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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 »

Did you know: 1st Sona

The first State of the Nation Address (Sona) that was delivered at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City was delivered by President Ferdinand Marcos in 1978. Over 30 Sonas have been delivered at the Batasan since then.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Martial law body negotiating access to DND, Nica records for claimants

A human rights body tasked with compensating martial law victims has negotiated access to old government records, including confidential military operations, that led to human rights violations during the regime of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Quezon City

Quezon City was once designated the country’s capital by virtue of Republic Act No. 333 signed by President Elpidio Quirino on July 17, 1948. Manila was re-established as the capital of the Philippines in 1976 by virtue of Presidential Decree 940 issued by then President Ferdinand Marcos. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

The travails of martial law victims


Jobless and widowed, Rowena, 44, continues to break into tears each time she recalls her ordeal during martial law.

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »