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The President’s ominous Sona


There are portions in President Noynoy’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) Monday which sounded ominous—for him and the country.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Church group seeks withdrawal of Nobel bid for Aquino

An ecumenical group has expressed readiness to oppose a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for President Aquino supposedly due to his peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino: Not even a bomb can stop reform

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, gestures as he is applauded by Senate President Franklin Drilon, left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. during the start of his 5th State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines Monday July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

An emotional Philippine President Benigno Aquino III called his opponents desperate Monday and expressed confidence that many people will carry on his reforms even if he is stopped by a bomb.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cops fire water cannons on charging Sona protesters; no one hurt

Photo by Nestor Corrales

The initially uneventful rallies at the State of the Nation Address ended violently after protesters stormed toward the police barricade, prompting authorities to douse them with red-tinted water.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Coalition demands to hear Aquino on freedom of info bill

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Supporters of the People’s Freedom of Information (FOI) bill on Friday said they want to hear President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement of its passage into law in his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona), even as they called the FOI the new DAP or “Disclosure Acceleration Program.”

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