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More fun in the Philippines?

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FILIPINO HUMOR overwhelms Facebook and other social networking sites as netizens parody the new tourism slogan. But it’s good news for Philippine tourism, says DOT. itsmorefuninthephils.com

It’s more fun in the Philippines – observers of Philippine democracy could very well apply our tourism slogan to our political landscape. Hard-won after centuries of colonization, years of occupation and decades of dictatorship, Philippine-style democracy is colourful, occasionally chaotic – and arguably inspiring.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lacierda believes Aquino’s 2016 endorsement is lethal

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: A board member of any GOCC can receive only up to P3 million annually, including bonuses and per diem. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Whoever President Benigno Aquino III will endorse for 2016 will most likely win. At least that’s what the Palace said in response to whether the accusations being hurled against the President were meant to discredit him.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec division junks election protest case vs Quezon governor

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A division of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has dismissed the electoral protest filed by former Quezon Rep. Irvin Alcala (LP) against incumbent Gov. David Suarez (NUP).

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Voters to ratify or reject creation of new Davao province in village polls

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CDN FILE PHOTO

Nearly 1.5 million voters in Davao del Sur will also be voting for or against the creation of a new province to be called Davao Occidental when they go to the polls later this month to elect barangay heads and council members.

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Standing ovation for war vet, social justice champ

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ROLE MODELS  Edmundo F. Nolasco (in wheelchair) leads this year’s recipients of the Ateneo’s Traditional University Awards with the Lux in Domino Award. Other awardees are (from left) the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, represented by wife Leni; Sr. Michelle Gamboa; lawyer Christian Monsod; and Dr. Resil Mojares. They are flanked by Dr. Antonette Palma-Angeles (left) and Jose Ramon Villarin, president of Ateneo.  RAFFY LERMA

The first and only other time Edmundo F. Nolasco addressed the Ateneo de Manila University community was on March 30, 1949.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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