonial signing of the budget and the tax reform measure would be held at 2 p.m. in Malacañang Palace. Presidential Photographers Division/Karl Alonzo, File
    Rody signs budget, TRAIN tomorrow
  • File photo shows Efren Peñaflorida, who was hailed CNN Hero of the Year in 2009 for his efforts to educate kids in Metro Manila’s poor communities, with his ‘pushcart classroom’. File
    Palace hopes CNN hero will accept PCUP post
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