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Valte: We serve at the pleasure of the President

Abigail Valte

After her colleague quit the Cabinet, Undersecretary Abigail Valte said Friday that her fate in government was all up to her boss, President Aquino.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino tells Gazmin: Don’t believe rumors


Rumors had it that he was going to be dropped from the Cabinet. So what did Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin do?

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay not authorized to negotiate with Misuari—Cabinet execs

Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay was not authorized by President Aquino to negotiate a truce with Nur Misuari, and there were “no instructions” from the President that Binay travel to Zambonga City, a member of the Cabinet said Saturday.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte to Cabinet members: attend hearings

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

With the 15th Congress set to wrap up its work this week, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. issued a reminder to Cabinet officials to personally attend congressional hearings on important measures.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 senators mum on new Cabinet postings

Senators Panfilo Lacson and Francis Pangilinan (left) both agreed that the public scolding Aquino gave the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) during the agency’s recent anniversary was meant to drive home the message that government entities were supposed to deliver on their targets or be held accountable for their failures. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines-Two senators were mum over the Cabinet posts being offered them by President Benigno Aquino III but one has at least acknowledged that his job description is already being fine-tuned by Malacañang.   “We still have to discuss details and finalize,” Senator Francis Pangilinan said in a solicited text message.   “We are thankful [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cabinet told to attend hearings in Congress

President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday ordered his Cabinet to “actively” participate in committee hearings in Congress so they could convey the government’s position on pending bills.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jamby suggests Lacson head agency to check oil smuggling

Former Senator Jamby Madrigal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ruffy Biazon is doing a good job as head of the Bureau of Customs but he needs help, a party mate running for the Senate said.

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

CA confirms Neda chief’s appointment to Cabinet

Arsenio Balisacan of NEDA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Days after reporting that the country’s economy grew by 6.6 percent in 2012, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan on Wednesday got his confirmation by the bicameral Commission on Appointments, something a few other members of President Aquino’s Cabinet have been wanting since 2010.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Japan ex-premier Aso named finance minister

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. AP FILE PHOTO

Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday unveiled his cabinet, appointing former premier Taro Aso as his finance minister and deputy.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in World | Read More »

Gay group asks Aquino, Cabinet members to undergo HIV test

President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

President Aquino and his Cabinet members should voluntarily take an HIV test to help dispel the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS testing, a national alliance of gay groups and a United Nations official said Saturday.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Highest paid Cabinet member gave pay away

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario: Philippines not alone. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

He may have been the highest paid in the Aquino Cabinet last year, but Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario just gave it all away, according to diplomatic officers.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Del Rosario, Alcala are highest paid Cabinet members

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario: Philippines not alone. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Foreign Secretary Alberto del Rosario was the highest-paid Cabinet official in the Aquino administration last year, receiving a total of P2.936 million in salaries, bonuses and allowances, according to the 2011 Report on Salaries and Allowances released by the Commission on Audit.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace releases order spelling out Almendras’ new functions

Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras  FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has issued Executive Order No. 99 delineating the functions of Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  6. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
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  9. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  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. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
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  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
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  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
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  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
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  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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