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DFA confirms Iqbal has PHL passport, will seek counsel on whether it can reveal name

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has a valid Philippine passport supported by “personal records,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Wednesday. Del Rosario however said that the Department of Foreign Affairs...
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What’s wrong with aliases? Iqbal says even heroes have one

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Wednesday defended his use of an alias, saying such is a common practice within a revolutionary organization. He remained mum on what his real name is. At the […]
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Deles blasts Bangsamoro, Aquino critics

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino’s peace adviser slammed critics of the administration and of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) for spreading “lies” and “deliberate misinformation” to discredit the peace process. Secretary Teresita Deles, presidential adviser on the...
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Lawmaker wants marathon Mamasapano hearings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – No limit. Zamboanga Rep. Celso Lobregat said he wants the House of Representatives inquiry into the Mamasapano incident to last until the evening to make sure all their questions about the incident are answered. Lobregat said the […]
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Divorce law won’t pass this Congress: lawmaker

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A party-list lawmaker pushing for the passage of a divorce bill in the House of Representatives is under no illusions that it will be passed in the 16th Congress. Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan said House Bill 4408 […]
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Aquino should not be crucified for Mamasapano incident – House allies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III was a “victim,” too, in the Mamasapano debacle, according to his allies at the House of Representatives. Liberal Party (LP) lawmakers on Friday sought to paint a picture of a suffering Aquino, whose […]
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Aquino seeks ‘understanding’ but no apology for Mamasapano

MANILA (Mabuhay) – In what he said would be the last time he speaks on the issue, President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday again accepted responsibility for the disastrous January 25 Mamasapano incident and “humbly” asked for “understanding,” but offered […]
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Cebu archbishop ‘advises’ Aquino: Apology a sign of a great man

MANILA (Mabuhay) –It’s also a sign of a great man to be sorry when remiss. On this note, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma on Wednesday advised President Benigno Aquino III: There is nothing wrong in apologizing for the Jan. 25 Mamasapano […]
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Militant solon questions Aquino sincerity

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawmaker is skeptical about the sincerity of the gesture of President Benigno Aquino III to approve the release of the transcript of his text messages with disgraced former police chief Alan Purisima about the ill-fated “Oplan […]
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House warned resolution on Arroyo house arrest would be taken as special treatment

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Having the House of Representatives prod the Sandiganbayan to place former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo under house arrest might send an “ominous message” that special treatment can be accorded to a lawmaker on […]