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Judges urge SC to strike down taxes on benefits

MANILA - After the Judiciary Employees Association (Judea) and other state workers under the Confederation for the Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage), it's now the turn of Regional Trial Court (RTC) judges to question before the Supreme Court (SC) the Bureau of Internal Revenue's (BIR) move to subject to withholding tax their allowances and benefits.

Cha-cha to also target Binay dynasty?

MANILA – A staunch ally of President Benigno Aquino III at the House of Representatives on Thursday said he plans to file a resolution that will seek to revise some of the political provisions in the Constitution.

MILF takes crucial step on path to pact

MANILA - The Philippines' largest Moro rebel group has taken a crucial step in ending decades of conflict, formally submitting to the president a final proposal for self-rule that both it and the government have agreed on, a presidential adviser said.

Nancy blasts moves to malign family

MANILA – Senator Nancy Binay lamented how yesterday's politically charged Senate hearing went, saying it was held practically to malign her family.

PNoy so unlike Ninoy - lawmaker

MANILA - Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said President Benigno Aquino III’s actions are nowhere near the legacy left by his father, Senator Benigno Aquino III, whose death is being remembered today, August 21.

How Manila port congestion affects businessmen, workers

Patuloy ang problema ng port congestion sa Maynila. Ano na nga ba ang nagiging implikasyon nito sa mga negosyante at mga mangagagawa simula pa noong Pebrero?

Magsaysay awardee is more than a teacher

Randy Halasan spends close to seven hours to reach the school in the remote village of Malamba in the southern Philippine city of Davao where he is assigned to teach.

Cayetano willing to quit if Taguig multicabs overpriced

MANILA - Senator Alan Peter Cayetano dismissed as "completely fabricated and malicious" the plunder and graft cases filed against him and his wife, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano.

COA chief: Projects bid out in phases raise red flags

MANILA - Commission on Audit (COA) Chairman Grace Pulido Tan said a project bid out in phases, such as the allegedly overpriced Makati office and parking building, already raises red flags.

FVR: Iraq extremists training 100 Filipinos

At least 100 Filipinos are reportedly undergoing training with jihadists currently creating havoc in Iraq and Syria, former President Fidel V. Ramos warned on Tuesday.