Congress extends martial law in Mindanao for another year

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte won martial law powers across the southern third of the country for one more year today to combat Islamic militants and leftist rebels, as...

Cebu City mayor revives cash incentive system for cops who kill criminals

Over a year after stopping his controversial reward system for cops who kill, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña is giving...

Cebu City mayor revives cash incentive system for cops who kill criminals

Manila ordinance that will penalize catcalling passes first reading

Here’s to small victories. According to a report by Manila Bulletin published yesterday, the city of...

Manila ordinance that will penalize catcalling passes first reading

Does Mariel de Leon regret criticizing Mocha Uson? ‘No,’ she says

Filipina beauty queen Mariel de Leon told talk show host Boy Abunda last night that she has no regrets criticizing...

Does Mariel de Leon regret criticizing Mocha Uson? ‘No,’ she says
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Coconuts Reader Survey 2017: Answer some questions for a chance to win a trip to The St. Regis Bali Resort

It’s that time of year again, when we pause for a moment to ask you, dear reader, a few questions. First of all, how are you doing? What have you been up to? Unlike our last Tinder date, we sincerely want to know! So tell us about yourself and, better yet, tell us how we’re ...

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