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Senator Richard Gordon hits back at President Rodrigo Duterte, calling him ‘cheap’ for attacking the ongoing investigation into the anomalous pandemic contracts linked to businessmen close to Duterte. 

Vice President Leni Robredo says she may run for president in 2022 to stop a Bongbong Marcos presidency.

Asia United Bank vice chairman Ramon Sy passed away at 91. The company announces his death Friday, September 17, but no details of the cause of death were revealed.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says, while the Philippine National Police is ready for any investigation of the International Criminal Court, only President Rodrigo Duterte is authorized to allow it.

ARMYs around the world may not be able to see their idols perform in-person just yet, but that’s not stopping BTS from giving their fans permission – and a reason – to dance. –