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Youth leaders file 16th petition vs Cybercrime law

MANILA, Philippines -- Student and youth leaders filed a new petition against the Cybercrime Prevention Act on Friday, saying it is unconstitutional.

16th petition filed vs Cybercrime law

MANILA - A new petition against the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 was filed with the Supreme Court (SC) by youth leaders on Friday, 4 days before oral arguments on 15 petitions against the law are heard.

CAAP suspends Robredo plane examiner

MANILA, Philippines -- The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Friday placed on 90-day preventive suspension a CAAP examiner who signed the proficiency test of Captain Jessup Bahinting, the pilot of the ill-fated Piper Seneca plane that carried the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

PNoy hails PH growth in 2012

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino hosted the annual vin d'honneur in Malacañang on Friday.

Miriam attacks Enrile in university lecture

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago took a swipe at her fellow senators, with apparent references to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, during a lecture at a university in Manila on Friday.

Ochoa: Quezon operation not sanctioned by PAOCC

MANILA - Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. denied a newspaper report that the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) authorized the operation in Atimonan, Quezon that left 13 dead, calling the Inquirer report as “completely erroneous.”

Gov't to screen gun ban exemption for mediamen

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections on Friday said it will screen the applications of journalists who want to be exempted from the nationwide gun ban, which starts this Sunday, January 13.

Politicos allowed 2 armed escorts - Comelec

MANILA, Philippines - The chairman of the Commission on Elections on Friday clarified some of the rules of the nationwide electoral gun ban, which will be imposed starting this Sunday, January 13.

Ex-Dacer slay suspect back in PNP

MANILA, Philippines – A former suspect in the murders of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver, Emmanuel Corbito, is back in the police force, according to the executive director of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission.

NDRRMC chief Ramos resigns

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) - National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos has resigned his post to take care of his ailing wife.