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Pimentel says JDF not ‘pork’

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III said Sunday he could not find any similarity between the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Judicial Development Fund (JDF), which President Benigno Aquino III wants to abolish. Still, Pimentel said he has instructed his legislative staff to look into the provisions stipulated under the JDF, which former President Ferdinand […]

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SONA 2014 red carpet fashion anticipated

The yearly State of the Nation Address (SONA) have become an occasion for lawmakers and guests to dress to the nines. Despite clamor to tone down the ritz and glamour that effectively steal attention away from the true purpose of the national event, lawmakers, particularly the women, who wear updated tribal costumes or modernized Filipiniana […]

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Berated last SONA, BI vows to pursue reforms

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison has vowed to continue pursuing  President Aquino’s straight path (Tuwid Na Daan) program, fighting graft and corruption and strict enforcement of immigration laws. The BI chief made the pledge as the President  is set to deliver his next State of the Nation Address (SONA). During last year’s SONA, […]

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Undocumented Pinoy youth in US urged to avail of DACA

Majority of undocumented Filipino youths across the United States continue to shy away from a deferred action program put in place by the Obama administration for “illegal aliens” who came to the America as children even though they are eligible. According to the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC, only a few undocumented Filipino youths have […]

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TV soap hit for negative portrayal of Comelec personnel

Employees of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on weekend complained about the negative portrayal of election officers in a popular television drama show. The Comelec Employees-Union was referring to the July 23 and 24 episodes of “Ikaw Lamang” of ABS CBN which portrayed an Election Officer and the Board of Canvassers as people who coud […]

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State of the Nation: Of targets and promises

A lot could happen in 12 months–or not. In last year’s State of the Nation Address, President Benigno S. Aquino III regaled the nation with reports about his administration’s major achievements and projects that would improve the economy and the lives of Filipinos. On the eve of his fifth State of the Nation Address or […]

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New ‘pork’ probe ordered

The Sandiganbayan Third Division has ordered the Office of the Ombudsman to reinvestigate three co-accused of Senate Minority Floor Leader Juan Ponce Enrile in the graft charges related to the pork barrel scam. In a resolution, the Sandiganbayan also gave the Ombudsman 30 days upon receipt of the order within which to submit results of […]

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More jobs for PWDs, nurses at Manila Bulletin Job Fair

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) and registered nurses can benefit from a wide array of job openings at the Manila Bulletin Classifieds Job Fair on July 29 and 30 at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. “We want to put more heart to this job fair by inviting our brothers and sisters who are with disabilities […]

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Aquino fails to impress church leaders

As far as church leaders are concerned, the performance of President Aquino in the past four years has failed to impress. The National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), the biggest group of Protestant and non-Roman Catholic churches in the country, cited the lack of employment and massive displacement of urban poor communities as […]

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Millions expected at INC’s 100th anniversary celebration

The Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), renowned for its discipline, money, and political power, will mark its 100th anniversary today with Executive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo leading millions of followers expected to join the celebrations. The INC members will gather at the newly inaugurated Philippine Arena at the sprawling Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan, and […]

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