SONA 2014
TOP STORY

AFP: No coup
plot vs Aquino

A military spokesman denied reports that disgruntled members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are plotting a coup d’état against the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

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Pope’s visit
set: Jan. 15-19

Pope Francis will visit the Philippines in January next year, an event that Church officials hope will usher in a “typhoon”—not the destructive variety but a “spiritual” and uplifting one.

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Mayors: Hurry
up ‘Yolanda’ rehab

It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

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Toughest sanctions
yet against Russia

The United States and Europe targeted Russia's key financial, arms and energy sectors Tuesday with tough new sanctions in response to Moscow's intervention in the Ukraine crisis.

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NANCY BINAY TO CRITICS:

I’m promoting
local fabrics

They may laugh at her dress—but do they know she is promoting the local fabric industry?

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SONA 2014

No mention of sea
dispute good–DFA

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario does not feel slighted by President Aquino’s not mentioning in his State of the Nation Address the great strides his department has made in finding a peaceful resolution to the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea.

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Self-rated poverty
up in Vis-Min

More than one in every two Filipino families (55 percent) consider themselves “poor,” while two in every five households (41 percent) consider themselves “food-poor,” according to results of the latest Social Weather Stations survey released on the day of President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address.

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COMMENTARIES

  • Zenaida T. Nucum ‘Carpe diem,’ Mr. President

    Most Filipinos lament the state of moral degeneration in which we find ourselves. We are disgusted with the social cancer we read about every day in the newspapers. Anomalies, such as the Napoles pork …

  • Rina Jimenez-David Color-coded tears and memories

    Director General Lilia de Lima of the Philippine Export Zone Authority was informed only last Sunday about Malacañang’s request that she be present at the Batasan when President Aquino delivered hi …

  • Ambeth R. Ocampo Incunabula in the Lopez Museum

    Most of the commentaries on these pages this week will undoubtedly be on the President’s State of the Nation Address. Viewpoints differ, and one can see the glass as either half-empty or half-full, …

  • Conrado de Quiros What a difference a tear makes

    You knew that at the end of the day, few would remember much of what he said. They were only going to remember that he cried. And found redemption in it. …

  • Dolly Anne Carvajal La vida Eugenia in Madrid

    I immensely enjoy chatting with amiga mia, Eugene Domingo, through Viber. Her joie de vivre is infectious. Uge has just returned from Spain. …

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