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Aquino no-show at arrival honors for 42 slain SAF men at Villamor Air Base

MANILA (Mabuhay) –The remains of the 42 elite policemen who were killed in what authorities called a “misencounter” in Mamasapano town, Maguindanao, last Sunday arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City Thursday morning. Present to honor the slain […]
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Erap, FVR at odds over Bangsamoro peace process

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two former presidents have varying opinions on how the Aquino administration should proceed with the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) following Sunday’s encounter in Maguindanao that resulted in the deaths of 44 elite […]
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Aquino must give an account on deadly Mamasapano ops – militant group

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A militant group on Wednesday said President Benigno Aquino III “has a lot of explaining to do” about the operations in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, where 44 elite police officers were killed Sunday. In a statement, Bagong […]
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No one should be spared from liability on SAF-MILF ‘misencounter’: Bam Aquino

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – No one should be spared from liability in connection with last Sunday’s supposed misencounter between elite policemen and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Maguindanao, a neophyte senator said Wednesday. “People died, […]
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Tension high as MILF, BIFF add forces in Maguindanao town after clash

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) – Tension is still high in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters adding forces in the area. The groups deployed additional forces should the government launch […]
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Group runs to Aquino, searches for ways to relieve wage earners from LRT-MRT fare hike

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group led by party-list lawmakers on Tuesday asked President Benigno Aquino III to use his “power to control” to stop the controversial fare rate hike ordered by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) for the […]
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Church officials meet to discuss Pope’s call to end poverty, corruption

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Catholic Church officials in the Philippines met on Tuesday to discuss Pope Francis’ call against poverty, a day after the 78-year-old Argentine pontiff left Manila following a memorable five-day visit. During the Catholic Bishops Conference of the […]
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Ejercito blasts Aquino for slamming ‘silent’ clergy in front of Pope

MANILA (Mabuhay) – “Uncalled for” was how Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito described President Benigno Aquino III’s tirades against some members of the local Catholic Church in front of Pope Francis last week. “I think it was uncalled for. It […]
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Aquino: Gov’t already working on Pope’s call vs. corruption, poverty

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) — The Philippine government is already working on Pope Francis’ call against corruption and poverty even before the papal visit, President Benigno Aquino III said Monday. In an interview after the Pope’s departure from Pasay City, […]
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Palace fails to pardon inmates in time for papal visit

MANILA, Jan 19 (Mabuhay) – Pope Francis already left the Philippines on Monday, but Malacañang has yet to pardon sick and elderly inmates as the government earlier planned to do in time for the papal visit. Presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin […]