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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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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...
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Youth groups opposed to ‘K to 12’ seeking audience with Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A youth group leader on Wednesday said they would like to meet with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and tell him the other side of the Aquino administration’s K to 12 program. “We are more than willing to […]
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Palace welcomes 6.9% GDP growth, says up to next admin to continue

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday welcomed the reported 6.9 percent growth of the Philippine economy while mentioning the importance of continuing the Aquino administration’s reform work. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a statement, said the 6.9 percent...
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MILF top official calls on Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A top official of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) expressed confidence in the incoming administration of presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter vowed to address the problems of the Bangsamoro people. MILF vice chairman for […]
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Duterte economic team vows to ease restrictions on foreign investments

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte will focus on easing restrictions on foreign direct investments specifically on land ownership and share of capital, Ernesto Pernia, one of the members of his economic team, said on Monday.  “He’s willing to […]
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Filipinos must be positive as new administration assumes office, says Palace

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Filipinos must maintain an optimistic mindset as the country transitions from one administration to another after the conduct of presidential election this month, a Palace official said. In a radio interview Saturday, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr...
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Duterte win is public’s answer to elitist gov’t

The election of Mayor Rody Duterte to the presidency is a clear repudiation of the failed leadership of the Aquino administration who has done nothing, or very little, to improve the lives of millions of destitute Filipinos. Filipinos all over […]