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P2.6T national budget has P500B lump sum

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“Lump sum” items amounted to P501 billion in the proposed P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015 that Malacañang submitted to the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

FOI measure No. 18 in Palace’s 26 priority bills

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He might have omitted it in his State of the Nation Address (Sona), but President Aquino has included the freedom of information (FOI) bill in the list of priority measures he wants Congress to pass within his final two years in office.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Retired generals don’t have enough clout for coup plots, say former soldiers

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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

A group of lawmakers with background in the military and police services admitted concern about reports of a destabilization plot by retired generals identified with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House members back passage of information law

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

President Benigno Aquino III may not have mentioned the Freedom of Information Bill in his State of the Nation Address, but lawmakers, at the prodding of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., expressed support Wednesday for its passage.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay airs support for President

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President Aquino spoke from the heart and touched the souls of Vice President Jejomar Binay and other politicians.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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