Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

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Duterte betting on joint oil exploration with China to resolve S. China Sea dispute

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he hopes that the joint oil and gas exploration with China could help resolve the maritime dispute over the South China Sea. → Read More

Duterte: 'Let EDSA rot'

Seemingly fed up with Manila's traffic problem, President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said to just let EDSA 'rot.' → Read More

26 years on, family still keeps murder victim Allan Gomez's memories alive

Twenty-six years since Allan Gomez was murdered by former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio Sanchez, the student's family still keeps his memorabilia. → Read More

Duterte urges gov't workers to mirror Ninoy's life

President Rodrigo Duterte urged his fellow government workers Wednesday to mirror the life of former Senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr. as the country marks his death. → Read More

Some 1,000 MILF fighters to surrender arms before Duterte

Some 1,000 Muslim rebels will lay down their arms before President Rodrigo Duterte on Sept. 7, his peace adviser said Tuesday. → Read More

Ex-military chief backs increased police visibility in universities

More police visibility in universities can deter students from joining the communist movement, a former military chief said Tuesday. → Read More

Use ‘Duterte’ in a sentence: Online dictionary defines it as ‘scam'

How will you use “Duterte” in a sentence? → Read More

Duterte’s fifth China trip is his longest one yet

President Rodrigo Duterte’s much-awaited return to China will be his longest trip to the country since assuming the presidency in 2016. → Read More

PH requires foreign vessels to seek clearance to pass through waters

The Philippines on Tuesday required all foreign vessels passing through its waters to seek clearance from the national government ahead of time. → Read More

Palace to Vera Files: Prove Duterte received millions in gifts

Online news outfit Vera Files should prove its claim that President Rodrigo Duterte received gifts amounting to nearly P200 million in 2014, his spokesman said Monday. → Read More

Where was he? Palace says Duterte went motorcycle-riding over the weekend

Malacañang dismissed Monday concerns on President Rodrigo Duterte's health, saying the chief executive even went motorcycle-riding in Davao City over the weekend. → Read More

'Green warrior': Senators hail environmentalist Gina Lopez

Senators paid tribute to the late environmentalist and philanthropist Gina Lopez who died Monday due to multiple organ failure. → Read More

Chinese warships in PH waters an 'issue' for Duterte: Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte sees the passage of Chinese warships through Philippine waters without the knowledge of local authorities as an 'issue,' his spokesman said Monday. → Read More

Palace hands off Cardema-Guanzon row

Malacañang distanced itself Monday from disqualified Duterte Youth party-list nominee Ronald Cardema's feud with poll commissioner Rowena Guanzon. → Read More

Duterte reduces real property taxes of independent power producers

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the reduction and condonation of real property taxes and penalties assessed on power generation facilities of independent power producers (IPPs) under Build-Operate-Transfer contracts with government-owned or controlled operations. → Read More

Palace calls for respect for LGBT rights after discrimination vs trans woman

MANILA - Malacañang reiterated Thursday the need to respect gay rights in the wake of the detention of transgender woman, Gretchen Custodio Diez for using a female restroom at a Quezon City mall earlier this week. → Read More

Prior restraint? Palace insists Rappler ban allowed

MANILA - Malacañang insisted Thursday that it is not violating any law in banning Rappler and its journalists from entering Palace grounds and covering the events of President Rodrigo Duterte. → Read More

PH to call China’s attention over passage of warships without clearance

The Philippines will call China’s attention over the passage of Beijing’s warships without informing Manila’s authorities, Malacañang said Thursday. → Read More

Philippines firm in South China Sea arbitral victory vs China

The Philippines remains firm in its victory against China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea and would push for talks to settle the maritime dispute, a Malacañang official said Thursday. → Read More

Palace backs creation of 'POGO hubs'

Malacañang said Thursday it would support the proposal to move offshore gaming operations in self-contained hubs as long as the rights of foreign workers would be upheld. → Read More