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The grand floral-themed affair is also graced by tycoon Ramon Ang, senators Bong Go and Sonny Angara, and former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr
Amazon's upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' TV series will be shot in Auckland, New Zealand, home to Peter Jackson's original 'LOTR' films
The law, which would require Boris Johnson to seek a three-month delay to Brexit if he does not manage to strike a deal with the EU in October, will now go for formal approval by Queen Elizabeth II
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Immigration says the 4 Chinese nationals are currently detained in their warden's facility for deportation
Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco says there will be no rift in the House to ensure that President Rodrigo Duterte's agenda is prioritized
'I just want to say: I am sincere in following the President’s 15-21 formula,' says Cayetano to first-time lawmakers while orienting them about President Rodrigo Duterte’s legislative agenda
Will Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Cayetano get the support of a House that isn't too fond of him? Will Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco get to serve for 21 months, as promised him?
'I hope you stay beside me and not behind me. We will do this together,' Taguig-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano tells the lawmakers
(4th UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte also announces that Leyte congressman Martin Romualdez will be Majority Floor Leader
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the speakership hopefuls will 'settle the issue between them' should President Rodrigo Duterte still refuse to give his blessing
Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, PDP-Laban president, says this will 'help settle the issue of House Speaker which has been dragging for a considerable period of time'
(UPDATED) So far, 6 congressmen are vying to be Speaker of the House in the 18th Congress
President Rodrigo Duterte confirms he proposed the term-sharing agreement but maintains he is sticking to his recent decision to let House members decide on the next Speaker
'I am deeply disappointed that after we both expressed full agreement with the President's proposal, Representative Velasco and his wife are now making a turnaround,' says Taguig City-Pateros congressman-elect Alan Peter Cayetano
Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda, who is supporting speakership bet Martin Romualdez, opposes the planned sanctions of the PDP-Laban leadership
The allies of Leyte 1st District representative-elect Martin Romualdez claim he has the numbers to secure the speakership, with one lawmaker pegging it at 178 votes
(3rd UPDATE) Several members of the party-list bloc say their members have yet to decide on a candidate, even after 1-Pacman Representative Michael Romero signed the manifesto of support as party-list coalition president
(UPDATED) Aurelio Gonzales Jr, another PDP-Laban speakership bet, also throws in the towel and supports Lord Allan Velasco's bid for the highest post in the House of Representatives
'They don't have the same experience that I fortunately have. Not only with running with the President but being involved [in the government] for the last 27 years,' says incoming Taguig City congressman Alan Peter Cayetano
The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez
Three rivals for the speakership – Lord Allan Velasco, Martin Romualdez, and Alan Peter Cayetano – meet with President Rodrigo Duterte while in Japan for an official trip
Pantaleon Alvarez, the ousted speaker who wants another shot at the post, claims other candidates for the speakership are handing out P500,000 to P1 million to buy votes
Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco says the support of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio 'sealed the deal' for his speakership bid
President Rodrigo Duterte also says he is not taking any sides when it comes to the speakership bids of Alan Peter Cayetano, Lord Allan Velasco, Pantaleon Alvarez, and Martin Romualdez
The Davao City mayor claims Alan Peter Cayetano, another one vying for the speakership, warned her against supporting the speakership bid of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says the question on Paolo's interest for speakership 'should best be addressed by our father because he is the President and our patriarch'
The Velascos are relatively new to the political game in Marinduque, taking on the Reyes dynasty. But one thing they have that the Reyeses don’t – a resounding endorsement from President Rodrigo Duterte.
Whether it’s a flair for drama or the need for speed they find reason to set loose their big bikes on the campaign trail
Police say Franz Sabalones was shot in the head upon leaving his car in Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City
Nicholas Hoult stars as a younger J.R.R. Tolkien in this feature film on the renowned author's formative years
Peter Jackson's upcoming documentary tells the story of how The Beatles' 1970 album 'Let It Be' came to life
Mexican drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman spied on both his beauty queen wife, Emma Coronel, and the lover, Agustina Cabanillas Acosta, using a surveillance system installed in encrypted Blackberries he gave them
(UPDATED) (UPDATED) Asked if she supports the speakership bid of Alan Peter Cayetano, the Davao City Mayor says, 'Whoever President Duterte wants, we will support them'
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If reelectionist Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco aspires to be Speaker in the 18th Congress, he will likely go against Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano
Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of Jesus Is Lord Church, says injustices continue in the Philippines because not everyone recognizes God
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DNC Chief Security Officer Bob Lord said the party and its security partners 'now believe it was built by a third party as part of a simulated phishing test on VoteBuilder,' the party's crucial computerized files on voters
The 2018 edition of the Indonesian music festival boasted a massive lineup that included Vince Staples, Miguel, James Bay, Honne, Eric Nam and more
President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Jesus Is Lord founder Brother Eddie Villanueva, one of the religious leaders who condemned his 'God is stupid' remark
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The 12 chosen migrants, refugees, and displaced peoples cry as Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle wash their feet on Maundy Thursday 2018
'Kilalanin sila.... Sa kanilang paglisan, sana hindi sila mag-isa. Samahan sila sa paglalakbay,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle
The commission recommends a lifestyle check on former assistant state prosecutor Aristotle Reyes, whom President Duterte has since appointed as regional trial court judge
This is a change of tune for Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa, who earlier slammed the Department of Justice panel and called on them to use their 'conscience'
Top cop Dela Rosa clarifies that President Duterte will only go over high-profile drugs cases