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Sona most crucial for Aquino, say solons

A protester holds a mask of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III while shouting slogans during a rally near his residence Sunday, July 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Aquino is expected to deliver his State-of-the-Nation address on Monday, the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) or the allocation of funds or savings by the government to finance various programs or projects which is under the discretion of the president and was declared in part as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. AP

Will it be all gloves off or all apologies for President Aquino in his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona)?

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

Aquino rating 8 points down vs graft

President Aquino

Amid controversies surrounding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), more Filipinos disapprove of the administration’s efforts in fighting graft and corruption in government, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey.

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

Muslims ready to forgive senators in plunder case

Manila Golden Mosque. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

If God can forgive, why can’t we? A Muslim leader in Manila said Friday his community was open to forgiving those accused in the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam, also known as the pork barrel scam, if they tell the truth and repent their sins.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bong Revilla arrives at Sandigan for bail hearing


Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. on Thursday arrived at the Sandiganbayan to attend his bail hearing for plunder.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Medical tests on Gigi Reyes done, all results out by Thursday – BJMP

Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Medical tests on Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes at the Philippine Heart Center were expected to have been finished Monday but the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology will have to wait for the doctor’s advice regarding her transfer.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »