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Gov’t opposes Cojuangco’s motion to dismiss coco levy case

Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has opposed a motion to dismiss the civil case filed against businessman Eduardo ‘Danding’ Cojuangco Jr. who claimed the delay in the disposition of the civil case against him with respect to the coconut levy scandal violated his right to speedy disposition of case.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Montemaria project in limbo

Fr. Fernando Suarez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Montemaria is a religious center in the highland town of Alfonso in Cavite province where pilgrims and the sick go for healing through the intercession of Roman Catholic priest Fernando Suarez.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

BIR: Eduardo Cojuangco entitled to tax breaks

Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco may be entitled to tax deductions from the shares of stocks that he has lost in United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) following the Supreme Court final ruling that these are owned by the government.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Strongest testament to Marcos plunder’

Business magnate Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco shakes hands with former first lady Imelda Marcos during the 40th wedding anniversary of  Miriam and Narciso Santiago on Sunday. JOSEPH AGCAOILI

It’s the “strongest testament” to Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. and the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ purported plunder of the coco levy funds.

Posted: July 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers demand turnover of all coco levy assets back to farmers

Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Militant lawmakers are demanding that the government give back all assets purchased using the coconut levy, following the decision of the Supreme Court ruling that the state owns the shares being claimed by businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr. in United Coconut Planter’s Bank (UCPB).

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino turf remains very much Danding Cojuangco’s


TARLAC CITY—With two of the most influential political personalities in the country coming from Tarlac, how are local alliances in the province shaping up?   It is still President Aquino’s home turf as Tarlaqueños await his confirmation of local candidates. But Tarlac remains very much the political nest of Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr., the President’s [...]

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Danding Cojuangco’s Negros allies told to back 7 Senate bets

Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, President Aquino’s uncle, has asked his allies in Negros Occidental to support only seven senatorial candidates in the May elections.

Posted: March 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Roberto V. Ongpin: ‘Snake pit’ beckons

THE MARCOS YEARS Trade Secretary Roberto Ongpin confers with President Marcos and First Lady Imelda Marcos in the “snake pit” called Malacañang to which he was conscripted in 1979.  INQUIRER PHOTO

When the phone rang one day in May 1979, he was not to know that he would be caught in one of the most tumultuous chapters in Philippine history.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Alcala to coco tillers: Don’t expect cash


Coconut farmers should not expect to receive any cash from the proceeds of the controversial coco levy fund that the Supreme Court recently ruled belonged to the government which must use it for the benefit of the farmers by resuscitating the struggling coconut industry.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Coconut farmers vow to campaign vs Aquino candidates

Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Disappointed with President Benigno Aquino III’s continued silence on coco levy issue despite the recent Supreme Court final ruling that the multi-billion pesos 24-percent block of sequestered shares in San Miguel Corp. (SMC) belong to the government for its use to benefit the coconut farmers, a peasant group warned that the administration candidates will be rejected in next year’s election.

Posted: September 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In rare appearance, Eduardo Cojuangco vows to keep backing his nephew Aquino


President Benigno Aquino III’s uncle, businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, held a rare press conference here to assure his nephew of continued support until his term expires in 2016.

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Farmers urge SC to recover coconut funds in full

Coco levy farmers trooped to the Supreme Court and asked Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to investigate SC's conflicting decisions on coco levy.

Coconut farmers on Thursday trooped to the Supreme Court and demanded a full recovery of the multi-billion coco levy funds.

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Danding Cojuangco’s Negros party crumbling as pols fight


The clash of political ambitions in Negros Occidental is turning allies into enemies and is threatening to tear apart a formidable group that had been formed by businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, President Aquino’s uncle, to dominate politics in the province.

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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