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Elpidio Quirino took his oath of office as president of the Philippines on April 17, 1948, after President Manuel Roxas died of a heart attack two days before.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Aquino oversees meeting on security plans for WEF, Apec in Manila

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net file photo

President Benigno Aquino III has taken it upon himself to check on the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s preparations to secure two high-profile international gatherings the country will host in 2014 and 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t stops releasing benefits to 22,534 fake war veterans, says Aquino

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President Benigno Aquino III leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the 72nd commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan in Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. Also in photo are US Ambassador Philip Goldberg (left) and Japan Ambassador Toshinao Urabe (right). INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The government has stopped providing benefits to at least 22,534 supposed war veterans beginning this year as part of an ongoing effort to remove ineligible claimants in its list.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Senate joins probe of alleged extort try on Czech firm

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Sen. Francis Escudero (inset) said the Senate committee on finance, of which he is the chair, would take up with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications the alleged extortion try on the Czech train maker Inekon in relation to how it slowed down the delivery of more coaches for the Metro Rail Transit. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The Senate will start looking into the alleged $30-million extortion attempt on a Czech train maker when the scandal is raised in Monday’s inquiry into delayed government projects, including the purchase of 48 new coaches for the badly congested Metro Rail Transit.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Alumni unhappy with designation of PMA men as new PPSC, PNPA chiefs

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GUEST OF HONOR. President Aquino graces the 35th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) commencement exercises of the Class of 2014 at the PNPA Grandstand, Camp Gen. Mariano Castañeda in Silang town,
Cavite province, on Monday. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

Talk about salted fried chickens.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace wants probe of $30M extort try on Czech firm in MRT deal expedited

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO and Photo from http://dotc-mrt3.weebly.com/

Malacañang wants to expedite the criminal investigation of allegations that Metro Rail Transit (MRT) general manager Al Vitangcol attempted to extort $30 million from a Czech company seeking to supply new train coaches.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace determined to have Lee prosecuted, says spokesman

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Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Friday vowed to prosecute the cases against property developer Delfin Lee amid insinuations that he contributed to President Benigno Aquino’s electoral campaign in 2010.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee gave funds to Aquino 2010 campaign—VACC

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Delfin Lee: Did he? INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON FILE PHOTO

Did Delfin Lee, the man now detained on charges of syndicated estafa, help President Benigno Aquino snare the presidency in the 2010 elections?

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t peace negotiator seeks meeting with Santiago over peace pact with MILF

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Chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer AFP FILE PHOTO

The head of the government panel that negotiated peace with the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) is seeking to meet with Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, presumably because of the senator’s opinion that the peace deal she negotiated was unconstitutional.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmaker warns MILF on Aquino gov’t’s ‘shaky’ word

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate warned the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, on Thursday, that the Aquino administration has been shaky in keeping its word.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Aquino has no final choice yet for 2016 presidential bet

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President Benigno S. Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang downplayed on Wednesday a statement by Transportation Secretary Joseph A. Abaya that the Liberal Party would field Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II as its standard bearer in the 2016 polls.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Santiago says she tops Facebook, Twitter polls

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Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is arguably the most popular senator in social media today.

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

Netizens want Senator Santiago as PH’s next woman President

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She said it, and her people responded. After Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, arguably the most popular gadfly in the Philippine senate, said that a woman should lead the country in 2016, an overwhelming support from Netizens went her way.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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