DILG conducts 'unity walk' for peaceful elections

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday conducted a "unity walk" and interfaith prayer rally for a safe and peaceful elections in May 2013.

Election period starts; gun ban enforced

MANILA, Philippines – At the stroke of midnight on January 13, election period officially started in the Philippines and the Commission on Elections, together with the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, are now enforcing the election gun ban.

PNP to enforce gun ban by midnight

MANILA - At the stroke of midnight Saturday, the election period officially starts in the country. Police are now prepping up for their checkpoints to enforce the election gun ban.

PNP tightens security in ‘election hotspots’

Puspusan na ang paghahanda ng PNP sa pagtutok sa tinaguriang election hotspots, lalo’t magsisimula na ang election period mamayang hatinggabi. Nagpa-Patrol, Pia Gutierrez. TV Patrol, Enero 12, 2013, Sabado

Philippines to move 100,000 squatters

MANILA - The Philippine government plans to move about 100,000 squatters from their homes on crucial waterways in Manila by June as a flood control measure and for their own safety, an official said Saturday.

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.