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Aquino: The Filipino
is worth living for

President Benigno Aquino III held back tears as he assured the nation that he has remained true to the legacy of his parents –the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino.…

Sona 2014
(Full script)

[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 28, 2014]…

Abu gunmen kill
21 in Sulu attack

The celebration of Eidl Fitr, the end of the monthlong Ramadan fast among Muslims, turned into a bloodbath on Monday when Abu Sayyaf bandits fired on two passenger jeepneys, killing 21 persons and wounding 11 others in the municipality of…

Napoles transfer to
Bicutan set–PNP

After staying inside Fort Santo Domingo since her arrest on September 1, 2013, pork barrel scam alleged mastermind Janet Lim Napoles is set to be transferred to the custody of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bicutan.…

Sona draws cheers,
jeers from netizens

They are the bosses of President Benigno Aquino III and what better way to air their sentiments than through the majestic power of social media.…

Graft-tainted
Congress opens

Gavels were banged as the second regular session of the 16th Congress opened Monday morning, six hours ahead of the fifth national address of President Benigno Aquino III.…

Justifying DAP is
Aquino’s undoing

With President Benigno Aquino defending the legality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program on various occasions, one of his ardent critics said justifying it has been the Chief Executive’s worst flaw.…

Controversial bills
still pending

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. cited controversial measures pending in the 16th Congress, such as charter change, freedom of information (FOI) and anti-political dynasty in his speech at the opening of the lower chamber’s second regular session.…

Aquino’s diplomatic
nightmares

As President Benigno Aquino III addresses the nation once again, INQUIRER.net looks back at the diplomatic nightmares he faced.…

PH evacuates
embassy in Libya

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has evacuated some staff of the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Libya as fighting intensified between rival militias.…

Aquino gets share
of natural disasters

In one fell swoop, a super typhoon of unprecedented strength converted Eastern Visayas into a wasteland. Nearly a month before, a titanic earthquake brought down centuries-old churches in Bohol. Eight months later, blasts of air shut down Metro Manila. …

President must quit
playing lawyer

We must rise above the din of partisan maneuvering and see that what rages today is not just a contest among political titans but a clash between two competing bases of legitimacy.…

Sona most crucial
for Aquino–solons

Will it be all gloves off or all apologies for President Aquino in his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona)? …

Promises,
promises 2013

Inquirer Research reviewed the promises that President Aquino made in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) last year and found the following results based on published reports. …

Mayor who turned
down pork dies

Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of San Isidro town in Nueva Ecija province died of cancer last week with no regrets: Lorenzo had turned down a P10-million appropriation from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada in 2010.…

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