PHL slips 10 notches in 2017 corruption perception index

The Philippines slipped to 111th place among 180 countries in the 2017 report of the Corruption Perceptions Index of Transparency International. Previously, the country ranked...

DOH readying civil suit against Sanofi–Duque

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday vowed to exhaust all legal remedies against drug firm Sanofi Pasteur, amid DOH’s preparations for the filing of...

PET issues gag order on VP poll protest

A GAG order has been issued by the Supreme Court (SC) sitting as the  Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) preventing the camps of former Sen....

Palace extends PNP chief’s term ‘indefinitely’

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald M. dela Rosa, backed by a fresh presidential mandate to lead the police force, on Thursday declared...

US intel report on Duterte, PHL democracy ‘myopic, speculative’

Malacañang refuted on Wednesday the WorldWide Threat Assessment report of the US Intelligence Community, which listed President Duterte as one of the Southeast Asian...

DOJ formally asks court to tag CPP and NPA as terrorist groups

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday filed a petition before the regional trial court in Manila to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)...

Saguisag urges congressional  approval of HR defenders bill

Human-rights advocates asked Congress on Wednesday to front-load passage of the  human-rights  defenders (HRDs) bill filed by detained Sen. Leila  M. de Lima in a bid...

Dela Rosa elated, saddened by another PNP term extension PNP

NATIONAL Police chief Director General Ronald M. dela Rosa welcomed on Wednesday his reported extension of term by President Duterte, even as he professed...

Senators raise some questions on P18-billion Navy frigate deal

Sen. Joseph Victor G. Ejercito expressed disbelief over the insistence of a foreign supplier to dictate on a buyer what weapons system should be...

SC sets aside ‘woman’s honor’ doctrine in resolving rape cases

A DIVISION of the Supreme Court (SC) has issued a ruling that set aside the 58-year-old “woman’s honor” doctrine in resolving rape cases. In a 20-page...

Defense officials clear Duterte’s top aide in P15.7-billion frigate deal

Defense officials, under questioning by Senate probers on Monday, sought to clear Palace Special Assistant Christopher “Bong” Go from allegations of anomalies linking President Duterte’s...

BIR reveals ‘discrepancies’ in CJ Sereno’s tax records

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday said it has found some “discrepancies” in the tax records of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno. During the...

NFA rice shortage worries Eastern Visayas residents

TACLOBAN CITY—The Eastern Visayas regional office of the National Food Authority (NFA) has suspended selling rice to its accredited retailers due to diminishing rice...

Suspected ISIS ‘commander,’ Filipina partner nabbed in Malate police raid

AN Egyptian, who is reportedly a “commander” of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and his Filipina partner were arrested by security...

Go seen baring it all in Senate frigate-deal probe

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence T. Go has “nothing to hide” and the public may expect him to “tell all” in  Monday’s...

‘Whiff of corruption’ finished Duterte ally

President Duterte sacked Social Security System (SSS) Commissioner Jose Gabriel La Viña for demanding a P26-million budget to fund his “social media” project, among...

Ombudsman to Solgen Calida: You should have known better

The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday confirmed that the fact-finding or field investigation on the complaint filed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV against President Duterte...

Malacañang invokes ‘urgency’ of INC head’s appointment  

Malacañang has taken exceptions to insinuations that the appointment of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo was done to return the favor given...

Renewal of DMCI’s mining port permit puts 2 ex-PPA executives in...

THE Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the filing of graft charges against the former general manager of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) and...

POEA warns OFWs of ‘bogus’ China jobs

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) cautioned Filipino workers who are working in Macau against those who are offering employment in mainland China. In a...