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Cabinet officials shouldn’t act like they’re politicking –Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday reminded Cabinet officials who plan to run in the 2016 national elections to be mindful of their actions, lest they be accused of early politicking. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said […]
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Comelec: 2016 bets need not quit before filing

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday clarified that appointed government officials need not resign from their posts to be able to run in the 2016 elections. “Ang rule, kapag nag-file ng COC (certificate of candidacy) ang […]
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Valenzuela fire prompts Palace to call for review of occupational, fire safety laws

MANILA (Mabuhay) – After over 70 people were killed in a factory fire in Valenzuela City last week, Malacañang on Tuesday called on Congress to revisit the country’s laws on occupational and fire safety. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said […]
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Aquino cites need to improve nautical highway connectivity before US business execs

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III met with business organizations during his official visit to Chicago, Illinois during which the Philippine leader cited the need to improve connectivity in transportation and expand facilities of the existing nautical highway....
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ASEAN leaders waited for PNoy for only ‘less than a minute’ –Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Southeast Asian leaders waited for only “less than a minute” for President Benigno Aquino III to join them for their group photo at the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Malaysia, Malacañang said […]
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Activists to PNoy: Don’t claim credit for Mary Jane’s reprieve

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A leftist group on Wednesday said President Aquino should not take credit for the reprieve given to Mary Jane Veloso. In a statement, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said: “BS Aquino has no moral authority to claim […]
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Mary Jane Veloso spared from execution

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Mary Jane Veloso has been spared from execution by the Indonesian government. People holding a vigil outside the Indonesian embassy in Manila cheered and clapped on hearing the news. The other eight drug convicts scheduled for execution, […]
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Palace defends MILF leaders on citizenship issue

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday defended leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) from allegations that they are not Filipino citizens. In a note sent to reporters, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. echoed MILF chief peace negotiator Mohagher […]
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Treason charges filed vs Aquino

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang is not concerned about the treason complaint filed by a former assemblyman against President Benigno Aquino III and several other officials over the government’s peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In a text […]
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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 […]