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- Velasco: Cayetano 'bastardized' the House, 'no longer enjoys trust' of lawmakers. In what may be his most scathing remarks about his rival to date, Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco said Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has "bastardized" the House of Representatives.
- 'Is this victory?': Youth groups slam Briones for 'distasteful' school opening remark. Several youth groups criticized Education Secretary Leonor Briones for declaring "victory" over COVID-19 during the October 5 opening of classes despite the issues that hounded preparations for the new school year.
- Trump defies COVID-19, polls – but Biden keeps gaining. President Donald Trump defied the COVID-19 virus, disastrous opinion polls, and new economic turmoil Tuesday, October 6, in a stormy return from hospitalization, while surging challenger Joe Biden appealed for Americans to unite against the "forces of darkness."
- Rock legend Eddie Van Halen dies after long battle with cancer. The guitar virtuoso behind iconic rock group Van Halen dies aged 65.
- FALSE: Bongbong Marcos announced as new VP in September 2020. The electoral protest filed by Marcos is still pending as of October 7, 2020.