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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. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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  • Pope in hot water over ‘personal’ phone calls
  • Foreign food aid drying up in North Korea
  • Cayetano to DOJ: Bare Napoles’ list of ‘pork’ officials
  • Sports

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  • Floyd: Manny’s power gone
  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Lifestyle

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  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
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  • Entertainment

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  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • BDO nets P5.5 B in Q1
  • Pacquiao may be 2013 top taxpayer
  • Emperador nets P1.7 B in Q1
  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

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  • Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Militant protests vs Obama, US set
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • China welcomes PH apology
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