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Padaca denies challenging Sandiganbayan in plea vs. graft raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Election commissioner Grace Padaca on Wednesday denied challenging the independence of the Sandiganbayan in reiterating her supposed immunity from suit, being a presidential appointee, in her appeal to dismiss the graft case she is facing. The Sandiganbayan...
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Lacson: Distribution of Yolanda funds by Mar Roxas appropriate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Following  allegations of politicking against administration officials, rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson on Thursday defended the move of Interior Sec. Mar Roxas to distribute funds to typhoon-hit areas. In a statement, Lacson said “some people” questioned...
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Aquino leads PNP command conference on Holy Week preps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Monday went to Cramp Crame in Quezon City to check the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) security preparations for the Holy Week. At a press conference, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Aquino led a...
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Palace: PNoy to keep tabs on Holy Week exodus, return

MANILA (Mabuhay) — As he has done so in past years, President Benigno Aquino III is likely to monitor the exodus of Filipinos to the provinces for the Holy Week as well as their return to Metro Manila after Easter, Malacañang said Saturday. Deputy presidential spokesperson...
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Comelec starts preparations for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started preparations for the holding of a referendum for the creation of Bangsamoro political entity in Mindanao. A Sub-Committee on the Bangsamoro Plebiscite—chaired by Commissioner Al Parreño and co-chaired by...
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Comelec spokesman Jimenez to trek down Luzon to woo voters to sign up

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Commission on Elections spokesman James Jimenez will walk down the length of Luzon in an effort to convince more than 9 million voters to undergo biometric registration to avoid disenfranchisement in the 2016 elections. Jimenez will embark on what the...
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GPH peace panel assures Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro within the framework of 1987 Constitution

MANILA(Mabuhay) – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel assured that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamaro (CAB) signed recently with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was within the framework of the Constitution. This was in reaction to the speech on...
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Aquino urged to certify urgent CARPER extension bill

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III should certify as urgent a bill seeking to extend the period of land distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with Extension and Reforms or CARPER, a lawmaker said on Wednesday. With three months to go before...
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PAF wants more sophisticated fighter planes, but will make do with FA-50

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – After the Philippines sealed deals to purchase FA-50 fighter-trainers and eight Bell 412 helicopters  to boost its defense capability, a Philippine Air Force official on Saturday said they would have wanted more sophisticated fighters. However, PAF spokesman...
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JBC shortlists 3 candidates for deputy ombudsman for military

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has selected three nominees that would be vying for the post of Deputy Ombudsman for Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices (MOLEO). According to the Supreme Court Public Information Office, the three candidates who made...