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Palace: Media to blame on uproar over Pacquiao tax woes

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BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday clarified that it was mediamen who asked Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares about the tax liabilities of Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, contrary to public opinion that Henares was a “spoiler.”

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bangsamoro ‘law’ ready

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Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, on Monday submitted the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law during a meeting with Undersecretary Michael Frederick Musngi of the Office of the Executive Secretary in Malacañang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Monday received the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law, a priority measure President Aquino would submit for congressional scrutiny and approval to pave the way for the creation of a new autonomous region in Mindanao.

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

Pacquiao’s tax woes cloud latest victory

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Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. (AP

After Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao thoroughly outclassed Timothy Bradley last Sunday, who’s next for boxing’s only eight-division champion?

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

Palace: Spy gadgets for terror fight, not to shadow foes

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Thursday said the government purchased equipment to curb terrorism, not to spy on the opposition.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Gov’t ready to carry out RH law

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Advocates of the Reproductive Health Law waited for more than a day for the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of the RH law, and as the court sat en banc at its summer courthouse in Baguio on Tuesday (April 8), actress Giselle Toengi found time to shoot a selfie with the crowd. This was moments before the court decided that the law was constitutional, and the purple crowd went wild. Some broke into tears.  PHOTO BY EV ESPIRITU/ INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the much-debated Republic Act No. 10354 or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (RH law), the government is gearing to implement the measure sans any legal impediment.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace ‘curious’ why Czech envoy talks to media over MRT extortion try

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For the President’s spokesperson, it was certainly “curious” that the Czech envoy to the Philippines talks to the media instead of discussing the alleged extortion attempt in a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) project with the authorities.

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

Palace won’t declare Czech envoy ‘unwelcome’ over extortion allegations

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Malacañang on Monday said it would not go to the extent of declaring the Czech ambassador to the Philippines an “unwelcome person” over his allegations of an extortion attempt in a Metro Rail Transit (MRT) project.

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

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 »

PNP vows speedy resolution to murdered journalist’s case

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured on Monday that it would yield to the order of Malacañang to speed up the solving of the tabloid reporter’s murder in Cavite.

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

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Palace wants probe of $30M extort try on Czech firm in MRT deal expedited

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Malacañang wants to expedite the criminal investigation of allegations that Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol attempted to extort $30 million from a Czech company seeking to supply new train coaches.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t open to discuss constitutionality of Bangsamoro pact with Santiago

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Mriam Ferrer

Malacañang on Saturday said it hopes Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago could meet government peace negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer to discuss the legality of the recently signed Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) after Santiago tagged the peace deal as unconstitutional.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

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