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Church not obsessed with RH law–CBCP

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Fr. Melvin Castro, executive director of the CBCP—Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. http://cbcpforlife.com

A Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) official on Saturday replied to calls by supporters of the controversial reproductive health (RH) law for the Church to stop its “obsession with contraception.”

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

SC to tackle Revilla’s pork barrel case

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Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The entire Supreme Court will now be hearing the case filed by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. that questioned the Ombudsman’s initiation of an investigation into his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay, business bullish on peace deal with MILF

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Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said he was hopeful that the signing of a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) would bring progress to Mindanao.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t-MILF peace pact makes history

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LONG ROAD TO PEACE  Moro women and children walk by a giant streamer hailing a “Bangsamoro government” along the highway in Sultan Kudarat town, Maguindanao province, on Wednesday, the eve of the signing of a final peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.  CHARLIE SEÑASE/INQUIRER MINDANAO

His country is going through a harrowing crisis, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is flying to Manila Thursday to witness the historic signing of the final peace agreement between the government and the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SC: Illegitimate children don’t have to use father’s name

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A father may not compel his illegitimate minor children to use his surname, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CA upholds administrative sanctions vs ex-DOJ chief Agnes Devanadera

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Former Justice Sceretary Agnes Devanadera. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed administrative sanctions against former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera over questionable allowances she granted herself and her staff when she was the government corporate counsel.

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

Arlene Angeles Lerma summoned to SC probe on bribery

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Arlene Lerma (contributed photo) and Associate Justice Marvic Leonen (Inquirer file photo)

A Supreme Court committee investigating alleged case-fixing and bribery in the judiciary has summoned Arlene Angeles Lerma, a former staff member of Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, to appear before the body as a resource person.

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

Aquino names new CA justices

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The Court of Appeals. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Interior Undersecretary Rafael Antonio Santos and two others as new justices of the Court of Appeals.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2nd largest steel importer tagged for smuggling

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has filed complaints against a businesswoman and a broker in the Department of Justice for allegedly smuggling steel angle bars from China through the Port of Manila in January.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

NBI execs sacked on integrity issues, says DOJ chief

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Friday defended her move to recommend to President Benigno Aquino III the sacking of NBI deputy directors Reynaldo Esmeralda and Ruel Lasala due to “very serious integrity and trust issues.”

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Get applications to Supreme Court ready

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Associate Justice Roberto Abad. Photo from http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) will begin accepting on March 18 nominations to and applications for the seat in the Supreme Court to be vacated by Justice Roberto Abad who is retiring on May 22.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOJ chief admits letter on WTO effects of PH rice import policy

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has admitted writing the 12-page document that thumbed down the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) position on the expired “special privilege” granted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that allowed the Philippines to restrict rice imports.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

COA: Cunanan, others accountable in pork scam

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SPOTLIGHT SHIFTS  Dennis Cunanan, director general on-leave of the Technology Resource Center, testifies during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the pork barrel scam while principal witness Benhur Luy is all ears.  RAFFY LERMA

Technology Resource Center (TRC) Director General Dennis Cunanan and the heads of the other implementing agencies involved should be held accountable for their role in the P10-billion pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, said Commission on Audit Chair (COA) Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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