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Aquino urged: Certify as urgent resolution to extend application for HR violations claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An alliance of human rights groups on Friday urged President Benigno Aquino III to immediately act and certify as urgent a joint resolution seeking to extend the deadline for the filing of claims of Martial Law victims. […]
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Legarda cites Germany’s experience in improving PHL’s natural resources governance

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines can learn a lot from Germany’s experience in natural resources management and improving relevant policies, particularly on land use planning, coastal protection, sustainable forest management and...
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‘Terminate VFA if US won’t hand over Pemberton’: Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement should the United States refuse to hand over US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, to local […]
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Belmonte on ratings dip: ‘Talagang ganyan lang ‘yan’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. on Wednesday shrugged off the results of the latest Pulse Asia survey showing a three percent drop in his trust and approval rating, saying he’s unmindful of how much publicity he garners. […]
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Bill proposes ‘Day of Rising’ to celebrate ‘bayanihan’ spirit

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A bill has been filed in the House of Representatives to declare November 8 the “Day of Rising” to commemorate the Filipino “Bayanihan” or community spirit in the wake of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” last year. Oriental Mindoro […]
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Very little time available for Charter change, Comelec chief says

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid talks of amending the 1987 Constitution, Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. admitted that there is very little time for it. “Wala na ring oras, konting konti na. Masikip na,” Brillantes told reporters Wednesday at the sidelines […]
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Nuclear power forms part of plan to diversify energy source, says DOE official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Department of Energy on Tuesday revealed it is looking closely at nuclear energy as a long-term solution to the power situation and as part and parcel of efforts to diversify sources of electricity. “For power generation, […]
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Imelda Marcos ‘violated’ by artwork seizure: lawyer

MANILA (AFP) – Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos felt “violated” after the authorities searched her homes and offices and seized art pieces, her lawyer said on Wednesday. Government agents launched simultaneous searches on Tuesday for eight paintings potentially...
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Party-list lawmaker doubts need for Aquino emergency powers

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The LPG Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) party-list lawmaker on Monday questioned the need for President Benigno Aquino III to be granted emergency powers to address the looming power crisis next year. In a statement, LPG-MA Representative and Deputy […]
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PNoy’s ‘siege on judiciary’ is ‘threat to democracy,’ legal alliance says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — An alliance of lawyers, law students and judicial independence advocates on Friday called for a stop on what they labeled as the administration’s “siege on the judiciary,” describing President Benigno Aquino III’s recent actions...