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PNoy signs law vs disaster equipment theft

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has signed into law a bill that classifies stealing, tampering or destruction of equipment for detecting or mitigating natural disasters as offenses separate from theft and similar crimes under the Revised Penal Code.

Strong peso hurts PH call centers

MANILA - The peso's rise is hitting call centres in the Philippines, handicapping the global leader in the lucrative business as it combats a challenge from top rival India, industry officials said Wednesday.

Ruling on Aman Futures delayed till next year

MANILA, Philippines - The possible filing of charges versus Aman Futures Group Phils. Inc. led by Manuel Amalilio will be delayed anew, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said.

Palace: No need to rush next move in Cebu standoff

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the government will let the New Year pass before any further action is taken in connection with the standoff in Cebu. 

Vacationing PNoy just a 'text away'

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III is having a vacation with friends in Baguio.

Gov't on the lookout amid truce with Reds

MANILA, Philippines – Malacanang said the military is keeping a watchful eye despite a yuletide truce with communist rebels.

PNoy classmate in the running as chief legal counsel

MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang will name a new presidential legal counsel before January 15.

Martial law in Cebu led by LP - UNA

MANILA, Philippines - The administration Liberal Party (LP) cannot just invoke “respect for the rule of law” when the suspension order against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is clearly “harassment,” United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) secretary-general Toby Tiangco said on Wednesday.

Arroyos file bill requiring CCTVs in establishments

MANILA, Philippines - Former President and Pampanga 2nd District Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Camarines Sur 2nd District Rep. Diosdado Arroyo have filed a bill requiring commercial establishments to put up closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) in their premises.

New body on unexplained killings set to convene next month

MANILA, Philippines - After the enactment of the law that criminalizes enforced disappearances, the government is set to convene next month the new body tasked to handle cases of unexplained killings and human rights violations.