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Destabilization plot went pfft, says Trillanes

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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV said President Benigno Aquino III may now ignore the reported destabilization plot against him, saying it has not “progressed into something serious.”

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace welcomes CPP-NPA-NDF ‘goodwill gesture’

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Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Is a peace deal with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the offing? Malacañang on Wednesday said it was not yet sure, but that the recent release of four policemen in Surigao del Norte was a “welcome development.”

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

State of the Nation Address 2014 (English translation)

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III delivers his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Vice President Jejomar Binay; President Fidel Valdez Ramos; Senate President Franklin M. Drilon and members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and our Justices of the Supreme Court; distinguished members of the diplomatic corps; members of the Cabinet; officials in local government; members of the military, police, and other uniformed services; my fellow public servants; and, to my Bosses, the Filipino people:

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

Cops fire water cannons on charging Sona protesters; no one hurt

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Photo by Nestor Corrales

The initially uneventful rallies at the State of the Nation Address ended violently after protesters stormed toward the police barricade, prompting authorities to douse them with red-tinted water.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Sona 2014: Aquino cites economic gains under his four-year watch

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, bottom, adjusts his glasses as Senate President Franklin Drilon looks on during his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday trumpeted the economic gains of the country under his administration in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona).

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

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