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P2.6T 2015 budget
free of ‘pork’

Something's different in the Aquino government's proposed P2.606 trillion national budget for 2015 submitted to the House of Representatives on Tuesday.…

AFP: No reason
to oust Aquino

Newly-appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said there was no intelligence report of any destabilization plot against the Aquino administration, saying the military’s morale now is “high.” …

APC on Edsa
causes jitters

Amid reports of a plot to overthrow President Benigno Aquino III, an armored personnel vehicle was spotted along the busy Epifanio delos Santos Avenue Wednesday morning, triggering alarm among motorists.…

Pacquiao’s advice
to Aquino

International boxing icon and Sarangani lawmaker Manny Pacquiao told President Benigno Aquino III to focus on education in his reform agenda. …

Leading doctor
dies from Ebola

A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that…

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…

I’m promoting
local fabrics

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

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…

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…

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. …

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.…

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. …

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. …

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.…

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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