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Allies of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco elected him as House Speaker Monday, October 12.

Baby River Nasino's death sparked outrage from progressive groups, calling it a "human tragedy."

A study by Australia's national science agency found that coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can survive on items like banknotes and phones for up to 28 days in cool, dark conditions.

United States President Donald Trump declared himself 'immune' from coronavirus as he goes back to the campaign trail to regain ground against Democrat rival Joe Biden.

The Los Angeles Lakers are the new NBA champions as they picked the Miami Heat apart, 106-to-93, in the Finals’ Game 6 Sunday, October 11, or Monday, October 12 Manila time. -