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Espinos quit NPC as son of founder firms up bid

Some of the most prominent members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in vote-rich Pangasinan province had quit the political party founded by businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco after Cojuangco’s son, Mark, firmed up his plan to run for governor.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Expulsion of mayor from NPC heats up politics in Pangasinan


The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) has expelled from the party the newly installed mayor of Urbiztondo town and his mother three weeks after the June 7 assassination of Mayor Ernesto Balolong Jr., a member of the Liberal Party (LP).

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

MMDA chair: New capital doable in 6 yrs


The head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) threw his support behind the Senate bill seeking the transfer of the country’s seat of power, saying it could be done in six years at the minimum.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

NPC not pushing for 12 Team PNoy candidates


A leader of the Nationalist People’s Coalition on Saturday said Saturday the party had long decided to turn its back on the Team PNoy coalition ticket, opting instead to campaign exclusively for its members and an independent ally running for the Senate.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

China defense budget to rise 10.7 percent in 2013—Xinhua

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) march from Tiananmen Square to the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing Monday, March 4, 2013. In a rare move, China on Monday declined to reveal its defense budget request for 2013. It has been customarily that the country announces its defense spending plan for a new year at a press conference that is held a day before the opening of an annual session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament. AP/Andy Wong

China’s defense budget is set to rise 10.7 percent this year, state media said on Tuesday as the national parliament’s annual gathering opens, a slight drop from a 11.2 percent increase in 2012.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »