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Abad: LP should meet with Aquino to get clear stand on Charter change

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Given that President Benigno Aquino III has expressed openness to Charter change, lawmakers could convince him to take a look at lifting the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said Wednesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

NSO not the authority in proving plunder raps vs Binays, says Makati mayor

Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin "Jun-Jun" Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“If NSO figures are used, then the Iloilo Convention Center is overpriced.” This was the statement of Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay on Monday as he reiterated that that the National Statistics Office (NSO) would not be the “competent authority” to prove the plunder charges against him and his father Vice President Jejomar Binay.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino ‘frustrated’ over slow pace of Maguindanao massacre trial

President Benigno Aquino: Frustrated.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino admitted he was “frustrated” with the slow pace of the country’s judicial system as shown in the case of the Maguindanao massacre, which claimed the lives of 58 people, 32 of whom were journalists.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Aquino undoing mother’s legacy’

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ARMED  President Aquino and the Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr. render the conventional military salute during arrival honors ahead of a distribution ceremony of M-4 assault rifles for soldiers at the Department of National Defense headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday. The President’s announcement that he may try to change the Constitution and serve a second term in office has drawn heavy flak. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

What would his mother say? That, in sum, is the oppositionists’ answer to President Aquino’s insinuation on Wednesday that he was reconsidering his opposition to amending the Constitution to allow the lifting of the presidential term limit, which would enable him to run for a second term.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘President’s Cha-cha statement just a prank to keep opponents off guard’


It was just a presidential prank. Or so thought Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello of President Benigno Aquino III’s expression of openness to the idea of a second term of office in Malacañang.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »