2012 was best for PH in a long time - Palace

MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang believes 2012 has been the best year for the Philippines in a long time.

Coral loss in West PH Sea alarming - study

SYDNEY - China's economic boom has seen its coral reefs shrink by at least 80 percent over the past 30 years, a joint Australian study found Thursday, with researchers describing "grim" levels of damage and loss.

CBCP seeks resignation of DAR chief

MANILA, Philippines - The social action arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is asking Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes to step down from office.

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.