Palace vows to solve cases of indiscriminate firing

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang appealed for information about people who may have fired their guns indiscriminately during the New Year’s celebration, lamenting the death of seven-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella who was hit by a stray bullet on New Year’s Eve.

Firecracker-related injuries top 1,000

MANILA, Philippines – The number of firecracker-related injuries has breached the 1,000 mark, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday.

Palace ready to defend RH law before SC

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang said the government is ready to defend Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 before the Supreme Court.

Binay wants stricter gun laws

MANILA, Philippines – Vice-President Jejomar Binay on Thursday joined calls for stricter enforcement of gun laws in the wake of the death of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella due to a stray bullet.

Why PCGG chief wants commission abolished

MANILA, Philippines - Presidential Commission on Good Government Chairman Andres Bautista on Thursday said he wants the commission abolished and its functions and responsibilities transferred to the justice and finance departments.

SC: No suspension of judicial affidavit rule

MANILA, Philippines - The implementation of the Judicial Affidavit Rule (JAR) has not been suspended and the request for its suspension has yet to be tackled by the Supreme Court (SC) en banc.

Where's Marcoses' $6-B, asks Selda

MANILA, Philippines - Selda national coordinator Jigs Clamor believes the Aquino government should allot more funds in pursuing the estimated $10 billion ill-gotten wealth of the Marcos family.

China deploys most advanced warship

MANILA, Philippines - China has deployed its newest and most advanced warship in the South China Sea, the Taiwan-owned China Times has reported.

Abolishing PCGG sends wrong signal: Selda

MANILA, Philippines - Human rights group Selda opposed Thursday the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government.

GMA gets P109.2 million in 'pork'

MANILA, Philippines - Detained former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received a total of P109.2 million in pork barrel funds last year.