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UNA, LP set showdown over Cebu governor

MANILA, Philippines -- Embattled Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will not come home to her family for Christmas. Instead, they will be joining her at the Cebu Provincial Capitol where she will stay “for as long as it takes.”

PNoy finally agrees to 'rest' with friends

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III will finally take a rest months after being sidelined by health problems.

Inspiring career of lady justice finds restful end

MANILA, Philippines - Retired Supreme Court Justice Carolina C. Griño-Aquino passed away around 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to a lingering illness.

Former SC Justice Plana laid to rest

MANILA, Philippines - Former Supreme Court Justice Efren I. Plana, who helped boost the anti-corruption drive in the Philippines, was laid to rest yesterday at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina.

LP lashes at UNA for supporting Garcia's actions

MANILA, Philippines - A spokesperson for the Liberal Party (LP) lambasted the leaders of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) for allegedly indulging the actions of suspended Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.

De Lima: Michael Ray not yet acquitted of murders

MANILA, Philippines - A recent decision by a lower court did not acquit former Senior Superintendent Michael Ray Aquino from the murders of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and driver Emmanuel Corbito, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

Purisima assesses preparations in election hotspots

MANILA, Philippines – New Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima met with task group commanders of seven provinces in northern Luzon to assess security preparations for next year’s polls.

Tagle calls for strengthened faith during Christmas

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle called on Catholics to strengthen their faith this Christmas season.

Aquino praises Pinoys for compassion in Christmas message

MANILA, Philippines – President Noynoy Aquino thanked Filipinos for cultivating a culture of compassion and honesty in his Christmas message.

Pinoy sailors among hostages freed by Somali pirates

BOSASSO, Somalia – Filipino sailors were among those released by Somali pirates after a two-week-long siege by maritime police, the government of the breakaway region of Puntland said on Sunday.