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PHL elections see return of former dictator’s son to power

By Ronald O. Reyes TACLOBAN CITY, May 2 (PNA) – “Do I feel emotional about it? I suppose, there is.” Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, namesake and only son of the late Philippine strongman Ferdinand Marcos, waxed emotion when asked […]
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Pacquiao ‘not bothered’ by DQ threat

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Jabbed by possible disqualification in the May senatorial race, and swarmed by global outrage at his LGBT comments, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao still appears unperturbed. “I’m not bothered, that’s the world. I mean, Jesus lives in me […]
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Bangsamoro block grant not ‘pork,’ BBL panel chair clarifies

MANILA, Mar 4 (Mabuhay) – What pork barrel? The chairman of the House ad hoc committee tackling the Bangsamoro Basic Law has disputed allegations that the block grant to be given annually to the Bangsamoro region is a form of […]
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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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Bello: I might think of running for president if PNoy supports me

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Running for president may be the farthest thing in his mind right now, but Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello may think about this seriously following President Benigno Aquino III’s dare that he run for the highest office […]
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Aquino dares Bello: Try running in 2016

Akbayan Rep has ‘too many complaints’ MANILA, Nov 3 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday blasted Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello, for having too many criticisms and even thinking like a “traditional politician.” In an interview with reporters in […]
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VFA didn’t kill Jennifer Laude – DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Amid calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained that the accord has served the “national interest” of the country. “I think the VFA has served the national […]
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Akbayan Rep. Bello files joint resolution seeking to terminate VFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Monday filed a joint resolution calling for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, claiming the US is using the treaty to evade accountability for the […]
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Aquino urged: Certify as urgent resolution to extend application for HR violations claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – An alliance of human rights groups on Friday urged President Benigno Aquino III to immediately act and certify as urgent a joint resolution seeking to extend the deadline for the filing of claims of Martial Law victims. […]
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PHL lawmaker says sustaining HK protests a challenge

MANILA (Mabuhay) – With the crowd starting to dwindle in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok area amid fears of a police crackdown, Akbayan party-list Rep. Walden Bello on Sunday challenged protesters to develop a strategy to ensure the sustainability of the […]
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