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Aquino to public: Learn to sacrifice

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If Jesus Christ was able to sacrifice himself, the people should also be willing to make their own sacrifices. That was the gist of President Benigno Aquino III Lenten message this year.

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

‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

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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 »

P-Noy checks security measures at airport

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday dropped by two terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) to check on facilities and security measures being implemented for the thousands of passengers expected to fly out for the four-day Holy Week break.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Firm owned by Aquino kin says 358 ha CARP-exempt

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Hacienda Luisita INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A company owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III has asked the Tarlac City government to reaffirm the nonagricultural classification of a 358-hectare land in Hacienda Luisita in a bid to save that part of the estate from compulsory acquisition by the national government.

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

Aquino, Pacquiao to meet if time permits – Palace

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Timothy Bradley (R) and Manny Pacquiao battle during their 12 round World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, April 12, 2014. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. AP

New World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will arrive in the country this week but it might take a while before a courtesy call with President Benigno Aquino III is arranged.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino oversees meeting on security plans for WEF, Apec in Manila

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net file photo

President Benigno Aquino III has taken it upon himself to check on the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s preparations to secure two high-profile international gatherings the country will host in 2014 and 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro draft law ready for Aquino

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MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal. AP FILE PHOTO

The transition body tasked with drawing up the proposed basic law for a new so-called Bangsamoro autonomous region following the signing of a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is set to submit a draft of the document to President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, according to senior MILF leaders.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

President’s ratings still up, but down in Metro Manila

President Aquino, center, inspects a temporary shelter for typhoon victims during his visit to Tacloban city, on Dec. 22, 2013. By area, the President posted the worst drop in approval and trust ratings in Metro Manila and the Visayas, large areas of which were devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda last November. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino’s approval and trust ratings declined slightly nationwide but these posted huge declines among the poor, and in Metro Manila and the Visayas, results of a Pulse Asia survey conducted last month showed.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s trust, performance ratings dip–Pulse Asia

President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III’s trust ratings for the first quarter of 2014 dropped despite high-profile arrests and a historic peace deal, a poll showed on Thursday, but the decline was deemed insignificant by the pollster.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ayungin Shoal defenders hailed

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HONORING NATION’S HEROES  President Aquino looks on as US Ambassador Philip Goldberg and Japan Ambassador Toshinao Urabe shake hands at the 72nd commemoration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor, also known as Fall of Bataan) at the Mt. Samat shrine in Pilar town, Bataan province, on Wednesday.  LYN RILLON

President Aquino on Wednesday hailed Marine soldiers for protecting the Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea as he led military rites to pay tribute to the Filipino war veterans.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t stops releasing benefits to 22,534 fake war veterans, says Aquino

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President Benigno Aquino III leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the 72nd commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan in Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. Also in photo are US Ambassador Philip Goldberg (left) and Japan Ambassador Toshinao Urabe (right). INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The government has stopped providing benefits to at least 22,534 supposed war veterans beginning this year as part of an ongoing effort to remove ineligible claimants in its list.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino lauds war veterans, Ayungin Marines

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Amid territorial disputes with China, Pres. Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday reminded the public to never forget lessons of the past, noting that misunderstandings between two countries could only cause trouble.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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