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Aquino praises Pinoys for compassion in Christmas message

MANILA, Philippines – President Noynoy Aquino thanked Filipinos for cultivating a culture of compassion and honesty in his Christmas message.

Pinoy sailors among hostages freed by Somali pirates

BOSASSO, Somalia – Filipino sailors were among those released by Somali pirates after a two-week-long siege by maritime police, the government of the breakaway region of Puntland said on Sunday.

Political allies visit Garcia in Cebu

Naging emosyonal si suspended Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia sa pagbuhos ng kanyang mga tagasuporta kaninang umaga. Binisita rin siya ng kanyang mga kaalyado sa pulitika. Nagpa-Patrol, Joworski Alipon. TV Patrol, Disyembre 23, 2012, Linggo

Economy fails to boost holiday cheer among Pinoys

MANILA, Philippines -- Despite a relatively rosy economic picture this year, there was no increase in the number of Filipinos expecting a happy Christmas.

Palace confident tax case vs Corona strong

MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang believes the P150-million tax evasion case filed against ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, his daughter and son-in-law is strong.

BuCor OIC in hot water over NBI biometrics system

MANILA, Philippines - The officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) has been criminally charged before the Office of the Ombudsman for supposedly not paying contractual obligations in connection with the biometrics clearance system of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Binay seeks 'pamasko' for OFW on Saudi death row

MANILA, Philippines - Instead of the usual Christmas message by government officials, Vice President Jejomar Binay made use of this platform to pool donations for the P44-million blood money of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) on death row in Saudi Arabia.

Arroyo supporters ask SC to stop Sandiganbayan trial

MANILA, Philippines - The constituents of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo have asked the Supreme Court (SC) to stop her trial before the Sandiganbayan linking her to the alleged plunder of P366 million in Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.

Erap, Binay, JPE show 'total support' for Garcia

MANILA, Philippines - The three stalwarts of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) flew to Cebu on Sunday to give their “total support at all cost” to suspended Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.

Enrile sues columnist over 'smuggler' claim

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has filed a P31.5-million lawsuit against columnist Yolanda Villanueva Ong over a Philippine Star article she wrote that was published on October 16.