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JPE denies bribing senators

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile confirmed Wednesday he gave out nearly P30 million in cash gifts to fellow senators last Christmas but denied that these were bribes to stave off a Senate coup.

PNP: Quezon checkpoint violated rules

MANILA, Philippines – Police officers who set up the checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 men were killed made several protocol violations, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said Wednesday.

SC suspends afternoon work in Manila courts

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) decided to suspend work in all Manila courts on Wednesday afternoon due to the heavy traffic brought about by the ongoing Feast of the Black Nazarene.

Miriam returns P250k to JPE

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Wednesday said she has returned a P250,000 “Christmas gift” from Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. She also urged the Commission on Audit to reveal the annual income of all public officials, including members of Congress. 

Mar: Quezon police checkpoint dubious

MANILA, Philippines – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday said there's something wrong with the way the military and police set up their checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were killed.

PNoy won't mention RH law, eyes reconciliation

MANILA, Philippines - Has the RH law become a law that shall not be named? President Aquino would rather not mention it if it means reconciling with opponents of the controversial law.

Enrile admits P30M Xmas gift to senators

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile confirmed Wednesday he gave out nearly P30 million in cash gifts to fellow senators last Christmas but denied that these were bribes to stave off a Senate coup.

DOJ wants 'shootout cop' confined to quarters

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said she will recommend the temporary relief of Superintendent Hansel Marantan who was wounded in an alleged shootout in Atimonan, Quezon last Sunday.

De Lima changed mind about gun control

MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said she does not support calls for a total gun ban in the Philippines.

De Lima rejects total gun ban

MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Wednesday said she does not support calls for a total gun ban in the Philippines.