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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.

PNoy reviewing 'Abadilla 5' case - DOJ

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino is currently reviewing a recommendation to free the 5 convicted killers of Army Lt. Col. Rolando Abadilla, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said Wednesday.

SC junks move to bar political scions

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court (SC), in its Tuesday session, junked the motion for reconsideration (MR) filed by taxpayer Louis "Barok" Biraogo on the dismissal of his petition against allowing scions of political dynasties to run for national and local elective posts.

Mayor asks SC to stop Arroyo plunder trial

MANILA, Philippines -- Another batch of constituents of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop her trial before the Sandiganbayan regarding her plunder case in connection with the alleged misuse of the P366 million Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.