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Robredo to Duterte: 'Remain faithful' to Constitution, democracy

May 30, 2017 - 11:28 AM

'We urge our President to take back what he said about disregarding Congress and the [SC] and be an example to all public servants,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo to Duterte: 'Remain faithful' to Constitution, democracy

British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

May 30, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Ten days before the snap polls on June 8, the two rivals separately faced wide-ranging questions from members of the public before interrogations by veteran bulldog broadcaster Jeremy Paxman

British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo

May 29, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, who visited wounded soldiers, says it is 'unjust' to imply that troops can commit crimes

Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

May 28, 2017 - 10:54 AM

(UPDATED) The report, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with the Russians, who US intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump's favor

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

Robredo supports Duterte's martial law in Mindanao

May 26, 2017 - 3:22 PM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo, however, says there should be concrete measures to safeguard against abuse

Robredo supports Duterte's martial law in Mindanao

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

May 26, 2017 - 12:59 PM

Analysts say Prime Minister Theresa May could benefit at the UK polls from the shift in focus ahead of the general election on June 8

UK Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Commission on Appointments OKs promotion of Duterte's PSG chief

May 24, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Presidential Security Group commander Lope Dagoy was unable to attend his confirmation hearing, as he was with President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia

Commission on Appointments OKs promotion of Duterte's PSG chief

Robredo: 'Trust the AFP' in martial law implementation

May 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the best thing to do now is to support the government as it fights terrorists in Marawi City

Robredo: 'Trust the AFP' in martial law implementation

Calida wants PCGG, OGCC functions under him

May 24, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida says the consolidation of legal functions under his office would 'result in a leaner, cleaner government bureaucracy'

Calida wants PCGG, OGCC functions under him

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

May 24, 2017 - 4:45 AM

In separate statements, lawmakers also condemn the Marawi clashes, with some of them questioning the move to put Mindanao under martial law

Robredo orders relief operations amid Marawi clashes

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

May 23, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Fernando Alejo, 52, was the officer-in-charge in a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office sub-station in Narra town

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

May 22, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Almost 4,000 new lawyers told to 'arm yourselves well with idealism tempered by wisdom; passion strengthened by persistence; knowledge of the law honed by dedicated hard work'

IN PHOTOS: New lawyers take oath of 'courage and integrity'

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

May 22, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno: 'We need lawyers who will not back down from serving the rule of law even at great personal cost. We need lawyers who will not bend to pressures to set the law aside in favor of expediency.'

Great lawyers form under most terrible conditions

Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

May 21, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Switzerland will increase reliance on hydraulic power as well as renewables like solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass

Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

May 21, 2017 - 1:23 PM

From a stunting rate of 16%, Malabon has reduced it by half at 8% in 3 years

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

May 21, 2017 - 7:51 AM

He faces a stark challenge from US President Donald Trump, who is currently visiting Iran's bitter regional rival Saudi Arabia, and has threatened to tear up the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions

Iran's Rouhani draws fire from U.S. after election win

Iran has chosen 'path of engagement with world' – Rouhani

May 20, 2017 - 11:26 PM

President Hassan Rouhani says his victory shows Iranians' belief in the reinforcement of democracy as the way to ensure security

Iran has chosen 'path of engagement with world' – Rouhani

Iran's Rouhani wins reelection

May 20, 2017 - 2:00 PM

(UPDATED) Hassan Rouhani frames the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and 'extremism'

Iran's Rouhani wins reelection

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

May 20, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day

Comelec eyes early voting in polls

The week in photos: May 13-19, 2017

May 20, 2017 - 7:42 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

The week in photos: May 13-19, 2017

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

May 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Political analyst Ramon Casiple says Bongbong Marcos would have to decide whether he'll run for senator in 2019 or continue with his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

Iran votes in verdict on Rouhani's economy, diplomacy

May 19, 2017 - 12:08 PM

(UPDATED) President Hassan Rouhani faces stiff competition from hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West

Iran votes in verdict on Rouhani's economy, diplomacy

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

May 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The Comelec and CHR chiefs' net worth, as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC, all increase in 2016

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

Calida, Hilbay received excess allowances in 2016 – COA

May 18, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says Republic Act 9417 or the OSG Law guides the allowances of lawyers at the Office of the Solicitor General

Calida, Hilbay received excess allowances in 2016 – COA

Pacquiao joins Villar in billionaires' club; Trillanes now poorest senator

May 18, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Compared to 2015, Manny Pacquiao, however, registers a lower net worth in his latest Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)

Pacquiao joins Villar in billionaires' club; Trillanes now poorest senator

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

May 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein taps former FBI director Robert Mueller to take over the probe of 'Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election'

Ex-FBI chief Mueller to head Trump-Russia probe

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

Abella to get Cabinet rank, office separate from PCOO

May 17, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella will have the title of 'secretary' and will no longer report to PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar. He will also have a deputy spokesperson.

Abella to get Cabinet rank, office separate from PCOO

Women empowerment not about competing with men – Robredo

May 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Sometimes, it is about collaboration rather than leading. Sometimes, it is about following and encouraging others to follow as well,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Women empowerment not about competing with men – Robredo

No endorsement for Robredo, Ombudsman impeachment in next 3 months – Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says lawmakers are still assessing the draft impeachment complaints and may endorse the documents, if they wish to, by August at the earliest

No endorsement for Robredo, Ombudsman impeachment in next 3 months – Alvarez

Robredo's net worth dips by P2.1M in 1st 6 months as VP

May 16, 2017 - 10:44 AM

The Vice President's net worth as of December 31, 2016, was at P8,878,111, from P11,053,138 on June 30, 2016, according to her latest SALN

Robredo's net worth dips by P2.1M in 1st 6 months as VP

Robredo talks about husband Jesse in her new radio show

May 14, 2017 - 11:17 AM

The maiden broadcast of the Vice President's radio program 'BISErbisyong LENI' coincides with Mother's Day

Robredo talks about husband Jesse in her new radio show

Robredo to host own radio show starting May 14

May 13, 2017 - 11:39 AM

The radio program will tackle issues on public service and will provide legal advice to listeners

Robredo to host own radio show starting May 14

Iran's Rouhani vows to end remaining sanctions in final debate

May 13, 2017 - 1:21 AM

Rouhani is seeking a second four-year term next Friday. He says Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers had ended many sanctions and brought a windfall from renewed oil sales over the past year that could now be invested

Iran's Rouhani vows to end remaining sanctions in final debate

FAST FACTS: What is the PCOO?

May 12, 2017 - 8:06 PM

What are the roles and functions of the government agency that dancer-turned-blogger Mocha Uson will soon be a part of?

FAST FACTS: What is the PCOO?

Dela Rosa on Senate bid: 'Don't take it seriously'

May 12, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Top cop Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he wants to just 'relax' after he retires next year but he also can't turn down President Rodrigo Duterte if he wants him to serve the government in another capacity

Dela Rosa on Senate bid: 'Don't take it seriously'

Honeylet as ‘First Lady’ or ‘partner’? Palace comms confused too

May 12, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Palace communications team amends a photo caption that identifies Honeylet Avanceña as Duterte's First Lady, and uses the term 'longtime partner' instead

Honeylet as ‘First Lady’ or ‘partner’? Palace comms confused too

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 12, 2017

Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russia meddled in election

May 12, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Trump has repeatedly denounced as 'fake news' the accusations that members of his circle coordinated or colluded with Russian officials

Trump's intel bosses reiterate: Russia meddled in election

Acting FBI chief: Comey firing won't stop Russia probe

May 11, 2017 - 11:50 PM

'There has been no effort to impede our investigation to date,' says the FBI's acting director

Acting FBI chief: Comey firing won't stop Russia probe

PNP chief Dela Rosa 'open' to 2019 Senate run

May 11, 2017 - 10:22 PM

From war on drugs to an election run?

PNP chief Dela Rosa 'open' to 2019 Senate run

Undeserving? Mocha Uson has this to say to Mariel de Leon

May 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The new PCOO assistant secretary responds to criticism from Bb Pilipinas International 2017

Undeserving? Mocha Uson has this to say to Mariel de Leon

Robredo's trust rating slides further – SWS

May 11, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's trust rating remains 'good' based on the SWS classification

Robredo's trust rating slides further – SWS

Merkel's party faces election dry run in bellwether German state

May 11, 2017 - 11:17 AM

13.1 million voters will cast ballots in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), a sprawling industrial area with a big migrant population which has been a Social Democratic Party (SPD) stronghold for 17 years

Merkel's party faces election dry run in bellwether German state

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?

May 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The sexy star turned political blogger has been appointed assistant secretary of the government's communication arm

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?

Papers of Trump ex-aide Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

May 11, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Senate Intelligence Committee says it made the formal demand after Flynn rejected its request two weeks ago for information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen

Papers of Trump ex-aide Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

Duterte on Mocha Uson: 'Utang na loob ko 'yan sa kanila'

May 10, 2017 - 5:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says it's his turn to believe in Mocha Uson, the new PCOO assistant secretary for social media, who supported his presidential bid

Duterte on Mocha Uson: 'Utang na loob ko 'yan sa kanila'

How much will Mocha Uson earn at the PCOO?

May 10, 2017 - 1:36 PM

(UPDATED) The newly appointed assistant secretary for social media will get a monthly gross salary of at least P106,454, plus allowances and bonuses

How much will Mocha Uson earn at the PCOO?

Comey, Alvarez, Moon | Midday wRap

May 10, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Margie de Leon

Comey, Alvarez, Moon | Midday wRap

'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

May 10, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos, both the outraged and the pleased, weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary

'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment