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What Went Before: The matter of Charter change

A resolution seeking to amend the protectionist provisions and foreign participation limits in the Constitution has reached the plenary in the House of Representatives before Congress adjourned sine die in June.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

You ain’t seen nothing yet: Aquino on SC case again

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President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Apolinario Mabini at the Apolinario Mabini Shrine in Barangay Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas on Wednesday (July 23, 2014).   Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

He ain’t done yet. Showing no worry over violating the sub judice rule, President Aquino on Wednesday used the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Apolinario Mabini, one of the Philippine Revolution’s most brilliant lawyers, to turn the tables on the Supreme Court, which had declared his Disbursement Acceleration Program unconstitutional.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3rd impeachment rap vs Aquino poised

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ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. PHOTO from congress.gov.ph

A third impeachment complaint is set to be filed on Thursday against President Aquino this time over the recently entered into by the Philippines with the United States, a lawmaker said.

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

Lawyers defend SC from Aquino’s tirades

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Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Without his immunity, President Benigno Aquino III committed a contemptuous act for assaulting the dignity of the Supreme Court, lawyer Vicente Joyas, President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) said Wednesday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why didn’t gov’t see the disappeared?

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President Aquino: ‘You would be judged’ //inset Desaparecido Jonas Burgos, whose case remains unresolved. INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

It has been seven years since Edita Burgos’ son, farmer-activist Jonas Burgos, was abducted in Quezon City, and despite losing hope that she will find justice under the Aquino administration, she continues to draw strength from family and friends.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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