Lord Allan Velasco and Bernadette Herrera
FROM DEPUTY MAJORITY LEADER TO DEPUTY SPEAKER. House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco administers the oath of office to newly elected Deputy Speaker Bernadette Herrera. Prior to her election, Herrera was Deputy Majority Leader of the legislative chamber. The lady lawmaker, who represents Bagong Henerasyon Party-list in Congress, vows to fulfill her mission to support, promote and protect the interests of all Filipinos.

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AS Christmas holidays, traditionally a time for gift-giving, draws near, the Department of Health suggested better gift alternatives that can help prevent COVID-19 transmissions. Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III
Global summit
Greenpeace activists use an air balloon, next to a Statue of Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the European Union, wearing a protective face mask, to urge European leaders to take measures for the environment in Brussels on December 10, 2020 ahead of an European Union (EU) summit. Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP

Global summit to present ‘ambitious’ climate change goals

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Jimmy Lai
Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai (C) is led into a police van as he heads to court to be charged under the territory's controversial new national security law on December 12, 2020 as he is accused of conspiring with foreign forces to endanger national security, and could face a lengthy jail term. Peter PARKS / AFP

Hong Kong media mogul faces national security charge

HONG KONG, Dec 12, 2020 (AFP) - Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai appeared in court on Saturday morning to face a charge under the national security