PHOTOS | 200 lumad evacuate after troops occupy Compostela Valley village Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 10:05 AM | | Photos by Kilab Multimedia

Mother of 'Pastillas Girl' shot dead by gunman in Caloocan Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 12:59 PM |

PALAWAN'S CHAINSAW MAN | Saving the environment, one chainsaw at a time Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 10:35 AM | Jose Bimbo F. Santos,

'IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE' | Kobe Bryant to retire after this season Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 1:24 PM | Agence France-Presse

IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate': monitor Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 12:20 AM | Agence France-Presse The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its "caliphate" in June last year, a monitor said Sunday.

Duterte bares 8 names he is endorsing for the Senate Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 7:33 AM | Lilybeth G. Ison, Philippines News Agency Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte has listed eight senatorial aspirants he is endorsing for the 2016 national elections.

FOCUS | Climate change and conflict, a perfect storm Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 1:05 PM | Mariëtte Le Roux, Agence France-Presse Reports have suggested water scarcity, exacerbated by global warming, has fuelled deadly conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, swelling the flood of refugees seeking a better life in Europe and elsewhere. Experts warn the situation is likely to worsen as climate conditions become more hostile.


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'THERE IS NO PLANET B' | Worldwide rallies demand action on climate change Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 4:42 PM | Martin Parry, Agence France-Presse Tens of thousands marched across Australia Sunday on a third day of worldwide rallies as pressure mounts on global leaders to strike a pact on cutting greenhouse gases at crucial talks in still-shaken Paris.

Publish 'Feesbook' of permits, licenses to promote ease of doing business, cut red tape: Recto Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 7:21 PM | The national government expects to collect P40 billion in “fees and charges” for permits and licenses next year, prompting Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto to call for the publication of an online "Feesbook", detailing the cost and time needed to get the documents.

#TINDOGTAYO2016 | Miriam bares plans for PH disaster response, cites most vulnerable groups Sat, Nov 28, 2015, 9:24 AM| Tricia Aquino, | Photo by Bernard Testa, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago pushes laws to promote the protection of those who are most vulnerable when disaster strikes.

GOTCHA! | Abu Sayyaf man tagged in Sabah kidnappings nabbed in Sulu after road crash Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 4:03 PM| Jaime Sinapit, All military units went on alert Sunday for possible retaliation from the Abu Sayyaf Group ASG following the arrest of a key aide of two ASG believed behind a rash of kidnappings in Sabah and Tawi-tawi.

Southern Leyte needs P425.6 million to prevent landslides, falling rocks along national roads Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 12:27 PM| Philippines News Agency The government needs P425.6 million to completely solve the perennial problem of landslides and falling rocks in some portion of the national highway in Sogod town.

Paris climate deal 'more likely' due to Commonwealth accord Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 10:58 PM| Robin Millard, Ella Ide, Agence France-Presse A climate change agreement signed by the Commonwealth has made clinching a deal at the upcoming Paris COP21 talks more likely, the 53-country organisation said Sunday.

VIDEO | PCGG wants Imelda jewels sold before end of PNoy’s term Sat, Nov 28, 2015, 1:19 AM| Dale de Vera, News5 If the Presidential Commission on Good Government would have its way, it wants the sequestered jewels of former first lady Imelda Marcos sold before the term of President Benigno Aquino III ends in 2016.

Protests in UK, Spain as momentum builds to join Syria strikes Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 6:34 AM| Dario Thuburn and Mohammed Abbas, Agence France-Presse Several thousand people marched Saturday in London and Madrid against their respective government's involvement in the Syrian conflict.

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