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More gov’t spending seen

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Aquino administration is expected to hasten and pour more funds into infrastructure development and poverty alleviation towards the end of its term, a Malacañang spokesperson indicated over the weekend.

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

‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino urges public to help prevent brownouts, keep aircon usage low


Help save energy by limiting your use of air-conditioning units. That was the advise of President Benigno Aquino III to the people amid the possibility of energy shortage and brownouts.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What is the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro?


On March 27, the government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will sign the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), supposedly ending the decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao. A thousand people, including almost 500 representatives of the MILF, will attend that historic event at the Malacañang grounds.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House probe urged into killing of archbishop’s brother

House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO

With signs supposedly showing that state agents were involved in the killing of Romeo Capalla, Bayan Muna lawmakers have initiated a move to look into the recent incident as well as the growing number of extrajudicial killings under the Aquino administration.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino immune from lawsuit – Palace

President Benigno S. Aquino III talks with Secretary Herminio B. Coloma Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday reminded its critics that President Benigno Aquino III may not be brought to court while he is in power.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Osmeña hits ‘NPAs’ in Aquino Cabinet

Senator Sergio Osmeña III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After calling President Benigno Aquino III an honest and good man but an “awful” manager, Senator Serge Osmeña III on Tuesday trained his gun at what he described as NPAs or “non-performing assets” in the Cabinet.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino queues up to renew driver’s license


Two days before his birthday, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday personally went to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Tayuman Manila to renew his driver’s license, Malacañang said.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Muslim intellectuals call for integration of MILF, MNLF peace accords

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) FILE PHOTO

A group of Filipino Muslim intellectuals called on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Moro National Liberation Front on Tuesday to integrate their peace processes with the Philippine government so that peace will be achieved sooner in the Bangsamoro area.

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

Deles: GPH-MILF peace deal constitutional

Government peace negotiator Teresita Deles, left, greets Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief Al Haj Murad, upon arrival at Malacanang Palace in Manila, Philippines Monday Oct. 15, 2012 for the formal signing of a tentative peace agreement between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The presidential adviser for the peace process assured the House of Representatives that the government peace panel followed the Constitution in drafting the Bangsamoro framework.

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

Militant groups renew call to junk Aquino’s DAP


Militant groups led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Tuesday trooped to the Supreme Court to renew their call to scrap the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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

Biazon wife reappointed

Former Customs chief Ruffy Biazon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has reappointed Silvestre Afable Jr. and the spouse of former Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, among others, as officials of state-run John Hay Management Corp. in Baguio City.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino wary of Misuari, other peace deal spoilers

President Benigno Aquino III and Nur Misuari. AP FILE PHOTOS

President Benigno Aquino III said he did not consider Nur Misuari, the fugitive founding chair of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), a “spent force,” as he remained wary of those who would want to spoil the gains of a peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • 22 houses destroyed, 3 hurt as violent wind storm hits village
  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Alaska takes quarterfinals opener over San Mig Coffee
  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
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