Category Archives: Politics

Chiz quits 2 Senate panels ahead of 2016 budget delibs

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Written by

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero quit two powerful Senate committees on Tuesday ahead of the deliberations on the proposed 2016 national budget. Escudero, who is eyeing a higher political post next year, said he resigned from the Senate finance and oversight committees out of “delicadeza.” “Ang rason na ‘binigay ko sa kanya ay delicadeza, dahil seryosong pinag-iisipan ko [ang] pagtakbo sa…Read More »

Gov’t preparation for Aquino’s last SONA in full swing

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Written by

Five days to go before President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his sixth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 27,  preparations at the House of Representatives are in full swing. Workers started repairs inside the Congress session hall where President Aquino is scheduled to deliver his final address to the nation on Monday. According to Congress public relations and information bureau…Read More »

Militant solon Neri Colmares considers running for Senate

Tuesday, 7 July 2015 | Written by

Different groups urged Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares to run for the Senate on 2016 elections on Tuesday, July 7. Their basis? As her relative, actress Angel Locsin puts it, “As election looms, there are many politicians who would claim that they are against corruption. But most of the time, these are mere campaign slogans. We need someone who…Read More »

Junjun Binay vacates post at Makati City Hall

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Written by

Makati City Mayor Junjun Binay “temporarily” vacated his post at the Makati City Hall as the Court of Appeals deferred its action on Binay’s petition for restraining order over the Ombudsman’s suspension order against him, Previously, Binay had refused to leave his post, defying the Ombudsman’s second preventive suspension order in connection with corruption allegations as thousands of supporters massed up at the…Read More »

[#CelebratePride] Same sex marriage up to lawmakers – Valte

Sunday, 28 June 2015 | Written by

Deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte said it is up to lawmakers to decide on same-sex marriage in the country, following a United States Supreme Court ruling last Friday legalizing such in all of its 50 states.   “Some legal experts are of view that you need to change the Constitution to be able to allow same sex marriages; some say…Read More »

VP Binay bolts Aquino’s Cabinet

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 | Written by

Vice President Jejomar Binay has tendered his resignation from President Benigno Aquino III’s Cabinet, a move which was confirmed by Malacanang. Office of the Vice President media affairs head Joey Salgado said Binay’s resignation, which was conveyed through a letter addressed to the President, was irrevocable and effective immediately. Palace Communications Sec. Herminio Coloma Jr. said Executive Secretary Pacquito Ochoa…Read More »

Gov’t peace panel hit for not consulting all stakeholders in BBL

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | Written by

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Monday received flak from senators for allegedly failing to consult all stakeholders in the crafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). During the Senate deliberations on the BBL, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said there would have been no confusion with the measure if proper consultations were held…Read More »

Grace Poe leads SWS survey for VP

Friday, 24 April 2015 | Written by

Senator Grace Poe-Llamanzares is the top choice to become Vice President in the 2016 polls. This is the result of a March 20-23 Social Weather Station’s survey among 1,200 adults nationwide. According to a Business World online report, 26 percent or about one in every four Filipinos automatically chose Poe to run for vice presidency. Next is the list were…Read More »

[FULL TEXT] Speech of President Benigno Aquino III during the commencement exercises of Philippine National Police Academy

Thursday, 26 March 2015 | Written by

SPEECH OF PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO III During the commencement exercises of Philippine National Police Academy Lakandula Class of 2015 Silang, Cavite March 26, 2015 Magandang tanghali po sa inyong lahat. Ngayong araw po, minamarkahan natin ang pagtawid ng 246 miyembro ng PNPA “LAKANDULA” Class of 2015 patungo sa pagiging miyembro ng ating unipormadong hanay. Kasama ang inyong mga magulang at…Read More »

Palace denies collapse; Aquino says critics behind rumors

Sunday, 22 March 2015 | Written by

President Benigno Aquino III said his ‘political enemies’ are responsible for spreading false rumors that he fainted and was nearly unconscious at Malacanang last Friday. Aquino, who said he was at the firing range on Saturday, was quoted as saying in a Gulf News report, “I am not new in politics. I’m torn between responding (or not) to people who…Read More »

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