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Economy: Pie is bigger, but who gets a slice?

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Children living in shanties in Pasay City: Will they get a slice of the pie?  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The economic pie is growing, but “will more people get a slice of the pie”?

Posted: August 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Common ad for rival bets

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Rival senatorial candidates from Team PNoy and the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) are set to appear in a rare TV advertisement next week.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What’s Maceda’s secret?

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Former senator Ernesto Maceda. FILE PHOTO

The oldest candidate in the May 13 senatorial election said he has managed to keep up with the grueling campaign—thanks to modern stem cell therapy.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fatal shootings prompt calls for gun control

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The New Year’s Eve revelry firing that killed Stephanie Nicole Ella and more recently, the shooting rampage that left at least eight people dead in Cavite, have drawn attention to a number of gun control measures that have been rotting in Congress.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Focus now on 62 absent solons

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House of Representatives. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

At the House of Representatives, the bloc opposed to the RH bill is not raising the white flag despite the presidential certification. The focus now is on the 62 House members who were absent when the chamber approved House Bill No. 4244 on second reading on Thursday.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bishops reject revised RH bill

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Jonas Bagas, executive director of the TLF Share Foundation, rebuffed the statement of Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes that the incidence of HIV was high among men who have sex with men (MSM) partly because they do not follow the Church’s strictures against same-sex intercourse. (cbcponline.net photo)

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has rejected the “watered-down” version of the reproductive health (RH) bill being proposed by House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, a bishop said Tuesday.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Measure punishing political turncoats passes in House

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House of Representatives. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Tired of politicians switching parties at the drop of a hat? A bill seeking to punish “political turncoatism” has been passed on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. A related measure was earlier approved at the committee level at the Senate although some members had expressed reservations.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

JV Ejercito to use Estrada in Senate bid

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San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

What’s in a name? For San Juan City Representative Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, it means a lot.

Posted: September 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

JBC may give Aquino up to 5 names

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The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) may end up recommending Friday day five, instead of the customary three, candidates to President Benigno Aquino from which the latter will choose the next Chief Justice.

Posted: August 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Una sets ground rules for Senate bets

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Senator Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has set the ground rules for its senatorial candidates who will be endorsed by another political party, according to its secretary-general.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

From ‘super-coalition’ to ‘super-nothing’

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From “super-coalition” to “super-nothing”—that’s the beginning and the end of a “proposal” for an alliance between the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and the ruling Liberal Party (LP).

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Estrada sons disagree on LP-UNA ‘super’ coalition

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San Juan Rep. Jose Victor Ejercito and Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada. FILE PHOTOS

It would seem the sibling rivalry in the multifamily household of deposed President and convicted plunderer Joseph Estrada is being played out in the early positioning for the 2013 elections.

Posted: July 18th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Unprepared prosecution gets dressing down

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The prosecution team was again caught unprepared on Tuesday when it failed to disclose the number of witnesses it would present against Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: January 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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