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No blanket ban vs divorce - solon

MANILA, Philippines - Marikina Rep. Marcelino Teodoro does not believe that the Philippine Constitution has a blanket prohibition against divorce, which is why annulment and legal separation is allowed.

De Lima seeks PNoy's OK on Quezon encounter probe

MANILA - Justice Sec. Leila De Lima is awaiting clearance from Pres. Aquino for the creation of a special team of Dept. of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents to conduct a parallel probe into the Atimonan, Quezon "shootout."

Japan foreign minister to visit Manila

MANILA, Philippines - Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will be on a two-day official visit to Manila.

Airsoft guns covered by electoral gun ban

MANILA, Philippines - Sunday, January 13, marks the start of the election period in the runup to the May polls.

Anonymous Philippines hacks titosotto.com

MANILA, Philippines - The website of Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III was again hacked on Monday.

ACTO urges SC to reverse disqualification

Disqualified party-list group Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations Inc or ACTO filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking a reversal of their disqualification by Comelec.

Fewer Pinoys go hungry in last quarter: SWS

MANILA, Philippines – Fewer Filipinos went hungry in the last quarter of 2012, with an estimated one million households no longer having experienced lacking anything to eat, according to the latest survey of Social Weather Stations.

Justice with Church ties gets anti-RH law plea

MANILA, Philippines - The case questioning the constitutionality of Reproductive Health Act of 2012 has been raffled off to Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Catral Mendoza.

China warship making presence felt in Spratlys

MANILA, Philippines - A Chinese amphibious warfare ship has been making its presence felt in the contested Spratly archipelago in a bid by Beijing to continuously expand naval dominance over the region, according to a local official in Kalayaan Island.

Sotto's website hacked as cybercrime law debate resumes

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) - Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto's website was hacked Monday ahead of the Supreme Court oral arguments on the controversial cybercrime law on January 15.