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Rehabilitation master plan for Yolanda-hit provinces: 8,000 pages, 8 volumes

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THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson submits to President Aquino a copy of the master plan for the rehabilitation of areas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” one of the world’s strongest typhoons on record. Titled “Yolanda Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan,” it was like a gift to the President on the commemoration of the fifth death anniversary of his mother, former President Corazon Aquino. JOAN BONDOC

Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Friday submitted to President Benigno Aquino III an 8,000-page, eight-volume master plan for the rehabilitation of provinces hardest hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in November last year.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Kris Aquino to President Benigno III: The silent majority still believes in you

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IN LIFE OR DEATH FONDLY REMEMBERED  In this composite photo, former President Corazon Aquino stands tall on the beach of Boracay in this 1992 shot (left).  Cory, who died of colon cancer on Aug. 1, 2009, was fondly remembered on her fifth death anniversary yesterday during a Mass celebrated at her tomb at Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City. VAL RODRIGUEZ PHOTO FROM MARGIE JUICO COLLECTION / JOAN BONDOC

On the fifth death anniversary of former President Corazon Aquino on Friday, her youngest daughter Kris Aquino turned emotional as she asked for support and prayers for President Benigno Aquino III who, the celebrity host said, was “doing a good job” running the country.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino: Not even a bomb can stop reform

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, gestures as he is applauded by Senate President Franklin Drilon, left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. during the start of his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino won’t let Abad go

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Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III used his Cabinet meeting on Friday to declare that he is standing by Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and is rejecting his offer of resignation on Thursday.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

What went before: The Rise and Fall of Enrile

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is being led to the PNP hospital inside Camp Crame. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In February 1990, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was charged with “rebellion complexed with murder” for his alleged participation in the deadliest military coup against President Corazon Aquino in December 1989.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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