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Arroyo: ‘Justice, righteousness prevailed’

By Cielito M. Reganit MANILA  (PNA) – Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday lauded the Supreme Court decision that acquitted her from plunder charges and said that justice and righteousness have once again prevailed over injustice […]
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Groups file cases vs. Aquino, Abad over DAP

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Several groups on Friday filed charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad before the Office of the Ombudsman over the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program, some parts of which were […]
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Duterte’s party asks SC to revoke SOCE deadline extension

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party, Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), filed on Thursday with the Supreme Court (SC) a petition that seeks to nullify and revoke the extension of deadline for the filing of Statement of...
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Freedom of Information Act ready for the 17th Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has re-filed the proposed Freedom of Information Act to fully promote good governance, accountability and transparency in all branches of the government. Rep. Raul V. Del Mar (1st District, Cebu City) said the still unnumbered […]
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Aquino classmate gets Marcos poll protest: sources

MANILA  (Mabuhay) –Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.’s election protest versus Vice President Leni Robredo has fallen on the lap of a classmate of former President Noynoy Aquino and a former member of Aquino’s official family, Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice...
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Duterte, Robredo sworn in as President, VP in separate inaugurations

By Benjamin Nathaniel T. Bondoc and Jelly F. Musico MANILA, June 30 (PNA) — The former mayor of the southern city of Davao, Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally took his oath on Thursday noon as the Philippines’ 16th chief executive. Duterte […]
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Duterte to have 500 guests during oathtaking

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – As promised during his election campaign to have a “simple” inauguration if ever he wins, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in by a Supreme Court Justice as the country’s 16th President with […]
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Drilon: Gov’t body can stop SMC-PLDT-Globe telecom deal

MANILA, June 14 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) can stop the joint acquisition of the San Miguel Corp (SMC) telecommunications assets by two industry giants if the deal, after a review, would encourage or result in a monopoly, […]
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Change is coming

While it is still days before President-elect Rody Duterte will be sworn into office by months’ end as the country’s new president, lots of changes in the bureaucracy are now taking shape to stamp out pervasive corruption in government. Incoming […]
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Enrile, PHL’s oldest lawmaker, bids goodbye to half century of public service

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Senate minority leader Juan Ponce Enrile, the country’s oldest lawmaker, on Monday took the podium, not to debate, but to bid goodbye to the chamber which he served for 27 years, capping his […]