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Philippine poor pay the price for divorce ban

For well-off people like politician Pantaleon Alvarez, getting out of a bad marriage in the Philippines is pricey but feasible -- but for the nation's poorest and most vulnerable citizens it is nearly impossible.

Bebot gets birthday love from staff: ‘You’re awesome!’

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez celebrated his 60th birthday on January 10 and got a Twitter shout-out from his staff. "To our beloved House Speaker, you have always been dedicated to lead your fellow lawmakers and bring change in the lives of…

Goodbye! Floirendo kicked out of CA seat

Davao del Norte 2nd district Rep. Antonio "Tonyboy" Floirendo Jr. has been kicked out of his plum post as PDP-Laban's representative to the powerful Commission of Appointments (CA).