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What Aquino did not say: How to be a statesman

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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

“You wanted a statesman, he showed you how to be a statesman.”

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sona most crucial for Aquino, say solons

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A protester holds a mask of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III while shouting slogans during a rally near his residence Sunday, July 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Aquino is expected to deliver his State-of-the-Nation address on Monday, the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the allocation of funds or savings by the government to finance various programs or projects which is under the discretion of the president and was declared in part as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. AP

Will it be all gloves off or all apologies for President Aquino in his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona)?

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman beefs up prosecution team with 2 DOJ lawyers

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Office of the Ombudsman.  PHOTO from www.ombudsman.gov.ph

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is bringing in two litigation lawyers from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to beef up the prosecution team handling the plunder cases of Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revillla Jr. in the Sandiganbayan.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Luy says 2 lawyers Napoles’ mentors

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Benhur Luy, principal witness in the pork barrel plunder case, on Thursday tagged Livestock Development Council Executive Director Manuel R. Jarmin as one of two individuals who guided his former employer, Janet Lim-Napoles, in forming bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs) from 2004 to 2008.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

P800M DAP funds used to fix Palace, tourism, etc.

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Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program, which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang (pictured). (photo: facebook.com/malacanang/)

Some P800 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional, was spent for construction, renovation and equipment upgrade in Malacañang.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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