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RED HOT. A lava fountain at the crater of Mayon Volcano in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

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The series of eruptions from Mayon Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines, pose a threat to the province of Albay. Because of the regular, frequent lava eruptions, Alert Level 4 is already raised over the province.


On his last day in India, President Rodrigo Duterte joked that if Muslim extremists can lure followers with the promise of "42 virgins" in heaven, he would like to lure tourists to the Philippines with virgins as well.


After much talk over an award Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson received from the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association, she offered to return it – but not after several alumni groups – including Senator Joel Villanueva – took offense.


Rappler talks to Patricia Licuanan, who recently resigned as Commission on Higher Education chairperson. Licuanan says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea warned her "worse" things will come if she will not resign from the Cabinet. She also says executive director Julito Vitriolo helped stoke the corruption allegations being thrown at her.


Solicitor General Jose Calida says nothing, not the Supreme Court nor the Constitution, can stop President Rodrigo Duterte and Congress from further extending martial law in Mindanao.


Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa appeared before the National Bureau of Investigation on Monday, January 22, for an initial hearing over a complaint for cyber libel.


Professor Clarissa David
of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation in social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it.


Here are the stories we think you should not miss.

WATCH: Timelapse of Mayon Volcano spewing lava, ash

Lava and ash shoot up from one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes, Mayon, amid fears of a violent explosion

Duterte jokes about '42 virgins' as tourism 'come-on'

'I'd like to have the virgins here, not in heaven,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, during a business forum in India

Joel Villanueva 'offended' over shallow criteria for UST alumni award

(UPDATED) The senator refuses to comment when asked if he thinks fellow awardee Mocha Uson embodies Thomasian values, including veritas or truth

[WATCH] Rappler Talk: Former CHED chair Patricia Licuanan on her resignation

Former CHED chair Patricia Licuanan talks about her resignation, as well as the pressure she faced from Malacañang

Calida: Nothing can stop Duterte, Congress from further extending martial law

‘The issue is a political question that judicial review cannot delve into,’ says Solicitor General Jose Calida

Maria Ressa appears at NBI for cyber libel complaint

'We have nothing to hide, I'm right here. We don't have a copy of the complaint, so I don't know what kinds of questions they will ask, but we're not afraid,' says Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa

WATCH: 'Fake news' and the dilemma it has created

UP professor Clarissa David explains the spread of disinformation and misinformation on social media, its impact online and offline, and the steps we can take to address it

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