1. Election period, gun ban begin on Sunday  CNN Philippines
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) has set up checkpoints in strategic locations across the country to prevent poll-related violence, as the election period kicks off Sunday. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde instructed police regional directors to start checkpoint operations in cities and municipaliti

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo was again dousing fire ignited by President Rodrigo Duterte's renewed tirades against the bishops. Current top breaking Philippine headlines regarding the nation, world, metro manila, regions and exclusive special investigative reports.

The latest threat of President Rodrigo to rob and kill rich bishops was only meant to emphasize the failure of some Church leaders to empathize with the poor while they—the clergy—continue to live luxurious lives, Malacañang said Friday.

Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte has attacked the country’s Catholic bishops in a furious speech, as his war on drugs attracts increasing criticism from the church.