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Militants in House mull over cutting ties with the majority


The Makabayan bloc, a league of militant party-list groups in Congress, is considering cutting its ties with the Liberal Party-led majority in the House of Representatives and adding its voice to the dwindling minority.

Posted: June 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 party lists fail to get TRO vs Comelec disqualification


Three party-list groups disqualified by the Commission on Elections have failed to immediately secure a temporary restraining order or a status quo ante order from Supreme Court.

Posted: June 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Supreme Court justices to discuss TRO on party-lists’ proclamation

Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno  AP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court is expected to take up in full session (en banc) on Tuesday the controversial order of Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno that stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from proclaiming the five remaining party-list election winners because of a pending petition from a disqualified group representing senior citizens.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec to abide by SC ruling on partylists

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes  FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections will abide by the Supreme Court ruling stopping the proclamation of partylist groups, elections chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. said Wednesday.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

14 party-lists win seats


A controversial group representing overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and another formed by former military mutineers on Friday made it to the first batch of winners of the party-list election.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »