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Bangsamoro gov’t expected in place by 2016 – MILF negotiator

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. AP FILE PHOTO

While no draft Bangsamoro Basic Law would be sent to Congress as it opens next week, a Bangsamoro government should still be in place before President Benigno Aquino III steps down in June 2016, Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal said Tuesday.

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

Gov’t, MILF panels agree on ‘breathing space’ to break impasse

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President Benigno Aquino III is seeking a “middle ground” in negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front amid disagreements over the draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which was supposed to be submitted to Congress more than two months ago.

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

Pimentel to look into Judiciary Development Fund

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Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net file photo

The head of the Senate’s justice committee plans to study the Supreme Court’s Judiciary Development Fund to check how much discretion it affords officials and how it was used in the past.

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

Belmonte: House willing to give Aquino emergency powers

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President Benigno Aquino III AP FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is amenable to granting President Benigno Aquino emergency powers to address the looming power crisis, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Tuesday.

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

P1 million worth of medical supplies lost in Sta. Cruz fire

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At least a million pesos worth of medical supplies was destroyed when a fire gutted a store early Tuesday morning in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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