Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.
The group was believed to be behind the series of kidnapping incidents against foreign nationals who are high roller casino players in recent months
But Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says Congress will probably grant the President's request to extend martial law, citing a survey that says majority of Filipinos support the original proclamation
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman says they will 'expose serious errors in the majority decision' of the Supreme Court when they file a motion for reconsideration
'Martial law becomes a hard habit to break,' says Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin who warned of President Rodrigo Duterte's 'creeping authoritarian rule in the guise of safety and security'
Atlas believes the outcome of the controversial Pacquiao-Horn fight in Brisbane was because of 'incompetence or corruption'
Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Wahlberg, Vicki Belo, Lovi Poe and more express their surprise over Manny's loss
Another opposition lawmaker, Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr, says the President is too preoccupied with the drug war that he forgets his other promises
There are many ways to begin this story, but every beginning ends at the same place: inside a room, high above a city, the man on the bed burnt and dead with a bullet in his skull and a rifle on his chest
Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency, the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided
The declining stock price of RWM makes even more evident the company's struggling performance over the last few years due to increasingly tough competition in the casino market
'It only seeks to address some poor people who have no more money and yet go inside and gamble all they have left for their families,' says Isabela 1st District Representative Rodolfo Albano III
Despite challenges, Pagcor Chairperson Andrea Domingo says the local gaming industry's total revenues in 2017 may still expand to P160 billion
'It should normalize soon now that it's clear it is a robbery, not a terrorist attack,' says Bloomberry Resorts Corporation chairman and CEO Enrique Razon Jr
Global anti-money laundering body Financial Action Task Force warns that 'dead chips' are often the instrument of choice of criminals as these are difficult to detect in cross border movements
Fire officials say they could not enter immediately because it was not just a fire they were up against, but also a gunman
Local casinos are practicing minimum responsible gaming standards set by regulators. But compared to global practices, the Philippines seems to be just catching up.
The state can only do so much, says Pagcor boss Andrea Domingo in the wake of the Resorts World Manila attack
6 members of the House opposition bloc believe the President's Proclamation Number 216 declaring martial law in Mindanao is 'bereft of sufficient factual basis'
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the counseling program should be implemented by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation and all businesses with casino franchises
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella also denies a claim by ISIS that the terror group was behind the deadly Resorts World Manila attack
Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr calls the late Mountain Province Representative Maximo Dalog a 'wise man and leader' of the Cordilleran legislators
Shooting and fire broke out in Resorts World Manila past midnight of June 2. Here's what you need to know about the place.
(UPDATED) Was it a terror attack or not? Did the gunman kill himself, or did police shoot him to death? Questions hound the deadly attack at a Manila casino.
This is one of the reasons the main Philippine Stock Exchange index closed in the red on Friday, June 2
The Philippine Travel Agencies Association says the incident resort will 'definitely impact' the country's tourism industry. Airlines report another round of delayed, cancelled flights.
(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa confirms Elizabeth Panlilio Gonzales, wife of Pampanga Representative Aurelio Gonzales Jr, is among the victims. Police are still locating her sister, Consolacion Mijares.
(UPDATED) Police also admit they have some doubts on robbery as a possible motive for the attack
(4th UPDATE) Here's what we know about the attack of an alleged 'lone wolf' at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City on Friday, June 2
'We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall,' the Australian embassy says
(6th UPDATE) The Philippine National Police says the 'isolated' incident is not a terrorist act but Defense Chief Lorenzana tells Rappler, "We're not ruling out that this is ISIS."
Representatives Gary Alejano, Teddy Baguilat Jr, and Tom Villarin say President Rodrigo Duterte cannot ignore Congress and the Supreme Court over the martial law declaration in Mindanao
The 7 members of the House opposition bloc go to Camp Crame to visit detained Senator Leila de Lima, who is 'in high spirits'
The fellowship of Dire Husi is a form of rehabilitation where each member shares their experiences, help each other cope, and train one another in using their craft to get a decent livelihood
Udenna plans to break ground for the integrated resort and casino in 3 months' time. It targets to complete the development in 2022.
Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says his bloc has yet to decide on the looming impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo, but once it does, it will 'vote as one'
The Razon-led company had hoped to start developing its 1.56-hectare property within Vertis North in Quezon City this year, but informal settlers are still occupying it
(2ND UPDATE) 'The fear is real,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros in response to the decline in public satisfaction with the Duterte administration's controversial campaign
Don Rickles, who voiced Mr Potato Head in the 'Toy Story' films, dies of kidney failure
Bloomberry Resorts Corporation registers its highest gross gaming revenue in a year since opening in 2013
(UPDATED) The next option would be to file for annulment of contract before a regional trial court
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be 'construed as vindictive and unfair'
A transcript of the hearing held on February 24, 2017 shows RTC Judge Juanita Guerrero saying so
Here are links to the speeches of 14 congressmen and women who voted "no" and 3 who voted "yes" to House Bill 4727
Ifugao Representative Teddy Baguilat Jr votes no and asks, 'Ang ipapamana ba natin sa ating mga kababayan ay buhay o kamatayan?'
(UPDATED) Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, a longtime politician, decries the 'inordinate muzzling' of the opposers of the death penalty measure
(UPDATED) Liberal Party stalwarts say their party mates are willing to lose their House leadership titles should they vote against the controversial death penalty measure
An opposition lawmaker says, however, that Senator Leila de Lima's arrest means it is now 'open season to hunt down the political opposition with trumped-up charges'
Chinese gambling tycoon Jack Lam is accused of bribery and economic sabotage by the Duterte administration