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Metro Manila is now under Alert Level 2 beginning Friday, November 5, until November 21. The new Alert Level means restrictions in the country’s capital region are much more relaxed. 

More groups will file petitions before the Commission on Elections to try and stop the candidacy of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is now considering running for senator, a month after announcing his retirement from politics.

The Senate orders the arrest of ex-budget undersecretary Lloyd Christopher Lao for skipping the chamber’s hearings on the government’s anomalous pandemic contracts.

Grammy-winning pop star Ariana Grande will soon be defying gravity as the next Glinda the Good Witch in the upcoming Wicked film. –