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Senate panel eyes Misuari’s presence in Bangsamoro hearings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate local government committee is planning to invite founding Moro Nationali Liberation Front chairman Nur Misuari to hearings on the Bangsamoro bill. But to be able to do this, the panel may seek the suspension of […]
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Resolve high-profile cop crimes, PNoy tells PNP chief Purisima

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sept President Benigno Aquino III has ordered PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima to immediately resolve the recent high-profile crimes allegedly committed by police officers, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “Lahat ng ito ay tinutukan simula day...
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NYC urges PNoy to certify SK Reform bill as urgent

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Following the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) setting the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election on February 21, 2015, the National Youth Commission (NYC) has urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify the consolidated SK Reform Bill as...
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Gov’t peace panel chair sees swift passage of draft Bangsamoro law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government panel that talked peace with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), is confident that Congress will pass the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) at the soonest time possible. Ferrer said […]
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JV sees ‘failure of governance’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An opposition senator on Tuesday said there is now a failure of governance caused by the administration’s alleged lack of foresight, although he did not blame this solely on President Benigno Aquino III. “Sabay-sabay na. Power crisis, […]
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Aquino Europe visit till Sept 20

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III is embarking on a four-nation official tour of Europe from September 13 to 20, his first to the region since he assumed office in 2010, to pitch for investments and support for the […]
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World welcomes draft Bangsamoro law submission

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The international community on Wednesday welcomed the latest step in the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, with the submission of the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law to Congress leaders. Australia reaffirmed...
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DND: No budget for EDCA in 2015, talks with US yet to start

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of National Defense (DND) has not allotted any budget for projects under the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) in 2015 following challenges to its constitutionality now pending with the Supreme Court. “Walang...
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Aquino approves bounty for EDSA ‘hulidap’ cops

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has approved the release of reward money for the arrest of the policemen involved in the kidnap-extortion incident on EDSA, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said. Roxas said Aquino has approved the release of […]
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Aquino on Chiz-Heart wedding: ‘I’m relieved I’m not ninong’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Hope springs eternal, a candid President Benigno Aquino III said Monday as he reacted to news that he was asked by Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero to be his best man in his wedding with actress Heart Evangelista. […]