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Weigh pros and cons of bank secrecy law lifting, BIR urged

Senator Nancy Binay.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senators cautioned the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday over its proposal to lift the bank secrecy law, one saying it has a “chilling effect” on the banking industry.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Edsa ‘babies’ are now senators

They were only children when the Edsa People Power Revolution happened in 1986.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Angara bill would bring computers to all schools

Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara: We have to be prepared to take advantage of Internet in education. INQUIRER.net file photo

Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara has filed a bill seeking a long-term and sustainable modernization program for the public schools.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bam Aquino tells youth congress: Don’t just protest, act

Sen. Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV

Student leaders, officials of nongovernment organizations and young professionals from across the country attended the Second Philippine Model Congress, a two-day youth conference on public service over the weekend at the Senate building in Pasay City.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Farm schools to be set up under new measure awaiting signature by Aquino


A different kind of high school, focusing on agriculture and fisheries-related lessons, could soon rise in the country’s rural areas, on the guiding principle that not all students’ needs are the same.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Angara: ‘It hasn’t sunk in’

Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

“It still hasn’t sunk in,” Senator-elect Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said Thursday night of his win in the May 13 midterm elections although his namesake and father, the outgoing senator, wasn’t surprised.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Debates needed for wise choice, says Angara

Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara on Friday challenged his fellow senatorial candidates to a debate on relevant national issues in an effort to help voters make informed decisions on election day.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Angara pledges P100M of ‘pork’ for schools

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Administration senatorial candidate Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara on Tuesday pledged to allocate P100 million—or half of the annual pork barrel entitlement of senators—for the construction of classrooms and the upgrading of equipment in the public schools, particularly in the provinces.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

It’s time to file tax returns, SALNs


It’s tax filing season and for government officials, in particular, the time of year for disclosing their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Senatorial bet wants cash doles widened

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A candidate of the Team PNoy coalition wants the Aquino administration’s P40 billion-a-year conditional cash transfer system for the country’s poorest of the poor to include micro-financing for small scale businesses at the grassroots level.

Posted: March 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Representative Angara is ‘pressured’ when compared to his father

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Representative Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara admits he feels slightly pressured whenever he’s compared to his father, incumbent Senator Edgardo Angara.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lessons Sonny Angara learned from his old man

Senator-elect Juan Edgardo Angara. FILE PHOTO

In an election campaign dominated by old and familiar names, his is one that easily stands out: Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, son of a political veteran whose family rules the politics of Aurora province.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Representative Angara files candidacy for senator


Aurora representative Juan Edgardo Angara has filed his Certificate of Candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Wednesday morning.

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  2. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  3. Unease in Vatican over cardinal’s luxury flat—report
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  6. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  7. Aquino vows to intensify anti-corruption drive further
  8. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  9. Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’
  10. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Car hits packed US church, injuring about 20
  • LPA enters PH, to bring rains and thunderstorms
  • Sing-along saint: Showbiz world gets papal inspiration
  • Two-thirds of underwater search done, no sign of MH370
  • S. Korea prosecutors turn to mobile app for ferry probe
  • Sports

  • Reigning champs Miami open playoffs with win
  • Spurs subdue Mavericks in playoff opener
  • Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters
  • Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Business

  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics
  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
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