By Tarra Quismundo
Upholding civil liberties, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional part of a Commission on Elections resolution setting tighter airtime limits on political ads, in a decision on Tuesday that made permanent a temporary restraining order the court issued a month before the 2013 midterm elections.
By Philip C. Tubeza
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has created a fact-finding committee to investigate a Quezon City printing firm for allegedly illegally printing ballots for the midterm elections.
By Joey Gabieta
The police and military arrested around 700 supporters of a defeated mayoral candidate of Baybay City in Leyte early Monday morning for reportedly throwing stones at policemen, injuring several, and for damaging government property during a 3 p.m. rally on Sunday.
By Tonette Orejas
Rodolfo “Bong” Pineda is usually elusive, especially when “jueteng,” an illegal numbers racket that is a known source of payola to authorities, is in the news. But basking in the glow of the political power of his wife and children is fine with Pineda, one of the country’s suspected jueteng lords.
By Erika Sauler
Once convicted of plunder, then pardoned to be set free, Joseph “Erap” Estrada, who was elected Manila mayor in May, vowed to combat corruption on Sunday and paint an honorable image of Manila after being sworn in as chief executive of the country’s capital.