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2 lawyers named new election commissioners


Two lawyers have been appointed by President Benigno Aquino III to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Thursday.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CA confirms Neda chief’s appointment to Cabinet

Arsenio Balisacan of NEDA. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Days after reporting that the country’s economy grew by 6.6 percent in 2012, Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan on Wednesday got his confirmation by the bicameral Commission on Appointments, something a few other members of President Aquino’s Cabinet have been wanting since 2010.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to name new SC justice by Wednesday

President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III hopes to beat the Nov. 22 deadline for filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court by a full day, saying he intends to transmit his decision to the high tribunal by Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: November 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pacquiao talks legislation

Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER file photo

He may be deep in training in the United States for his fourth bout with Mexican archrival Juan Manuel Marquez in December. But Manny Pacquiao, the congressman, is waging another battle at home.

Posted: October 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cerilles vows to continue working against Paje confirmation

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje implored local government officials to read and heed the geo-hazard maps of their communities.

For as long as Environment Secretary Ramon Paje fails to explain what a “special ores extraction permit” (SOEP) is and what its legal basis is, Zamboanga del Sur Governor Antonio Cerilles said he will do everything he can to prevent his confirmation by the Commission on Appointments.

Posted: October 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘No problem’: Puno says he can work with Roxas at DILG

DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Undersecretary Rico Puno of the Department of the Interior and Local Governments has no problem working with newly appointed Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas.

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino names De Lima’s temporary replacement on JBC

President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino has appointed a Malacañang undersecretary to temporarily take the place of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on the Judicial and Bar Council as the body draws up a short list from which the Chief Executive is to choose the next chief justice.

Posted: July 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP to accept whomever Aquino appoints as DILG chief—Bartolome

Nicanor Bartolome

Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome refuses to be drawn into intrigue over rumors that Senator Panfilo Lacson may take over as interior secretary, a post that comes with supervisory powers over the police force.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Frank Chavez nominated to replace Corona

Former Solicitor General Frank Chavez INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Francisco Chavez, who served as solicitor general under the late President Corazon Aquino, was nominated on Thursday as a possible replacement for ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: June 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Waiver by Supreme Court bets ‘unconstitutional’—lawyer

Lawyer Romulo Macalintal. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The decision of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to require all aspirants for the post of Chief Justice to waive the confidentiality of their bank accounts is unconstitutional because it imposes something not found in the Constitution, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Names of De Lima, Henares come up in Aquino’s discussions on next chief justice

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino has brought up the names of the two toughest women in his administration in discussions on the next chief justice of the Supreme Court following the removal from the post by impeachment of Renato Corona.

Posted: June 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino may pick outsider as new chief justice

President Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno Aquino III said Friday he is not bound by law or tradition to choose the next chief justice from among the incumbent members of the high court. In addition, he did not relish the idea of having to pick a chief justice from a group that had kept their financial statements away from public scrutiny.

Posted: June 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino names new deputy ombudsman

Gerard Mosquera. INQUIRER photo

President Beningo Aquino has appointed Gerard Mosquera, a member of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, as deputy ombudsman for Luzon, Palace documents released Friday show.

Posted: May 11th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  3. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  4. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  9. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  9. Massive infra spending set
  10. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  5. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  6. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  7. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  8. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • Korea ferry captain defends actions, bodies seen in ship
  • Traffic starts to build up at toll plazas on Black Saturday
  • Flash floods hit 9 Tagum villages
  • No tsunami to hit PH after 6.9 quake jolts Solomon Islands–Phivolcs
  • Search resumes for bodies in Everest avalanche
  • Sports

  • Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix
  • Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft
  • Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015
  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • We treasure our Sierra Madre
  • OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief
  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
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