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'Friends help each other in times of need, or as I’ve heard here, the weight becomes lighter when we help each other – Ang mabigat ay gumagaan, kapag nagtutulungan'
Despite the threats that the new law poses to free speech, campus publications pledged they will not cower in fear but continue to stand firm in upholding their rights
'We will show them that in the face of repression, an awakened people will resist and fight back' says Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate
The Department of Foreign Affairs says no new deaths are recorded
Services besides haircuts will be allowed in salons and barber shops, too, pending official guidelines
Promising justice for the slain officers, President Rodrigo Duterte tells soldiers not to lose sight of the 'real enemy' – communists and terrorists
Major Marvin Indammog, the commanding officer of the Army soldiers killed by policemen in Jolo, Sulu, is honored as a 'full-blooded Igorot warrior'
IV of Spades' Zild Benitez and Blaster Silonga, actress Gabbi Garcia, and director Antoinette Jadaone are among the first in the entertainment industry to speak up against the newly-signed anti-terror law
Many Filipinos on social media express their distress over the new law, which lawyers and human rights advocates fear the government can use to silence critics
In a rare video message, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr delivers the threat himself: 'Should the exercises spill over to Philippine territory...it will be met with the severest response, diplomatic and whatever else is appropriate'
Human rights groups say the anti-terror law further deteriorates Philippine democracy
(2nd UPDATE) Journalists are among workers allowed to go out and perform their duty as long as they present their press IDs
Critics say the new law gives the Duterte government more room to define terrorism and more power to act against persons or groups it includes in that definition
The Department of Health also reports a record 400 recoveries in a single day, as total confirmed cases reach 40,336, and the death toll rises to 1,280
Bicol's coronavirus task force says some local governments expressed concern that their isolation facilities are nearing full capacity
PBA commissioner Willie Marcial says he will meet first with coaches, managers, and the board of governors before players start practicing
The IATF approves appeals from the PBA and the PFF to allow their teams and clubs to practice again
Petitioners led by former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo also ask the High Court to compel the government to ramp up contact tracing efforts and release timely, accurate, and complete information on the pandemic
Without any trace of the 14 Filipino crew of Liberty 5, the search for survivors becomes a search for bodies, but Philippine Coast Guard chief George Ursabia Jr says he is still hoping for a miracle
'My classmate who told me that he voted for Duterte after a process of discernment was most likely influenced by regionalism rather than the Holy Spirit'
'We believe that all Filipinos who must stand for democracy against this bill that edges us closer and closer towards tyranny – in any way, shape, or form that is possible in spite of the pandemic,' says the #JunkTerrorBill group
'While we agree that a policy framework needs to be enacted to fight the menace of terrorism, we feel that the fundamental guarantees of liberty and the institutions of democracy must be protected,' says Interim Chief Minister Murad Ebrahim
'[Judges] cannot just blame people for making negative outbursts regarding their decisions'
What does celebrating even mean now that they all happen online?
Policemen, who man the checkpoints, are also among the 71 new confirmed coronavirus cases in Lapu-Lapu City in Central Visayas
EXCLUSIVE: CCTV clips obtained by Rappler show Army soldiers taking over the crime scene after their intelligence agents died – while policemen stood by
Ano ang ginagawa ng gobyerno para tugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga jeepney driver sa panahon ng pandemya?
Here are some of the online safe spaces for those who experienced any form of sexual harassment.
An additional country in Africa reports cases involving overseas Filipinos
The relatively low rise in new cases is due to a 'temporary' change in the Department of Health's reporting system supposedly intended to improve analysis of coronavirus numbers
The Army says the soldiers wanted to check if the victims were still alive and to secure intelligence equipment
Japeth Aguilar of Barangay Ginebra and Adrian Wong of Rain or Shine appear in the video to be playing with other high-profile players
Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista guarantees that since the DSWD will no longer transfer funds to local government units, local officials can no longer meddle with the cash aid
The other 2 suffered 3 gunshot wounds. The 4th soldier, a Muslim, was not autopsied as he had to be buried right away.
'A lot of pros lose sight of why they play the game. Oftentimes, the business side of the game will run over your purpose and desire,' says PBA legend Jojo Lastimosa
As head of the Strategic Communications Task Group of the National Task Force COVID-19, Harry Roque is responsible for ensuring that Filipinos understand quarantine restrictions and other health policies designed to fight the pandemic
(UPDATED) Chances of finding survivors get slimmer by the minute, says the Philippine Coast Guard
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire says the Department of Health is in talks with other agencies for possible alternative funding sources
The Commission on Higher Education says it made the decision in response 'to the call of many students who want to pursue their medical education but were not able to take the National Medical Admission Test'
'Here, dear Brutus, is where the fault lies – the quality of politicians we elect to office'
Sister sorority UP Stella Juris says there is 'no place to justify nor tolerate any malicious conduct...allegedly committed by certain individuals who were identified as members of UP Scintilla Juris fraternity.'
Though survey results for poverty in 2020 aren't in yet, experts say Filipinos will experience an increase in hunger and poverty in the coming months
The Department of Health confirms 17 new coronavirus cases in Northern Mindanao – all locally-stranded individuals and OFWs who have returned to the region
The Department of Education says the opening of classes on August 24 is pushing through, despite criticism regarding the government’s readiness for implementing distance learning
'Alas, with the Rappler cases and ABS-CBN shutdown, made emphatic with the passage of a draconian anti-terror law amid still rising COVID-19 cases, the Duterte administration’s bait for investors is laced with poison'
'Duterte is the Lord Voldemort (he-who-must-not-be-named) of our institution. Nobody dares to discuss him, unless it is about something positive.'
The newly-formed group Aktor criticizes the government for moves that seemingly want to stop artists from telling the Filipino story
'All of them are young men who died in the service of the country. It was heartbreaking to hear their stories from their respective families,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
Mandaue City is still under general community quarantine