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Aquino: Levy is for 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

Their long walk to Malacañang did not exactly go to waste. Assuring coconut farmers that the government was “on your side,” President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday threw his support behind a bill outlining how they would directly benefit from P71 billion in taxes collected from them during the Marcos regime.

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

Gov’t spends P24 million on Aquino’s Apec, Asean meetings

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Benigno Aquino III

Malacanang on Sunday announced that it allocated P24 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s attendance to conferences organized by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) from November 10 to 13.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero twits Aquino: How can you tell what your 100M bosses want?

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How exactly will President Aquino determine what his 100 million bosses want with regard to whether he should be seeking another term?

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino special powers should not last longer than 6 months—Santiago

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Miriam Santiago 1

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago said Wednesday the additional powers for President Benigno Aquino III to contract capacity to address the looming power supply crisis should last for only six months, since one year would be too long, and half this time would be enough to address the abnormal situation.

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

Gov’t, MILF wrap up talks on Bangsamoro law

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. FILE PHOTO

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Friday said they have wrapped up talks aimed at ensuring that the terms of a landmark peace deal would be enacted into law.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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