The net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos falls back to $88.7 billion just hours after hitting $90.5 billion due to a temporary rise in Amazon stock
Forbes magazine says its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of $90.5 billion, ahead of the $90 billion for Gates
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says the issue of government underspending is crucial in the Senate debates on the tax reform bill
The Senate is set to constitute a committee of the whole to discuss the controversial tax reform bill with the country's economic managers
Leaders of the 17th Congress also prioritize measures on national land use, government procurement, and creation of the disaster response and management department, which the President mentioned in his SONA
'I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate, you cannot dictate to the senators, that's my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people'
'I don't see the death penalty being revived under his watch or at least with the present composition of the Senate,' says pro-death penalty Senator Panfilo Lacson
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says 'the most' the Senate can do – as a 'gesture of friendship' to the House which had already passed its version – is to discuss the administration measure
'China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,' foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang tells reporters
Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni gives his 'personal commitment' to ensure the bill is approved in the autumn
Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV pushes for the proposed Rideshare Support Company Act which seeks to encourage 'new, affordable, and safe transportation options'
The winning bill will be referred to the appropriate House committee, which will then formally file the measure in Congress
A typical residential household consuming 200kWh will have to pay P15 more in July
The comedian has been publicly accused of sexual assault by some 60 women
Philippine Coconut Authority Administrator Romulo dela Rosa says they will push for the inclusion of the coco levy trust fund bill in President Rodrigo Duterte's 2nd State of the Nation Address
A tax reform law diluted such that it will generate less than P130 billion is not acceptable for one of Duterte's economic managers
Meanwhile, arrangements to honor the former German chancellor are clouded by criticism from Kohl's elder son
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Bill Russell, 83, lives up to his reputation at the 2017 NBA Awards
Take a look at how the Duterte administration's proposed tax reform package will affect your take-home pay and the prices of commodities
As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination
(2nd UPDATE) The jury says they remained deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict on the fallen TV star's case. Prosecutors vow to seek a retrial.
In one of America's biggest celebrity trials in years, the 79-year-old pioneering black comedian faces 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault, which each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $25,000 fine
A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name, but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country's problems
'If we want to be truly independent, then we should throw away the bonds of colonialism by establishing our own national identity,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano
Andrea Constand, the main accuser in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, gives her testimony
Kelly Johnson is the first witness to testify against Cosby, who she says sexually assaulted her in 1996
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The disgraced actor goes on trial for sexually assaulting a former employee of Temple University
'The fact that the military made a mistake is enough reason to stop the airstrike,' says former human rights chair Etta Rosales
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Senators criticize NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia for being 'arrogant' and for 'pressuring' Congress to approve Malacañang's full version of the measure which, they believe, will hurt the poor
The Constitution remains in effect even in times of emergency, such as during martial law. This means that rights during arrest or detention remain in place.
Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function
Meanwhile, a House bill seeks early voting for PWDs and senior citizens within a week before election day
The House leadership begins naming the lawmakers who will be replacing the committee chairpersons ousted for not voting in favor of the death penalty bill
The Balik Scientist Bill seeks to institutionalize the program of the Department of Science and Technology that encourages overseas Filipino scientists to return and serve the country
The former US president collaborates with author James Patterson for the book 'The President is Missing'
In Geneva, UN member-states remind a Philippine delegation that reviving the death penalty is against international laws which the country had signed
'I'm thankful not to meddle with this very controversial issue,' says the head of the government's Dangerous Drugs Board
Only 9% of Filipinos support lawmakers' bid to lower the age of criminal liability to 9 years old
The March Pulse Asia poll shows that 67% of Filipinos in March 2017 support the death penalty for heinous crimes, lower than the 81% in July 2016
(UPDATED) House justice panel chairperson Reynaldo Umali says the controversial bills will be taking the 'back burner' with his committee expected to tackle impeachment complaints
House Bill 5018 and House Bill 356 seek to make it more difficult for employers to shirk the duties of properly paying their workers
EU leaders say talks on a future trade deal with Britain can only start once London agrees divorce terms on citizens' rights, its exit bill and Northern Ireland
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A Social Weather Stations survey shows 48% of Filipinos have either 'extensive' or 'partial but sufficient' knowledge of the controversial death penalty House bill
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Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says at least 13 senators are expected to thumb down the Duterte administration's priority measure
Will US President Donald Trump veto the spending bill if the Mexico border wall isn't funded?