This is the first time since the Marcos-era years that a portion of the country marks Independence Day under martial law
(UPDATED) On March 24, 1996, the Philippines saw one of the biggest mining disasters in Philippine history, which led to a drastic change in the country's mining policy
Throughout Philippine history, there have been several periods when the president didn't have a second-in-command
Two years have passed since the Mamasapano encounter, but the victims' families are still clamoring for truth about the bloody police operation
During the Japanese occupation, the Philippine Executive Commission was established, with Jorge Vargas as its first chairman
16 years since the second EDSA People Power Revolution, two key players, former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo head in strikingly similar directions
SC Justice Arturo Brion retires on December 29, as he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70
The Supreme Court's first homegrown justice retires on December 14, after more than 4 decades serving in the High Tribunal
On December 7, 1972, a man wielding a bolo attempted to stab former first lady Imelda Marcos
(UPDATED) Will the worst case of election-related violence in the Philippines reach its resolution under the Duterte administration?
Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991
Filipinos have the constitutional right to peaceably assemble, but these protests against the government sometimes end in bloody clashes with police
President Duterte says he wants to revive the Philippine Constabulary – the law enforcement force that became notorious for human rights abuses during the Martial Law years
The 1991 treaty between the Philippines and the US would have given the US 10 more years at Subic Naval Base – but 12 senators made the historic decision to vote no
What led to its quick abolition? After a petition by lawmakers allied with Arroyo, the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.
Lawyer Jose Calida, a fellow Davaoeño of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, was actually first noticed during the time of President Fidel Ramos
Prior to lawyering for VP contenders Leni Robredo and Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos, the two had already crossed paths
In 2001, Kim Wong was summoned to Senate hearings that parallel investigations 15 years later
Pampanga's Bong Pineda, unlike his tamer predecessors, has exhibited greater audacity by directly influencing and meddling in politics, even at the national level
He led the military’s withdrawal from Estrada but also helped cause a mutiny two years later. In 2011, the Army general committed suicide at his mother's grave.
Arming judges for their own protection may not be the ultimate solution. Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio said in 2007, this creates a 'false sense of security.'
Who were the deal-makers and the negotiators of the EDSA 3 uprising in 2001 that attempted to bring back to power Joseph Estrada? Who were the plotters behind the brazen power grab attempt?
From the Newsbreak archives: The witness vs former first gentleman Mike Arroyo is a well-connected businessman
Corruption is an issue that has been raised against Jejomar Binay in every election since 1988, but proves immaterial to voters, according to this Newsbreak investigative report published March 28, 2001
Among the Bar passers, Michael Manotoc, son of Representative Imee Marcos, is the first Marcos to attend UP Law School after his grandfather's presidency
The recent civil case ruling in the US that awards damages to the family of murdered publicist Bubby Dacer calls to mind letters he wrote many years ago
More than a decade later, the Carpio decision brings the party list back to its intended concept
'Unless you forgive, you can’t do things objectively. I am single-minded on one objective: to recover Jonas alive.'
'Their thirst for justice could take various forms and may be exploited by groups willing and able to organize a critical mass'
Maharlika Village in Taguig was once the showcase of Muslim respectability. The foiled Bicutan jailbreak has the community fighting stereotypes all over again
Local execs have been misusing their IRA for a long time -- as collateral to loan sharks, to fund campaigns, and this time to invest in a ponzi scheme
'They've seen the worst of me, now is the time to see the best of me,' says the once-troubled Rudy Fariñas
The tools of small-scale mining have advanced from just picks and shovels to drilling machines, excavators, and powerful explosives. Many small miners risk running afoul of outdated laws.
Graft investigators find former Justice Secretary Hernando Perez liable in a US$2 million bribery case. But will the Ombudsman indict her former boss?
Unlike typhoons and volcanic eruption, there is no telling when geohazards will strike
St. Bernard, Southern Leyte rebuilds after losing lives, homes, land, and a whole school to the Guinsaugon landslide
Faulty policy, failure of local leaders, poverty, and unabated population growth exacerbated damage wrought by a typhoon
Many blamed the devastation brought on by Ondoy on climate change, but urban planners and public works engineers say that is not all there is to it