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Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

May 21, 2017 - 9:27 AM

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.

Up to 200,000 protesters march against Venezuela's Maduro

Death penalty: No opting out

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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.

Death penalty: No opting out

PH should honor treaties vs death penalty, UN body tells Pimentel

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Committee calls on the Philippines to take its treaty obligation seriously

PH should honor treaties vs death penalty, UN body tells Pimentel

Karapatan brings cases of political killings in PH to UN

Apr 12, 2017 - 12:08 AM

Cases of extrajudicial killings related to the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs are next

Karapatan brings cases of political killings in PH to UN

Trump dismisses dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:53 PM

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

Trump dismisses dozens of Obama-era federal prosecutors

Combative Trump promises Americans safety and strength

Feb 25, 2017 - 9:38 AM

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'

Combative Trump promises Americans safety and strength

Once-wary conservatives unite under Trump banner

Feb 24, 2017 - 8:55 AM

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

Once-wary conservatives unite under Trump banner

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:37 PM

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

Villarin: PH to lose $12.8B in EU trade if death penalty returns

Political polling is often right, despite Trump's shock win – study

Feb 05, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Polls correctly predict elections 9 out of 10 times, said the findings by the University of Houston published in the journal Science

Political polling is often right, despite Trump's shock win – study

Bello: NPA withdrawal from ceasefire unexpected

Feb 01, 2017 - 7:12 PM

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

Bello: NPA withdrawal from ceasefire unexpected

Oposisyon sa panahon ni Duterte: 'Huwag lang tayong bibitiw'

Jan 23, 2017 - 4:54 PM

'Asahang hindi sa lahat ng panahon ay mamamayagpag ang kasinungalingan, ang poot, diskriminasyon, pagkakahati-hati'

Oposisyon sa panahon ni Duterte: 'Huwag lang tayong bibitiw'

'Melted?' Liberal Party meets for 71st anniversary

Jan 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

(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

'Melted?' Liberal Party meets for 71st anniversary

Political prisoners will be released 'in due time' – Bello

Jan 14, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the amnesty declaration covering 434 political prisoners will be 'part of the end-game'

Political prisoners will be released 'in due time' – Bello

Is federalism the silver bullet?

Jan 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

If federalism is to bring fundamental change, then the dynasties and the oligarchs should face greater competition

Is federalism the silver bullet?

Quimbo: Political will in drug war should also be applied in taxation

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says taxation, just like the war on drugs, is an issue of corruption that the government is capable of addressing

Quimbo: Political will in drug war should also be applied in taxation

De Lima: Duterte will use AMLC for political persecution

Jan 03, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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

De Lima: Duterte will use AMLC for political persecution

Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks U.S. asylum

Dec 29, 2016 - 3:53 PM

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

Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks U.S. asylum

DR Congo crisis deal close but not before Christmas – mediator

Dec 23, 2016 - 9:05 PM

(UPDATED) At least 40 people have been killed during protests against President Joseph Kabila this week, says the UN human rights office

DR Congo crisis deal close but not before Christmas – mediator

Duterte, Joma Sison agree 'peace process must move forward'

Dec 21, 2016 - 1:40 PM

'It was a warm conversation between old friends,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

Duterte, Joma Sison agree 'peace process must move forward'

NPA ceasefire will hold over the holidays – Joma Sison

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison have a 'productive phone conversation' Monday night, December 19

NPA ceasefire will hold over the holidays – Joma Sison

Poland president in crisis talks on 3rd day of protests

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:10 AM

President Andrzej Duda meets with opposition party chiefs to try to ease the escalating tensions

Poland president in crisis talks on 3rd day of protests

CPP blasts Duterte, calls for show of force

Dec 14, 2016 - 10:18 PM

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

CPP blasts Duterte, calls for show of force

PH, NDF closer to signing crucial joint ceasefire deal

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:39 AM

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

PH, NDF closer to signing crucial joint ceasefire deal

The Year In Tech: The Filipino-made games you should check out

Dec 11, 2016 - 4:40 PM

From survival horror steeped in Filipino folklore to a politics simulator, the Filipino game development scene showed a lot of promise in 2016

The Year In Tech: The Filipino-made games you should check out

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:20 PM

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

Hontiveros: Death penalty in our 'Kill Bill' list

[Newspoint] The oddest ménage in Philippine politics

Dec 07, 2016 - 11:18 AM

The freakish genius of Rodrigo Duterte may yet prove to lie in that – breaking up the nation to make everybody happy!

[Newspoint] The oddest ménage in Philippine politics

Leni leads PH pro-democracy movement

Dec 06, 2016 - 5:00 PM

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

Leni leads PH pro-democracy movement

Duterte sets condition for freeing 130 political prisoners

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:30 PM

'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

Duterte sets condition for freeing 130 political prisoners

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Dec 05, 2016 - 10:29 AM

(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

New 'party' Kilusang Pagbabago formed to protect Duterte

Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya 'genocide' – Malaysia PM

Dec 04, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak criticizes the Myanmar democracy icon of keeping silent on the plight of Rohingya 'genocide'

Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya 'genocide' – Malaysia PM

Block return of death penalty in PH – Human Rights Watch

Dec 03, 2016 - 10:57 AM

'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

Block return of death penalty in PH – Human Rights Watch

CPP: Release all political prisoners or we resume war

Dec 02, 2016 - 6:23 PM

The rebels scoff at the Duterte administration's planned release of 40-50 political prisoners, saying the commitment was to free all 432

CPP: Release all political prisoners or we resume war

Digong and the Donald: The indiscreet charm of informality in politics

Nov 30, 2016 - 3:00 PM

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.

Digong and the Donald: The indiscreet charm of informality in politics

Under decentralization: More Ampatuans than Robredos?

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:22 PM

If decentralization (or broader, federalism) is to work, leadership selection must first be made more inclusive and competitive

Under decentralization: More Ampatuans than Robredos?

'Political Animals' tests how far you're willing to go to win the election

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:03 PM

This game from Philippine-based studio Squeaky Wheels forces you to question your morals as you plot your way to the presidency

'Political Animals' tests how far you're willing to go to win the election

South Korea prosecutors bid to question Park over scandal

Nov 13, 2016 - 6:30 PM

If Park agrees, she will be the first South Korean president to be questioned by prosecutors while in office

South Korea prosecutors bid to question Park over scandal

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?

Nov 12, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Besides the Marcos burial and cases involving former presidents, the Supreme Court has also decided on major cases involving key politicians

How did SC justices vote on major political cases?

Marcos Jr: Watch out, I'll be back!

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:40 PM

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

Marcos Jr: Watch out, I'll be back!

PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

Nov 06, 2016 - 8:40 AM

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

PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

4 upcoming Filipino indie games you need to keep an eye on

Nov 01, 2016 - 9:29 AM

The future is bright for these sweet-looking titles showcased at the eSports and Gaming Summit 2016

4 upcoming Filipino indie games you need to keep an eye on

LP stalwart Cagayan gov to join Duterte party

Oct 06, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba is leaving the Liberal Party and switching to President Rodrigo Duterte's PDP-Laban

LP stalwart Cagayan gov to join Duterte party

How we can stop the hate

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:50 PM

'We have already failed when we think of each other as enemies'

How we can stop the hate

Ailing political prisoner from Samar released

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Eastern Visayas NPA leader Renato Baleros Sr and his other comrades are closer to attaining 'freedom' after the historic Oslo peace talks

Ailing political prisoner from Samar released

Oslo Talks: Amnesty for NDF 'prisoners and detainees'

Aug 25, 2016 - 8:11 PM

'We will recommend to the President the issuance of amnesty to all those prisoners and detainees as submitted by the National Democratic Front,' says the government chief negotiator

Oslo Talks: Amnesty for NDF 'prisoners and detainees'

NDF consultants claim torture, 'US FBI presence' in police camps

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:06 PM

The PNP tells the NDF to file the appropriate cases and give details, noting that it does not tolerate wrongdoing by its own men and women

NDF consultants claim torture, 'US FBI presence' in police camps

How to tame your oligarch

Aug 11, 2016 - 12:15 PM

There is only one true cure for oligarchy and the rule of a few – the advent of strong competition in both the market economy and the political sphere

How to tame your oligarch

Should the party-list system go?

Aug 08, 2016 - 12:40 PM

'Seats in the House of Representatives may be taken away by law, but a genuine organization with a real constituency and real advocacies cannot be melted by the mere stroke of a pen'

Should the party-list system go?

SC denies release of CPP leader Tiamzon, 10 others

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Go to the lower court for relief, the High Tribunal tells the Office of the Solicitor General

SC denies release of CPP leader Tiamzon, 10 others

Gloria Arroyo files bill seeking amnesty for communists

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:01 PM

The ex-rebel’s firearms need to be turned over to authorities within 30 days upon the filing of his or her amnesty, according to the Pampanga congresswoman's bill

Gloria Arroyo files bill seeking amnesty for communists

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past, including measures pushing for freedom of information, ending political dynasties, and increasing the pension for SSS members

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?