This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
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(UPDATED) Trump's audience with the pontiff, a keenly-anticipated highlight of his first overseas tour, lasts just under half an hour and concludes with both men in apparently jovial mood
Senate Bill 1432 seeks to require all public and private schools to start their school year on the second Monday of August but not later than the second Monday of September
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Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV asks why the Philippines is rejecting the European Union's supposed interference, but allowing China to make threats
This comes after China reportedly threatened the Philippines with war if it 'forces the issue' of the arbitral ruling on the South China Sea
US President Donald Trump tweets he will be 'strongly protecting American interests' in his marathan 8-day trip to the Middle East and Europe
According to a 2015 National Statistics Office report, using cellular phones while driving has been one of the top causes of road crash incidents
US President Donald Trump will make 6 stops in 8 days, holding countless face-to-face meetings with world leaders like Saudi's King Salman and Pope Francis
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says the EU aid 'conditions' only require Philippine adherence to international treaties that the country has already ratified
(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition
Sharon admits she is going through a rough time, but denies rumors that her husband is involved with another woman
A million pilgrims visit Medjugorje, Bosnia each year, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to 6 young villagers on June 24, 1981
The pontiff says he has 'never judged anyone without listening to them first'
'I implore for concord among all people,' Pope Francis says
Some 400,000 pilgrims from around the world will welcome the Argentine pontiff on the giant esplanade that faces the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal
The move comes as Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis on the latest leg of a European tour overshadowed by her country's treatment of the Rohingya
Environment groups say lawmakers who voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez have 'betrayed' the people and should be 'exposed'
The minority bloc is keen on requesting the court to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to attend 'critical' Senate debates and votes
Director Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert de Niro, Diane Keaton, and more look back on their 'The Godfather' days
Pope Francis appeals to the government and all sectors of Venezuela to avoid all forms of violence
Egypt's Catholic community is estimated at about 272,000
Senators call for ‘swift justice’ against the policemen responsible for the secret jail cell. A House inquiry is being pushed.
Pope Francis' 27 hours on Egyptian soil will include a meeting with the grand imam of the Al-Azhar mosque, sealing a recent improvement in relations between Catholicism and the Sunni branch of Islam
If the court has allowed the furlough of former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, it should also allow Senator Leila de Lima to perform her duties as senator, says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
Pope Francis: 'The future is, most of all, in the hands of those people who recognize the other as a 'you' and themselves as part of an 'us.''
Gener Francis Lambayan of Region VII survives NIR's KC Baran while Alfrancis Andrade of Region VI wins a nail-biter against Mimaropa's MP Ong
Italy's Leone Film Group buys the rights to a series of books by Italian investigative journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi on the Vatileaks cases, which rocked the Roman Catholic Church with their leaked accounts of mismanagement, corruption and waste
(UPDATED) The canonization of Jacinta and Francisco Marto will take place during the Argentine pontiff's visit to one of Catholicism's major pilgrimage sites
(3rd UPDATE) The idea to confer an honoris causa degree on President Duterte is mistakenly attributed to Senator Francis Escudero. It comes from another Board of Regents member.
The pontiff also speaks out against the hostilities and famine in South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo
'Shame for all the images of devastation, destruction and shipwrecks which have become ordinary in our lives,' Pope Francis says in an apparent reference to Mediterranean migrant disasters
(4th UPDATE) The Islamic State claims responsibility for the twin attacks on Egypt's Coptic Christian minority
The President's remarks before the boy scouts show he wasn't aware the Pangilinan Law was amended in 2013, allowing child offenders aged 12 to 15 to be detained in youth centers
The President blasts the Pangilinan Law, which puts the age of criminal responsibility at 15, and pushes for lowering it to 9
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr, chair of the PCA governing board, says the board members are ready to attend the probe and stand by the suspension of PCA Administrator Avelino Andal
'Masquerading as "authentic politics," the government has embraced profanity, misogyny and the lack of overall decency as political strategies to attack and silence its critics,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
Abelardo Pamintuan Jr, president of Kapanalig Angeles City, is also convicted of the two counts of graft for receiving the motor vehicle from former Angeles City mayor Francis Nepomuceno
Francis Edward Obiena, a Grade 11 student of Chiang Kai Shek College, edges out his Singaporean counterpart
Senators from both the majority and minority blocs oppose the President's idea, saying it is 'unconstitutional” and “undemocratic.'
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Pope Francis: 'Don't let yourselves be led astray by this false image of reality! Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future.'
(UPDATED) Justice Francis Jardeleza advises Florin Hilbay, his successor in the OSG, to produce data to prove otherwise
Francis's pardon plea follows a request from Rwanda in November for the church to apologize for its role in the massacres
Kylie Verzosa, Tim Yap and Robin Padilla are among the couple's guests at the wedding
This comes as Pope Francis has made interfaith dialogue and reconciliation a leading theme of his pontificate