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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 […]

Fallen44: Aquino fails to condemn MILF, BIFF

MANILA, Feb. 1 — While the fallen 44 Philippine National Police – Special Action Force commandos will never get their lives back, the Aquino administration is drumming up financial and livelihood packages for the beneficiaries of those left behind as palliative measure but unwilling to condemn the Moro Islamic Liberation […]

Watch Pope Francis meets President Aquino in Malacanang

Watch Pope Francis meets President Aquino in Malacanang. Sharing here the official Vatican live coverage of the first Papal Visit to the Philippines of Pope Francis. The live stream coverage will feature public appearances of the Pope. The second live stream broadcast features the Holy Father as he visits Malacanang […]

Day 2: Pope Francis Papal Visit in the Philippines

Day 2: Pope Francis Papal Visit in the Philippines. Sharing here the official continuous live stream coverage of team RTVM on Pope Francis Papal visit to the Philippines. Coverage starts Jan. 16, 2015, Friday, 6:00 AM. Sharing here Day 2 of the official continuous live stream coverage of team RTVM […]

P-Noy approves additional P10,000 tax exemption

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Malacanang on Sunday announced that President Benigno S. Aquino III approved an additional P10,000 tax exemption for each worker-taxpayer. Presidential spokesperson Herminio Coloma, Jr., on Sunday in a radio interview said President Benigno S. Aquino III approved an additional P10,000 tax exemption for each worker-taxpayer. Coloma […]

P-Noy signs P2.606-trillion 2015 national budget on Tuesday

MANILA, Dec. 23 — President Benigno S. Aquino III is scheduled to sign on Tuesday the P2.606-trillion General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2015, Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said. On Tuesday “….. the President will sign the General Appropriations Act for 2015, which stands as a testament to the lengthy reviews […]

2015 national budget is loaded with pork barrel – Social Watch

The advocacy organization Social Watch Philippines alleges that the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), which President Benigno S. Aquino III will sign before the end of the year, is very much loaded with pork barrel funds. The budget watchdog said in a report that vulnerabilities in the 2015 national budget […]

DOH chief resignation gets nod from P-Noy

The resignation of embattled Department of Health Secretary Enrique Ona has been accepted by the president. Malacanang announced yesterday that President Benigno S. Aquinoo III has finally accepted the resignation tendered by the health secretary. “Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. informed Health Secretary Ona that the President has accepted his […]

P-Noy announces increase in allowance of uniformed men

QUEZON CITY, Dec 19 — Philippine soldiers, police officers and other uniformed men will be getting an increase in their subsistence allowance. This was announced by President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday during the celebration of the 79th Armed Forces of the Philippines Day held in Camp General Emilio […]

P-Noy spends P11.2-M for 2-day Korea trip

The Philippines is spending P11.2 million for the 2-day visit of President Benigno S. Aquino III to South Korea. The amount will cover transportation, accommodation, food, and equipment expenses. The president is attending the 25th Association of South East Asian Nations and Republic of Korea commemorative summit in the city […]

President Aquino pursues trip to Korea, leaves this morning

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Whoever thought that the president will miss the opportunity of going out of the country for that tempting ASEAN-SK commemorative summit? Many got it wrong, thinking that President Benigno S. Aquino III would rather be in the country and look after the pressing needs or issues […]

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 leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12

MANILA, Dec. 8 — P-Noy leaves for Korea commemorative meet on Dec. 11-12. President Benigno S. Aquino III will be off to Busan to mark the ASEAN-Republic of Korea 25th anniversary commemorative summit on December 11 and 12. The Department of Foreign Affairs said President Aquino and other nine leaders […]

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 […]

PH spends P11.6-M for P-Noy’s Singapore trip

MANILA, Nov. 18 — The government is set to spend P11.6 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s participation in The Economist’s World in 2015 conference in Singapore from November 18 to 19, 2014, Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. President Aquino left this morning via a chartered flight to […]

P-Noy admin receives improvement on satisfactory rating – SWS

MANILA, Nov. 18 — Result of the latest survey on the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III conducted by the Social Weather Stations revealed an increase in approval rating. It is by far a rebound in the last quarter after a very noticeable record low in June. The third-quarter […]

Watch CNN’s Christianne Amanpour interview clueless President Aquino

Watch CNN’s Christianne Amanpour interview hammers almost clueless President Aquino. We invite readers to watch this video, an interview of President Benigno Simeon Aquino, III by CNN host, Christianne Amanpour. A visibly almost clueless, evasive and unconcise Pinoy president, kind of wanting to pour the blame on the local government […]

We Will Remember the Campaign Promise of the President in Calabanga

During the campaign period for the mid-term elections, President Benigno S. Aquino III. Aquino III, made whirlwind visits of cities and municipalities in the Bicol region. These video coverage courtesy of RTV Malacañang highlights the president’s campaign visit in the municipality of Calabanga at the Octagon multi-purpose hall. President Benigno […]

Maricel Delen: A Human Rights Worker, a Widow, Now a Victim of Persecution

How can the government and the Armed Forces of the Philippines claim that it respects human rights when human rights defenders themselves are being the target of attack? How can there be claims of “change” when the lives of the majority remain the same, and even getting worse, and those who defend the rights of the poor and the oppressed are still being treated as “enemies of the state”?

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Purisima disclosures on Mamasapano may favor the President – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the disclosures of resigned Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima during the Senate executive session on the Mamasapano incident may even favor President Benigno S. Aquino III. The view came in the heels with Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. saying […]

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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 […]

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. […]

Philippines cautious in joining China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

MANILA, June 4 — The Philippines is cautiously studying whether or not to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) amid the country’s huge need for more infrastructure, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Wednesday. “The Philippines, like any other country, has tremendous infrastructure needs,” the President said during […]

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 […]

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 […]

28th Anniversary of EDSA People Power is not a holiday

MANILA, Feb. 22 – President Aquino will spearhead the 28th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People’s Power Revolution on Wednesday. But Malacanang has clarified that February 25 is a regular working day. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said February 25 has been declared working holiday based on the Proclamation No. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Senator Poe wants Smart SMS record on Mamasapano between Purisima and P-Noy

MANILA, March 4 – Senator Grace Poe is still waiting for Smart Communications to contact her office regarding the Senate’s subpoena to produce records of short message services (SMS) between PNP chief Alan Purisima and other key persons involved in the Mamasapano debacle of the PNP SAF. ”We want to […]

President Aquino pursues trip to Korea, leaves this morning

MANILA, Dec. 11 — Whoever thought that the president will miss the opportunity of going out of the country for that tempting ASEAN-SK commemorative summit? Many got it wrong, thinking that President Benigno S. Aquino III would rather be in the country and look after the pressing needs or issues […]

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 […]

DANGEROUS TIME: Movie on the ASSASINATION of Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Some immediate past events in Philippine history need to be retold, never mind if there are flaws, if only to make us remember. How can one forget those momentous times when history unraveled which began with the return of former senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. at the Manila international airport […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Watch the Last SONA of President Benigno S. Aquino, Jr.

Sharing here the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., at the Batasan Pambansa in Quezon City. The sixth time President Aquino will report to the people his achievements and some more plans, if any, will be the heart of his speech […]

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 […]

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 […]

The PNP- Board of Inquiry report on the Mamasapano incident

Executive Summary, Conclusions and Recommendations in the PNP-BOI Report on the Mamasapano incident MANILA, March 15 — Following are the complete texts of the Executive Summary, Conclusions, and Recomendations contained in the Philippine National Police – Board of Inquiry report on the Jan. 25 2015 Mamasapano incident: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On […]

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 […]

P-Noy approves additional P10,000 tax exemption

MANILA, Dec. 29 — Malacanang on Sunday announced that President Benigno S. Aquino III approved an additional P10,000 tax exemption for each worker-taxpayer. Presidential spokesperson Herminio Coloma, Jr., on Sunday in a radio interview said President Benigno S. Aquino III approved an additional P10,000 tax exemption for each worker-taxpayer. Coloma […]

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 […]