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Rodrigo Duterte (Ervin1118 | Wikimedia Commons)

House leadership change delays 3rd SONA

The third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday has been delayed for almost an hour after the House of Representatives (HOR) went through a change in House leadership.


Peace group hails BBL passage

The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), together with its allies in the broad peace civil society movement today hailed the passage of the reconciled version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which was renamed the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) or the Bangsamoro Organic Law after the 28-member bicameral conference committee approved on July 18.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte (PNA photo)

Duterte in ‘good health’ after routine checkup before SONA

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is in “good health”, Malacañang confirmed after the chief executive underwent his routine medical examination a day before he delivers his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.


TD ‘Josie’ out of PAR

Tropical depression “Josie” is now out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Monday moving northwestward to Taiwan but moderate to heavy rains will continue due to the southwest monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.


Rapper Tekashi69 says men forced him from car, took jewelry

The rapper known as Tekashi69 says two men forced him from a car at a New York City intersection and robbed him of jewelry.


Art dealer buys storage locker for $15,000, finds treasures

A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for.


Iran jolted by moderate, light earthquakes; 150 injured

Iran was jolted by a series of moderate and light earthquakes on Sunday, including a 5.9 magnitude temblor in a mountainous western region in which officials said some 150 people were injured.


11 minibus taxi drivers shot dead in ambush

Eleven South African minibus taxi drivers were shot dead and four injured when unknown gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in KwaZulu Natal province, police said Sunday.


PAGASA sees more landslides in Cordillera

The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) has issued a warning for residents to watch out for possible landslides as the mountains continue to be soaked with rain.


Another LPA spotted off Luzon as ‘Josie’ exits

Tropical depression “Josie” slightly weakened as it moves towards the Philippine Sea.