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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.

PNoy to sign RH bill before year ends – Palace

MANILA, Philippines – The Reproductive Health (RH) bill will be signed by President Benigno Aquino III into law before the year ends, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Gov't rejects 'coalition' with communist rebels

MANILA – The Philippine government said Saturday it would never share power with communist rebels after they proposed an alliance in a bid to end a decades-long insurgency.

'Pay-what-you-can' bill for poor patients eyed

Rep. Castelo has authored the Pay-What-You-Can Hospital Entitlement Policy Act of 2012, which aims to allow poor patients seeking diagnosis, treatment and cure to pay what they can. Castelo said this is so "poor patients do not have to worry about their treatment, confinement or hospitalization."

Tingting backs suspended Cebu governor

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III’s aunt, Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, visited beleaguered Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia at the provincial capitol late Tuesday.