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Estrada won't accept pardon in case of guilty sentence

Former Philippines President Joseph Estrada is seen in San Juan City Metro Manila in this June 30, 2007 file photo. Estrada is confident he will be acquitted of plunder charges when an anti-corruption court delivers its verdict within the next week or so. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo/Files

Jamby warms up to Migz’s ‘bottom’

By AUREA CALICA – Sen. Jamby Madrigal made neophyte Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri blush when she commented on his “bottom” before interpellating him on his privilege speech about global warming. Since Madrigal’s rostrum was at the back portion of the Senate session hall and Zubiri stood at the one in Read more »

President Arroyo's State of the Nation Address

MALACANANG, JULY 23, 2007 (Office of the Press Secretary) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address joint opening session of the 14th Congress, July 23, 2007 Thank you. Thank you, very much Speaker De Venecia, Senate President Villar, other newly elected leaders of both Houses, congratulations to you, Read more »

Arroyo report: Philippines on right track

President Arroyo on Monday said she sees the Philippines “well on its way” to becoming a developed country by the end of her term in 2010. Mrs. Arroyo, wearing a red Filipiniana dress, walked to the House of Representatives’ plenary hall accompanied by Senators Lito Lapid and Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Her Read more »

Human Security Act – Philippines anti-terror law imposed

The Philippines has introduced an anti-terrorism law in what activists say is a “new dark age” for human rights. Officials say the Human Security Act, which came into force on Sunday, will protect the Southeast Asian country from “terror” attacks.

COMELEC proclaims Zubiri for 12th senatorial slot

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Saturday finally proclaimed Team Unity candidate Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri as the 12th winning senatorial candidate in the May mid-term elections. Zubiri was proclaimed 11:40 a.m. Saturday at the COMELEC main office in Intramuros, Manila.