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A US Marine charged with murder for the death of a Filipino transgender was found guilty yesterday of the lesser offense of homicide and sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.

The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday urged the public not to be left out of the fight against human immunodeficiency virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as part of the observance of World AIDS Day.

President Aquino is facing criticisms for supporting the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the country even as he leads vulnerable nations in seeking global support in addressing the effects of climate change.

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US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton will remain in detention at the Armed Forces headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City despite his conviction yesterday for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in October last year.

Ombudsman prosecutors have lodged graft charges against former Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) president Winston Garcia and 10 other former executives of the agency before the Sandiganbayan.

Former Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) general manager Al Vitangcol III has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan after the Office of the Ombudsman accused him of having a role in the anomalous grant of a multimillion-dollar contract to maintain rail services in 2012 and 2013.

President Aquino has called for global bayanihan to address the impact of climate change, saying no effort by a single country is enough to solve the problem.

He’s a womanizer who is worse than a dictator and does not deserve to lead the country, Catholic bishops said yesterday after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte cursed Pope Francis in public.

The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec)’s “No Bio, No Boto” rule requiring voters to have their biometrics data taken before they would be allowed to vote in the May 2016 general elections.

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Grace Poe lost round one in her battle to qualify for the 2016 presidential race, but she vowed to continue fighting.

A division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday disqualified Poe from the presidential race for not meeting the constitutional residency requirement for presidential candidates.

In a 34-page resolution, the Comelec’s Second Division granted the petition filed by former Government Service Insurance System chief legal counsel Estrella Elamparo seeking to disqualify Poe for lack of residency.

Vice President Jejomar Binay hit yesterday the Department of Agriculture (DA)’s underutilization of a P1-billion fund intended to help small farmers and fishermen in the country.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has accredited the Filipino Family Party (FFP) as among the party-list groups in the country that can participate in next year’s election, Rep. Roy Señeres said here Sunday.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte yesterday apologized but denied cursing Pope Francis in his speech during the proclamation rally of Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban).