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Militant solons ready to face sanctions over Sona walkout

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The Makabayan bloc is ready to face sanctions for walking out of the session hall before President Aquino delivered his State of the Nation Address (Sona) before Congress on Monday.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cops’ release could help reopen talks with Reds, says Aquino adviser

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Monday’s release of four policemen held hostage by communist rebels for three weeks was an act of “goodwill” that may lead to a resumption of the stalled peace talks with the National Democratic Front, presidential adviser on the peace process Teresita Quintos-Deles said.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Indigenous community representative gets to sit in General Santos city council


The appointed representative of indigenous communities to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (city council) here was formally sworn into office on Wednesday.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

7 more Lanao mayors join plunder suit vs electric coop, NEA execs


Seven more mayors in Lanao del Sur have decided to file a plunder complaint against the manager of the Lanao del Sur Electric Coop. (Lasureco) and two government officials in the Office of the Ombudsman as the electric utility’s debt to its power suppliers ballooned to over P8 billion.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rights group accuses ‘state agents’ of killing father of girl slain in military operations

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The human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao has claimed that “state agents” were most likely behind the July 19 murder of Gregorio Gelacio, the father of the 9-year-old girl killed during a military operation in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, about seven years ago.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »