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Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol

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Instead of telling Al Vitangcol to shape up or ship out, Malacañang on Thursday defended the Metro Rail Transit general manager against his critics. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma rejected demands that President Aquino sack Vitangcol for worsening conditions at the MRT.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Overpopulation good for Filipinos, says bishop

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Bishop Gilbert Garcera of the Diocese of Daet. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CBCP website

Bishop Gilbert Garcera of the Diocese of Daet, the capital of Camarines Norte, believes overpopulation has been advantageous to the Philippines and to the world because it has increased the number of overseas workers and migrants who could send remittances back home while taking care of ageing people abroad and spreading the Christian faith.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Take stand on RH bill, Catholic educators told

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Ateneo de Manila University. PHOTO FROM ADMU.EDU.PH PHOTO

An official of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), the biggest network of Catholic schools in the country, on Wednesday said Catholic educators should take a stand on the RH bill to promote a more rational discussion of the controversial measure.

Posted: August 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Largest Catholic school group won’t expel Ateneo

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Ateneo de Manila University. PHOTO FROM ADMU.EDU.PH PHOTO

The biggest organization of Catholic schools in the country will not disown Ateneo de Manila University after some of its professors appeared to defy the local Catholic Church and the university itself by offering support to the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill pending in Congress.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ho-hum: House not keen on debating RH bill this week

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House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The controversial reproductive health (RH) bill will not be tackled in the House of Representatives this week to give way to other measures that would be discussed on the floor, Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II said Tuesday.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago defends Ateneo professors on RH bill stand

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

The threat to charge 159 faculty members of the Ateneo de Manila University with heresy for expressing support for the reproductive health bill (RH) is an infringement of their constitutional right to academic freedom, which is also recognized by Vatican II, according to Sen. Miriam Santiago.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Plagiarism common practice, OK in Senate, says Sotto’s aide

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guyito

Plagiarism is rampant in the Senate, but some staff members of senators consider it an acceptable practice.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Pia Cayetano: Research, not plagiarism

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guyito

The depth of one’s research can be proven when the writer or researcher cites the authors and other authorities quoted in the work.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ateneo backs Church on RH bill

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Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin. Photo from ls.ateneo.edu

Faculty members who are facing possible charges of heresy for supporting a population control bill aren’t getting any sympathy from Ateneo de Manila University.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Church backs tactics to delay RH bill

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Fr. Melvin Castro, executive director of the CBCP—Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. http://cbcpforlife.com

Robert’s Rules of Order will be the working bible in the Church-led effort to squash the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Oh no, another case of plagiarism?

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guyito

Has plagiarism gripped the Senate? Days after bloggers accused Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto of allegedly quoting at least one source in his speech against contraceptives without proper attribution, netizens blasted his nemesis, Sen. Pia Cayetano, for the same offense.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Catholic bishop goes after Ateneo professors for heresy

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CBCP president Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma FILE PHOTO

It’s not exactly an inquisition but 159 members of the Ateneo de Manila University faculty may face investigation for heresy, and sacked—not excommunicated—if found guilty.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

House readies rules to push RH vote

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte is attempting to lay down ground rules in the “parliamentary warfare” that has stymied moves to bring the reproductive health (RH) bill forward.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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