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Aquino: ‘Farfetched’ to junk VFA to stop crime involving Pinoys, Americans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said it would be “farfetched” to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States for the purpose of stopping crimes involving Filipinos and Americans. “If we abrogate […]
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Aquino: No kid glove treatment for US Marine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said that US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of Filipina transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, is not be treated with kid gloves. At a forum, […]
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Aquino to PHL’s wartime allies: Honor peace, never again to war

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday rallied the Philippines’ wartime allies behind peaceful resolution to modern-day conflicts between countries. During the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Leyte Landing, Aquino encouraged envoys from the US, Australia,...
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Despite challenges, US-PH ties will remain strong, says envoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Despite calls to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the alleged the murder of a Filipino transgender by a US Marine, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg on Monday said he was certain that the two countries’ relationship […]
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House Energy panel chair again urges emergency powers for PNoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The chair of the House energy committee on Monday stressed anew the need for Congress to approve the emergency powers sought by President Benigno Aquino III at the soonest possible time, warning the country’s economic growth may […]
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Aquino orders relentless offensive vs. Abu Sayyaf

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III wants a relentless hunt against the Abu Sayyaf Group members after the bandits released two German captives last week. In an interview in Leyte, Aquino described the ASG as a problem that already […]
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German foreign ministry thanks PHL govt for release of hostages

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Germany on Saturday thanked the Philippine government for Friday night’s release of two Germans abducted and held by the Abu Sayyaf since April. In posts on its Twitter account, the German foreign ministry said it was “relieved” […]
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Sereno: Sacked Sandiganbayan justice appealed his dismissal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Thursday confirmed that sacked Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong has appealed his dismissal over his supposed links with alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles. At a forum organized by […]
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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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Aquino urged to release old sick inmates ahead of Natl. Correctional Consciousness Week

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines asked President Benigno Aquino III to grant early releases to incapacitated and sick prisoners for humanitarian reasons. CBCP Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care chairman Bishop...