Defense won't cross-examine masssacre star witness

MANILA, Philippines - Lakhmuddin  Saliao, a long time "kasambahay" of the Ampatuan clan and star witness in the Maguindanao massacre trial, was under heavy guard when he arrived at the sala of Judge Jocelyn Solis Reyes.

Almendras sees 'generation gap' in gun debate

MANILA, Philippines – Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras on Thursday said there is a generational issue in the current debate to impose stricter gun control laws in the Philippines.

House OKs bill subsidizing political parties

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill that will give subsidies to political parties registered and certified by the Commission on Elections. 

Miriam wants COA probe on Senate savings

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago believes Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is a Scrooge when he refused to distribute equally millions of pesos in Senate savings to 4 of his own colleagues.

Japanese, PH foreign ministers begin talks in Manila

 MANILA - Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario began talks in Manila on Thursday, which Philippine officials said are likely to take up the two countries' territorial disputes with China among other issues.

Miriam to join ICC this year?

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago might be leaving to join the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands this year.

4 GMA allies still without 'pork'

MANILA, Philippines - Four allies of detained former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo have remained “pork-less.”

PNoy rejects total gun ban

Hindi pabor si Pangulong Aquino sa total gun ban. Sa halip, mas gusto niyang patawan ng mas mabigat na parusa ang mga lumalabag na gun owners. Itutuloy din daw niya ang pagkahilig sa target shooting.

Japan, Philippines to discuss Coast Guard ships

MANILA, Philippines - Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will discuss Manila's request for 10 Coast Guard ships from Tokyo.

Enrile: P30M gifts came from Senate savings

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the P30 million in Christmas packages his office gave as a gift to fellow lawmakers came from the Senate's savings.