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Gov’t stops releasing benefits to 22,534 fake war veterans, says Aquino

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President Benigno Aquino III leads the wreath-laying ceremony at the 72nd commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan in Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan. Also in photo are US Ambassador Philip Goldberg (left) and Japan Ambassador Toshinao Urabe (right). INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON

The government has stopped providing benefits to at least 22,534 supposed war veterans beginning this year as part of an ongoing effort to remove ineligible claimants in its list.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Maguindanao 4 years after

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As early as daybreak, people start to arrive at the public market and the adjacent terminal in Shariff Aguak. They set up makeshift stalls consisting of tables and oversized umbrellas. Some spread mats on the ground for their dry goods. Others use worn-out sacks for their vegetables. Buyers arrive, and soon the place becomes a beehive of commercial activity. It is Monday, market day.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Marcos sins, victims’ woes to be taught in schools

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JAILED TWICE One of the victims of martial law abuses, Carmencita Florentino, 64, is shown peering through the screen door of her home in a poor area of Tatalon, Quezon City. More than 9,000 victims stand to receive compensation from the $246-million fund the government recovered from the Marcos wealth. Florentino was jailed twice, in 1977 and 1978. Bullit Marquez/AP

So the nation will remember not to forget, a bill that recognizes for the first time that the Marcos dictatorship committed atrocities against Filipinos also mandates the teaching in schools of the abuses inflicted on its opponents and the heroism of those who fought the regime.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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