Gov't promoting PH gun culture - Pacheco

MANILA, Philippines - The debate rages on amid calls for stricter gun control and even a total gun ban in the Philippines.

Smartmatic gets CF card contract for 2013

MANILA, Philippines - The Commission on Elections has awarded to Smartmatic TIM a P45.21 million contract for the provision of compact flash cards for the May 2013 midterm elections.

PH smokers use 4B packs of cigarettes a year - Drilon

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Franklin Drilon on Monday said he expects the number of smokers in the Philippines to drop due to higher taxes on tobacco and other "sin" products.

Ex-officials offer to return excess pay

MANILA, Philippines - Former executives of government sequestered companies have offered to return their excess pay after receiving demand letters from the Presidential Commission on Good Government.

Execs who milked Marcos firms told to return pay

MANILA, Philippines - The Presidential Commission on Good Government is targeting more than 10 former government executives who received excess pay while in charge of companies sequestered from the family and cronies of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Senate bill proposes higher pay, perks for gov't doctors

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has proposed a bill that seeks to increase the salary and provide more benefits to government doctors to stop the exodus of Filipino physicians overseas to seek high-paying jobs.

Aquino not keen on reimposing death penalty

MANILA, Philippines – Despite consecutive incidents of heinous crimes in the country, President Benigno Aquino III is still not keen on reimposing the death penalty, a Malacañang spokesperson said on Sunday.

Gun groups react to calls for a total gun ban

MANILA, Philippines – Several days after the death of 7-year old Stephanie Nicole Ella in Caloocan City and eight others in Kawit, Cavite during a shooting rampage, attention has been drawn towards the implementation of stricter gun-control measures.

Focus on policy, not on PNoy's guns, Palace says

MANILA, Philippines - Fresh debate over gun laws in the country should be focused on policy and not on President Benigno Aquino, who is a known firearms enthusiast, a Palace official said Saturday.

Fr. James Reuter laid to rest

Jesuit priest Father James Reuter, a pioneer and visionary in the world of theater, radio and TV in the country, was laid to rest before noon Saturday. His remains were brought to his final resting place at the Sacred Heart Novitiate Jesuit cemetery in Novaliches, Quezon City at around 11:30 a.m.