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‘Battle is not over yet,’ say bishops, pro-life groups in Visayas

A Catholic church in Bacolod has cut in half a tarpaulin that tells the faithful whom to vote for and whom to junk in the May senatorial elections (“Team Buhay, Team Patay”). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ruling that declares the reproductive health law as constitutional has not deterred the spirit of the Visayas-based pro-life advocates who vowed to continue fighting the law, which they have described as “immoral.”

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t peace deal with MILF founded on consultations – Ferrer

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Miriam Coronel-Ferrer  File Photo

The ultimate goal of the Philippine government in signing its historic peace deal with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is to bring peace to the ordinary child in Mindanao, according to government chief negotiator, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t peace negotiator seeks meeting with Santiago over peace pact with MILF

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

The head of the government panel that negotiated peace with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking to meet with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, presumably because of the senator’s opinion that the peace deal she negotiated was unconstitutional.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Anti-RH group sees victory via narrow vote in SC

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A group opposed to the reproductive health (RH) law said on Tuesday it was expecting a narrow victory in the Supreme Court ruling on the controversial measure, with two magistrates “making the difference.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

QC councilor files resolution backing amending economic provisions in Constitution

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A Quezon City alderman has asked his peers at the local council to support a resolution from both houses of Congress that seeks to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Cybercrime law foes unhappy over SC ruling

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Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello (left) and Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon: Disappointed. FILE PHOTOS

It was described as a step backward that can only end in “cyberauthoritarianism.” Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said he was disappointed by the Supreme Court decision on Tuesday supporting the imposition of penalties for online libel in the new cybercrime law.

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

Comelec urged to rule on LPGMA partylist disqualification case

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Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

Exclude the LPG Marketers Association (LPGMA) from the Commission on Elections’ list of accredited partylist organizations.

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

Groups protest power rate hike at Meralco branches

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Protesters rally in front of a Meralco Bayad Center in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and Malacañang to junk the proposed P4.15/kwH increase.

On the eve of the second round of oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the power rate hike, consumer and militant groups held a series of protests on Monday in various Meralco Bayad Centers in Manila to ask the Supreme Court and the Malacañang to junk the Meralco proposal to increase electricity rate.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Solicitor General to argue for DAP before SC on Tuesday

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court will resume on Tuesday the oral arguments on the Aquino administration’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), with Malacañang expected to mount a strong defense for its legality and constitutionality.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Pork’ ruling: Palace has mixed feelings

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is “in sync” with the Supreme Court’s decision removing presidential discretion over the Malampaya fund, according to Palace officials.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino allies dismayed by SC ruling on pork abolition

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The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Administration allies were generally not surprised about the Supreme Court decision that declared the entire pork barrel system unconstitutional as they felt the magistrates merely bowed to the prevailing public opinion calling for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Drilon dares COA to file raps if DAP funds were misused

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Senate President Franklin Drilon. PRIB FILE PHOTO

Saying it has become a necessary tool to spur government spending, Senate President Franklin Drilon said on Tuesday that the government could not afford to do away with the multi-billion-peso disbursement acceleration program (DAP) despite criticism that the DAP was unconstitutional.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace tells Carpio: We’ve junked PDAF

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

As far as Malacañang is concerned, President Aquino has abolished the graft-ridden Priority Development Assistance Fund and that’s all there is to it.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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