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Saying there can be no peace without justice, a leader of the House of Representatives wants multiple murder cases filed against members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) responsible for the bloodbath in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25.

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. and two commissioners are retiring today, leaving only four commissioners to lead preparations for the May 2016 general elections.

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada over the weekend lashed out at former President Fidel Ramos, saying the creation of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was the biggest failure of the latter’s administration.

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Certain big business interests will not be allowed to pressure the House of Representatives into passing a watered-down Anti-Trust Bill.

Filipinos will continue to wake up to cold mornings in the first two to three weeks of February.

The military is monitoring movements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao in apparent anticipation of an assault by government forces.

The Supreme Court (SC) is set to rule with finality today on the legality of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), the economic stimulus program designed to accelerate public spending.

The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) stood pat on its claim that international terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, is still alive, denying reports that he was killed by police operatives during the bloody clashes with Muslim rebels in Maguindanao last week.

Malacañang called on the public yesterday to stop finding blame for the massacre of 44 police commandos in Maguindanao, saying this would stand in the way of the government’s long quest for peace in Mindanao.

Suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima can be removed from the service if it is established that he was calling the shots in the operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao that left 44 police commandos dead.

The Air Force has grounded about 20 SF-260 trainer planes after the death of two pilots in a crash in Batangas last Saturday.

Former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief and Muntinlupa City Rep. Rodolfo Biazon reiterated that an all-out war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would not be the solution in attaining peace in Mindanao.

With China’s massive and nearly completed reclamation and infrastructure development activities in the South China Sea, Beijing on Friday said the situation in the disputed territory is “stable.”

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