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Bello blames Aquino admin for 5-year impasse in GPH-NDF peace talks

MANILA, Aug 30 (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the government’s negotiating panel with the National Democratic Front on Tuesday blamed the Aquino administration for the five-year impasse in the peace talks with the communist movement. Bello did not name former […]
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Ex-Budget chief Abad denies Aquino admin underspent P1 trillion

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former Budget chief Florencio B. Abad on Wednesday said that contrary to Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno’s estimates, underspending of the Aquino administration would not hit P1 trillion. “Diokno is assuming that the shortfalls become permanent...
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Cayetano blasts ‘EJK’ tag, hits media over kill lists

MANILA, Aug 22 (Mabuhay) – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday criticized those branding the more than 1,000 drug-related slays under the Duterte administration as “extrajudicial killings” (EJK). At the same time, the lawmaker slammed the media for coming up […]
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2nd quarter growth puts PHL on track to meet targets, says Dominguez

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The second-quarter performance of the Philippine economy puts the country on track to meet government targets for this year and the next, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said Thursday. “The numbers are good for the Duterte government […]
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De Lima defends Aquino admin’s anti-illegal drugs campaign

MANILA, Aug 18 (Mabuhay) — Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday defended the Aquino administration against criticisms that it had been negligent in battling the illegal drug trade in the Philippines. During a Senate inquiry, De Lima, a former Justice […]
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Groups file cases vs. Aquino, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Several groups on Friday filed charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad before the Office of the Ombudsman over the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program, some parts of which were […]
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Fil-Am women’s rights group welcomes Duterte

Gabriela USA welcomes Rodrigo Duterte as the newly inaugurated 16th President of the Philippines, and joins millions of women in calling for change.  “Women in the Philippines suffered unemployment, landlessness, violence and state sponsored repression for six long years under...
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Military grateful to Aquino for jump-starting AFP Modernization Program

By Priam F. Nepomuceno MANILA (PNA) – For jump-starting the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program, outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III has the gratitude of the entire military. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto […]
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Diokno vows no more underspending in gov’t

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Economist and incoming budget secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said he will boost government spending when he returns to office, this time under the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. Diokno previously served as budget secretary during the...
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Outgoing DA chief says Duterte admin must focus on irrigation

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Outgoing Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said Thursday the incoming Agriculture chief should focus on irrigation and stay true to the target of achieving rice self-sufficiency. “I would like to advice the incoming Agriculture secretary na bigyan po...