The Supreme Court – junking the appeal of the Solicitor General on behalf of the Comelec – maintains that the limits on political ads violate free expression and people's right to suffrage
The Comelec chief is at the center of this week's SC drama while VP Binay cracks a joke that fires up the web
A manhunt for suspect no. 2 in the Boston bombings continues after one suspect is killed in a shootout with police. | Terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna says the Boston bombings is an intelligence failure. | President Aquino supports Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes on airtime limits for political ads.
The President says: 'Is a meeting needed? I'm at his disposal.' Aquino also backs Comelec on airtime limits on political ads
He says once TRO is lifted and Comelec wins SC case, 'the meter will run again'
The SC's order against the Comelec's airtime limits will leave poor candidates as casualties, poll watchdogs say
Obama: Boston explosions are ‘act of terror.' North Korea bars delivery to South Koreans in Kaesong. Brillantes to SC: resolve the case on airtime limits.
More senatorial candidates saying the lifting of airtime limits will favor their moneyed rivals
Senate bets say the Supreme Court decision favors moneyed candidates and does not level the playing field
The re-electionist senator will join TV networks GMA7 and TV5 in arguing against the Comelec's rule that allows a candidate to place only a total of 120 minutes of TV ads in all stations
Sen Alan Cayetano calls the airtime restriction 'anti-poor'
The Supreme Court instead asks the Commission on Elections to comment on the networks' petition
For networks protesting the Comelec's airtime rules, the issue is not the right to information but simply revenue, says Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr
(UPDATED) GMA Network and TV5 protest the Comelec's airtime limits for candidates before the Supreme Court. Unlike them, no political party has protested this rule.
The poll body issues a resolution that retains the huge airtime limits imposed on candidates
The new rule tries to reflect the 'spirit' of the Fair Elections Act, say poll officials
Broadcasters, whose businesses thrive during campaigns, ask the Comelec to bend its airtime limits for candidates