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Palace apologizes for Edsa day traffic

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government will try its best to prevent massive traffic jams similar to what happened during the celebration of the 29th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Uprising, Malacañang said Thursday. “Humihingi kami ng paumanhin sa ating […]
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Aquino: I won’t let those against peace succeed

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he would not let those against the peace process succeed, a month after the deadly Mamasapano incident put peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in peril. “Kung […]
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Gazmin on MILF’s efforts to capture Usman: That will show their sincerity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Thursday said the efforts of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to assist the government in capturing suspected bomber Basit Usman will show the group’s sincerity to the peace process with the Philippine […]
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Aquino didn’t have a fight with Mar over Ochoa, Purisima’s dismissal: Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III did not fight with his close ally, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, over the latter’s supposed demand to dismiss Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. and suspended Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan […]
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Aquino won’t resign over deadly Mamasapano operation – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III will not heed calls for him to resign over the botched operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last week, which left 44 PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) members dead, Malacañang said Wednesday. In a text message, […]
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Palace to Purisima: Break silence on Mamasapano raid

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Even Malacañang has urged suspended Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to speak up on the Maguindanao operation, which left 44 policemen dead. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said it is the duty of the suspended PNP chief […]
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They’re all safe: Ochoa, Coloma on light plane that skidded in Tacloban

MANILA, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) — Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa and Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. were on board the private jet that skidded off the runway of the Daniel Z. Romualdez airport in Tacloban City upon its takeoff Saturday. […]
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Palace: No ‘epal’ during papal visit, please

MANILA, Jan 13 (Mabuhay) — Don’t use Pope Francis’ visit for self-promotion. This was Malacañang’s appeal on Tuesday to politicians and private firms planning to use the upcoming papal visit to get publicity and media mileage. At a press briefing, […]
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No permanent replacement yet for Ona, Garin remains acting DOH chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin will continue to run the Department of Health following President Benigno Aquino III’s acceptance of Secretary Enrique Ona’s resignation, a Malacañang spokesman said Saturday morning. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda...
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Purisima suspended over ‘anomalous’ PNP contract

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima in connection with a supposed anomalous contract the PNP entered into with a courier service in 2011. At […]