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Palace welcomes 6.9% GDP growth, says up to next admin to continue

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday welcomed the reported 6.9 percent growth of the Philippine economy while mentioning the importance of continuing the Aquino administration’s reform work. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, in a statement, said the 6.9 percent...
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Aquino signs law protecting children during disasters, emergency situations

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III signed on Wednesday morning Republic Act (RA) 10821 or the Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act which seeks to provide children with comprehensive relief and protection in the aftermath of disasters. The new […]
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PNP chief to offer resignation once Duterte assumes presidency

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –  The chief of the 160,000-strong Philippine National Police will file a courtesy resignation after President Benigno Aquino III turns over the highest post in the land to presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. “As a matter of courtesy, I […]
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IBP, shortlisted judges contest Aquino appointment of 2 Sandigan justices

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to nullify the appointments of two Sandiganbayan justices who are among those selected by President Benigno Aquino III to fill in new posts in […]
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Trillanes disputes Duterte’s claim, says Scarborough Shoal still part of PHL

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday disputed presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that the country has lost Scarborough Shoal to China after a tense standoff in 2012. Citing statements made by senior defense officials during two Senate […]
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NPC, Makabayan bloc express support for Duterte

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The incoming Duterte administration’s stock is rising among lawmakers in the Lower House as more come out to support the presumptive president in the 17th Congress. The latest is the country’s second largest political party, the Nationalist […]
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Joma Sison hopes to end exile under Duterte admin

MANILA, May 12 (Mabuhay) – Philippine communist rebel leader Jose Maria Sison has expressed hopes of ending nearly three decades in exile under the new presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. Sison, 77, fled to Europe soon after peace talks failed in […]
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Palace ‘accepts, respects’ poll results showing Duterte victory

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday said it “accepts” and “respects” the initial election results showing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leading the presidential race with at least six million votes ahead of administration standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II....
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Duterte win breaks Mindanao ‘curse’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – For the first time in history, a candidate from the southern Philippines is set to break the “Mindanao curse” and take over the highest post in the land. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the firebrand politician who […]
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Aquino opens Mt. Hamiguitan Eco Park in Davao Oriental

By Lilian C. Mellejor HAMIGUITAN, Davao Oriental (PNA) – President Benigno Aquino III officially opened the Mt. Hamiguitan Eco Park and Interpretation Site which also houses the Natural Science Museum on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Aquino, who together with Governor Corazon […]