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Poe OKs filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III

Poe OKs recommendation of filing of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III. Yes , you read it right. Senator Grace Poe welcomes the decision of the Ombudsman in recommending the filinng of charges against former President Benigno Aquino III and other identified keyplayers of the Mamasapano massacre of SAF44. […]

This is how SSS pensioners will get their P1-K increase

On Wednesday, Malacanang confirmed approval of the initial release of P1,000 pension hike for Social Security System beneficiaries.The palace nod signals the fund administrator can release the promised P1,000 hike beginning Mach 2017 and retroactive covering from the month of January this year. According to the SSS, the schedule of […]

Review of coal plant permits gets support from Greenpeace

The call of Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez’s to review all permits and operations of coal-fired power plants in the country gets a loud support from the environmental advocacy group Greenpeace Philippines. The organization’s energy campaigner Reuben Muni also challenged DENR to take the initiative further […]

This is GMA’s reaction on her newfound freedom courtesy of the SCOTP

Free at last! That could be one of the first liners former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may have said after the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed the case that stemmed from the alleged misuse of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during […]

Livestream: 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration

Watch here the live stream feed of the 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration direct from the Rizal Monument at the Rizal Park, near Roxas Boulevard, Manila. MANILA – President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed hope on Sunday that the Filipino people would continue to protect and defend democracy even beyond […]

Will Roxas or Poe cancel candidacy to forge a coalition win?

Will Roxas or Poe cancel candidacy to forge a coalition win? Is there a last minute looming coalition between presidential candidates, former front runner Grace Poe of independent Partido Galing at Puso and Mar Roxas of the ruling Liberal Party? Who will offer self as sacrtifice? Will one of the […]

President Aquino partially fulfills campaign promise made in Calabanga

In his latest sortie of the Bicol region this week, the President of the Philippines (POTP) went on a whirlwind visits and inauguration of finished government projects just in time for the last minute push for the administration’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates. The POTP also visited the municipality of Calabanga […]

Aquino forms West Philippine Sea task force to advance PH national interest

Malacanang has formed a task force to advance the country’s national interests in the disputed West Philippine Sea which will be under the chairmanship of National Security Adviser Cesar Garcia Jr. The task force will handle planning and synchronizing the employment of the different national government agencies’ capabilities to achieve […]

Palace proposes study on compensation system for government corporations

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed EO No. 203 on March 22 directing the Governance Commission for Government Owned and Controlled Corporation (GOCC) to conduct compensation studies, develop and recommend to the President of the Philippines (POTP) a competitive compensation and remuneration system. which shall attract and retain talent at […]

Malacanang defends President Aquino in campaign for Roxas-Robredo team

Malacanang was trying to defend the campaign sorty of President Benigno S. Aquino III with Liberal Party’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates. President Benigno S. Aquino III believes campaigning for Daang Matuwid Coalition candidates is his duty to the Filipino people, a Malacanang official said on Sunday. “President Aquino is actively […]

President Aquino attends US-ASEAN summit in California

President Aquino leaves for US-ASEAN summit in California. President Benigno S. Aquino III has vowed to further solidify the Philippines’ stand for the peace process during his attendance in the two-day ASEAN-US Leaders’ Summit in the United States this week. The Summit, to be held in Sunnylands, California, aims to […]

SAF commandos to get posthuomous medals one year after Mamasapano

One year after the infamous massacre of the elements of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in the killing fields of Mamasapano in Maguindanao by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Malacanang has found some sense in granting the fallen heroes a token medal. The […]

P-Noy’s veto on SSS pension increase a kiss of death on LP bets?

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III has planted a kiss of death on the presidential candidacy of Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas and his vice-presidential teammate Camarines Sur 3rd district representative Leni Robredo. This is the message that reverberates on the social media by concerned netizens after the president […]

After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope’

After his presidency, P-Noy wants to be remembered as ‘bringer of hope,’ not of the difficulties brought about by natural and man-caused calamities as Typhoons Pablo and Sendong, Supertyphoon Yolanda, Zamboanga siege, Bohol earthquake, Manila hostage incident and the SAF44 Mamasapano massacre. Less than a year before he steps off […]

P-Noy arrives from ‘successful’ three-state European trip

The three-state (France, Italy and Vatican) European trip of President Benigno S. Aquino is over, with his arrival Saturday at the terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Official Malacanang news report considered the presidential junket a successful trip. While in Paris, Aquino met with business leaders. He also […]

PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle

Video: PH need to institutionalize climate change struggle — Ambassador Lazaro PARIS, France, Nov. 30 — President Aquino was able to put in place the principles and regulations addressing climate change in the country and the next leader should strengthen those guidelines, the country’s ambassador to France said during an […]

Palace release more new appointments for various government posts

Palace release more new appointments for various government posts. President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed new officials to various government positions that included new administrators of the National Food Authority (NFA) and National Tobacco Administration (NTA). New appointees include Zenen Renan Dalisay as NFA Council member and administrator, and […]

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals

Malacanang appoints new Associate Justices for Court of Appeals Malacanang on Friday released several appointment papers for various positions in the Judiciary. President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Gabriel Robeniol and Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig as Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals. Robeniol took over Isaias Dicdican while Fiel-Macaraig replaced […]

P-Noy’s COP21 Paris visit includes Italian side-trip

Malacanang on Thursday said President Benigno S. Aquino III will attend the 21st Conference of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 30. The working visit will enable Aquino to further expand Philippine bilateral ties and cooperation with the Holy See, France, and […]

Video: President Aquino arrival speech from 27th ASEAN summit

Watch here as President Benigno S. Aquino delivers arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport relate activities during the 2-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and related summits with dialogue partners. On this second part, President Aquino conducts an informal coffee briefing […]

The 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration mark birth of ASEAN Community

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 (PNA/Kyodo/Xinhua) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced here Sunday at the 27th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the establishment of ASEAN Community on Dec. 31, 2015. Leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries on Sunday formally declared the establishment of a single […]

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu

P-Noy extend sympathy to families of Malaysian beheaded in Sulu President Benigno Aquino III expressed his deepest regret and sympathy over the beheading of a Malaysian national in Jolo, Sulu last November 17. In reaction to the opening address of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the 27th Association of […]

Pres. Aquino leaves for ASEAN summit in Malaysia

After the APEC summit, President Benigno S. Aquino, III is off to Malaysia for the 27th ASEAN leaders meeting which begins Saturday in Kuala Lumpur. In his departure speech Friday, Aquino said he will bid farewell to his fellow leaders in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as […]

Extremely productive: PH, Japan sign agreements on rail project and more

The Philippines and Japan on Thursday night signed bilateral agreements on social security and rail project while increasing defense partnership following the Paris attacks that killed 129 people. The agreements were signed after the bilateral meetings between Philippine President Benigno Aquino III and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the […]

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Chile President Michelle Bachelet begins PH state visit

On Monday the ‘formal’ state visit of Chile President Michelle Bachelet begins even as she arrived and was met at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by Vice-President Jejomar Binay on Sunday afternoon. Also part of the official welcoming party were Philippine Ambassador to Chile Consuelo Puyat Reyes, Social Welfare and […]

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President Aquino off to Malaysia for busy 26th ASEAN summit

MANILA, April 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be busy together with other leaders in the gathering in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday for the 26th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Along with the official Philippine delegation, the president is due to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday […]

SAF commandos to get posthuomous medals one year after Mamasapano

One year after the infamous massacre of the elements of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force in the killing fields of Mamasapano in Maguindanao by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Malacanang has found some sense in granting the fallen heroes a token medal. The […]

PH holds kick-off ceremony on APEC 2015 hosting

MANILA, Nov. 30 — The Philippine government is in the midst of preparations for the hosting of the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. On Monday, the kick-off ceremnoy will be held in Makati City with President Benigno S. Aquino III leading the event. It will be hosted by […]

Run, Robredo, Run

In a small gathering, my home buddies were discussing the frenzy in politics hereabout. And one of the topic was Camarines Sur 3rd district representative Atty. Leni Robredo. It is common knowledge that the good congresswoman has no plan to run for a higher elective post, for the moment, other […]

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No clear sight on emergency power for President Aquino as congress recess

MANILA, March 18 – There is strong prospect that no additional power for President Benigno S.Aquino is in the offing to address the expected power shortage during the summer. The panel chairman of the House of Representatives committee on energy and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali expressed he had done […]

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P-Noy no-show in 25th ASEAN-ROK summit

MANILA, Dec. 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III will be no-show in the 25th ASEAN-ROK commemorative summit in Busan, South Korea. Earlier, reported here that the president will be off to South Korea on December 11-12, 2014 for the symbolic commemorative meet. Palace assistant spokesperson Abigail Valte told reporters […]

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation MANILA, Feb. 7 — Addressing the nation for the second time since the tragic Mamasapano incident, President Benigno S. Aquino on Friday vowed to capture terrorist Abdul Basit Usman who escaped from the law enforcement operation conducted by the PNP Special Action […]

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties

P-Noy sees greater prosperity in Philippine-Mexican ties Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III said a broader cooperation between the country and Mexico could lead to greater prosperity. “It is about time for us to expand our ties beyond the realm of history,” Aquino said of recognizing the enduring friendship of […]