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).

Miriam wants 2nd COA opinion on 'cash gifts'

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago has written Commission on Audit chief Grace Pulido Tan, asking for her opinion on the legality of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile's move to distribute additional funding to senators last Christmas.

Comelec tells critics of limited airtime: Go to SC

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is standing pat on its aggregate airtime limits for political advertisements during the official midterm election campaign period, telling critics to go straight to the Supreme Court.

Evardone asks UNA: Are you for or against PNoy?

Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone dared the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) to declare whether the alliance remains fully supportive of President Benigno Aquino III or has taken the role of a united opposition that stands in the way of the “Daang Matuwid” reform agenda.

LP policy for Loren, Chiz, Grace 'harsh' - UNA

MANILA, Philippines - The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) lambasted the Liberal Party’s policy for common candidates, saying it puts President Benigno Aquino III in a bad light.

Cybercrime oral arguments postponed

MANILA - The second oral arguments on Tuesday at the Supreme Court (SC) on the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 has been postponed due to a request made by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).

Miriam hits JPE's 'grave abuse of discretion'

MANILA - Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s actions in connection with the chamber’s savings can be questioned before the Supreme Court.

Marcos: Senators not ready for JPE quit move

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Tuesday said senators were not ready for Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile's motion to declare his seat vacant.

Obama to focus on US-PH ties during 2nd term: analyst

MANILA, Philippines - US Embassy political officer Tom Carnegie says bilateral partnership and dialogue between high-ranking officials from the Philippines and the United States will continue during the second term of President Barack Obama.

Cayetano blasts Enrile's aide; puts P250k on hold

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Alan Peter Cayetano believes the chief of staff of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile acted improperly by calling him and other senators "hypocrites."