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UN working group recommends bail for Arroyo, but will Sandiganbayan listen?

UN working group recommends bail for Arroyo, but will Sandiganbayan listen?

Former president and current Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo scored a major victory after the United Nations (UN)¬†Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an opinion rebuffing the Philippine government for keeping her detained and for continuously denying petitions for bail over the years. Citing an email update from international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin-Clooney, Arroyo’s lawyer

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A Duterte-Marcos tandem for 2016 makes perfect sense, politically speaking

With just a week left to go before the official filing of candidacies, we now have a better idea of who’s in and who’s out as far as the 2016 presidential race is concerned. Yesterday, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo was officially announced as the running-mate of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas. Earlier today,

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TUWAD NA DAAN: ‘Playgirls’ turn up the heat during Liberal Party event in Laguna

An event meant to celebrate the 58th birthday of Rep. Benjie Agarao of Laguna last September 30 is now the subject of intense criticism from netizens. Videos and photos taken during the event show scantily-clad women dancing provocatively in front of still-unidentified men. The dancers are part of the all-female group ‘Playgirls.’ According to the

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Will Cayetano be Duterte’s running mate for 2016?

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano has announced his vice presidential bid for the May 2016 elections. The senator made the declaration in a press conference in Davao City Tuesday afternoon. Cayetano’s choice of location for his announcement is revealing since the city’s mayor, Rodrigo Duterte, is being considered a leading presidential contender. Duterte has earlier announced

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Duterte reconsiders decision not to run as president as his supporters gather at Luneta

Will he or won’t he? Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appeared to be reconsidering his earlier decision not to run for the presidency during the May 2016 national and local elections after thousands of his supporters gathered at the Luneta Park in Manila yesterday. “I hear your clamor loud and clear. I know you want