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Philippine leader keeps gun despite outcry

MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino III may continue to carry a gun despite an impending ban on bearing firearms in the run-up to polls, an election official said Saturday.

PNP gives guidelines for checkpoints

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) has urged all its units to implement the correct procedures when conducting checkpoints.

Speaker to push for Cha-cha

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said he will continue his push for charter reforms in the 16th Congress to help sustain the country's growth in the long term. He said he will support amendments to restrictive economic provisions in the Constitution to enable the easier entry of foreign investments.

GMA court appearance off limits to media

Due to space limitations, the media will be barred from the courtroom when former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her co-accused appear at the Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 112 to sign the pre-trial order on Jan 31.


Miriam blasts Enrile in university talk

Lalo pang tumindi ang hidwaan sa pagitan nina Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile at Miriam Defensor-Santiago na nag-ugat sa pamamahagi ng bonus sa mga Senador. Sa kanyang talumpati sa isang unibersidad, muling bumanat at nanghamon pa si Santiago.

Almost 900 election hotspots identified

Halos 900 lugar sa Pilipinas ang tinukoy ng pulisya bilang election watchlist areas. Hindi man pormal na nagsisimula ang election period, umakyat na sa mahigit talumpu ang mga kaso ng pagpatay.

2 Aman Futures suspects surrender

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Two suspects in the Aman Futures scam surrendered to authorities on Friday.

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.