Alleged ‘pork barrel queen’ Napoles provisionally covered by Witness Protection Program

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles has been provisionally covered by the Witness Protection Program as of February 27. This is according to documents...

Probe deployment of unqualified OFWs to Mideast – Ople Center to POEA

A non-government organization that provides assistance to distressed overseas Filipino workers called on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to crack down on licensed recruitment agencies that continue to deploy unqualified and ill-prepared job applicants as domestic workers overseas particularly for the Middle East.
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Harry Roque’s former NGO rebuts Malacañang arguments on ICC

The Center for International Law (Centerlaw) on Thursday said President Duterte's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court gives the false impression that...

Bong Go gets Duterte’s go-ahead for a Senate run; backers launch ‘campaign’

Three members of the Duterte Cabinet will likely join the administration's senatorial ticket in 2019, with his closest aide, Secretary Christopher "Bong" Go, getting solid presidential clearance for it.

NOT SO FAST | Why PH’s ICC withdrawal can’t be soon, and why Duterte can’t avoid probe

while the Duterte administration is in a hurry to get out of the treaty that was ratified via the Philippine Senate's concurrence on August 23, 2011, the process of withdrawing takes time and will not preclude ICC from investigating the President's war on drugs campaign.

Concom votes to allow only two relatives to run in the same elections

The Consultative Committee (Concom) tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution on Tuesday voted to allow only two relatives within the second degree of consanguinity and affinity to run in the same elections. However, they can only run for one national post and one local position.
The United States handed over six surveillance drones to its ally the Philippines on Tuesday, as part of efforts to boost its ability to tackle a growing threat from Islamist militants and to respond to natural disasters.

WATCH | Sereno bucks SC workers’ call for her to resign, warns vs ‘extraconstitutional adventurism’

MANILA - At the Monday morning flag raising, some 300 court employees wore red shirts and a representative of the SC Employees Association read...

Drug raps vs Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, others dropped

The Department of Justice has cleared alleged drug lord Peter Go Lim, confessed drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co and more than 20 others from drug-trafficking charges in a resolution made public on Monday but dated since Dec. 20 last year.

Palace task force identifies gunman in slay of broadcaster Christopher Lozada, raps set

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) announced on Monday that the suspected gunman of slain broadcaster Christopher Iban Lozada has been positively identified by an eyewitness.

Concom votes to regulate, rather than totally ban, political dynasties up to second degree

The Consultative Committee reviewing the 1987 Constitution on Monday voted ten to nine to regulate political dynasties, as opposed to a total ban on political dynasties. They also voted to extend the regulation on political dynasties up to the second degree of consanguinity and affinity, as opposed to the third and fourth degrees.

China’s determination to maintain peace in disputed territory ‘unchangeable, sincere’ – foreign affairs chief

Chinese Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi said China is always firm and has consistently dealt with the South China Sea issue responsively, taking into account the interests of its people, the facts of the history, the regional peace and the international rule of law.

Makati donates school uniforms, supplies, food packs to Marawi schoolchildren

The City of Makati has donated new school uniforms, school supplies and food packs for thousands of schoolchildren displaced in Marawi, where a five-month siege last year destroyed many public schools and houses.