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‘Remain vigilant,’ anti-pork barrel activist tells Filipino public

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PEACHY Rallonza-Bretaña

The Filipino public should stay vigilant now that plunder charges have been filed against three senators, suspected operators and agents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, an activist who led in the Million People March against pork barrel said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker shoots self in House

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former congressman Benjo Benaldo: Pure accident

Outgoing Cagayan de Oro Rep. Benjo Benaldo was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in his office at the House of Representatives on Thursday night and was rushed to New Era hospital in Quezon City, according to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Farm schools to be set up under new measure awaiting signature by Aquino

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A different kind of high school, focusing on agriculture and fisheries-related lessons, could soon rise in the country’s rural areas, on the guiding principle that not all students’ needs are the same.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Despite 71 vetoes, House did well, says Speaker Belmonte

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Why the rush? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Despite the President rejecting 71 bills from the 15th Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said the legislature was still able to help the administration’s push for reform.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hontiveros: Let’s debate; Binay: Not now

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Former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros said she was ready to face rival senatorial candidate Nancy Binay in a public debate “anytime, anywhere.”

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

UNA may drop Escudero from senatorial slate—Binay

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

The United Nationalist Alliance indicated Wednesday it may drop Senator Francis Escudero, who snubbed the party’s proclamation rally in Cebu on Tuesday, from its senatorial lineup if he continues to stay away from UNA political sorties.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What’s wrong with Akbayan Rep?

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Surigao del Norte First District Rep. Francisco Matugas on Thursday defended Akbayan party-list Rep. Kaka Bag-ao’s designation as caretaker of Dinagat Islands.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House approves RH bill

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FILE  PHOTO

“Obviously, the ‘ayes’ have it.” With this declaration by Deputy Speaker Lorenzo Tañada III, the House of Representatives approved by voice vote on second reading Wednesday night the controversial reproductive health measure, or House Bill No. 4244.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

House leaders ‘dribbling’ RH bill, lawmaker complains

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Pangasinan Representative Kimi Cojuangco. Congress,gov photo

Tempers are fraying at the House of Representatives’ over the delay in the deliberations on controversial reproductive health (RH) bill, with two proponents of the measure exchanging caustic barbs.

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bills penalizing graveyard offenses resurrected

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Filipinos light candles at Manila's North Cemetery to honor the departed in observance of All Saints' Day Thursday Nov.1, 2012 in Manila. The yearly observance of the feast of the dead appears to have galvanized lawmakers into reviving attempts to pass a law criminalizing the desecration of tombs or burial grounds.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The yearly observance of the feast of the dead appears to have galvanized lawmakers into reviving attempts to pass a law criminalizing the desecration of tombs or burial grounds.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

14 senators for RH bill, says Lacson

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Former senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson believes a majority of senators, at least 14 by his count, will vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: September 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Arroyo at risk of ‘sudden death’ due to displaced titanium plate implant

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and now Pampanga congresswoman is in danger of “sudden death” because of a displaced titanium plate on parts of her cervical spine, according to a medical bulletin released to the media on Monday by sources close to her.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sandiganbayan suspends Coast Guard chief

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The Sandiganbayan. FILE PHOTO

The Sandiganbayan has ordered the 90-day suspension of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) chief Edmund Tan due to a pending graft case over the allegedly unlawful detention of a barge in the Visayas five years ago.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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