Maricon Montajes was doing research for her thesis when she was arrested with two others in Taysan, Batangas, in June 2010
(UPDATED) Tolentino, former MMDA chairman and defeated senatorial candidate in the 2016 polls, is under the Office of the Political Adviser
(UPDATED) The President grants 'conditional pardon' to 10 prisoners, according to documents released by Malacañang
'That's the best part of the decision. The Court made it clear that it had the power to review the President's decision,' says a legal expert of the SC ruling on the petitions against martial law in Mindanao
The Vice President cannot risk completely disengaging from government. Her access to the President and Cabinet members can advance her pro-poor agenda.
Duterte has nationalized this local 'way of doing politics,' with its associated coercive features, vulgar argot, and a more personalized patronage system
Nearly a year into the Duterte presidency, the Liberal Party that once controlled the House of Representatives is decimated – and divided
The Palace says Aguirre still enjoys the 'full trust' of President Rodrigo Duterte
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Increasing number of gunshot wounds are reported as protests turn violent. Federal prosecutors say they are investigating the role of police and military personnel in the incidents.
It never makes good sense to flaunt our violation of international law. After all, when rapacious neighbors dig into our pie and leave not even the crust to us, we seek relief by invoking our rights under international law.
The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation seriously
Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs are next
About 46 federal prosecutors appointed during the administration of former US President Barack Obama are asked to tender their resignations in order to ensure a uniform transition
In wide-ranging remarks, President Donald Trump paints immigrants as criminals, attacks the media as the 'enemy of the people' and promises one of the 'greatest military buildups in American history'
The movement, which champions so-called 'family values' and free market liberalism, has had some trouble coming to terms with Trump, who last year was criticized by attendees for not being conservative enough
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says one of the considerations for countries to continue having tariff-free trading with the European Union is the non-imposition of the death penalty
Polls correctly predict elections 9 out of 10 times, said the findings by the University of Houston published in the journal Science
Peace Panel Chairperson Silvestre Bello III says this prompts them to continue trying to forge an agreement on a bilateral ceasefire to be able to set parameters
'Asahang hindi sa lahat ng panahon ay mamamayagpag ang kasinungalingan, ang poot, diskriminasyon, pagkakahati-hati'
(UPDATED) For the first time since the May 2016 elections, members – and allies – of the once-ruling Liberal Party meet over dinner to celebrate its 71st anniversary
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the amnesty declaration covering 434 political prisoners will be 'part of the end-game'
If federalism is to bring fundamental change, then the dynasties and the oligarchs should face greater competition
Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says taxation, just like the war on drugs, is an issue of corruption that the government is capable of addressing
The senator is opposing the measure proposed by former President and incumbent Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to remove the central bank's supervision of the anti-money laundering body
Amos Yee, 18, a filmmaker turned activist who has been repeatedly jailed in Singapore for his controversial videos, is detained by US authorities since arriving at Chicago's airport early December
(UPDATED) At least 40 people have been killed during protests against President Joseph Kabila this week, says the UN human rights office
'It was a warm conversation between old friends,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella
President Rodrigo Duterte and Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison have a 'productive phone conversation' Monday night, December 19
President Andrzej Duda meets with opposition party chiefs to try to ease the escalating tensions
The Communist Party of the Philippines says it will hold a national assembly in a guerrilla zone in President Duterte's home city of Davao on December 26
The National Democratic Front says they are amenable to signing the long delayed joint ceasefire deal but it will only be effective upon the releases of political prisoners
From survival horror steeped in Filipino folklore to a politics simulator, the Filipino game development scene showed a lot of promise in 2016
Two other lawmakers also condemn the proposal to revive the death penalty, as well as plans to lower the age of criminal liability in the Philippines
The freakish genius of Rodrigo Duterte may yet prove to lie in that – breaking up the nation to make everybody happy!
Her biggest challenge lies in leading the entire pro-democracy movement to reclaim the nation’s democratic ideals that are being eroded slowly by the administration’s authoritarian tendencies
'Now they’re asking for the release of 120 to 130 political prisoners. Sabi ko, I cannot. I cannot give you that,' President Rodrigo Duterte says
(UPDATED) Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco is gathering President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters nationwide to form a mass movement that could potentially become a new political party
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak criticizes the Myanmar democracy icon of keeping silent on the plight of Rohingya 'genocide'
'The failure of the death penalty as a crime deterrent is globally recognized and the government should maintain the prohibition on its use,' says Human Rights Watch deputy Asia director Phelim Kine
The rebels scoff at the Duterte administration's planned release of 40-50 political prisoners, saying the commitment was to free all 432
Duterte and Trump show that they are different from most other politicians. Their “backstage rhetoric” allows them to present themselves as political figures who side with the people and not with other politicians.
This game from Philippine-based studio Squeaky Wheels forces you to question your morals as you plot your way to the presidency
If Park agrees, she will be the first South Korean president to be questioned by prosecutors while in office
Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents, the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians
The only son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos talks about his political ‘resurgence’ a day before the Supreme Court decides on a hero’s burial for his father
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the releases are expected within the month and will precede the rescheduled signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement
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Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba is leaving the Liberal Party and switching to President Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban