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Palace defends 'little-known' administration senatorial bets

THE 12 administration senatorial candidates were chosen based on their track records, a Palace official said Tuesday.

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Aquino names legal counsel as DOJ chief

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has appointed Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as secretary of the Department of Justice, Malacañang said Tuesday.

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Japanese emperor, empress to visit Manila early 2016

JAPAN'S Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are scheduled to visit to the Philippines early next year, a Palace official said Tuesday.

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28 file candidacy on Day 2

TWENTY-eight individuals eyeing national positions filed their certificates of candidacy (COC) on Tuesday, the second day of the five-day filing period in connection with the May 2016 polls.

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Santiago running for president in 2016

MANILA (Updated) -- Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago officially announced Tuesday that she is running for president in the 2016 elections.

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Marcos files COC for vice president

BEFORE a boisterous crowd of supporters, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. filed Tuesday afternoon his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president at the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila.

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Poe, Escudero to file COCs on Thursday afternoon

SENATOR Grace Poe and her running mate Senator Francis Escudero will file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) together on Thursday afternoon, according to a media advisory released by Poe's camp on Tuesday.

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PH welcomes US plan to send ships to West Philippine Sea

THE Philippines on Tuesday welcomed Washington's plans of sending naval ships near China's man-made but disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), saying it is within the concept of international law.

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