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Marantan's men can turn state witnesses - de Lima

MANILA - Police Supt. Hansel Manantan’s colleagues involved in the January 6 bloodbath in Atimonan, Quezon can still become state witnesses.

Fate dims for FOI bill

MANILA - To show their disgust with the House of Representatives, around 50 to 70 members of the Right to Know, Right Now Coalition walked out of the gallery and protested the lower house's lack of responsiveness to the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill.  

KBP to go to SC if Comelec insists on airtime limits

MANILA - The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) will go to the Supreme Court if the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will refuse its motion for reconsideration on the issue of airtime limits for political advertisements and prior approval of guesting of political candidates.

Cases await Miriam after sick leave - Ping

MANILA - Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday confirmed that Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago was the anonymous senator he accused in a previous interview of misusing Senate funds.

LP bets in UNA sorties risk being 'distanced' from PNoy

MANILA - The policy stays: the administration's senatorial candidates who have been adopted as a "common candidate" by the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) cannot join the latter's campaign sorties.

Comelec to crack down on 'Epal' politicians

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) today told candidates to clean up their excessive "epal" campaign paraphernalia before the start of the official campaign period or they risk facing an election offense.

VACC files ethics rap vs senators over 'cash gifts'

MANILA - An anti-corruption group wants senators to return to the country's coffers the money they received from Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile last Christmas.

Enrile's move to give up post rejected

MANILA (5th UPDATE) - Pulling a fast one against his critics, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Monday moved to give up his post amid an ouster move, but majority of the senators voted to keep him as their leader.

PH to ask US for compensation on Tubbataha damage

MANILA - The Philippine government intends to claim damages from the United States government after its Navy minesweeper ran aground on Tubbataha Reef.

Trillanes says Enrile will be ousted soon

MANILA - Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is confident that Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile will be ousted from his position before sessions end for the 2013 election campaign period.