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Palace vows killers of Cavite reporter will be arrested

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang vowed on Monday to catch the killers of a Cavite tabloid reporter, who was gunned down inside her Bacoor home last Sunday.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palace: Aquino ordered NBI to probe Vitangcol

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol is allegedly under Malacañang protection, but presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said on Friday that that was only speculation and things would become clear when the National Bureau of Investigation, ordered by President Benigno Aquino III to investigate the allegations, submits its report.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NBI probes MRT chief over alleged $30-M extortion try

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is investigating the extortion allegations against Metro Rail Transit (MRT) General Manager Al Vitangcol III and other transportation officials, Malacañang said Friday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace on Delfin Lee as Aquino donor: Just check the Comelec list

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Just check the document published by the Commision on Elections (Comelec), Malacañang on Friday told people asking if President Benigno Aquino III received campaign money from Delfin Lee.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Aquino has no final choice yet for 2016 presidential bet

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang downplayed on Wednesday a statement by Transportation Secretary Joseph A. Abaya that the Liberal Party would field Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II as its standard bearer in the 2016 polls.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tiamzon couple not covered by Jasig, says Palace

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Philippine military spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala shows pictures of arrested communist leader suspects, Benito Tiamzon, chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and his wife Wilma Austria Tiamzon, after a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo, military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Sunday, March 23, 2014. AP

After one militant leader protested the arrest of the Tiamzon couple, Malacañang on Sunday stood firm that the operation that resulted in the capture of the top official of the Communist Party of the Philippines and his wife was legal.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Be transparent with ‘Yolanda’ aid, donors and recepients urged

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Nearly five months after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) battered Eastern Visayas, Malacañang is still on the trail to ensure the transparancy and accountability of donations pledged to the victims of one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tiamzon arrest a ‘big blow’ to CPP, Malacañang ready for NPA revenge

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda described Sunday the arrest of the Tiamzon couple, the leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), as big blow to the leadership of the communist group.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD probes dumping of ‘Yolanda’ relief items

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Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman has begun looking into the reported dumping of rotten relief items for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas region, Malacañang said on Friday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Palace keeps hands off media men’s link to pork barrel scam

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is not interested in engaging the media in a dialogue on corruption in the industry amid allegations that some journalists benefited from corrupt deals in the P10-billion congressional pork barrel scam.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace expects DOJ to look into alleged payoffs to media

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is counting on the Department of Justice to dig deeper into alleged payoffs to the media, including an alleged P2-million bribe to a broadcast journalist, in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: no special treatment to mediamen in bribery scandal

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Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda  FILE PHOTO/INQUIRER

Malacañang on Friday assured the public that the government’s campaign against corruption applies to all regardless of profession.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino keeping an open mind on Cudia’s appeal—Palace

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President Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang said on Wednesday that President Benigno Aquino would like to keep an open mind on the dismissal case against Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia, whose case has been forwarded to the Chief Executive for final resolution.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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