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Pia gives P250k to abused kids, hits JPE

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago isn't the only senator who found her Christmas gift to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile returned.

Media groups sign covenant vs media corruption

MANILA - For the first time in almost a decade, the Media Nation, a network that holds regular dialogues to address pressing industry issues, has signed a covenant against media corruption.

Not enough senators to oust JPE, says Osmeña

MANILA, Philippines - It is both impossible and impractical to change the Senate leadership at this time, Sen. Sergio Osmena III said, amid persistent rumors that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile will be ousted and after he himself offered to resign.

Koko defends vote on JPE ouster

MANILA, Philippines - He may have voted to declare the Senate presidency vacant, but Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III clarified that he's not necessarily turning against Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.

Enrile happy with Senate vote, twits Miriam

MANILA, Philippines - When he offered to give up his position on Monday, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said he was seeking his colleagues' "vote of confidence." And the result elated him.

US Navy fined for 'illegal entry' at Tubbataha reef

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine authorities said Tuesday they have fined the US Navy for "unauthorized entry" after an American minesweeper went aground on a World Heritage-listed coral reef.

Senators, SC justices get gun ban exemptions

MANILA, Philippines - Senators and Justices of the Supreme Court were among those granted personal gun ban exemptions by the Commission on Elections.

Changes to FOI bill necessary - Valte

MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang stood by its version of the freedom of information (FOI) bill amid reports that lawmakers have threatened to pull out their support because of provisions that it proposed.

Palace mum on developments at Senate

MANILA, Philippines - The Palace declined to comment on developments in the Senate on Monday.

Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - Saying a solution to the maritime dispute over the West Philippine Sea remains elusive, the Philippines is bringing the dispute with China before the arbitral tribunal constituted under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).