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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 »

7 groups corner ‘Bingo Milyonaryo’

Resigned PCSO Chair Margarita Juico apparently quit because President Aquino shared Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas’ disapproval of Bingo Milyonaryo, which was operated by Comnet Management Corp., a company that has ties to former Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) chair  Antonio “Tonyboy” Cojuangco, the President’s second cousin and biggest contributor to his 2010 presidential campaign, giving P100 million. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has awarded 33 franchise areas for its Bingo Milyonaryo (BM) nationwide to just seven groups, with one group, Surebet Ventures Inc., controlling five major areas.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Roxas on suspension: I’m not above the law

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Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II honored the decision of the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club suspending his membership, saying he does not consider himself above any law.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »