SWS: 92% of Pinoys hopeful on 2013

MANILA, Philippines - Nine in 10 Filipinos view 2013 with hope, according to a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Raps set vs 23 PNP officials over repair scam

MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of charges against 23 officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and another individual over an allegedly anomalous repair and maintenance of 28 units of a V-150 light armored vehicle worth P400 million in 2007.

Ex-cops, military generals eye BuCor chief post

MANILA, Philippines – Former police and military generals are in the running to become the next Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) director.

Air Force gets trucks, refurbished cargo plane

Several land and air assets including a refurbished cargo plane were turned over to the Philippine Air Force. ABS-CBN’s Jay Ruiz was at the ceremony and he has this report. -- Top Story, ANC, December 28, 2012

Palace downplays PNoy's ratings dip

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang downplayed the fall of President Aquino's satisfaction ratings in a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

De Lima denies being eyed as envoy to US

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday said she is not interested in any posting as ambassador.

PH objects to new Chinese gunboat

MANILA – The Philippines on Friday said it "strongly objects" to China's deployment of a new patrol vessel in the South China Sea, where the two countries have a seething maritime territorial dispute.

DOH proposes common firecracker zones

MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it will propose that local government units (LGUs) designate common firecracker zones to reduce the number of firecracker-related injuries during the New Year's Eve celebrations.   

Aquino pardons elderly inmates for X'mas

MANILA (UPDATE) – In line with the spirit of Christmas and its message of love, forgiveness and redemption, 8 elderly inmates, whose ages range from 71 to 85 years, were granted executive clemency by President Benigno Aquino III last December 21, 2012.

Air Force receives trucks, refurbished C-130 plane

MANILA, Philippines - Three newly refurbished air assets and 12 M-35 trucks were formally turned over to the Philippine Air Force, in a simple ceremony and blessing at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.