At least one flight has been cancelled due to bad weather on New Year’s Day.
The Catholic Church's charity arm has extended some P2 million in cash assistance to victims of Tropical Cyclones Urduja and Vinta, which devastated parts of Southern Luzon, Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao this month.
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has appealed to the faithful to help the people affected by typhoons "Urduja" and "Vinta" in Visayas and Mindanao in the past weeks.
A party-list representative reiterated her call to declare martial law in the whole country during the joint session of Congress on President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao.
Akbayan partylist Rep. Tom Villarin said the proposal to extend martial law in Mindanao beyond 2017 does not have enough basis in the absence of an actual rebellion or insurrection.
Senators would not mind cutting short their holiday break in order to scrutinize the proposal to extend martial law in Mindanao for one year.
Bayan Muna partylist Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate has slammed the proposal of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for another extension of martial rule in Mindanao.
The Department of National Defense (DND) has yet to confirm reports ofefforts by Maute-ISIS remnants to recruit new members in Mindanao and Metro Manila.
Akbayan party-list Rep. Tom Villarin has assailed President Rodrigo Duterte for supposedly engaging in "doublespeak" regarding the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
The Gabriela Women’s Party said recent pronouncements by the Armed Forces of the Philippines about the possible extension of martial law in Mindanao is imbued by ulterior motives.