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Pres. Aquino blames GMA again, cites gains in last SONA


August 1, 2015
QUEZON CITY— President Benigno S. Aquino III said his administration will continue pursuing good governance reforms imperative to transform the Philippines from developing into First World country. Continue reading

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PNoy poised to anoint Roxas as his presidential bet in 2016


August 1, 2015
LEGAZPI CITY (PhilippinesDigest) — The wait is over but the announcement that President Aquino has chosen his former vice presidential canditate, now Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as his “anointed one” candidate for president and successor in 2016. Continue reading

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Malacanang: No calls for Binay allies in gov’t to resign


July 1, 2015
MANILA – A Palace official has denied allegations that the Aquino administration is “harassing” government officials associated with Vice President Jejomar Binay. Continue reading

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Makati Mayor Junjun Binay temporarily leaves post


July 1, 2015
Makati Mayor Junjun Binay on Wednesday temporarily stepped down from office pursuant to the six-month preventive suspension order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman earlier this week. Continue reading

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MILF rebels lay down arms to govt in Maguindanao rites


June 16, 2015
COTABATO CITY -– All is set for the historic decommissioning of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) firearms as the first phase of the decommissioning program which aims to put the arms and forces of the rebel group beyond use kicks off. Continue reading

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Los Angeles school district donates $2.5-M books for Mindanao students


May 16, 2015
LOS ANGELES, Califronia — High school students in General Santos City, Sarangani Province and other parts of Mindanao can avail of free books they need when the coming school year opens this August. Continue reading

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Court of Appeals freezes 242 bank accounts of Binay, relatives, allies


May 16, 2015
MANILA (via PhilAmPress) – The Court of Appeals has frozen 242 bank accounts and insurance policies belonging to Vice President Jejomar Binay, his wife former Mayor Elenita Binay, his son Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay and close associates who are suspected to be his dummies. Continue reading

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Janet Napoles gets 40 years for detention of Luy


April 16, 2015
MAKATI CITY – The Makati Regional Trial Court sentenced on April 14 suspected pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to reclusion perpetua for illegally detaining whistle-blower Benhur Luy, Continue reading

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OBAMA WARNS CHINA OVER ROW WITH PHL, OTHERS


April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama has criticized China for its activities in the South China Sea to claim a number of disputed islands by using force, drawing sharp reaction from Beijing. Continue reading

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More millionaires, ex-generals seen as congressmen


April 1, 2015
MANILA – As all parties step up their preparations for the May 2016 presidential, congressional and local elections, the Commission on Elections is poised to relax its rules on the party-list system which could pave for the election of more millionaires and ex-generals in the House of Representatives.
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