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Roxas, De Lima asked to answer inmates’ plea vs new rule on good conduct

National Bilibid Prison. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court ordered Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II to comment on the petition filed by leaders of the 39,000 inmates of the National Bilibid Prison (NBP).

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Aquino: Next leader should continue ‘tuwid na daan’

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, bottom, adjusts his glasses as Senate President Franklin Drilon looks on during 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)

Although still mum on who he wants as successor, President Benigno Aquino III on Monday urged the public to ensure that his reforms will live on.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Heads won’t roll despite spate of killings—Palace

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas: More patrol jeeps

Despite expressing dismay over a rash of high-profile killings in the country, Malacañang on Thursday said President Benigno Aquino III has no plan to boot out Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima from their posts.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Roxas: Quake-hit Bohol was never forgotten

Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II hands over to Bohol local government officials, including Governor Edgar Chatto, Vice Governor Concepcion Lim, Tagbilaran City Mayor Baba Yap, the official check of P2.4 billion-worth post-disaster assistance funds.  Julliane Love de Jesus/INQUIRER.net

The province of Bohol was never forgotten. This was the assurance of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II as he and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad turned over P2.4 billion worth of disaster assistance fund to Bohol local government eight months after a 7.2-magnitude‎ earthquake brought the island-province to its knees.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Who are the 10 richest Cabinet members?

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is still the richest member of President Benigno Aquino III’s Cabinet, even increasing his wealth by almost P60 million in 2013.

Posted: May 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »