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Palace won’t allow nuclear weapons in PH amid US defense pact

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This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines acquires from South Korea. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

Talks on the Enhanced Defense Cooperations Agreement (EDCA) may be going smoothly but that does not mean that the Philippines will accommodate just any ship or aircraft from the United States, especially ones carrying nuclear weapons.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pacquiao’s tax woes cloud latest victory

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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. (AP

After Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao thoroughly outclassed Timothy Bradley last Sunday, who’s next for boxing’s only eight-division champion?

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Henares tax reminder not meant to spoil Pacquiao’s win, Palace says

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Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON and INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares did not mean to spoil boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s triumph over the weekend by reminding him about his tax liabilities, Malacañang said Monday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace stands by PCSO amid lotto rigging allegation

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Photo from Filipino Patriotism Facebook page

There is no reason to doubt the integrity of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) following the allegations that last Monday’s 6/55 Grand Lotto draw was rigged, Malacañang said Saturday.

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

Palace: Gov’t ready to carry out RH law

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears.  PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the much-debated Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (RH law), the government is gearing to implement the measure sans any legal impediment.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No stopping bribe probe

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Malacañang will not block a House investigation of charges that an administration ally tried to extort $30 million from a Czech train builder, a Palace official said on Saturday.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Up to Reds if they want peace or not–Palace

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FIRING LINE  Guerrillas of the New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, form an assault line during a visit by journalists to their camp at an undisclosed place in the Cordilleras. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The next move is up to the communists. Malacañang on Saturday said it was up to the communist movement to signal their next move after another insurgent group—the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)—signed a peace agreement with the government last week.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Communist rebels should state clearly what they want, says Palace aide

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The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

It is up to the local communist movement what to do next in light of the government’s recent peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Malacañang said Saturday.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH determined to challenge China’s territorial claims, says Palace aide

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Abigail Valte

Encouraged by international support for bringing its territorial dispute with China to the United Nations for arbitration, Malacañang sounded Saturday as though it was ready for whatever action the country’s giant neighbor had in store for the Philippines.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace urges new graduates: Try tour guide, translator careers

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Saturday urged fresh high school graduates who could not afford college education to take technical-vocational courses for tour guides and foreign translators.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH defies China warning

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Unfazed by threats of sanctions from China, the government yesterday said it was pursuing its case in the United Nations challenging Beijing’s claim to most of the South China Sea, including areas Manila says is part of Philippine territory.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace sees Congress support for Bangsamoro charter

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The signing of the historic Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)

Malacañang is confident of getting bipartisan support in Congress for the timely approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that would create a new Bangsamoro region, officials said Friday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t to continue working on peace process after pact signing

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The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

After the peace agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Philippine government was ratified on Thursday, Malacañang said that there is still more to be done to ensure the budding peace between the two parties.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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