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Senator Bong Go tries to take the easy way out by moving to end the plenary debates Thursday, May 20, after his colleagues exposed a fundamental fiscal issue in the bills renationalizing two hospitals that he is sponsoring.

Months after the Philippines launched its mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19, only 3 out of 10 Filipinos say they are willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 

An Egyptian-mediated truce between Israel and Hamas begins Friday, May 21, but Hamas warns it still has its ‘hands on the trigger’ and demands that Israel end the violence in Jerusalem. 

Netflix announces the complete English and Filipino language voice cast for the upcoming original anime series Trese. Filipina actress Liza Soberano will lend her voice to the character Alexandra Trese in the Filipino dub. Shay Mitchell is her English counterpart.

Global K-pop sensation BTS drops the highly-awaited official music video for their latest English-language single ‘Butter’ on Friday, May 21. –