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Aquino to ARMM: Change within our reach

DEAL SIGNED Government peace panel chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer shakes hands with Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal after the signing of the last annex to the Bangsamoro framework agreement on the fourth day of talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With them are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles and Malaysian facilitator Tengku Dato’ Ab Ghafar Tengku Mohamed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday painted a rosy picture of the improved situation in Mindanao. He promised an even better future once the Bangsamoro Basic Law was passed and enacted.

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

Aquino still not keen on charter change


President Benigno Aquino III is still not sold on the idea of amending the Philippine Constitution.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino orders probe on possible violations of building code in Cebu

President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has ordered an investigation into possible violations of the building code in the construction of some public buildings in Cebu in the wake of Tuesday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aquino bares gains from Apec, Asean summits

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has finally found a firm footing in the international arena, with big players now listening to the voice of the fastest growing economy in the region, President Aquino said in his arrival statement issued late Thursday.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino says Napoles to be indicted Friday or Monday

Janet-Lim Napoles inside his cell in Fort Sto. Domingo   CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PNP/PIO

Janet Lim Napoles, the central figure in the web of corruption involving billions of pesos in lawmakers’ pork barrel, will soon have her day of reckoning.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bayan says Aquino misleading nation on pork barrel abolition

Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr.   INQUIRER file photo

“Pork is still pork,” a militant group said Friday in response to President Benigno Aquino’s statement that the time has come to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) more commonly known as pork barrel.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino visits evacuation centers in Laguna, Mandaluyong

President Benigno Aquino III  INQUIRER File Photo

President Aquino on Wednesday began to make the rounds of evacuation centers in Biñan and San Pedro towns in Laguna and Mandaluyong City, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SWS: Public satisfaction with gov’t dips

President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

Public satisfaction with the Aquino administration remains “very good” despite a drop in its ratings from the last quarter, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey has found.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino vetoes 55 bills passed by Congress despite flaws

President Aquino. FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has vetoed at least 55 flawed bills of local application, rebuffing some lawmakers who insisted on the approval of their pet bills despite their infirmities, a Palace official said Thursday.

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: 61 judges named last week not ‘midnight appointments’

President Aquino FILE PHOTO

President Aquino on Friday disputed reports that branded his naming of 61 judges last week as “midnight appointments” similar to that of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona’s by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, saying conditions surrounding the two moves were different.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino leads LP rally in Manila, endorses Lim for mayor

President  Noynoy Aquino III, raises the hands of Liberal party's Manila candidate Alfredo Lim for Mayor and Lou Veloso for Vice Mayor . INQUIRER/JOAN BONDOC

President Benigno Aquino III led the Liberal Party’s proclamation rally in Manila on Monday to kick off the candidacy of its local bets in the city.

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Election Photos,Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Aquino promises Mindanao typoon victims help to rebuild their lives


President Aquino met briefly with local officials and victims of Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) here on Friday, promising government assistance to help them rebuild their lives and livelihood.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino won’t pressure Congress allies on RH bill

Lawmakers attend a session at the House of Representatives Monday, opting to end debate on the controversial Reproductive Health Bill. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino said he would not pressure his allies in Congress to vote in favor of the Reproductive Health bill.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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