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UNHCR: Hats off to Philippines for stand on refugees

MANILA - History can attest to the fact that the Philippines was ahead of its time in recognizing the plight of refugees and the politically persecuted, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.

READ: BBL draft approved by House ad hoc committee

Read the Bangsamoro Basic Law substitute bill that was approved by the House ad hoc committee.

Why most Pinoy voters don't pick tandems

MANILA - As the country's leading politicians weigh their options for the presidency and vice presidency in the 2016 elections, an analyst and a veteran politician remind everyone that Filipinos don't usually pick their top leaders based on tandems.

Philippine internet speed: So slow and so far behind

The Philippines is way behind other countries in the Asian region where the fastest and second fastest Internet speeds in the world are found. In the latest Ookla household download index, the Philippines ranks 21st out of 22 countries in Asia, trailed only by war-torn Afghanistan.

House ad hoc panel OKs revised BBL, en toto

MANILA (1st UPDATE) The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law has officially adopted for endorsement to the plenary a substitute bill for the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

Supplier of 'antiquated' military choppers was favored: witness

MANILA -- The P1.25-billion contract to supply the Philippine military with refurbished utility helicopters was ''tailor-fitted'' for a company favored by certain officials of the Department of National Defense, according to a person who claimed to have personal knowledge of the deal.  

'Filipino voters don't pick tandems'

MANILA - As the country's leading politicians weigh their options for the presidency and vice presidency in the 2016 elections, an analyst and a veteran politician reminded everyone that Filipinos don't usually pick their top leaders based on tandems.

LIST: Top 10 richest senators

Philippine senators are a wealthy lot, at least according to their own declarations in their Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs).

LOOK: Quezon City areas affected by Valley Fault

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake that can strike anytime in the West Valley Fault (WVF) can kill more than 5,500 people and leave more than 23,000 others injured in Quezon City alone, according to scientists. Is your house on top of the quake fault zone?

Will Saguisag vote for Binay? It depends

MANILA - Will former Senator Renato Saguisag vote for Vice-President Jejomar Binay when he runs for president in 2016?