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Minda News
Only 39 session days left for BBL before Congress goes on recessDAVAO CITY (MindaNews /05 August) — Can Congress still pass a Bangsamoro Basic
Only 39 session days left for BBL before Congress goes on recess
Minda News / Posted 6 hours ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /05 August) — Can Congress still pass a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that is “mutually acceptable” to the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that signed the peace agreements, given that there are only 39... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Honesty and integrity: Keystone of a good leaderNow that the President has anointed his close friend DILG Secretary Manuel ‘Mar
Honesty and integrity: Keystone of a good leader
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 hours ago
Now that the President has anointed his close friend DILG Secretary Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas to succeed him in the 2016 presidential elections, the battle lines are clear. At this point, survey results can be thrown out the window because it’s a whole new... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
The Davao debacleFor now, at least, it’s a two-man race. A rematch between Jejomar Binay, now Vi
The Davao debacle
Manila Standard Today / Posted 15 hours ago
For now, at least, it’s a two-man race. A rematch between Jejomar Binay, now Vice President and former ally of Malacanang, and Mar Roxas, currently the chosen successor of President Noynoy Aquino and the Chief Executive’s former running mate. Other... Read more
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Rappler
Leni Robredo on VP race: 'Too soon'MAR'S VP? Rep Leni Robredo and Gov Vilma Santos-Recto sit beside administration
Leni Robredo on VP race: 'Too soon'
Rappler / Posted 20 hours ago
MAR'S VP? Rep Leni Robredo and Gov Vilma Santos-Recto sit beside administration bet Mar Roxas and President Benigno Aquino III during a gather of LP allies and supporters on August 4, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau MANILA,... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
2016 polls a referendumTHE anointment of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas as the pres
2016 polls a referendum
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
THE anointment of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas as the presidential candidate of President Benigno Aquino III raises a lot of questions. First, who will Roxas’ running mate be? His options seems to be Senator Grace Poe, Batangas... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
VP: Purge list of CCT beneficiariesVice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday said the Conditonal Cash Transfer (CCT)
VP: Purge list of CCT beneficiaries
Manila Standard Today / Posted 2 days ago
Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday said the Conditonal Cash Transfer (CCT) program should be insulated from politics and not used to buy votes for administration candidates. Binay said he will continue a “reformed” CCT program by purging it of... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Govt vows action on Yolanda rebuilding after UN criticismMANILA -- Malacanang on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displa
Govt vows action on Yolanda rebuilding after UN criticism
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA -- Malacanang on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate." President Benigno Aquino III's spokesman... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace thanks UN for good words for PH on response to 'Yolanda'MALACANANG expressed gratitude to United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Bey
Palace thanks UN for good words for PH on response to 'Yolanda'
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
MALACANANG expressed gratitude to United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani who commended the Philippines for its effective response to the devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. Beyani praised the Philippine... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Can Roxas be his own man?And so it came to pass. Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Araneta
Can Roxas be his own man?
Manila Standard Today / Posted 4 days ago
And so it came to pass. Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Araneta Roxas II was named the ruling Liberal Party’s official candidate for President in 2016. After months of hemming and hawing, President Benigno Aquino III finally announced... Read more
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The Daily Guardian
Freedom of Information Bill: in its death throes?SOME say that the president’s not mentioning the Freedom of Information Bill as
Freedom of Information Bill: in its death throes?
The Daily Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
SOME say that the president’s not mentioning the Freedom of Information Bill as a priority during his last State of the Nation address last Monday was the nail in the coffin of this piece of legislation. I may not agree 100 per cent with this... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Truth and optimismThe sixth and last State-of-the-Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino I
Truth and optimism
Manila Standard Today / Posted 5 days ago
The sixth and last State-of-the-Nation Address of President Benigno S. Aquino III last Monday was supposed to be truthful and optimistic. That was how the dutiful Secretary Sonny Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office described... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Erap takes Poe to INCIs former President and current Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada still pushing the p
Erap takes Poe to INC
Manila Standard Today / Posted 5 days ago
Is former President and current Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada still pushing the presidential bid of his United Nationalist Alliance party-mate Vice President Jejomar Binay? Or is Estrada now backing another bet – Senator Grace Poe – in next year’s... Read more
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Minda News
BTC rejects HB 5811; urges Congress to pass BBL “in its original form”DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) tha
BTC rejects HB 5811; urges Congress to pass BBL “in its original form”
Minda News / Posted 6 days ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) that crafted the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) has virtually rejected the substitute bill of the House of Representatives as it passed a resolution Wednesday, July 29, to... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Moving onYou may remember Roselle Nacino, the young widow of PO2 Nicky Nacino, one of th
Moving on
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
You may remember Roselle Nacino, the young widow of PO2 Nicky Nacino, one of the 44 Special Action Force commandos killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last January 25. Roselle was the SAF wife who was still able to talk to her husband and his equally... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
A lousy speechThat was the lousiest State-of-the-Nation Address I have ever heard. To begin w
A lousy speech
Manila Standard Today / Posted 6 days ago
That was the lousiest State-of-the-Nation Address I have ever heard. To begin with, the President showed disrespect to his listeners by speaking for more than two hours. The duty to report on the state of the nation is mandated by the Constitution... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Chiz: No regrets supporting VP BinayMANILA - Senator Francis Escudero, who is rumored to be running for higher offi
Chiz: No regrets supporting VP Binay
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 7 days ago
MANILA - Senator Francis Escudero, who is rumored to be running for higher office in 2016, said Wednesday he has no regrets supporting the vice-presidential candidacy of Jejomar Binay in 2010. Escudero came out in TV ads in 2010 supporting the... Read more
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Minda News
House resumes BBL interpellation on Aug. 4; still no substitute bill at the SenateDAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – The House of Representatives will resume the i
House resumes BBL interpellation on Aug. 4; still no substitute bill at the Senate
Minda News / Posted 7 days ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – The House of Representatives will resume the interpellation period for House Bill 5811, the substitute bill to the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Tuesday, August 4, Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chair of... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Midnight deal at HGC?Could outgoing officials of government agency Home Guaranty Corporation (HGC) b
Midnight deal at HGC?
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
Could outgoing officials of government agency Home Guaranty Corporation (HGC) be engaged in so-called “midnight deals” so they can have pabaon when they leave office? This seems to be what some lawmakers are hinting at when they questioned HGC... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Far from realityWHEN President Aquino rattled off his administration’s alleged achievements dur
Far from reality
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
WHEN President Aquino rattled off his administration’s alleged achievements during his last State-of-the-Nation Address which lasted for two-hour and 15 minutes, I thought he was talking about another country. He started by rattling off the many... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Aquino plays catch-up on FOIPresident Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday asked Congress to pass the Freedom of I
Aquino plays catch-up on FOI
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday asked Congress to pass the Freedom of Information bill in his budget message to lawmakers but not after drawing criticisms for his failure to push for the measure during his delivery of the State of the Nation... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
All about the moneyIt’s all about the money, still. No wonder the members of Congress were hell-be
All about the money
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
It’s all about the money, still. No wonder the members of Congress were hell-bent on applauding more often than the President could dissolve into fits of Marlboro-induced coughing. The State-of-the-Nation Address is traditionally an appeal by the... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Coloma: He already said he’d carry it to the graveA SPOKESMAN for President Benigno Aquino III said that while he did not mention
Coloma: He already said he’d carry it to the grave
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
A SPOKESMAN for President Benigno Aquino III said that while he did not mention the Mamasapano massacre of 44 police commandos in his State-of-the-Nation Address, he will carry the tragedy until the end of his days. “On the 6th of February, the... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
‘Budget will be used in polls’A MEMBER of the Makabayan Bloc on Tuesday did not discount the possibility that
‘Budget will be used in polls’
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 days ago
A MEMBER of the Makabayan Bloc on Tuesday did not discount the possibility that the Aquino administration will use the P3-trillion national budget for 2016 as a war chest for next year’s national elections. Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate... Read more
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Minda News
BBL in PNoy’s SONA: 3 minutes out of 130-minute speechDAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – One paragraph, the rest video materials, for a
BBL in PNoy’s SONA: 3 minutes out of 130-minute speech
Minda News / Posted 7 days ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – One paragraph, the rest video materials, for a total of three minutes on what is supposed to be an “urgent” bill — the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) — out of a total of 130 minutes of President Benigno Simeon Aquino’s... Read more
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Negros Chronicle
His achievements, and successor, due at SONA?July 26, 2015 President Benigno �PNoy� S. Aquino III will deliver tomorrow Mon
His achievements, and successor, due at SONA?
Negros Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
July 26, 2015 President Benigno �PNoy� S. Aquino III will deliver tomorrow Monday, July 27, 2015 his 6th and Final State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the third regular session of the Sixteenth Congress at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon... Read more
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Rappler
All roads to Club Filipino: Aquino to endorse RoxasHIS CHOICE. President Benigno Aquino III is set to endorse Interior Secretary M
All roads to Club Filipino: Aquino to endorse Roxas
Rappler / Posted 8 days ago
HIS CHOICE. President Benigno Aquino III is set to endorse Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II this week. Malacañang file photo MANILA, Philippines – It has been a long journey full of meetings, consultations, and vague answers to clear-cut questions... Read more
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Minda News
The little girl in red turned out to be Murad’s grandchildCAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/27 July) — Unmindful of
The little girl in red turned out to be Murad’s grandchild
Minda News / Posted 8 days ago
CAMP DARAPANAN, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/27 July) — Unmindful of the presence of at least 50 journalists, a little girl in red shirt printed with the message “You’ve got to give it some love,” darted across the Central Committee... Read more
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Balita
Malacanang assures infrastructure for helping avert disasters July 28, 2015 5:31 am By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — Preside
Malacanang assures infrastructure for helping avert disasters
Balita / Posted 8 days ago
July 28, 2015 5:31 am By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, July 27 (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III will continue infrastructure projects that won't only help further promote economic... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Noynoy’s momentThere was no SAF 44 and no DAP in yesterday’s speech, not even a trace of an FO
Noynoy’s moment
Manila Standard Today / Posted 8 days ago
There was no SAF 44 and no DAP in yesterday’s speech, not even a trace of an FOI. Actually, there was very little truth in it, overall. If the valedictory State of the Nation Address of President Noynoy Aquino proves anything, it’s that being in... Read more
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Sun Star
Congress aims for economic Cha-chaMANILA -- The Senate and House leadership are pushing for the passage of the ec
Congress aims for economic Cha-cha
Sun Star / Posted 9 days ago
MANILA -- The Senate and House leadership are pushing for the passage of the economic amendments of the 1987 Constitution before the end of the Aquino administration. Both chambers opened the third session Monday morning with both House Speaker... Read more
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Rappler
SONA 2015: Legacies and missed opportunitiesBenigno S. Aquino III was swept into power with a mandate for change. Although
SONA 2015: Legacies and missed opportunities
Rappler / Posted 9 days ago
Benigno S. Aquino III was swept into power with a mandate for change. Although the journey towards the tuwid na daan ("righteous path" ) had been difficult, the Philippines is in a much better shape today than it was five years ago – thanks to... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace urges for peaceful rally on Monday's SonaMALACANANG appealed Saturday for a peaceful rally on Monday when President Beni
Palace urges for peaceful rally on Monday's Sona
Sun Star / Posted 10 days ago
MALACANANG appealed Saturday for a peaceful rally on Monday when President Benigno Aquino III delivers his last State of the Nation Address (Sona). Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that protesters should cooperate with the... Read more
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Sun Star
Palace dismisses effect of INC crisis on its 'block vote'MALACANANG shrugged off Saturday the possible effect of the crisis being faced
Palace dismisses effect of INC crisis on its 'block vote'
Sun Star / Posted 10 days ago
MALACANANG shrugged off Saturday the possible effect of the crisis being faced by Iglesia Ni Cristo on its so-called "block voting." "'Yung sa 'vote as a block,' hindi po natin napag-uusapan 'yon, in light of the recent incident," said Deputy... Read more
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ABS-CBNNEWS.com
Improvements on MRT coming soon, Palace saysMANILA -- Amid calls for Transportation and Communications Secretary Jun Abaya
Improvements on MRT coming soon, Palace says
ABS-CBNNEWS.com / Posted 10 days ago
MANILA -- Amid calls for Transportation and Communications Secretary Jun Abaya to resign or be fired because of Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) breakdowns, Malacanang assured the public that the MRT will soon see improvements. This, after DOTC... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Political mercenaries the Liberal PartyWhen Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas said he might give way to th
Political mercenaries the Liberal Party
Manila Standard Today / Posted 11 days ago
When Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas said he might give way to the wish of President Benigno “Noynoy Aquino should he decide to pick Senator Grace Poe as the possible front runner of the Liberal Party in the coming 2016 presidential... Read more
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Pilipino Star
What the ‘summit’ was all aboutI do not know what to make of the “summit on constitutional amendments” last We
What the ‘summit’ was all about
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
I do not know what to make of the “summit on constitutional amendments” last Wednesday at Club Filipino. But coming as it does after the frustrated attempt to pass the BBL and Grace Poe’s rejection of President Aquino’s wish to team her up with Mar... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Groups call for boycott of China-made productsMANILA, Philippines - Groups opposed to China’s territorial aggression in the W
Groups call for boycott of China-made products
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
MANILA, Philippines - Groups opposed to China’s territorial aggression in the West Philippine Sea on Friday staged a picket at the Chinese Consulate in Makati City as they called for a boycott of China-made products. Parañaque City Rep. Roilo Golez... Read more
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Zamboanga Times
PHL gov’t to pursue arbitration case vs China; maintains rules-based approach to territorial disputeMANILA — Malacanang on Thursday renewed the Philippine government’s determinati
PHL gov’t to pursue arbitration case vs China; maintains rules-based approach to territorial dispute
Zamboanga Times / Posted 12 days ago
MANILA — Malacanang on Thursday renewed the Philippine government’s determination to pursue arbitration case against China, as it maintained rules-based approach in dealing with the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) issue. “Nasa kanilang (China)... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
UncaringWe are indeed hopeless fools if by this time we still consider that PNoy and hi
Uncaring
Manila Standard Today / Posted 12 days ago
We are indeed hopeless fools if by this time we still consider that PNoy and his appointed public officials are true responsible leaders who tread the straight path by not increasing our pensions because that would deplete our pension funds. The... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Anti-corruption drive a failure, survey findsONE in two or 46 percent of Filipinos believe President Benigno Aquino III has
Anti-corruption drive a failure, survey finds
Manila Standard Today / Posted 12 days ago
ONE in two or 46 percent of Filipinos believe President Benigno Aquino III has failed to curb corruption in government, a new Catholic Church survey shows. The Veritas Truth Survey, conducted during the second quarter this year, also showed that 41... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Why so many malls?Foreign guests inevitably ask me why we have so many malls… and so large. Oh, I
Why so many malls?
Pilipino Star / Posted 12 days ago
Foreign guests inevitably ask me why we have so many malls… and so large. Oh, I tell them, it is because it is rather warm in this country and the malls provide free air conditioning. We have the highest power rates in the region and 90 percent of... Read more
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Rappler
Palace: Aquino ready to face 'consequences' after 2016MAMASAPANO. President Benigno Aquino III pays his respects to one of the fallen
Palace: Aquino ready to face 'consequences' after 2016
Rappler / Posted 13 days ago
MAMASAPANO. President Benigno Aquino III pays his respects to one of the fallen elite cops in the botched Mamasapano operation, one of the biggest challenges to his presidency. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP MANILA, Philippines – With less than a year... Read more
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Rappler
Part 1: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?Last SONA: Rappler looked at President Benigno Aquino III's Social Contract wit
Part 1: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?
Rappler / Posted 14 days ago
Last SONA: Rappler looked at President Benigno Aquino III's Social Contract with the Filipino People to determine how he has fared in fulfilling his campaign promises. On corruption, Aquino walked the talk. In 2012, he sought the impeachment of... Read more
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Zamboanga Times
Php25-B budget for defense, a 'big impact'MANILA — "A big impact," this was Defense public affairs office chief Arsenio A
Php25-B budget for defense, a 'big impact'
Zamboanga Times / Posted 14 days ago
MANILA — "A big impact," this was Defense public affairs office chief Arsenio Andolong commented on the projected Php25 billion budget for his department in 2016. President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to present the proposed 2016 national... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Wishy washyNearly buried on page 3 of the Standard on Monday was the news story with the h
Wishy washy
Manila Standard Today / Posted 14 days ago
Nearly buried on page 3 of the Standard on Monday was the news story with the headline “Poe unsure if she needs 6-year job.” Unless denied or clarified, or unless her statement was taken out of context by Standard reporter Macon Ramos Araneta, this... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Friend-zonedPerhaps President Noynoy Aquino should schedule regular meetings already with S
Friend-zoned
Manila Standard Today / Posted 14 days ago
Perhaps President Noynoy Aquino should schedule regular meetings already with Senator Grace Poe, with or without Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas or Senator Chiz Escudero. I’m sure it would make life easier for his schedulers in... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Why not Roxas-Duterte in 2016?The months are flying by this year, and as the second half of the year begins,
Why not Roxas-Duterte in 2016?
Pilipino Star / Posted 14 days ago
The months are flying by this year, and as the second half of the year begins, so does the full force drama that is the forming of the teams for president and vice president in the upcoming 2016 elections. We all knew that 2015 would be spent in... Read more
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Sun Star
Aquino inks Competition Act, amendments to Cabotage LawPRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III signed Tuesday into law two landmark bills aimed a
Aquino inks Competition Act, amendments to Cabotage Law
Sun Star / Posted 14 days ago
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III signed Tuesday into law two landmark bills aimed at promoting trade and fair competition. Aquino inked Republic Act 10667 or the Philippine Competition Act, and Republic Act 10668 or Foreign Ships Co-Loading Act... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
What Aquino fears mostThere has been a lot of speculation on the series of meetings between President
What Aquino fears most
Manila Standard Today / Posted 15 days ago
There has been a lot of speculation on the series of meetings between President Aquino and Senator Grace Poe, especially that one with the administration’s presumptive presidential candidate, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, and Senator Francis... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Pork by any other nameIs there still pork in the national budget? The question is pretty straightfor
Pork by any other name
Manila Standard Today / Posted 15 days ago
Is there still pork in the national budget? The question is pretty straightforward so it is reasonable to expect a similarly straight answer. Unfortunately, what we’ve been given instead are the convoluted explanations about the difference between... Read more
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