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Bayan: Cybercrime law dialogue ill-timed, deceiving

MANILA - The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) accused Malacañang of "drawing attention from the Supreme Court (SC)" and "deceiving the people" with the setting of a multi-sectoral dialogue on Oct. 9.

SC gets 11th petition against Cybercrime law

MANILA, Philippines - The Supreme Court on Friday received its 11th petition against Republic Act (RA) No. 10175, also known as the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, signed into law by President Aquino last September 12.

Ex-PCSO official wants to stay in Crame

One of former President Gloria Arroyo's co-accused in the plunder case involving Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds has filed a motion asking for continued detention at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame.

Victor Wood seeks senatorial post anew

MANILA, Philippines -- Adding to the long list of celebrities seeking a political post in the 2013 mid-term elections, singer Victor Wood on Friday filed his candidacy to become senator.

Nancy Binay formalizes senatorial bid

MANILA, Philippines – Nancy Binay, the eldest daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay, filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday.

UNA: Padaca fails 1st test of independence

MANILA, Philippines - Newly appointed Commission on Elections COmmissioner Grace Padaca has failed the "first test of independence" when she accepted the help of Liberal Party president-on-leave Mar Roxas in posting bail before the Sandiganbayan, the United Nationalist Alliance said Friday.

Noel Cabangon, proud to be Akbayan member

MANILA, Philippines – Folk singer and composer Noel Cabangon on Friday defended the Akbayan Citizen’s Action Party amid calls from militant groups that the party-list be disqualified from the 2013 elections.

Leni Robredo runs for Congress

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) - Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo, the widow of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, is throwing her hat in the political ring by running for congresswoman of Camarines Sur's 3rd District.

CIDG seeks revocation of Arroyo co-accused's passport

MANILA, Philippines – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) on Friday said it will ask the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to revoke the passport of a co-accused of former President Arroyo in a plunder case.

GMA needs to stay in VMMC: doctor

MANILA, Philippines - Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is suffering dehydration and numbness of the hands and may need to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days, according to a medical bulletin from the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC).