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Massive infra
spending set

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

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IF DYNASTIES NOT DISMANTLED

No real progress
in the Philippines

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

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CARDINAL TAGLE TO FAITHFUL:

Join politics
to clean it

Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, archbishop of Manila, urged the faithful during the Holy Week to enter the very institutions most prone to corruption, abuse, cheating, and to “align their affairs” with the “way of God.”

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OUR LADY OF PIAT:

Cagayan’s gift
to Christianity

Street vendor Federina Taguba was all smiles as she greeted a group of pilgrims who had alighted from a rented van to visit the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Piat (Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat).

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FOR 28TH TIME,

Sign maker to be
nailed to a cross

A signboard maker here will have himself nailed to a cross for the 28th time on Good Friday, possibly the longest time any Filipino has performed the ritual. By stretching his panata (vow) for another year, Ruben Enaje helps sustain the practice of crucifixion in Barangay San Pedro Cutud that itinerant faith healer Artemio Anoza began 54 years ago.

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50 QC cops each
carry 30kg crosses

To atone for their peccadilloes, dozens of policemen in Quezon City on Wednesday were made to each carry a 30-kilogram cross and follow the steps of Christ.

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ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES:

ASG is target
of Basilan op

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

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