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Biazon can keep his head–Palace

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Agrarian reform chief pressed to ‘cut cleanly,’ resign

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. Photo from www.dar.gov.ph/

The union of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has released its own Christmas message to Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes, asking him to “cut cleanly” and step down.

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

Aquino’s classmate Caguioa eyed as chief presidential counsel

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A classmate of Mr. Aquino’s from grade school to college at the Ateneo de Manila University, Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa topped the bar exams in 1986, was an honor graduate of Ateneo Law School and was an “able”  law practitioner, according to Secretary Edwin Lacierda.  PHOTO FROM CAGATLAW.COM

President Aquino will name a new chief presidential legal counsel in January 2013, and lawyer Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa, who was Aquino’s classmate in Ateneo, is being considered for the post.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace hopes UNA not urging Cebu gov to defy suspension order

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Budget Secretary Florencio B. Abad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang aired the hope on Sunday that former President Joseph Estrada, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile would not encourage suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to dig in more, and instead convince her to respect the rule of law.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gwen Garcia slams suspension: ‘Over my dead body’

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CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia    photo: TONEE DESPOJO/CDN

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia dared police on Thursday to forcibly remove her from the governor’s office where she has been holed up since Wednesday after she was ordered suspended for six months, saying her removal could only happen “over my dead body.”

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Presidential legal adviser resigns, gets job as BCDA director

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President Benigno Aquino III’s chief presidential legal counsel has resigned and has moved to the government-owned and controlled corporation Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA).

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Open season’ seen on non-LP governors’

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San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It’s “open season” against non-Liberal Party (LP) governors in vote-rich provinces.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace suspends Cebu governor for usurping powers of vice governor

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Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

For usurping the authority of her vice governor to hire contractual employees and consultants, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia was suspended for six months by the Office of the President.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishop accuses Aquino of ‘bribing’ Congress

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Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes

A Catholic bishop on Tuesday practically accused President Aquino of “bribing” members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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