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Palace tosses same-sex marriage legalization issue to Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday tossed to Congress the matter of legalizing same-sex marriages in the Philippines, now that such unions are deemed legal in the United States. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that while President Benigno Aquino […]
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De Lima orders new BuCor chief to make Bilibid drug-free

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III on Tuesday was sworn in as the new director general of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), which maintains the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City. Accompanied by his family, […]
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Cabinet officials shouldn’t act like they’re politicking –Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday reminded Cabinet officials who plan to run in the 2016 national elections to be mindful of their actions, lest they be accused of early politicking. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said […]
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LP stalwarts say Mar Roxas should stay in the Cabinet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Liberal Party stalwarts have criticized calls for Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to follow Vice President Jejomar Binay’s move and similarly resign from the Cabinet, saying his expertise is still needed in helping the Aquino administration carry out […]
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Palace laments VP Binay’s ‘unfortunate choice’ to hit PNoy

MANILA, June 24 (Mabuhay) — “An unfortunate choice.” This was how Malacañang on Wednesday called Vice President Jejomar Binay’s combative speech enumerating supposed shortcomings of President Benigno Aquino III. In a statement shortly after the vice president’s speech,...
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Palace: VP Binay wasn’t administration’s punching bag while in Cabinet

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday countered Makati Rep. Abigail Binay’s claim that his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, became the subject of attacks from the administration during his stint as Cabinet member. “We do not share the assessment of […]
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Aquino praises DPWH: ‘From corruption poster boy to model agency’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III was all praises for the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) during its anniversary on Monday, even calling it a model agency. “Kung may ahensya sa gobyerno na dapat tularan sa pagpapaginhawa […]
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SC junks plea vs. BBL, calls it premature

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to declare as unconstitutional the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which is currently still being deliberated in Congress. In a full court session, the magistrates said the petition, filed […]
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Drilon: Aquino’s endorsement value boosted by recent Pulse Asia survey

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III’s endorsement value for the 2016 elections has been boosted by the jump in his trust ratings in the latest Pulse Asia survey. “Ito po ay malaking […]
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PNoy’s improved rating to benefit his chosen one, spokesman says

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III’s improved satisfaction rating will benefit the presidential candidate he will endorse next month, his spokesman said Friday. In a text message, presidential spokesman Sec. Edwin Lacierda said the 10-percentage-point...