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Bam Aquino proposes trust fund for coconut farmers

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PRESIDENTIAL ASSURANCE President Aquino meets on Wednesday with coconut farmers who marched from Davao City starting on Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of martial law, to Malacañang. He assured them that the government is on their side and supports their efforts to recover coco levy funds. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines—It’s about time a trust fund was created out of the levies imposed on coconut farmers to enable them to develop the industry into an economic driver, Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV said in a bill he filed in the Senate.   As coconut farmers marching from Davao City reached the capital last […]

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino recalls repressive years under Marcos at DND anniv rites

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Benigno Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III on Monday took a swipe at the Marcos administration, saying that the late dictator used the military during martial law for his own gain.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No jail time, just hospital detention, for Enrile

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Sen Juan Ponce Enrile on his way to Asian Eye Institute at Rockwell in Makati. JOAN BONDOC

No jail time for Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile—at least none for now.Philippine Daily Inquirer

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Retired SC justice Lorenzo Relova; 98

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Retired Supreme Court Justice Lorenzo Relova, who sat on the bench in the last years of the Marcos regime, died Thursday at the age of 98.

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

Tanchanco, former NFA head; 83

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JESUS Tanchanco Sr., the first administrator of the National Food Authority, died on Monday afternoon. He was 83.   Tanchanco founded the NFA during the Marcos regime and served as its administrator from 1972 to 1986.   In a statement, the NFA said its former administrator succumbed to cardiac arrest on April 14 at the […]

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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