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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV believes that Vice President Jejomar Binay may no longer run for president in 2016 due to the corruption allegations against him.

Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr  ordered on Monday the temporary suspension of all discussions and hearings related to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law at the Senate.

At least 27 members of the elite police Special Action Force (SAF) were reported killed and eight captured in clashes yesterday with the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in this province.

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A Catholic archbishop urged yesterday the Sandiganbayan to free detained former President and Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and “let justice prevail over the plunder case filed against her.”

Lawmakers crossed party lines yesterday in vouching for the accuracy of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines used during the last two elections even as they hit groups that they said want to revert to manual counting of votes in the 2016 polls.

The four remaining commissioners of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) may have to choose among themselves who will be the acting poll chief when Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. retires next week.

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) yesterday said the P52.1-million fine imposed on Cebu Air Inc. (Cebu Pacific) would not be used to compensate passengers affected by flight delays and cancellations during the Christmas holidays.

President Aquino’s request for special powers to address a looming power shortage this summer continues to face uncertainty as the Senate still has not scheduled a hearing on the issue.

Malacañang is supporting a proposal in Congress to investigate the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s reported use of funds from the conditional cash transfer (CCT) program to billet Metro Manila street dwellers in a resort in Nasugbu, Batangas during the five-day visit of Pope Francis last week.

Terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) was tagged as the brains behind a reported attempt to assassinate Pope Francis during his visit in Manila and Tacloban last week, a source said yesterday.

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was the biggest spender in the chamber in 2013, with audited expenses of P73.891 million out of his office’s annual budget.

Vice President Jejomar Binay said yesterday he is standing by his son, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr., in the face of the Senate’s threat to arrest the city’s officials for their refusal to heed the summons of the Blue Ribbon sub-committee.

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