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President Aquino asks for ‘deep understanding’ over Mamasapano fiasco

Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Written by
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In what is bound to be his last pronouncement over the botched police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, President Aquino, during the graduation rites of the Philippine National Police Academy, asked: “How can guesswork, instead of facts, help clarify this issue?” “Let me emphasize: I would not have allowed those in our uniformed services to embark on a suicide mission. If…Read More »

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Teachers, OFWs join calls for President Aquino’s resignation

Friday, 20 February 2015 | Written by
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Teachers and members of the academe from major colleges and universities added their voice to the growing sentiment calling for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III. launched the “Save Our Nation: Aquino Resign!” Movement” this week – led by teachers and academicians from major universities and schools. Faculty members from the Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, Mapua Institute…Read More »

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Miriam blasts Purisima for meddling in Mamasapano operation

Saturday, 14 February 2015 | Written by
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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday slammed resigned Phiippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima for meddling in the Mamasapano operation despite being under preventive suspension. “You’re under preventive suspension and yet you were still dipping your finger in the pie. You were participating at none of your business at that time,” Santiago told Purisima during the third day of the…Read More »

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Bangsamoro law may hit a snag at Senate

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | Written by
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The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be delayed at the Senate as the process by which the law’s constitutionality issues should be resolved remains unclear. Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said a third committee headed by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago will also tackle the constitutional aspects of the measure, creating a new hurdle to the law’s passage. Santiago’s…Read More »

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Pope Francis to PH leaders: end corruption

Saturday, 17 January 2015 | Written by
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Pope Francis has urged Philippine leaders to end corruption and listen to the voice of the poor. “It bids us break the bonds of injustice and oppression which give rise to glaring, scandalous, social inequalities. Reforming the social structures which perpetuate poverty and the exclusion of the poor first requires a conversion of mind and heart,” Pope Francis said in…Read More »

All set for Pope Francis visit in Manila

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Written by

Preparations are underway as Filipinos anticipate the visit of Pope Francis from Jan. 15 to 19 where at least six million are expected to flock the Jan. 18 mass at Quirino Grandstand alone. “The President believes that we can ensure an orderly and meaningful visit by our beloved Holy Father with the cooperation of everyone,” Presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma Jr.…Read More »

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Smartmatic bags P1.2B poll machines repair contract amid issues

Friday, 9 January 2015 | Written by
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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has chosen Smartmatic-Total Information Management Corp. to refurbish the 80,000 precint count optical scan (PCOS) machines that will be used in the May 2016 presidential polls. Voting 5-2, the poll body has opted on Sunday to give the P1.2 billion repair contract to Smartmatic despite concerns raised by electoral watchdogs. A Philstar.com source said the…Read More »

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Aquino: No pork in 2015 budget

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 | Written by
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President Benigno S. Aquino III has assured the public that there will be no “pork” in the newly signed 2.606 trillion budget for 2015. “We want to bring benefits to our bosses immediately — now na,” Aquino said in an Interaksyon.com report. Aquino also signed a P22.4 billion supplemental budget that would cover reconstruction project for areas hit by typhoon…Read More »

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President Benigno Aquino III Christmas Message 2014

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 | Written by
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Tuwing sasapit ang Pasko, ginugunita natin ang araw na isinilang si Hesukristong ating tagapagligtas at ang wagas Niyang pagmamahal sa sanlibutan. Mula sa Kanyang kapanganakan, itinuro na ng Panginoon ang halaga ng kababaang-loob. Imbes na sa isang mansyon o sa marangyang lugar, pinili Niyang dumating sa atin sa payak na sabsaban. Bilang Mesiyas, binigyan Niya ng pag-asa ang naliligaw ng…Read More »

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US rejects PH request for custody of Pemberton over Laude case

Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Written by
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The United States has rejected the Philippine government’s request for custody of a US Marine tagged in the killing of Jennifer Laude last October 11. In a statement issued Wednesday, the US embassy in Manila said the US will retain custody of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton as stated in the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following a Philippine trial…Read More »

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