PHILIPPINE NEWS

Duterte firm on federalism, hedges on presidential run


March 16, 2015
DAVAO CITY — “Hindi (No). I never said it in a very categorical way.”
This was the statement of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte when sought if he declared intention to run for president during his “Listening Tour” on Federalism in Dagupan City. Continue reading

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Amal Clooney elevates ‘mistreatment’ case of Arroyo to UN panel


March 16, 2015
MANILA – The lawyer wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney has elevated the case of former President now Pampanga congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) as she called for her release and asked the Philippine government to issue a public apology for violating the rights of former President under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
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FVR bats for SAF Fallen 44 memorial


March 1, 2015
FORT BONIFACIO – Former President Fidel V. Ramos sees the need for a memorial honoring the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) police commandos killed in action last month during a mission against two terrorists in Maguindanao province’s Mamasapano municipality. Continue reading

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MILF won’t give up men, still at war with gov’t


March 1, 2015
PASAY CITY – The government has vowed to charge those responsible for the death of the 44 PNP Special Action Force commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao from the Muslim rebels once they have been identified. Continue reading

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VP Binay rejects call for Aquino to resign


February 16 1, 2015
CEBU CITY (via PhilAmPress) — Vice President Jejomar Binay has rejected calls for President Benigno S. Aquino III to step down in the wake of the Mamasapano incident that killed 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) commandos on Jan. 25. Continue reading

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Cash, checks traced from Napoles to Jinggoy


January 16, 2015
MANILA – Detained Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada allegedly received kickbacks from Janet Lim Napoles, tagged the pork barrel scam brains, through bank dummies in cash and checks totaling more than P150 million over six years, from his pork barrel allocations. Continue reading

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Rock Star Pope Francis ‘rocks’ Manila in first visit


January 16, 2015
MANILA (PhilAmPress) – Church bells all over the country were pealed simultaneously as the charismatic Pope Francis landed on Thursday, January 15, on board a Sri Lanka Airlines plane at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City for his four-day Apostolic and State Visit in the Philippines, the fourth Papal visit in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Continue reading

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C.O.A. Uncovers Serious ‘Mess’ With Yolanda Fund, Cash Aid


January 1, 2015
MANILA – Amidst the resignation of Health Secretary Enrique Ona over alleged anomalies in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Czar Panfilo Lacson, lawmakers have come out in the open calling Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman to resign in the wake of Commission on Audit (COA) reports confirming irregularities in the implementation of projects for super typhoon Yolanda victims and the multi-billion-peso Conditional Cash Transfer project. Continue reading

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Aquino, Binay, Filipinos welcome 2015 with ‘unwavering optimism’


January 1, 2015
MANILA (via PhilAmPress) – President Benigno Aquino III has expressed optimism that his government will achieve the permanent change that the country is longing for through his ‘tuwid na daan’ (straight path) reform policy and with the divine guidance and help of every Filipino. Continue reading

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SC upholds ouster of Ejercito as Laguna governor


December 1, 2014
MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition filed by award-winning actor and former Laguna Gov. Emilio Ramon “E.R.” Ejercito, a nephew of former President now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, in connection with his disqualification as governor of the province due to election overspending. Continue reading

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