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Solon eyes wider security powers for gov’t under Bangsamoro Basic Law


A former military chief-turned- lawmaker wants to amend the Bangsamoro Basic Law that will widen the security powers of the government to include not only against the external but internal threats as well.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What about PDAF scam? Nancy Binay hits ‘one-sided’ blue ribbon committee

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Senator Nancy Binay assailed the Senate blue ribbon committee on Tuesday for being “one-sided” and for giving preference to requests made by administration senators.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay sees self as ‘threat’ to probers, aspiring bets


Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Tuesday that those investigating him are afraid they would be held accountable for their “misdeeds and abuse of power” should he get elected president in 2016.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Indonesian president gets rock star welcome at inauguration

Indonesian President Joko Widodo greets supporters during a celebration after his inauguration as the country's seventh president at the National Monument in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power. AP PHOTO/DITA ALANGKARA

Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first president from outside the political and military elite, got a rock-star welcome from a cheering crowd at a celebration marking his inauguration Monday but takes power facing challenges to enact an ambitious reform agenda.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Binay camp confirms graft raps discussed in Aquino-Binay meeting

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday said the corruption allegations against him cropped up in his conversation with President Aquino last week after the Chief Executive asked about him and his family.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »