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Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon says pandemic supply contractors potentially owe the Philippine government some P7.5 billion worth of income taxes.

Presidential bet Isko Moreno promises to help local governments use their share in national government taxes provided under the Mandanas ruling.

Labor leader and presidential bet Leody de Guzman says if he wins, he will order a local investigation into the extrajudicial killings during President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

The Philippines will receive 300,000 courses of Merck & Co’s COVID-19 antiviral drug by November.

A new court filing reveals the gun used on the set of the film Rust was not thoroughly checked before being given to actor Alec Baldwin. – Rappler.com