MINING. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez said Thursday that some politicians are “funded” by some mining companies, thus, obligated to allow mining industry to “flourish.”

PRIVILEGES. Malacañang said Thursday that it would look into the supposed order of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II granting special privileges to high-profile inmates at the New Bilibid Prison.

'RAPED.' A four-month-old baby girl was reportedly raped by an unidentified man and abandoned her in a coconut farm in Barangay Perrelos, Carcar City Thursday dawn.