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Binay: Aquino should’ve accepted Abad resignation

Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay for the first time on Wednesday admitted that he disagreed with President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to reject Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad’s resignation over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) controversy.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace: Employees free to wear protest colors

Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacanang on Saturday said court employees were free to wear black and red in protest of President Benigno Aquino III’s defiance of the Supreme Court decision declaring the administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pre-Sona meeting for Aquino, Murad

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center in back row, and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, right in back row, congratulate Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal, following a signing ceremony for a tentative peace agreement between the MILF and the government which Malaysia helped broker, at Malacanang Palace. Others are Malaysian peace broker Tengku Abdul Ghafar, right back to camera, and MILF chair Al Haj Murad. AP PHOTO

A third meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Murad Ebrahim is likely to take place before the Chief Executive addresses a joint session of Congress on July 28, the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino has new job for retired AFP chief

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Retired Gen. Emmanuel Bautista .  PHOTO from AFP Public Affairs Office

For President Benigno Aquino III, as the commander-in-chief, a one-month vacation for retired Gen. Emmanuel Bautista is “very long.”

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Court workers to wear black, red in protest


Some show a yellow streak. Some show courage. Red and black are the colors of choice for the country’s court employees as they stage a silent protest Monday amid President Benigno Aquino III’s warning of a “clash” between the executive and the judiciary over the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Malacañang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »