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Gov’t, MILF to resume talks on Bangsamoro bill

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The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels are set to meet in Davao City from Aug. 1 to 10 to continue working on an agreed version of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

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

Aquino tears up in his 5th Sona

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President Aquino delivering his fifth Sona: The Filipino is worth living for

President Aquino choked up, surprising his audience, and left not a dry eye in the house as he wrapped up his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) talking about his parents who fought for democracy, the legacy they left, and how he would not let his administration’s detractors take away the gains his presidency had achieved the past four years.

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

Palace: We have more explaining to do

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Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday said it was far from done clarifying the outlawed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), in reaction to a statement by opposition Sen. Nancy Binay that Budget Secretary Butch Abad still had a lot of explaining to do.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace admits it’s not out of the woods yet on DAP issue

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Malacañang admitted Saturday its work clarifying the Disbursement Acceleration Program was not done yet after opposition Sen. Nancy Binay said that Budget Secretary Butch Abad still had a lot of explaining to do following Thursday’s Senate hearing.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

MILF sticks to points settled in signed agreement

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Members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front  AP FILE PHOTO

The Malaysian facilitator of the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front arrived Saturday afternoon to observe a meeting between the two peace panels to thresh out differences over the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law, including the use of the plural form in some of terms, the Inquirer learned.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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