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FOI delays prompt critic to call Aquino hypocrite

FOI delays prompt critic to call Aquino hypocrite

Outspoken administration critic and former Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay on Thursday called President Benigno Aquino III a hypocrite for claiming to support the popular but long-delayed freedom of information (FOI) bill. Appearing as guest panellist at the Usaping Balita News Forum in Quezon City, Magsaysay reacted sharply to reports that Malacanang will give the go […]

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Aquino’s rosy economic talk a fake — KMU

A militant group branded as “fake” President Benigno Aquino III’s depiction of the country’s economy during the ongoing World Economic Forum in Makati City. Kliusang Mayo Uno (KMU) chairperson Elmer Labog said Aquino’s much touted economic gains were achieved through “statiscal magic” instead of actual pro-poor reforms. “Economic growth that’s not felt by the poor […]

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De Lima asks for more time to submit Napoles affidavit

Justice Sec. Leila De Lima on Thursday informed Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee, that Janet Lim Napoles failed to finish her complete affidavit thus they would need to ask for an extension. The alleged pork barrel mastermind allegedly had another bleeding episode that prevented her from finishing her affidavit. Napoles […]

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Legarda asks gov’t to address climate change risks

Face climate change threat to sustain PH growing economy, gov’t urged The national government and business sector should focus on strengthening the communities’ resilience to climate change and disasters to protect its economic growth, Senator Loren Legarda said on Thursday. Legarda, speaking as a panelist in one of the sessions at the World Economic Forum […]

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Malacañang still against death penalty revival

Malacañang is still opposed to the revival of death penalty despite the latest wave of crimes in the country. Instead, Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. cited the need to plug the loopholes in the justice system to ensure that only guilty offenders are penalized. “Kailangang isaayos ang buong sistema ng katarungan upang tiyakin […]

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Palace asks Cam for evidence of Napoles bribe

Malacañang has challenged jueteng whistleblower Sandra Cam to prove allegations that certain law enforcement officials received bribes from Janet Lim Napoles in exchange for the dismissal of a criminal complaint. Presidential Communications Operations Secreatary Herminio Coloma Jr. said allegations made by Cam could be ignored if she cannot present concrete evidence to back her claim. […]

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Groups slam court rulig on Rosal

Several groups on Wednesday assailed the court’s decision prohibiting political detainee Andrea Rosal to attend her daughter’s burial, who died on Sunday, May 18, due to hypoxemia or low level of oxygen in the blood. Women’s group Gabriela said the Pasig Regional Trial Court’s decision prohibiting Rosal to attend Diona Andrea’s burial on Thursday is […]

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Abaya vows transparency in MRT extortion inquiry

Abaya vows transparency in MRT extortion inquiry

Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Abaya vowed to uphold transparency regarding the allegations that certain government officials under his agency extorted money for a multi-million peso project. DOTC and Metro Rail Transit (MRT) officials have been invited to appear before the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability of the House of […]

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PH to host int’l confab on disaster risk reduction

An estimated 150 senior government officials, scientists, academics, policymakers, industry and business leaders, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and representatives of regional and international organizations from Asia and Europe will converge in Manila from June 4 to 6 to discuss how to handle future disasters. Dubbed “The Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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7 businessmen face tax evasion raps

Six Metro Manila and one Mindanao business executives are facing separate tax evasion charges before the Department of Justice for alleged non-payment of income and business taxes amounting to more than P278 million. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares filed the criminal complaints and identified the respondents as Janet Ley, president of […]

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