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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 […]
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Aquino pushes for legally binding code of conduct for South China Sea

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III has called on fellow ASEAN leaders to continue negotiations with China on the forging of a legally binding code of conduct in the South China Sea, amid tensions over […]
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Cops in Pasay robbery case will be probed, punished – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The three police officers being linked to a P1-million robbery incident in Pasay City will be investigated and punished if found guilty, Malacañang assured the public Monday. “Sisiyasatin at lalapatan ng disiplina kung mapatunayang lumabag sa patakaran,”...
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Aquino meets Binay, Cabinet on Yolanda rehab implementation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III led a “special Cabinet meeting” that was also attended by Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday on the implementation of the “Yolanda” Comprehensive Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan (CRRP). “The President will get updates...
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PH, US want thorough probe into transgender slay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said both the Philippines and the United States were calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a transgender in Olongapo. “(Undersecretary Eduardo) Oban said the Philippines and US governments agreed on a […]
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Luisita farmers accept ‘obnoxious’ Palace challenge to prove abuse

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Hacienda Luisita farmers on Monday that maintained that the abuses against them were real and would be proven after Malacañang had challenged them to show concrete evidence to their claims. In a statement, Ranmil Echanis, deputy secretary […]
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Palace backs Purisima’s decision to stay as PNP chief

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday backed Philippine National Police chief Director General Alan Purisima’s decision not to quit his post amid accusations of hidden wealth and irregularities in a construction project inside the national police headquarters. On Monday...