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Lawmakers on Monday challenged the impending fare increases of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT), saying their facilities should be improved first before commuters are asked to shell out a higher amount to ride the trains.

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It’s inspiring, she says. A little more push in 2015 perhaps and Sen. Grace Poe will be at the head of the race for Malacañang in 2016.

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Key representatives of the Benitez family have stepped down as members and trustees of Philippine Women’s University (PWU), allowing STI Holdings to take control as their 3-year-old partnership collapsed.

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RAMON TULFO’S ON TARGET

Untrustworthy
as a thief

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima should check out the buzz from insiders at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) that P14 million changes hands every month from convicted drug lords to some officials in exchange for their VIP treatment of the inmates.

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It will be a cold and lonely Christmas. But detained Sen. Bong Revilla is not about to give up hope that the Sandiganbayan will eventually grant him temporary freedom.

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THANKS TO POPE FRANCIS

Arroyo home
for Christmas

For the first time since she was placed under hospital arrest more than two years ago for alleged plunder of charity funds, former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be home for Christmas—a miracle holiday courtesy of Pope Francis.

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The countdown to Christmas Eve has begun with the distinct Filipino tradition of Simbang Gabi. This year, INQUIRER.net is webcasting the Masses at the Church of the Gesu, inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University. Monday night’s celebrant: Fr. Raymund Benedict Q. Hizon, SJ. Choir: Hangad.

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Imported vehicles sales up

Vehicle importers and distributors registered a 9-percent increase in sales to 2,764 units in November, demonstrating…

CHANGING OF THE GUARD The PhilippineWomen’s University
on Taft Avenue in Manila, owned and controlled by the Benitez
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Benitezes lose prized family heirloom: PWU

Key representatives of the Benitez family have stepped down as members and trustees of Philippine Women’s…

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  • Christopher Ryan Maboloc Structural injustice in PH

    In a speech titled “A Paradigm for the Happy Life,” Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago writes that “every day, many people pursue their self-interest at the expense of others,” and argues f …

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    One heartening development concerning the Philippines’ unsung heroes—the millions of Filipinos working overseas—is that a recent survey has found many of them to be saving part of their earnings …

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  • John Nery #popeselfie

    I have had the privilege of writing on Pope Francis for different media in preparation for next month’s pastoral visit. Writing has helped turn anticipation into active waiting—very like Advent. L …

  • Ramon Tulfo A liar just as untrustworthy as a thief

    Justice Secretary Leila de Lima should check out the buzz from insiders at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) that P14 million changes hands every month from convicted drug lords to some officials in exchan …

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