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A Senate panel kicks out National Transmission Corporation President Melvin Matibag from the virtual budget hearing of the energy department. Matibag accuses Senator Manny Pacquiao of politicking while grilling Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi Thursday, October 21.

Presidential aspirant and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno vows to cut excise taxes on oil and electricity by 50% if he is elected president.

Russia reports COVID-19 infections with a new variant, AY.4.2, believed to be even more contagious than the Delta variant. The DOH says it has not detected the variant in the Philippines yet.

Former president Donald Trump announces Wednesday, October 20, he is launching his own social media application called TRUTH Social on Apple’s App Store.

The nominees for the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards or EMAs are in, and SB19 is the only Filipino act that made it to the list.  – Rappler.com