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Obama’s immigration orders will protect 5 million

President Barack Obama speaks during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

President Barack Obama invited a showdown with newly empowered Republicans in Congress, ordering far-reaching changes to the US immigration system that will protect nearly 5 million people from deportation while testing the limits of his presidential powers.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

House expected to OK emergency powers for Aquino

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: No hurdles. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II

The minority may offer some resistance but the House of Representatives is expected to approve by a large margin next week the grant of special powers for President Aquino to address the projected energy shortfall next year.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FOI: ‘More restrictions than access’

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Terry-Ridon

The freedom of information (FOI) bill is one step closer to passage with the consolidation of its 24 different versions at the House of Representatives, but one of the authors has cried foul over its restrictive passages.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sandiganbayan stopped from seizing Imelda Marcos paintings at Congress

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This file photo taken on June 7, 2007 shows former first lady Imelda Marcos is seen in her apartment in Manila with a gallery of paintings including a Picasso, seen at upper right. AFP FILE PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

MANILA, Philippines –House of Representatives officials prevented the Sandiganbayan officials from seizing prized artworks supposedly displayed at Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos’s office. According to the anti-graft court’s Sheriff report, the Sandiganbayan tracked down nine prized paintings in Marcos’s office in Congress. 1) “Madonna and Child” by Michelangelo Buonarotti; 2) “Vase of Red Chrysanthemums” by […]

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec presses Congress on 2016 presidential debate

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is urging legislators to consider passing this early a bill creating a Presidential Debate Commission in time for the May 2016 polls.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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