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Marawi hostages ‘forced to fight, loot, become sex slaves’ – army

Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday.

Cimatu may decide on mining closure orders next month

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he may decide next month on the fate of dozens of mining operations and contracts that his predecessor ordered closed, suspended or canceled to protect watersheds and other natural resources.

Trump, Duterte breaking taboos on human rights – U.N. rights chief

The United Nations' top rights official said Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump are “breaking long-held taboos” against human rights violations and warned against undermining civil liberties in the fight against Islamic militants.
Ammo among relief goods Marawi

WATCH | Bullets and gun accessories discovered in donated aid bound for Marawi

A software engineer who was helping aggregate donations of relief goods bound for violence-wracked Marawi City chanced on a cache of ammunition and assorted...
Marawi jail breaker recaptured

WATCH | Govt recaptures Marawi jail breaker freed by Maute group

A commotion at the market in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur unraveled after a tricycle driver was spotted and identified to be one of the...
DTI draft modern jeepney design

WATCH | DTI unveils draft design of modern jeepney

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday revealed the draft design of a modern jeepney that is conceived to be compliant with...
President Rodrigo Duterte is "alive and well," presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella told a press briefing in Malacañang Tuesday amid renewed speculation about the chief executive’s wellbeing triggered by his latest lengthy absence from the public eye.

WATCH, LOOK | What’s wrong with too much sugar in your beverage and why PH gov’t wants to tax...

The regular consumption of instant coffee mixes and soft drinks is part of the simple joys of many ordinary Filipinos. But this little pleasure may soon end if a tax reform bill becomes law.

241 Calabarzon police deployed to Marawi

The Police Regional Office IV-A in Calabarzon will deploy 241 personnel to Marawi City to augment government forces in continuing operations against the Maute terrorist group.

Oil firms cut pump prices effective Tuesday

Oil firms cut pump prices of gasoline by 35 centavos a liter for diesel and 20 centavos a liter for kerosene on Tuesday.

WATCH | Time for unity, not fault-finding, in fight vs terror: Robredo in visit to Marawi evacuees

Vice President Leni Robredo rallied Filipinos on Monday to show a “united front” amid the continuing crisis in Marawi City. Rather than find fault, Robredo said the people should stand together behind the government to defeat the threat of terrorism.

WATCH | Emissaries meet Maute leader during truce; Imam tells Muslims to shun extremists’ advances

Philippine emissaries met on Sunday with Abdullah Maute, taking advantage of a short truce in a battle over Marawi.

Arroyo to Pangasinan grads: ‘Experiences, good or bad, are great teachers’

Good or bad, learn from experience. This was the piece of advice former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave to the graduating students of Pangasinan State University.