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Group files rights violation case vs QC cops over melee outside Aquino home


Activists who protested outside President Aquino’s home late last month filed a complaint against the Quezon City police personnel who allegedly used excessive violence to disperse them.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Bam Aquino proposes trust fund for coconut farmers

PRESIDENTIAL ASSURANCE President Aquino meets on Wednesday with coconut farmers who marched from Davao City starting on Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of martial law, to Malacañang. He assured them that the government is on their side and supports their efforts to recover coco levy funds. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines—It’s about time a trust fund was created out of the levies imposed on coconut farmers to enable them to develop the industry into an economic driver, Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV said in a bill he filed in the Senate.   As coconut farmers marching from Davao City reached the capital last […]

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

Senate body to summon Napoles, Luy, Tuason to Malampaya fund scam probe


Janet Lim Napoles allegedly had links to 12 non-government organizations that cornered P900 million in Malampaya funds released to the Department of Agrarian Reform in 2009 to help typhoon victims, and she and former officials of the agency will be asked about their alleged roles in the transaction before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

3 injured, 1 arrested in ‘violent dispersal’ outside Aquino home—Karapatan

Farmers and indigenous peoples protest outside President Benigno Aquino III's house in Times St., Quezon City. Photo contributed by Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA).

Groups of farmers and indigenous peoples from Hacienda Luisita and Mindanao denounced the violent confrontation in front of President Benigno Aquino III’s house on Times St., Quezon City on Saturday morning.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino mulls executive order on coco levy fund

President Benigno Aquino III   AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he was considering issuing an executive order on the controversial coco levy fund pending the approval of a law specifying how the fund will be managed.

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