Extend martial law to ‘maximum’ period possible, PNP chief Bato urges Senate
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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato” dela Rosa on Tuesday urged the Senate to extend martial law in Mindanao to the ‘maximum period” possible. …read more

AFP: Maute bandits force hostages into marriage, sexual slavery
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Hostages taken by the Maute terrorist group were not only forced to loot houses and establishments and fire back at government troops during the ongoing conflict in Marawi City, the women were also forced into marriage and sexual slavery. …read more

Justice Bersamin: Duterte’s martial law proclamation may be sufficient to believe existence of Mindanao rebellion 
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Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin is willing to presume that President Rodrigo Duterte acted in good faith in imposing martial law aimed at crushing terrorist groups accused of staging rebellion in Mindanao. …read more

NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

CLEVELAND — The first two games of the NBA Finals are the most-watched since Michael Jordan’s final championship in 1998. …read more

Makabayan bloc calls for joint session to revoke martial law
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The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a joint resolution seeking to convene both chambers of Congress in a joint session to revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration placing Mindanao under martial law. …read more

Balikbayan may face jail time over ‘technical smuggling’
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A balikbayan may face up to six years in jail for allegedly misdeclaring P3-million worth of used car and motorcycles as household goods and personal effects, GMA News’ Jun Veneracion reported on Balitanghali on Tuesday. …read more

LP decries ‘barrage of fake news’ vs. Kiko Pangilinan  
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The Liberal Party (LP) on Tuesday decried the supposed ‘barrage of fake news” against its president, Senator Francis ‘Kiko” Pangilinan. …read more

China welcomes ASEAN summit declaration on South China Sea
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BEIJING – China on Tuesday welcomed a softer stand taken by Southeast Asian countries on the disputed South China Sea at a weekend summit, saying it showed efforts to ease tension were working. …read more

De Lima chides LP solons for rejecting impeach bid vs. Duterte
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Senator Leila de Lima on Tuesday chided Liberal Party (LP) congressmen for deciding not to support the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in the House of Representatives. …read more

Gov’t officials inspect progress of NLEX-Harbor Link project
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Government officials on Tuesday checked the progress of the construction of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Segment 10 in Caloocan City, GMA News’ Marisol Abdurahman reported on Balitanghali. …read more