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Binay camp: It will be an interesting 2016

MANILA - The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay welcomed news that the Liberal Party (LP) will be fielding incumbent Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas as its presidential bet in 2016.

Senate employees: Happy kami kay Enrile

MANILA, Philippines - Hundreds of Senate employees went out of their building at lunch time on Wednesday to express their support for Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and his resigned chief of staff, Atty. Gigi Reyes.

Delays dog printing of ballots for May polls

MANILA, Philippines – The printing of ballots for the 2013 midterm elections is already delayed, National Printing Office chief Emmanuel Andaya confirmed.

Comelec rebuffs CBCP on PCOS glitches

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections refuted claims of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines that wholesale fraud may happen in the midterm elections unless the concerns over the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines are addressed.

PNoy delays NDRRMC chief's resignation

MANILA – Executive Director Benito Ramos will have to stay a little longer at the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) until President Benigno Aquino III accepts his resignation.

PNoy, Mar alarmed over rise in metro crimes

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas on Wednesday expressed alarm over the rise in crime incidents in the country despite the ongoing election gun ban and the police checkpoints being set up in various areas.

US Navy: No other choice but to break up USS Guardian

MANILA - The United States Navy said it has no option left but to cut into pieces its minesweeper currently stuck in Tubbataha Reef.

Lakas shake-up: Bong Revilla to be replaced

MANILA, Philippines - Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez is likely to be elected president of the opposition Lakas-Christian and Muslim Democrats.

China denies PNoy's harassment claim

MANILA, Philippines - China denied claims of harassing Philippine boats in Scarborough Shoal, saying it was the other way around.

Court postpones hearing on graft case vs GMA

MANILA, Philippines - Today's hearing on the graft case against former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo over the botched NBN-ZTE deal was postponed at the request of defense lawyers led by Atty. Jose Flaminiano.