The Philippines has made progress against corruption in political life but more work is needed to keep the momentum going, President Benigno Aquino 3rd said.
Former Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations of election fraud.
Proceedings against a Philippine politician suspected of being involved in the massacre of 57 people were suspended Wednesday for at least two weeks.
Police have charged 196 people including an ally of President Gloria Arroyo with murder for their involvement in a roadside massacre last November.
The Philippine Justice Department Tuesday recommended 57 counts of murder against Andal Ampatuan Sr. and 197 others in the Nov. 23 massacre of 57 people.
A Philippine mayor on trial for the mass killing of 57 people last year pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an additional 15 murder charges, prosecutors say.
Videotape of the mangled bodies of massacre victims was shown Wednesday at a bail hearing for a Philippine mayor accused of masterminding the killings.
A small-town deputy mayor tried to stop his boss from starting what turned out to be mass murder of 57 people, a hearing has heard.
A local official says he saw the Nov. 23 massacre in the Philippines' Maguindanao province and blamed it on a political family but says he did not participate.
Philippines clan patriarch Andal Ampatuan Sr. ordered the Nov. 23 massacre of 57 people in Maguindanao province, a court witness said Wednesday.
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