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Balikbayan box controversy

Despite strong public indignation over the implementation of a new “draconian” policy to be adopted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) regarding balikbayan boxes, President Aquino appears to be firm in his decision to execute the controversial scheme. In his […]
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Slow Yolanda rehab? Abad defends PNoy decisions

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — Budget Secretary Butch Abad has hit back at critics who say the government was too slow in releasing funds for rehabilitation efforts in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). Abad said it took time for local […]
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UN report on Yolanda victims reads ‘Shame on you Mr. President’

The Aquino administration must have been stung and mortified by the bitter criticism it got from the United Nations (UN) for its continued inability to provide basic needs and services for thousands of flood victim families who were displaced by […]
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Bam to public servants running in 2016: Resign now

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Bam Aquino on Monday called on officials in the executive department planning to run in the elections next year to resign from their posts as early as now to avoid being suspected that they will use […]
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Cayetano tells Binay: Reveal your ‘true’ SALN

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice President Jejomar Binay’s “true” state of the nation address is nothing but a mere diversionary tactic to distract the public from the corruption allegations hounding him and his family, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said Tuesday. Instead […]
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Aquino hits critics of CCT: Let me help you count

MANILA (Mabuhay) – THE Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) is not a magic tablet, President Benigno Aquino III said on Monday during his last State of the Nation Address (Sona). Aquino said those looking for the results of the conditional […]
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Mike Arroyo blasts Aquino: What a liar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo lashed out at President Aquino on Tuesday, saying the Chief Executive lied about his accomplishments on solving problems in the education sector. “Grabe, what a liar about textbooks and classrooms,” he […]
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Self-rated hunger lowest in 10 years – SWS

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Self-rated hunger in the country slid further in the second quarter of the year and posted its lowest level since May 2005, the results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed. The survey, which was first […]
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Escudero: Red tape should have no place in gov’t

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is urging the government to further streamline state agencies and offices whose functions are “teeming with duplication” to improve the budgeting process and public service delivery. He said the national government should go...
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Lacierda lashes out at VP Binay anew, calls him liar

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda on Saturday lashed out anew at Vice President Jejomar Binay, calling him a liar for his supposedly contradictory statements about the Aquino administration. Lacierda, speaking on state-run dzRB radio, also accused Binay of...