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Roxas won’t pressure PNP chief to quit amid wealth probe

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and PNP Director General Alan Purisima INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Hounded by questions here about reforms in the Philippine National Police (PNP), Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II refused to make a stand on issues surrounding the beleaguered Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Genral Alan Purisima who has been facing a Senate inquiry into his alleged ill-gotten wealth.

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

Coal power plant to bring 105 MW to Mindanao in Oct. 2015

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The Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) is near to finishing the construction of the first phase of its coal-fired power plant and will be able to supply 105 megawatts of power to the Mindanao grid in October 2015 to help ease the power supply problem in Mindanao, according to top company officials.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Don’t keep Misuari out of Mindanao peace deal—Duterte

Nur Misuari.  FILE PHOTO

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned Sunday that the government should not keep Nur Misuari out of any new peace settlement in Mindanao, saying that the leader of the Moro rebels at the height of their secessionist revolt in the 1970s was “still a man to reckon with” and had an equally valid and internationally recognized peace agreement with the government.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Duterte wants to kill person behind Duterte-for-president movement

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has said he would like to kill whoever is behind the movement to make him run for President in the 2016 elections, saying he would rather die early than enter Malacañang.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Mindanao solon slams Palparan transfer

Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr.   RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A militant lawmaker from Mindanao said Wednesday that the court order allowing the transfer of retired Major General Jovito Palparan from the Bulacan provincial jail to the Philippine Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio was a form of “special treatment” and would worsen the culture of impunity in the country.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »