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Imelda Marcos OK now after slipping in Congress, says aide

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Former first lady Imelda Marcos. AFP FILE PHOTO

Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos is now in stable condition after slipping and falling to the floor at the Batasang Pambansa a few hours before the President’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, which she had to miss because of the accident.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress adjourns after Aquino’s speech

Senator Franklin Drilon and Congressman Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The joint session of the 16th Congress adjourned with the banging of the gavels by Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte on Monday afternoon.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino reports to the nation

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President Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno Aquino III faced the Filipinos on Monday for his fourth state of the nation address (SONA) where he is expected to outline his accomplishments.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate adjourns after electing new officers

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Drilon-Recto-Cayetano

The Senate adjourned its session around noon Monday after its members elected a new set of officers.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon seeks vibrant Senate that will usher inclusive growth

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Insistent  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Franklin Drilon Monday called for a Senate that will enable the Philippines to have inclusive growth and leave no Filipino behind.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Alan Peter Cayetano is Senate’s Majority Floor Leader

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Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano is the new Majority Floor Leader of the Senate.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto is Senate President Pro-Tempore

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Senator Ralph Recto INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ralph Recto was elected as the Senate President Pro-Tempore, replacing senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Get lots of sun, docs advise always-tired Senator Santiago

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago needs to get out in the sun more to cure her Vitamin D deficiency that according to her doctors could be the cause of her chronic fatigue syndrome.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cayetano hopes ‘new blood’ will prevail over ‘bad blood’ in Senate

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SEN. ALAN Peter Cayetano. EDWIN BACASMAS

Can the “new blood” in the Senate take over any “bad blood” among senior senators in the 16th Congress?

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NP assured of key Senate posts — Villar

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Former Las Pinas Representative and now Senator Cynthia Villar (center) INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Nacionalista Party in the Senate has been assured of key positions in the 16th Congress, including the Senate Majority Floor Leader post, Senator Cynthia Villar said on Thursday.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House spruced up for Monday’s SONA

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President Benigno Aquino III. Malacañang Photo Bureau/File

The House of Representatives is all set for President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon running for Senate presidency unopposed?

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Senate President Franklin Drilon: Insistent  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

No one else has expressed interest in the Senate presidency, said Senator Franklin Drilon, who is the only name being floated for the post.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress still puzzled who will represent lone district of Marinduque

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives faces a problem with the lone district of Marinduque—who will it recognize as its representative in the 16th Congress?

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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