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Aquino maintains hands-off attitude on Charter change

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Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will not impose his views on Charter change on an independent branch of government, Malacañang said Monday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Catholic Church offender a Nazarene devotee

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Carlos Celdran, Black Nazarene devotee. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Ironic that a man who was found guilty of offending “religious feeling” is actually a fervent Black Nazarene devotee.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Church revenge: Buhay says Catholic vote was key

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A group of dejected Catholics filed out of the plenary hall of the House of Representatives one early morning last December. The legislators had just passed the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill on second reading, the beginning of the end for the faithful followers of the Catholic Church, who fought the proposal for 10 years.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

El Shaddai group backs 6 senatorial bets who voted against RH bill

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El Shaddai spiritual leader Mike Velarde

The newly formed White Vote Movement led by the Catholic charismatic group El Shaddai has endorsed over the weekend six senatorial candidates, who have stood by the Church in opposing the reproductive health law, for the upcoming May 13 elections.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bulacan priests: Heed conscience, not Team Patay, Team Buhay posters

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Roman Catholic Church leaders in Bulacan have advised their parishioners to heed their conscience when they vote on May 13, and not join the bandwagon and wage war against senators branded as members of either “Team Patay” or “Team Buhay.”

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Church won’t stop opposing RH law

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A Catholic Church official on Friday defended its continued opposition to the reproductive health law, adding that the Church only wanted the public to be aware of its potential “dangers.”

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

Divorce? No way, stresses Malacañang

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President Benigno Aquino III will not touch the divorce question with a 10-foot pole. Divorce is not just low on the Aquino administration radar, it is not on its radar screen at all, Palace officials have stressed repeatedly.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sotto dares Aquino to certify FOI bill

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A letter shown to media by Sen. Vicente Sotto III (in photo) supposedly sent by then Teresa Mayor Rodel de la Cruz to the senator’s office in 2012 and requesting funding for the antidengue project could be authentic, according to a town official of Teresa, Rizal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Friday dared President Aquino to certify the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill as urgent just like what he did for the highly contentious Reproductive Health bill which was recently enacted into law.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

After the sun goes out

Year 2012 is now almost out the door. Was it an undiluted “Annus Horribilis” or “Year of Horror”?

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

RH, ‘desaparecidos’ bills now laws

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Without fanfare, President Benigno Aquino III signed the reproductive health (RH) bill into law last Dec. 21. It was signed together with the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act. The highly contentious RH law provides “universal access” to reproductive health services and supplies such as contraceptives.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Overpopulation good for Filipinos, says bishop

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Bishop Gilbert Garcera of the Diocese of Daet. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/CBCP website

Bishop Gilbert Garcera of the Diocese of Daet, the capital of Camarines Norte, believes overpopulation has been advantageous to the Philippines and to the world because it has increased the number of overseas workers and migrants who could send remittances back home while taking care of ageing people abroad and spreading the Christian faith.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sex education to happen in public schools in a year’s time, says Lagman

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former Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman: Appoint members of the claims board now     RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

When will students start getting sex education after President Benigno Aquino III signs the reproductive health bill into law?

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino in no hurry to sign RH bill

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Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III, who had a falling out with the leadership of the influential Catholic Church for pushing for the passage of the reproductive health (RH) bill, seemed to be in no rush to sign the measure, which was finally passed last week by both chambers of Congress.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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