Category Archives: Politics

Groups mark Bonifacio Day with protest vs Aquino’s policies

Monday, 1 December 2014 | Written by

President Aquino on Sunday joined the nation in commemorating revolutionary Andres Bonifacio’s 151st birth anniversary, citing his sacrifice for the country’s freedom. ”Now, 151 years after his birth, our history and identity, tested by the many challenges we have overcome, we unite as one nation to remember his sacrifice and desire to see us take charge of our destiny,” Aquino…Read More »

Palace: Ona didn’t quit, only extends leave

Saturday, 29 November 2014 | Written by

Malacanang denied on Friday that Health Secretary Enrique Ona has resigned over the controversial purchase of an anti-pneumonia vaccine, saying he only extended his month-long leave of absence. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President has yet to study Ona’s report on the health department’s purchase of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine 10 instead of the reportedly more cost-effective PCV-13. “My…Read More »

US may not help PH in South China sea dispute – Solgen

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Written by

Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said in the recent Supreme Court oral arguments that the United States may not come to the Philippines’ aid in case of an attack due to a long standing dispute in West Philippine sea. “I just want you to understand that even if we declare EDCA constitutional, it does not mean the US will defend us,…Read More »

2015 national budget challenged before SC

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Written by

A former lawmaker has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to declare the 2015 national budget as unconstitutional for retaining pork barrel funds. In his petition, former Iloilo Rep. Augusto Syjuco Jr. said the lump sum funds contained in the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for next years’ budget are similar to the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) and the…Read More »

Escudero wants 2015 budget revised; P91.82 B to be affected

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Written by

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said on Tuesday would be made in the P2.6-trullion national budget for 2015 that will affect around P91.82 billion. Escudero, who chairs the Senate finance committee, said adjustments will be made to avoid the resurrection of pork barrel funds, including the Aquino government’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “None of this will be pork in whatever name…Read More »

Aquino admin’s rating bounces back – SWS

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 | Written by

Public satisfaction with the Aquino administration’s performance rebounded last quarter after hitting a record low during the previous quarter, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Results of the Sept. 26-29 nationwide survey showed that more than half of Filipinos (59 percent) were satisfied while 24 percent were dissatisfied, resulting in a net score of +35 “good” rating.…Read More »

Palace mum on details of Aquino-Binay meet

Sunday, 19 October 2014 | Written by

Malacanang keeps its lips zipped on the recent private meeting between President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay, dismissing the meeting as “normal.” “They have many chances to meet in official functions and they have known each other for a long time. Maybe it is normal or natural that they often meet away from the public spotlight,” Palace Communications Secretary…Read More »

Murder complaint filed vs US Marine tagged in Jennifer Laude slay

Friday, 17 October 2014 | Written by

The sister of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the transgender woman found dead in a motel in Olongapo City last Saturday, has filed a murder complaint against the US soldier implicated in the killing. The case against Private 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton of the US Marine Corps was filed Thursday by Marilou Laude, who was accompanied by lawyer Harry Roque and…Read More »

Groups seek justice for killed transgender

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Written by

Different groups now calls for justice following after the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey Laude, also known as “Jennifer.” Laude was found dead last Saturday, October 11, in a motel in Olongapo City. The alleged suspect was a US Marine, Pvt. 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was seen with Laude leaving a bar. In a statement, Gabriela Women’s Partylist Rep.…Read More »

6 out of 10 reject Aquino’s term extension – survey

Friday, 3 October 2014 | Written by

Six out of 10 Filipinos said they do not want a second term for President Aquino through amendments to the 1987 Constitution, Pulse Asia’s latest survey shows. The survey, which was conducted from Sept. 8 – 15, said 62 percent do not want Aquino in power beyond 2016 while only 38 percent favor a second term for Aquino. “This is…Read More »

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