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DFA won’t appeal
United States stand

The Philippines will not appeal the US refusal to grant it custody of a US Marine who is accused of murdering a Filipino transgender woman, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.…

Congressman, pols
own Bilibid guns

Several firearms found in the “kubol” (quarters) of Peter Co, one of the high-profile inmates in the New Bilibid Prison, were registered separately in the names of a congressman, a barangay councilman, a former candidate for representative and a…

Don’t let
pols use you

President Aquino on Thursday exhorted the Armed Forces of the Philippines, of which he is Commander in Chief, to “remain on the side of the people” as the 2016 elections draws near, warning of political personalities who would want to…

Congress heads
pat themselves

As Congress adjourned for its Christmas break this week, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. sang the praises of the House of Representatives for the “good work done in the past year” while Senate President Franklin Drilon rhapsodized over the recent improvement…

Simbang Gabi
at the Gesu

The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This year, INQUIRER.net is webcasting the Masses at the Church of the Gesu, inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. Thursday…

Drilon urges DFA
to revise VFA

Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody…

Power consumers
to get P5-B refund

The Court of Appeals ordered the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to automatically refund consumers some P5 billion that it will recover from the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (Psalm).…

Arroyo undergoes
breast exam

Former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo went to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) Thursday afternoon to undergo a digital mammogram. …

Vhong Navarro
tops Google PH

Actor-TV host Vhong Navarro leads the 2014 top 10 list of the most searched items on Google in the country, the search engine giant recently revealed in its “Year in Search” report. …

US rejects
PH demand

After pledging to cooperate with the Philippines in the prosecution of a US Marine accused of murdering a Filipino transgender woman, the United States on Wednesday decided to play hardball and rejected Manila’s demand for the custody of the serviceman…

Bilibid VIPs
tipped off on raid

Prison guards helped hide the quarters of so-called Very Important Prisoners and misled agents of the National Bureau of Investigation, who swooped down on New Bilibid Prison on Monday to look for evidence that would link them to the illegal…

US, Cuba declare
historic thaw in ties

The United States and Cuba made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off Wednesday, moving to revive diplomatic ties and launch measures to ease a five-decade US trade embargo.…

3 justices’ quit
bid junked

Finish what you have started. The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday turned down the request of three of their colleagues to back out of the plunder and graft cases of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, saying the reasons the three raised were “not…

Simbang Gabi
at the Gesu

The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This year, INQUIRER.net is webcasting the Masses at the Church of the Gesu, inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. Wednesday…

‘I saw death
so close’

“The man with big boots kept on looking for students and pumping bullets into their bodies. I lay as still as I could and closed my eyes, waiting to get shot again." …

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