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Boracay closure ‘top priority’ in Cabinet meeting

MANILA, April 4, 2018 – The proposal to close Boracay for six months will be the top agenda when the Cabinet meets on Wednesday, Malacañang said. “We expect an extensive discussion on the matters that concern Boracay this afternoon,” Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo...
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Noynoy: I would’ve suspended dengue vaccination program too

MANILA, Feb 26 (Mabuhay) — Former President Benigno Aquino III on Monday admitted that if he was still the chief executive, he would have also suspended the government’s dengue vaccination program. Aquino made the statement considering French pharmaceutical company...

Bangsamoro Basic Law: A cure to end violent extremism

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, February 26, 2018 – Muslim religious leaders, clerics, and scholars or Ulama are rallying behind the enactment of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which aims to provide genuine autonomy for the Moro people – a key solution, they said, that will...

2 MOUs signed at Turkey-PHL meet on economic, technical cooperation

MANILA, February 26, 2018 – Two bilateral agreements on agriculture and investment promotion were signed by the Philippines and Turkey during the recently concluded Philippine-Turkey Joint Committee for Economic and Technical Cooperation (PH-TR JCETC) meeting early this month,...

Metro Manila police on full alert amid possible terror groups’ retaliation

MANILA, Feb 27 (Mabuhay) — Police in Metro Manila are on full alert following the arrest of a widow of slain terrorist leaders Khadafy Janjalani and Zulkifli bin Hir. According to National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde, they have not received...
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Bong Go a man of integrity: Zubiri

MANILA,February 19, 2018 – Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on Monday came to the defense of Special Assistant to President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go, saying the latter is a man of integrity with no stain of corruption. During the Senate inquiry into Frigate acquisition, Zubiri said Go has...

Duterte hands-off on Cha-cha provisions: Puno

MANILA,February 19, 2018 – Aside from the need to give more attention to the problems in Mindanao, President Rodrigo R. Duterte did not insinuate any provision to the proposal to amend or revise the 1987 Constitution. This was the assurance given by Reynato Puno, chairperson of...

Con-com should welcome views of ordinary Filipinos, oppositors

MANILA, February 19, 2018 – The consultative committee (Con-com) reviewing the 1987 Constitution should also welcome the views of ordinary Filipinos as well as oppositors to Charter change, a committee member said Monday. Committee member and former Senate President Aquili...

Bishop ‘happy, nervous’ on appointment as head of Iba diocese

MANILA, February 19, 2018 – Newly appointed Bishop of Iba, Zambales, Bartolome Santos, Jr., admitted that he was happy and at the same time scared about the appointment which was announced by the Vatican on Saturday. He noted that he cannot explain his feelings upon learning...
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Palace on Gwen Garcia dismissal: Only Congress can expel a member

MANILA, Feb 13 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales arrogated to herself the power of Congress to discipline its members when she ordered the dismissal of Deputy Speaker and Cebu Representative Gwendolyn Garcia. Garcia was found guilty by...