Palace: Romance with Chinese friends continues

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang believes that the Philippines' decision to seek arbitral proceedings on its territorial dispute with China will not have any negative effect on the other facets of the countries' bilateral relations such as trade and tourism.

Gov't allots P49M for PNoy trip to Davos

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang is setting aside P49 million for President Benigno Aquino’s trip to Davos, Switzerland to attend this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF).

PNoy signs Kasambahay bill into law

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has signed into law the Kasambahay bill for domestic workers.

Comelec still collating figures on election violence

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections on Wednesday said it will investigate if the murder of Maconacon, Isabela Mayor Erlinda Domingo outside a Quezon City apartelle Tuesday night is connected to the May elections.

Suarez, Mitos expect 'bloody' 2013 polls

MANILA, Philippines - House Minority leader Danilo Suarez and Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay on Wednesday both expressed concern over the rising criminality in the country.

SELDA bats for ML victims' compensation bill

MANILA, Philippines - Members of the Samahan ng mga Ex-detainee Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA) held a rally outside the Senate on Wednesday to push for the final approval of a bill granting compensation for victims of human rights abuses during martial law.

IBP denounces Cebu shooting; forms 'Justice League'

MANILA - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) condemned the incident in Cebu where a Canadian killed two people right inside the Palace of Justice on Wednesday.

Fake passport led to Amalilio's arrest

MANILA, Philippines - Manuel Amalilio, owner of the Aman Futures investment firm, has been arrested in Malaysia, ending a 2-month search.

UN chief urges amicable end to PH, China sea row

UNITED NATIONS - UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called for an "amicable" settlement to a mounting South China Sea territorial dispute between China and other Asian nations.

Loren wants probe on Tubbataha damage

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Loren Legarda filed a resolution urging her colleagues to investigate the damage done to the Tubbataha Reef due to the grounding of a United States Navy minesweeper.