The P2.08 billion is the cost of the non-return of 97,365 vote-counting machines to technology provider Smartmatic
Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Vitug will chair the 3-member panel
The shift toward investigating the US president in connection with the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election began days after Trump fired James Comey as FBI director on May 9, the Washington Post reports
(UPDATED) Sessions fiercely denounces allegations that he acted improperly during a series of meetings with Russian officials – or that he knew of any attempt at collusion by a member of the Trump campaign team
It comes as political intrigue pulses through the US capital following explosive testimony by former FBI chief James Comey before the same panel last week, and as Trump has expressed frustrations with Sessions
Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy makes the comments on the eve of testimony at the Senate Intelligence Committee by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump-Russia probe
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'We will fulfill the promise of Brexit,' May says after meeting Queen Elizabeth II to seek permission to form a new government despite losing her majority in a snap general election
Brussels had set June 19 as the start date for talks, but a series of key figures said that was now in doubt after Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble to increase her majority failed
May's astute political instincts served her well in running the country, but the election campaign exposed her awkward public manner to the country at large
(UPDATED) British Prime Minister Theresa May faces pressure to resign after losing her parliamentary majority, plunging the country into uncertainty as Brexit talks loom
The country could be plunged into uncertainty for weeks as Theresa May seeks to form a government, if her Conservative party loses its overall majority as an exit poll and near-complete results indicate
The pound dived from $1.2959 to $1.2695 minutes after exit polls indicated the Conservatives were going to lose their majority
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(UPDATED) Corbyn: May 'has lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. I would have thought that's enough to go'
(UPDATED) The United Kingdom officially has a hung parliament. Here is what would happen next.
(UPDATED) The election comes at a pivotal time in British history as it negotiates a complicated exit from the European Union, the first country to leave the 6-decade-old bloc
Less than 6 months into his White House tenure, he finds himself locked in his toughest fight yet – the battle to save his presidency
While most still expect a Conservative victory, predictions of the margin vary widely, and one shock forecast model even predicted May could lose her majority of 17 in the 650-seat House of Commons
Security incidents have left forecasters struggling on the eve of voting to predict an outcome
The justice department reverses the decision of the Manila Prosecutor’s Office, which didn't find merit in the complaint of Ferdinand Marcos Jr's camp
Since failing to predict the outcome of the last general election and the Brexit referendum, pollsters have adjusted their methodologies and broadly show the Conservatives ahead despite their lead narrowing
The US capital will grind to a halt as sacked FBI chief James Comey testifies about whether President Donald Trump pressured him to halt a probe into an advisor's links to Russia
Without presenting proof, Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Cardema claims that President Rodrigo Duterte should have gotten 'more than 20 million votes'
(UPDATED) The preliminary conference, originally set for June 21, is reset to July 11
The alleged leak of the National Security Agency document by one of the tens of thousands of private contractors to US spy agencies becomes the newest embarrassment for the US intelligence community
The White House had floated the idea that Trump could invoke executive privilege, to protect the confidentiality of presidential discussions
(3rd UPDATE) Twelve people arrested as part of the investigation have since been released without charge
Britain's snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday, June 8, and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom's future as it leaves the European Union
In a new motion, the camp of defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks the decryption and printing of ballot images from SD cards
Putin again flatly denies US intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia meddled via hacking and other means in the US election to help Trump win
With one week to go until the June 8 vote, the Conservative leader headed to northeast England to remind voters of her pitch to be the best person to lead the country out of the European Union
The House Intelligence committee said it had approved subpoenas for Michael Cohen and for Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn to appear before them and supply document
(UPDATED) Clinton speaks at length about the campaign of 'disinformation' against her that she said was led by Moscow and influenced the outcome of the campaign
British Prime Minister Theresa May boycotted a primetime television debate just days before the June 8 general election
The landslide Conservative victory May hoped to seal by calling a snap election for June 8 seemed much less likely with 8 days to go
The battle bus is a curious British electioneering staple that emerged in the late 1970s and has somehow kept on the road in the digital age
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
Flat wages and the government's austerity program continue to bite and cause anger among those left behind
Trump: 'It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media'
(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
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
(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition
'James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!,' says Trump
'In times of turbulence, the American people should see the FBI as a rock of competence, honesty, and independence'
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
Among the pledges, which are yet to be signed off, the party says it will guarantee a 'meaningful vote' on the final Brexit agreement and rules out leaving the European Union without a deal
(UPDATED) The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a controversial role in the 2016 presidential election, comes as he was leading a probe into whether Trump's aides colluded with Moscow to sway the vote