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Bohol Rep. Erico Aumentado dies

MANILA, Philippines – Bohol 2nd District Representative Erico Aumentado passed away on Christmas Day. Rica Dela Cuesta of the Public Information Office of the House of Representatives said Aumentado died past 8 p.m. Tuesday due to cardiac arrest. He was 72.

CA clears deputy ombudsman

MANILA, Philippines - The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the dismissal of administrative charges against over-all Deputy Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro in connection with the delay in the resolution of a 15-year-old case involving alleged ghost deliveries of assorted supplies and material to the Philippine Air Force amounting to P89 million.

Palace: Case vs govs won't ruin chances of LP bets

MANILA, Philippines - The six-month suspension of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and the filing of plunder and administrative charges against Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. will not ruin the chances in the coming mid-term elections of the 12 senatorial candidates of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), Malacañang said yesterday.

PNoy classmate to be next presidential legal counsel?

MANILA, Philippines - A classmate of President Aquino from grade school to college at the Ateneo de Manila University may be the next chief presidential legal counsel, replacing Eduardo de Mesa who was transferred to a government-owned and controlled corporation.

DOH renews warning on firecrackers during New Year

Habang papalapit naman ang bagong taon, muling nagbabala ang Department of Health laban sa paggamit ng paputok. Nagpa-Patrol, TJ Manotoc. TV Patrol, Disyembre 25, 2012, Martes.

Top NPA rebel leader arrested: army

MANILA, Philippines -- A top Philippine communist rebel with a $128,000 bounty on his head was arrested on Tuesday, the military said.

Firecracker injuries on the rise

MANILA, Philippines -  The Department of Health on Tuesday said it might consider recommending a partial or total ban on firecrackers if firecracker-related injuries continue to rise.

MMDA targets 1M Twitter followers

MANILA, Philippines - The Metro Manila Development Authority on Tuesday said it is targeting 1 million followers in its Twitter account by 2013.

DOH considers banning firecrackers

MANILA, Philippines -  The Department of Health on Tuesday said it might consider recommending a partial or total ban on firecrackers if firecracker-related injuries continue to rise.

PNoy: Christmas in PH is special

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino on Tuesday said Christmas in the Philippines is so much more special because the celebration lasts longer.