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Pinoys pick Obama in PHL mock elections

By Andrei Medina/GMA News – For the Filipinos who participated in the United States Embassy in Manila’s mock elections on Wednesday, it’s Obama for President. Filipinos in various parts of the Philippines participated in “mock elections” spearheaded by the US Embassy that coincided with the actual US federal elections Read more »

Ram’s mom to Bong Revilla: Keep politics out of murder case

MANILA — The mother of slain actor Ramgen “Ram” Revilla hinted Sunday at political motives behind Senator Bong Revilla’s statements against her daughter, Ma. Ramona Bautista. Ramona, who has been accused as accessory to the killing of her brother Ram, left the country Friday night under a Read more »

Priest turns Pacquiao homecoming into anti-RH bill rally

By Jeannette Andrade, Tina Santos MANILA, Philippines—Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s customary thanksgiving Mass at the Quiapo Church upon his return from another successful bout Saturday, turned into a mini protest rally against the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill.

Humiliation by Trillanes triggered suicide, says ex-PMA head

By Cynthia Balana Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—It all begins and ends with the warrior code. The public humiliation of Angelo Reyes by a junior Cavalier may have driven Angelo Reyes to fire a bullet through his heart, according to retired Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Maligalig, a former superintendent of Read more »

Despondent

FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno Things took an unexpected and tragic turn Tuesday morning. Angelo Reyes, decorated soldier and controversial public servant, took his own life with a bullet to the heart. Outwardly tough and battle-scarred, Reyes was among the last persons one would expect to succumb to the Read more »

Belmonte vows to protect House integrity over Singson case

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte vowed on Wednesday to protect the integrity of the Lower Chamber as it deals with the fallout from the illegal drugs case of Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson.