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Biazon can keep his head–Palace

Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon.. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

To those calling for the head of Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon over rampant oil smuggling, there won’t be any revamp in his agency, Malacañang said on Sunday.

Posted: April 8th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace admits Quezon shooting probe to test Aquino’s ‘straight path’ policy

A member of the NBI fornensic team examines one of the bullet riddled SUV at the Municipal Police Station in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were  killed in an alleged 'shootout' with police and military at a checkpoint last January 6.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The investigation of the killing of 13 people in a supposed gun battle between government security forces and alleged criminals in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6 has become test of President Aquino’s good government policy, Malacañang acknowledged on Wednesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace anti-crime body will still be probed over Quezon shootout

Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. FILE PHOTO

The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) would still be investigated in connection with the Jan. 6 shooting in Atimonan, Quezon, that left 13 dead, even if the body has denied ever approving the police operation against alleged jueteng operator Victor Siman, one of the fatalities in the alleged shootout, Malacañang said on Sunday.

Posted: January 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace to respect CA if it issues TRO on Cebu gov’s suspension–Lacierda

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While its order suspending Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia was final, Malacañang would respect any temporary restraining order from the court, Malacañang said on Monday.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Catholic leaders vow to ensure defeat of LP candidates in 2013 polls over RH law

President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Catholic leaders lambasted on Saturday the “secrecy” that shrouded President Aquino’s signing of the reproductive health (RH) bill into law and vowed to “exhaust all legal remedies” to have it repealed.

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