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Aquino will appoint best candidate for Comelec chief – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang assured that President Benigno Aquino III would consider the best candidate to replace Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Billantes once he retires in February 2015. “The President always takes into consideration the best possible...
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Comelec backs creation of presidential debate commission

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is supporting a proposed measure of Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago which seeks the creation of a presidential debate commission. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said requiring presidential and vice-presidential...
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China blasts ‘irresponsible’ US comments on island project

BEIJING (AFP) – Beijing on Monday dismissed as “irresponsible” US criticism of its construction of an artificial island reportedly large enough for an airstrip in a disputed section of the South China Sea. The statement by China’s foreign ministry came […]
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Palace: Cops, DTI to provide twofold protection for Xmas shoppers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday expressed confidence the Philippine National Police and the Department of Trade and Industry can provide two-fold protection for Christmas shoppers as the holidays draw closer. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the...
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Nation could emulate Araneta Center’s success story: Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III attended Friday the 60th anniversary of the Araneta Center likening its success story to feats that the nation could achieve if Filipinos work together and love their country. In his message during […]
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Palace sees continues business confidence for PHL

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Palace said it expects business confidence in the Philippines to continue in the coming years after a new survey found high expectations for the Philippines. The survey shows a rosy picture of business confidence for the […]
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Miriam: New definition of ‘savings’ unconstitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday criticized “minefields” in the 2015 budget, including an alleged “unconstitutional” definition of savings and the retention of pork barrel funds under a different name. In a privilege speech, Santiago urged a...
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On eve of Maguindanao massacre 5th anniversary, Palace reassures victims’ kin govt continues to pursue case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre, Malacanang reassured relatives of the 58 victims the government continues to do its “best” to push the case forward. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the executive...
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Not quite zero crime during Pacquiao match

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Crime rate may be low but the boxing match between the People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri failed to deter all crime in the Philippines on Sunday. Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, Philippine National Police public information […]
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AMLC fails to produce whistleblowers’ bank records

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on Monday failed to produce the bank records of whistleblowers in the pork barrel scam as ordered by the Sandiganbayan, citing bank secrecy regulations and lack of time. During Senator Jinggoy Estrada’s […]