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Aquino’s appointment of PMA alumni to run PNPA hit


Talk about salted fried chicken. Some graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) have expressed dismay over President Aquino’s decision to replace two key officials running the police academy with alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino reshuffles DFA, other gov’t agencies

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

– President Benigno S. Aquino III has either reappointed or named new government personnel in the Department of Foreign Affairs and some government agencies.

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

Aquino refuses to budge on rights board appointment


President Aquino on Tuesday rejected demands that he withdraw the appointment of Lina Sarmiento, insisting that the former police director was the right person to “fend off” a supposed effort to “sabotage” the compensation of victims of human rights violations during martial law.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace firm on claims board head


Malacañang on Sunday stood firmly behind President Aquino’s highly criticized decision to appoint a former police official to head the board tasked with facilitating the distribution of the P10-billion compensation for victims of human rights violations during the Marcos regime.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New rights claims board chief to ignore critics


Retired police general Lina Sarmiento said she would rather focus on her job than heed her critics over her controversial appointment as chair of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ex-PNP top exec tells critics: Give me a chance

Retired police general Lina Sarmiento.  INQUIRER file photo

“Give me a chance.” Former Philippine National Police Director Lina Sarmiento on Sunday called on her critics to give her an opportunity to prove her worth as head of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board, which would oversee the distribution of P10 billion in compensation to victims of military abuse during the ironfisted rule of President Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pagcor, PNOC-RC, IBC 13 execs reappointed

Pagcor chair Cristino Naguiat Jr.: Amenable to paying any liabilities.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Cristino Naguiat Jr. remains at the helm of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor).

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino appoints new Makati chief prosecutor

President Aquino has appointed Jorge Galvez Catalan Jr. the new Makati City chief prosecutor following the retirement of Filemon Aspi.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Judicial and Bar Council

The Judicial and Bar Council was formally convened on Dec. 10, 1987. The idea of creating the JBC came from former Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion during debates of the 1986 Constitutional Commission in order to depoliticize the process of appointments. Commissioners Jose C. Colayco and Ricardo J. Romulo also stated that the JBC aims to strengthen the independence of the judicial branch of government by preventing the President from whimsically or arbitrarily choosing members of the courts. The JBC holds office at the second floor of the Supreme Court’s Centennial Building in Padre Faura, Manila.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino appoints Biazon replacement

Facade of the Bureau of Customs in Manila. Inset is the photo of John Sunny Sevilla, the newly-designated officer-in-charge of the BOC.  FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III has tapped Finance Undersecretary John “Sunny” Sevilla to be the officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Customs.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ping Lacson’s new job


Former Sen. Ping Lacson has been appointed rehabilitation czar of Eastern Visayas, which was battered by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” recently.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

Lacson appointment cheered, jeered

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo “Ping” Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The appointment of former Sen. Panfilo Lacson as rehabilitation czar who will oversee the reconstruction of the Visayas regions ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on Monday drew cheers and jeers from both his supporters and critics.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Key changes in vital military posts set this week

photo from Central Command website

Changes in crucial military posts are set to take effect this week with the retirement of a senior military officer.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  5. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  6. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  7. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  8. Maid confesses in killing of 2 and stabbing of employer in Laguna
  9. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  10. Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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