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Aquino wants emergency powers ‘sooner not later’

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President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that he wants lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate to expedite the approval of the joint resolution granting him emergency powers to avert possible power crisis during the dry season of 2015.

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

Maguindanao massacre anniversary: Aquino reminded of poll promise

Journalists carry torches and display placards bearing the photos of victims of the massacre of 58 people, 32 of them journalists, as they march towards the Justice Department in Manila Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 ahead of Sunday's 5th year commemoration of the massacre in Maguindanao, Southern Philippines. The journalists lamented the slow pace of the trial of the Ampatuan clan, the prime suspects in the massacre as well as 196 others accused in the carnage. The massacre of 58 people is the country's worst election violence. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Jergi Malabanan, daughter of Gina dela Cruz, one of the 58 killed in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, was fidgety as her turn to take the stage on Saturday night was nearing.

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

Sandiganbayan gets graft case vs Maliksi


The graft case against former Cavite Gov. Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of P2.5-million worth of medicines 12 years ago has been raffled off to the Sandiganbayan’s Second Division chaired by Associate Justice Teresita Diaz-Baldos.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

In Cebu, Binay redefines meaning of opposition: Praise, hit

Vice President Jejomar Binay. FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay, criticized for deciding to stay in the Cabinet after a tirade against the Aquino administration, is redefining the meaning of opposition.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Palace says Aquino gov’t desires speedy trial in massacre case

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Malacañang on Saturday assured families of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre it would not be a cause of any delay in the trial of the trial of the accused, but would work to “push the case forward.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »