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ACTO files petition vs disqualification

MANILA, Philippines - The Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations, Inc. (ACTO) filed a petition with the Supreme Court (SC) that sought a reversal of its disqualification as a party-list group in the 2013 polls.

Crashed US drone found in Philippines: navy

In an interview with AFP last year, President Benigno Aquino confirmed that the Philippines has been allowing US drones to overfly its territory for reconnaissance flights, but were not allowed to make strikes.

'Gangnam' singer credited for lower firecracker injuries

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health is crediting South Korean rapper Psy and his viral YouTube video “Gangnam style” for successfully lowering the number of firecracker injuries in the Philippines.

'Epals' using CCT program, warns Palace

MANILA, Philippines - The Palace on Monday justified the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) "anti-epal" campaign for its conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.

Nationwide gun ban starts Jan 13

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections is imposing a nationwide gun ban beginning Sunday, January 13, 2013, the start of the 120-day election period for 2013.

Comelec deputizes gov't offices for 2013 polls

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections is deputizing at least 7 Cabinet-level agencies and several other government offices for the conduct of the May 2013 midterm elections and the enforcement of related election laws.

Don't pigeonhole gun-loving Aquino: Palace

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang said it is premature to conclude that President Aquino won't support proposals for a total gun ban or stricter gun control just because he is a gun enthusiast.

13 party-lists out of official ballot unless...

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections will not print the names of 13 party-list groups who were inadvertently included in the raffle of party-list slots unless they get a mandatory injunction from the Supreme Court.

Comelec OKs random manual audit of 2013 polls

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has promulgated its rules and regulations for the random manual audit of the automated election system to ensure its accuracy for the 2013 mid-term elections.

PM Coalition protests disqualification at SC

MANILA, Philippines - A day before the Supreme Court (SC) resumes its en banc sessions on Tuesday, newly-formed party-list group Partido ng Manggagawa Coalition (PM Coalition) held a rally along Padre Faura on Monday morning to urge the high court to decide in favor of its petition against its disqualification in the 2013 polls.