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Binay

Binay, Roxas make a sign of ‘peace’ before Cardinal Tagle

It was uncomfortable at first, Senator Nancy Binay says right after the covenant signing for honest elections led by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. Seated a few feet away from one another, Vice President Jejomar Binay and former interior [...]

May 2, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Bauang, La Union

America to return church bell taken from Philippines 100 years ago

A bell taken by a US soldier from a church in Bauang, La Union during the Philippine-American war is returning to the country.     Stars and Stripes, a daily paper serving the US military community, reported that the bell [...]

May 2, 2016 Headlines, News, World
Iglesia ni Cristo

Iglesia ni Cristo denies viral letter endorsing Duterte, vows to sue forgers

The Iglesia ni Cristo on Monday denied that they have endorsed the presidential candidacy of Davao City Rodrigo Duterte.     In a text message to GMA News, Iglesia ni Cristo spokesman Ka Edwil Zabala said they have not circulated [...]

May 2, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's lawyer

Duterte lawyer: Up to BPI to open account

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's lawyer on Monday stated that they have asked the Bank of the Philippine Island's (BPI) branch in Makati City to reveal the amount in the presidential candidate's accounts.   It will take seven days for [...]

May 2, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Jose Maria “Joma” Sison

Joma Sison: Duterte victory good for national unity

LUCENA CITY – If Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is elected president, expect top communist Jose Maria “Joma” Sison to turn up in the country after a 30-year absence.     Living in self-exile in Utrecht in the Netherlands, [...]

May 1, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
President Benigno Aquino III

Labor Day: Workers hope for an end to 5-month jobs

Militant lawmakers on Saturday stated workers cannot wait for President Benigno Aquino III to step down as the next administration would likely indicate the end of job contractualization, per the promises of the presidential candidates. “On Labor Day, workers will [...]

May 1, 2016 News
Judy Ann Santos

Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo renew wedding vows

Celebrity couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo renewed their wedding vows 7 years after their wedding day. The renewal of vows happened in a beach resort in the province of Batangas on April 30. The couple’s three children—Yohan, Lucho, [...]

May 1, 2016 Celebrity, Headlines, News
Duterte

BPI releases document showing P27K account balance as requested by Duterte camp

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte camp on Saturday released a bank statement showing that his account had a balance approximately P27,000. Duterte’s party mentioned the bank statement showing the transactions of his account at the Bank of the Philippine Islands [...]

May 1, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
Miriam D. Santiago

Miriam D. Santiago: All my life I have tried to excel

Presidential candidate Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago was at the hangar before the appointed time, having left home in her silver Mercedes-Benz sedan before the sky started to lighten. Running mate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., came a few minutes later and [...]

April 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics
President Benigno Aquino III

Aquino fears return of another dictatorship

President Benigno Aquino III has warned that the Philippines is on the edge of another dictatorship, in a thinly veiled reference to controversial Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the front-runner in next month’s presidential election.   In speeches at two [...]

April 30, 2016 Headlines, News, Politics