SONA 2014
TOP STORY

NPA frees 4 cops

New People's Army (NPA) rebels on Tuesday released four policemen they held captive for more than two weeks in Alegria town, Surigao del Norte.

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EMOTIONAL SONA EXPLAINED

Was Aquino ill
or just sentimental?

It’s not about his health or a coup d’état threat. President Benigno Aquino III was emotional during his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) because of his desire to live up to his “parents’ noble legacy,” Malacañang said Tuesday.

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Pope Francis
to visit UST

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is set to hold a press conference 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arzobispado de Manila in which he is expected to announce the itinerary of Pope Francis when he visits the Philippines January next year.

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AMID CRITICISMS

Binay tells Aquino
to keep his cool

Vice President Jejomar Binay has been advising President Benigno Aquino III to keep his cool amid the criticisms thrown at him and his administration.

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LPA intensifies
into TD ‘Inday’

Gaining strength in the seas off eastern Philippines, the low pressure area has intensified into tropical depression "Inday," the weather bureau said.

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Napoles moved
to regular jail

Detained businesswoman and alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles was transferred by authorities late Monday night to a regular detention cell in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

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SONA 2014 AT A GLANCE

91 minutes, 85
rounds of applause

Length: 91 minutes interrupted by at least 85 rounds of applause. Not the longest Sona: Last year’s Sona was 102 minutes long. Thanked foreign donors for their assistance during Super Typhoon Yolanda and garnered one of speech’s longer applauses.

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