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No pay hike

PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday hailed the Filipino worker on the eve of Labor Day 2016 but was silent on wage increase. In his message for Labor Day Aquino said, "Saludo ang ating sambayanan sa mga manggagawang Pilipinong nagpupunyagi para sa kanilang pamilya at pangarap. Idinaraos natin ang Araw…

Aquino signs bill creating ‘green jobs’

President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law the bill promoting the creation of “green jobs” or employment that contributes to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment, be it in the agriculture, industry or services sector. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The President signed last April 29…

Criminals won’t have death squads to fear after all

THE man who reportedly warned he would fill the Pasig River with the bodies of criminals has not changed his stance after winning the presidency, but made clear there would be after all no summary executions. “Kayong mga kidnapper, holdupper, kayong nagkikidnap diyan ... please don’t. Don’t do it. You…

Aquino cites social, economic successes

OUTGOING President Benigno S. Aquino III trumpeted the gains under his term in an interview with the New York Times. Aquino boasted that 4.6 million households now live better lives and about 300,000 high school graduates are assured of a better future, thanks in part to his government’s conditional cash…
  • Published in Nation

Digong to snub proclamation

IT’S going to be a no-show for incoming president Rodrigo Duterte at today’s proclamation by Congress of the nation’s next leader after President Benigno S. Aquino III leaves office. “I am not attending any proclamation. I have never attended any proclamation in my life,” Duterte told newsmen. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle…

CMTA inked, big aid for workers

MalacaÑang confirmed yesterday the signing into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). The law -- Republic Act 10863 -- updates the Tariff and Customs Code, last amended in 1978, and is supposed to modernize the bureau’s facilities, procedures, and overall operations.…
  • Published in Nation

PNoy to new PNP chief: Stop patronage system

“Stop the bata bata,or patronage system, President Benigno S. Aquino III told newly installed Philippine National Police chief Director Ricardo Marquez yesterday during the PNP change of command ceremonies in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Aquino said he personally saw factionalism in the police force when he received accusations against candidates…
  • Published in Nation

Palace defends P2M SONA budget

MALACAÑANG yesterday defended the P2 million budget for the preparations for the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday. Presidential communications secretary Sonny Coloma argued that the expenses for the SONA is part of the approved budget for the purpose and in accordance…
  • Published in Nation

Malacañang defends proposed catchment area in UST

THE Palace yesterday defended the government’s proposal to build a catchment area at the University of Santo Tomas. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said public safety during floods should prevail over the university’s concerns over its open field earlier declared as a historical landmark. Lacierda said the government’s plan to build…
  • Published in Nation

Crackdown on drugs

PNoy orders PDEA to focus campaign vs drug trafficking (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); President Benigno S. Aquino III issued marching orders to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to crack down hard against drug syndicates in the country. In his order, the President tasked the PDEA to conduct an…
  • Published in Nation
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