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Aquino: Levy is for farmers

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PRESIDENTIAL ASSURANCE President Aquino meets on Wednesday with coconut farmers who marched from Davao City starting on Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of martial law, to Malacañang. He assured them that the government is on their side and supports their efforts to recover coco levy funds. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Their long walk to Malacañang did not exactly go to waste. Assuring coconut farmers that the government was “on your side,” President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from P71 billion in taxes collected from them during the Marcos regime.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino mulls executive order on coco levy fund

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President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he was considering issuing an executive order on the controversial coco levy fund pending the approval of a law specifying how the fund will be managed.

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

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

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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

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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 »

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