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Secretary Soliman: Messy warehouse not ours

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The messy warehouse shown in a video broadcast by a television network and published on its online news portal recently was not the relief hub of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Tacloban City, according to Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro draft law ready for Aquino

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. AP FILE PHOTO

The transition body tasked with drawing up the proposed basic law for a new so-called Bangsamoro autonomous region following the signing of a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to submit a draft of the document to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, according to senior MILF leaders.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Palm Sunday: Giving, loving make week holy

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STRICTLY SYMBOLIC. Palm fronds (“palaspas”) decorate Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City for blessing on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The Church says Filipinos should give the palaspas no other meaning than a symbol of welcome at the triumphant entry of Jesus to Jerusalem. It’s plain superstitious to use a blessed palm to ward off evil spirits or as protection against lightning and other disasters. RAFFY LERMA

Stewardship must hurt.Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president and Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas imparted this message to the Catholic faithful who will have their palm fronds blessed in churches today in observance of Palm Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent and the start of the most solemn period of Holy Week.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

CBCP: Don’t miss Mass to watch Pacquiao-Bradley fight

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Don’t trade the Holy Mass for the sucker punch.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Stiffer penalty for graft bill filed

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Senator Teofisto Guingona III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate blue ribbon committee has recommended the passage of a bill increasing the penalty for violations of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act to imprisonment of not less than 12 years to not more than 20 years.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PCSO: Rumors of lotto fixing not true

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“Not true,” the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said in a statement on Friday, brushing off allegations of “ghost” or nonexistent winners for Monday’s Grand Lotto 6/55 game, which included a solo win for the nearly P250-million jackpot prize.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ hero Dario Raagas fights for his life vs giant drug firm Novartis

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As a first responder during Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” Dario Raagas helped saved lives. Now, the leukemia-stricken firefighter is fighting to save his own.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol

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Instead of telling Al Vitangcol to shape up or ship out, Malacañang on Thursday defended the Metro Rail Transit general manager against his critics. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma rejected demands that President Aquino sack Vitangcol for worsening conditions at the MRT.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

President’s ratings still up, but down in Metro Manila

President Aquino, center, inspects a temporary shelter for typhoon victims during his visit to Tacloban city, on Dec. 22, 2013. By area, the President posted the worst drop in approval and trust ratings in Metro Manila and the Visayas, large areas of which were devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda last November. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino’s approval and trust ratings declined slightly nationwide but these posted huge declines among the poor, and in Metro Manila and the Visayas, results of a Pulse Asia survey conducted last month showed.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

RX to healing BIR, doctors rift: Working together

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After a period of seeming animosity owing to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s relentless pursuit of tax evading professionals, mostly doctors, the bureau and the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) agreed Thursday to work together to set up a website aimed at helping physicians to pay the right taxes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

RH law now in effect–SC

The government may now implement the portions of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) Law that the Supreme Court has declared to be constitutional.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

BIR goes after 5 more suspected tax evaders

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed five new tax-evasion cases this week against an individual and four companies as part of its efforts to increase collections.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ayungin Shoal defenders hailed

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HONORING NATION’S HEROES  President Aquino looks on as US Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Japan Ambassador Toshinao Urabe shake hands at the 72nd commemoration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor, also known as Fall of Bataan) at the Mt. Samat shrine in Pilar town, Bataan province, on Wednesday.  LYN RILLON

President Aquino on Wednesday hailed Marine soldiers for protecting the Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea as he led military rites to pay tribute to the Filipino war veterans.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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