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Roxas to Romualdez: Don’t twist the truth, we did everything to help

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Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Reading from transcripts of their meetings in Tacloban City, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Tuesday defended the national government from Mayor Alfred Romualdez’s accusations.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Keep off politics, don’t be kingmakers, priests told

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Archbishop Socrates Villegas. FILE PHOTO

The incoming president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) reminded members of the clergy to refrain from directly involving themselves in partisan politics.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The Filipino’s political immaturity

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The recently concluded barangay elections were no different from the elections for national and local positions.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Antipolo mayor explains ‘epal’ medals

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Antipolo City Mayor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares III has apparently become the latest whipping boy of the so-called anti-“epal” campaign against attention-craving politicians who put their names or faces on streamers or billboards.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Comelec: No politics in disqualifying Laguna Gov. Ejercito

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Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito  photo:SCENEMA CONCEPT INTERNATIONAL INC./CONTRIBUTOR

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Friday dismissed claims that the election body was only going after opposition politicians who violated election rules after one of its divisions decided to unseat Laguna Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Politics 2016 intrudes into Roxas’s budget hearing

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas  (left) INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Will you run for President in 2016? The question irked Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who appeared in the House of Representatives on Friday to defend his department’s proposed P99.6-billion budget for next year.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘PH political, justice systems on trial in Napoles case’

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It’s not only Janet Lim-Napoles and her associates who will be on trial if the pork barrel funds scam reaches the courts—she’ll be dragging along with her the Philippines’ political and justice systems, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Friday.

Posted: August 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

SC justice says Reyes raps ‘baseless, malicious’

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Supreme Court Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. on Friday denied using his influence to get the high tribunal to uphold a Commission on Elections decision to unseat the proclaimed winner of the Marinduque congressional race, Regina Ongsiako-Reyes, thereby paving the way for the proclamation of the magistrate’s son.

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

Politicians allowed estero settlers, says Singson

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The thousands of informal settlers living precariously along waterways in Metro Manila have remained where they are at the request of local politicians, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson said on Wednesday.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

UNA proclaims Binay in 2016

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It’s clear to former President Joseph Estrada and the other leaders of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) that Monday’s elections are just a preliminary battle in the bigger war three years from now.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Archbishop wants to know if rumor is true: Kris Aquino to run for VP

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Kris Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Are Filipinos ready for a Vice President Kristeta in 2016?

Posted: April 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Doy Laurel: Forgotten patriot of Edsa I

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CONSTANT GARDENER The late former Vice President Salvador Laurel raises Edsa I’s famous “L” for “Laban” sign on the campaign trail for the Cory-Doy tandem during the “snap election” in 1986. To his left is wife Celia Diaz-Laurel. INQUIRER PHOTO

The wild tree atop a hill overlooking the bustling town of San Pedro, as well as Laguna de Bay had always fascinated the late Salvador “Doy” Laurel as he traveled the highway.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘UNA better off without 3 bets’

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Throwing out the three controversial “common” candidates has if anything improved the chances of the United Nationalist Alliance because a streamlined team would work better in a campaign, according to some UNA senatorial candidates.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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