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The Philippines begins accepting applications from aspirants to elective positions for the 2022 national and local polls.

President Rodrigo Duterte wants to block the appearance of Cabinet officials and witnesses in an ongoing Senate probe into corruption allegations in his administration’s pandemic response.

Metro Manila remains under Alert Level 4 until October 15, but restrictions on gyms are eased, and there are higher allowed operational capacities for restaurants, barbershops, salons, and the like.

Japanese Princess Mako is set to marry her fiancé, a former college classmate, on October 26. The announcement comes after years of intense scrutiny and criticism that cast her engagement in an unflattering light.

Beatrice Luigi Gomez of Cebu City is crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021 during the live coronation night in Panglao, Bohol, Thursday, September 30. – Rappler.com