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Drilon: Anti-political dynasty bill 'highly possible' in 17th Congress

Jul 23, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon files Senate Bill 230 which seeks to 'level the playing field in the political arena'

Drilon: Anti-political dynasty bill 'highly possible' in 17th Congress

Complaint filed with Ombudsman vs Aquino, Abad

Jul 08, 2016 - 11:57 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Progressive groups say former President Aquino and former Budget Secretary Abad face charges of technical malversation, usurpation of legislative powers, and graft and corruption over the DAP

Complaint filed with Ombudsman vs Aquino, Abad

Aquino's neighbors: 'Welcome home, PNoy'

Jun 30, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III is in high spirits as he returns to his family home at Times Street on June 30

Aquino's neighbors: 'Welcome home, PNoy'

Aquino: The president who brought China to court

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:00 AM

President Benigno Aquino III admits that he initially had some concerns about suing China. 'Going against China, how will China treat us if we dare?'

Aquino: The president who brought China to court

Aquino and the PH military: Toys for the big boys

Jun 27, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Up to P60 billion have been released for military modernization since President Aquino assumed office in 2010

Aquino and the PH military: Toys for the big boys

Will vetoed bill drive more PH nurses abroad?

Jun 18, 2016 - 3:07 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says the proposed increase in the pay of entry-level nurses will have 'dire financial consequences' on public and private health institutions, but a nurses' group dismisses this as 'speculative'

Will vetoed bill drive more PH nurses abroad?

Aquino signs law creating financial inclusion committee

Jun 15, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The Financial Inclusion Steering Committee's tall order is to provide more people, especially those in far-flung areas, access to financial services

Aquino signs law creating financial inclusion committee

Will higher education reforms continue under Duterte presidency?

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says Duterte's support for federalism is very compatible with the commission's efforts at strengthening regional institutions

Will higher education reforms continue under Duterte presidency?

Journalist shot dead in Manila – police

May 28, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Alex Balcoba is the second journalist to be murdered in the Philippines this year, and the 34th since 2010, when President Benigno Aquino III came to power

Journalist shot dead in Manila – police

IPs in Mindanao to get 605 new classrooms

May 27, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The budget department releases P500 million for new classrooms in 18 provinces

IPs in Mindanao to get 605 new classrooms

Aquino: Giving up West PH Sea claim 'political suicide'

May 21, 2016 - 7:52 AM

'I don’t think that any Philippine president...can afford to give up any portion of territorial sovereignty,' President Benigno Aquino III tells Time magazine, as the incoming Duterte administration eyes bilateral talks with China on the dispute

Aquino: Giving up West PH Sea claim 'political suicide'

Aquino calls for anti-Duterte alliance

May 06, 2016 - 8:24 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay swiftly reject President Benigno Aquino III's proposal

Aquino calls for anti-Duterte alliance

Malaysian investors told: Keep investing in PH beyond elections

May 06, 2016 - 9:43 AM

The finance chief says the Philippines is in the right place at the right time, with its favorable demographics and integration with ASEAN neighbors

Malaysian investors told: Keep investing in PH beyond elections

Misamis Oriental workers seek end to contractualization

May 01, 2016 - 10:41 PM

Labor leaders say workers do not feel the effects of the Philippines' economic growth

Misamis Oriental workers seek end to contractualization

Labor Day cry: 'End contractualization, raise wages'

May 01, 2016 - 2:42 PM

On Labor Day, militant workers call the Aquino administration a 'butcher' of jobs as they challenge presidential bets to abolish contractualization and raise wages

Labor Day cry: 'End contractualization, raise wages'

Aquino salutes Filipino workers in final Labor Day message

Apr 30, 2016 - 8:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says Filipino workers at home and overseas have shown that they can compete with the world's best

Aquino salutes Filipino workers in final Labor Day message

Kris Aquino thanks family, friends amid chopper controversy

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:07 PM

'True friends defend you behind your back,' Kris writes on Instagram

Kris Aquino thanks family, friends amid chopper controversy

Kris Aquino addresses uproar over presidential chopper use

Apr 23, 2016 - 4:03 PM

'Puwede bang ipagtanggol niyo ako?' asks Kris as she addreses the social media uproar over her use of a presidential chopper to attend a Liberal Party sortie in Cebu

Kris Aquino addresses uproar over presidential chopper use

President Aquino: Police not at fault in Kidapawan clash

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:38 AM

He says the government should run after organizers who rallied the farmers to exploit the drought issue

President Aquino: Police not at fault in Kidapawan clash

Aquino defends Kris' chopper ride: Why the criticism?

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:22 AM

The President points out that his sister is one the biggest taxpayers in the country, and could be the President's guest the way big businessmen or investors are accommodated

Aquino defends Kris' chopper ride: Why the criticism?

Construction of MRT7 finally starts

Apr 20, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Once MRT7 is built, it will only take Bulacan-based commuters 30 minutes to reach Quezon City, from the current two hours

Construction of MRT7 finally starts

Aquino: Shouldn't Duterte's pronouncements worry us?

Mar 29, 2016 - 8:08 AM

The President takes a swipe at Mar Roxas' rivals, singling out Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, and Jejomar Binay for their supposed weaknesses

Aquino: Shouldn't Duterte's pronouncements worry us?

Aquino's Lenten message: Be on the side of justice

Mar 23, 2016 - 8:55 PM

President Benigno Aquino III also tells Filipinos to strengthen their love for others

Aquino's Lenten message: Be on the side of justice

Philippines denounces Belgium attacks: 'This is cowardice'

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:03 PM

The Philippines vows to ‘continue working to make such acts of extremism a thing of the past’

Philippines denounces Belgium attacks: 'This is cowardice'

Aquino: Tighten airport security after Brussels explosions

Mar 22, 2016 - 6:53 PM

(UPDATED) This comes as thousands of Filipinos prepare to travel to their provinces for the Holy Week break

Aquino: Tighten airport security after Brussels explosions

Who's not welcome in 'President' Grace Poe's Cabinet?

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:11 PM

(UPDATED) In a dialogue with the Makati Business Club, she names at least 3 agencies where she will not keep President Aquino's appointees

Who's not welcome in 'President' Grace Poe's Cabinet?

Aquino hits 2 'anti-BBL senators' at PMA graduation

Mar 13, 2016 - 6:25 PM

President Benigno Aquino III does not identify the senators, who he says blocked the Bangsamoro Basic Law and failed to offer alternatives

Aquino hits 2 'anti-BBL senators' at PMA graduation

UNA to Comelec: Consider the deaf, hard of hearing for next debates

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Spokesperson Mon Ilagan says UNA is the only political party whose sorties and outdoor events are PWD- and senior citizen-friendly

UNA to Comelec: Consider the deaf, hard of hearing for next debates

PPP Center's Canilao: Include PPP chief in Cabinet

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Outgoing PPP Center head Cosette Canilao also says the next administration should adopt what her office has started and hit the ground running with policies and institutional arrangements

PPP Center's Canilao: Include PPP chief in Cabinet

Aquino off to last ASEAN Summit as president

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:15 PM

The President says he is flying to the United States to help to boost the joint strategic partnership between the US and ASEAN

Aquino off to last ASEAN Summit as president

Grace Poe's birthday visit to Aquino: No talk of politics

Feb 12, 2016 - 8:30 PM

And, contrary to rumors, the independent presidential candidate did not gatecrash the President's birthday party; she was invited

Grace Poe's birthday visit to Aquino: No talk of politics

PPP Center to next admin: Prioritize airports, trains, subway

Feb 11, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Decongesting Metro Manila and other urban areas should be the main goal, says the PPP Center

PPP Center to next admin: Prioritize airports, trains, subway

Business groups to next president: Grow GDP, FDIs

Feb 10, 2016 - 12:00 PM

They also want increased openness to foreign trade, tax reform, and a public-private partnership law

Business groups to next president: Grow GDP, FDIs

Aquino OKs Landbank-DBP merger

Feb 09, 2016 - 4:15 PM

With Landbank as the surviving entity, President Benigno Aquino III approves the increase in its capital stock to P200 billion ($4.19 billion)

Aquino OKs Landbank-DBP merger

Cheaper air fares in ASEAN seen as PH signs protocols

Feb 08, 2016 - 2:26 PM

The Philippines signs the so-called 5th and 6th freedoms of the air, allowing broader flight options within the region

Cheaper air fares in ASEAN seen as PH signs protocols

Marcos believes Aquino gave stand down order in Mamasapano

Jan 28, 2016 - 8:25 PM

The vice presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr says the order to hold fire made the SAF troopers vulnerable, leading to their 'cold-blooded murder'

Marcos believes Aquino gave stand down order in Mamasapano

Teachers no longer required to do election duties if Aquino signs law

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:33 PM

Who will man the polling precincts if public school teachers opt out?

Teachers no longer required to do election duties if Aquino signs law

Senate reopens Mamasapano probe to hear 'new evidence'

Jan 27, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The hearing is likely to center on one question: what did President Aquino do – or failed to do – in the planning, execution, and aftermath of the anti-terrorist operation

Senate reopens Mamasapano probe to hear 'new evidence'

FAST FACTS: Who are the new 6 Sandiganbayan justices?

Jan 25, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Here's a quick profile of the new members of the anti-graft court

FAST FACTS: Who are the new 6 Sandiganbayan justices?

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Lawmakers say the SK Reform Act is the first law with an anti-political dynasty provision

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Widows, ex SAF chief again seek justice for SAF 44

Jan 16, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Former SAF Commander Getulio Napeñas mourns with families of his dead comrades in an advance commemoration of the Mamasapano tragedy

Widows, ex SAF chief again seek justice for SAF 44

Senior citizens: 'We can't afford medication without SSS pension hike'

Jan 15, 2016 - 7:50 PM

President Benigno Aquino III's rejection of the proposed social security pension increase affects about 2 million retirees

Senior citizens: 'We can't afford medication without SSS pension hike'

Aquino defends veto on SSS pension hike

Jan 15, 2016 - 2:49 PM

(UPDATED) 'So, I'm "heartless" now. If by 2027 [the SSS] goes bankrupt, the more than 30 million members would be calling me "careless and heartless" at the same time,' says President Benigno Aquino III

Meralco lays out wish list for next PH president

Jan 09, 2016 - 4:27 PM

'We always batted for more power plants because we create pricing pressure,' Meralco Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says when asked for his wishes for the country under a new leader

Meralco lays out wish list for next PH president

New 300-MW power plant in Mindanao 'not enough'

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:27 PM

A sister company of AboitizPower's Therma South Incorporated says Mindanao needs at least 300 megawatts of new power capacity annually for the next 5 years to address the power deficit

New 300-MW power plant in Mindanao 'not enough'

Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Issues on right-of-way violations, transmission towers bombing hound the region. The energy department is creating a task force to address the situation.

Aquino calls for meeting to address Mindanao power woes

PH will have enough oil supply despite Saudi conflict – gov't

Jan 08, 2016 - 9:29 PM

President Aquino says the Philippines can buy oil from many other sources, while Energy Secretary Zenaida Monsada cites the ASEAN supply security agreement

PH will have enough oil supply despite Saudi conflict – gov't

Aquino inaugurates AboitizPower’s P35-B Davao baseload power plant

Jan 08, 2016 - 4:26 PM

President Aquino says while he is an advocate of developing renewable energy, 'right now, we cannot wean ourselves completely from relying on coal'

Aquino inaugurates AboitizPower’s P35-B Davao baseload power plant

Bangsamoro bill 'increasingly uncertain' – peace monitor

Jan 03, 2016 - 3:24 PM

The Third Party Monitoring Team also expresses concern about the BBL's compliance with the existing peace deal

Bangsamoro bill 'increasingly uncertain' – peace monitor

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 16th Congress has only 17 session days left in 2016 to pass these major pieces of legislation that could be the Aquino administration's legacy

Homestretch: Will FOI, Bangsamoro, anti-political dynasty bills be dead in 2016?