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Robredo remembered

“Jesse lived a meaningful life,” President Aquino recalled the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on his first death anniversary Thursday. “At the end of our days, all of us really want to be able to say, ‘We lived a meaningful life.’ And undoubtedly, Jesse did it. He did it,” Aquino said at the commemoration dinner for Robredo’s death anniversary... 

Smuggling

If you talk to the senior politicians e.g. former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, in confidence he will identify the current billionaires who were or are big-time smugglers of the land. And he should know, having served as head of the Bureau of Customs.  Read More »

Erap to settle Manila’s P600-M electric debt

By JENNY MANONGDO Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has appealed to city hall employees to conserve electricity even as he is set to meet with Meralco officials to discuss the possibility of settling the nearly P600-million electricity debt which he inherited from the previous administration. Incoming search terms:mid year bonus for teachers 2014 (17)mandaue city hall christmas bonus2013 (12)herbert bautista... 

Gov’t firms remit P77-B dividends

By MADEL S. NAMIT President Benigno S. Aquino III compared the state of the country under the “Tuwid na Daan” or Straight Path to the previous administration’s crooked ways as he lauded the P77-billion worth of dividends remitted by Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) in the three years of his administration at the GOCC Dividends Day in Malacañang yesterday. Incoming search... 

Sabah liberation

Manila, Philippines – Many seaons ago, I set a meeting with Jamalul Kiram III, then Senate candidate. Present were his niece and gracious wife. In our discussion on the liberation of Sabah, I queried him why he did not include said issue as a “Battle cry” for his candidacy or why the GMA Administration failed espouse such platform in the national campaign? The curt reply was, “The... 

Aquino berates opposition in Cebu

By GENALYN D. KABILING Manila, Philippines – While tropical depression “Crising” was pummeling Mindanao, President Benigno S. Aquino III was busy campaigning for the administration slate in the upcoming polls and bad-mouthing the opposition bloc in Cebu last Tuesday night.  Read More »

Own party calls Koko ‘confused’

Manila, Philippines – Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has “insensitive and confused politics,” his own political party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) said yesterday. PDP-Laban Executive Director JV Bautista issued the statement after Pimentel together with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV voted to oust Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile last Monday.  Read More »

$1.03-B investments sealed in London

By JC BELLO RUIZ London (Via PLDT) – The good news that never came. President Benigno S. Aquino III got too busy bashing his predecessor, former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and former Chief Justice Renato Corona that he forgot about the biggest “good news” of the day that he wanted to share with some 300 members of the Filipino community here who met him and his delegation at... 

Decision points

Manila, Philippines – WHILE peace negotiations with the Left have stalled, bright lights have lit up the horizon on the government’s peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Last week, the government panel chaired by Dean Marvic Leonen signed a document with the MILF panel on decision points based on principles that shall now guide the two panels and all stakeholders. Incoming... 

PNoy powers for power shortage?

Manila, Philippines – Senator Antonio “Sonny“ F. Trillanes IV has filed a bill seeking to grant emergency powers to President Benigno S. Aquino III to address the power shortage in Mindanao. Trillanes cited the need to extend emergency powers, saying the negligence of the previous administration to the looming problem of energy in Mindanao has worsened the situation in Mindanao. Under Senate...