No extra bonuses for Office of the President

MANILA, Philippines - Unlike the Senate and the House of Representatives, employees and officials of the Office of the President have no additional holiday bonuses.

Palace satisfied with US explanation on drone

MANILA, Philippines - The Palace is satisfied with the explanation of the US Embassy on the recovery of a US drone from Philippine waters.

Enrile welcomes COA probe on Senate savings

MANILA, Philippines -- Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Thursday said he welcomes Senator Miriam Santiago's proposal for the Commission on Audit (COA) to investigate the savings of the Senate.

Aquino applies for gun ban exemption

MANILA (UPDATED) - Gun enthusiast President Noynoy Aquino joined the growing list of those seeking exemptions to the gun ban that will begin on Sunday—-the start of the 120-day election period for the mid-term elections.

Japan to help PH Coast Guard patrol territory

MANILA (2nd UPDATE)  - President Aquino met on Thursday with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida who is visiting the Philippines, his first overseas trip since his appointment.

ALAM asks SC to cite Comelec in contempt

MANILA, Philippines - The Alab ng Mamamahayag (ALAM), a group aiming to seek accreditation as a party-list group for the 2013 polls, filed with the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday an 8-page motion urging the high court to cite the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in contempt.

DOJ files syndicated estafa raps vs Aman execs

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice on Thursday said it has filed two syndicated estafa charges against the incorporators of investment company Aman Futures and three other individuals.

JPE welcomes COA probe of Senate funds

MANILA, Philippines - Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is open to a Commission on Audit probe of Senate funds.

PNP recalls all police escorts of politicians

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started recalling all police security escorts of politicians in view of the upcoming midterm elections in 2013.

14 non-resident envoys present credentials

MANILA, Philippines - Fourteen non-resident ambassadors presented their credentials to President Aquino today in Malacañang.