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October 09, 2015, Friday
  • Police detective shoots dead a hostage-taker who took control of a bus along Taft Ave. corner Pedro Gil in Manila. 6 hours ago |
  • Coloma says Pres. Aquino cannot yet certify as urgent the proposed BBL since it is still in the period of interpellation. 6 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file her COC next week as she intends to run for 3rd & final term in Pampanga’s 2nd district. 6 hours ago |
  • Sen. Angara says both Senate & House are trying to find a ‘win-win solution’ for bill seeking to lower income tax. 6 hours ago |
  • Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan for permission to avail of some medical procedures in St. Luke’s QC from Oct. 21 to 22. 6 hours ago |
  • Rep. Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan to allow her to go through some medical tests not available at VMMC. 7 hours ago |
  • Policeman killed in an ambush in Marawi City on Wednesday night. 11 hours ago |
  • Comelec & Smartmatic-TIM to hold review of source code for 2016 elections in the first week of Jan. 2016 11 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file new petition for bail at Sandiganbayan & will use UN Working Group’s report as basis. 11 hours ago |
  • DOJ cites US-PH Mutual Defense Treaty as basis for participation of U.S. troops in Mamasapano operation. 11 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops who participated in Oplan Exodus did not violate the PH constitution. 11 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops’ participation in Mamasapano clash was limited to intelligence work & monitoring & not actual combat. 11 hours ago |
  • DOJ confirms U.S. troops’ participation in Oplan Exodus launched the Mamasapano operations last Jan. 25. 11 hours ago |
  • Palace does not see Enrile’s call for full plenary debates on Mamasapano encounter as an attack vs. Aquino gov’t. 11 hours ago |
  • Singer and comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey passes away at 83. 12 hours ago |
  • Businessman Cedric Lee pays P 20K bail at Court of Tax Appeals in connection with the tax evasion case filed vs. him by DOJ. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile says the death of SAF 44 must not be taken lightly. 12 hours ago |
  • Sen. Enrile seeks a full plenary discussion on the Senate committee report on Mamasapano encounter. 13 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima says they have legal basis to detain Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo. 13 hours ago |
  • Sen. Miriam Santiago says some society leaders are urging her to run for president & she can rise to the occasion. 13 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No witnesses that can identify who killed the 9 Seaborne Commandos that attacked suspected Malaysian terrorist Marwan’s hut. 13 hours ago |
  • DOJ: 9 Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut were killed in an area away from cornfield in Tukanalipao where 35 SAF members died. 13 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No respondents can be charged for the death of 9 members of 84th Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut during Mamasapano clash 13 hours ago |
  • 5-man UN Working Group urges PH gov’t to review Arroyo’s bail petition based on int’l human rights standards. 13 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group cites international law as basis for finding Arroyo’s continued detention illegal. 13 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declares Arroyo’s detention at VMMC arbitrary & illegal. 13 hours ago |
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Masbate & parts of Sorsogon. 13 hours ago |
  • 1 person dies & 3 are rescued as boat capsizes in Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas. 13 hours ago |
  • Armed men abduct an Italian in Dipolog City. 13 hours ago |
  • Road mishap involving a truck & 9 motorcycles occurs at Commonwealth Ave near Tandang Sora flyover in QC. 13 hours ago |
  • Fire in Barangay Lipunan, Quezon City now under control. 14 hours ago |

PNoy: No bad blood with Binay

By Joyce Pangco Panares | Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:01am
President Benigno Aquino III took a shot at the United Nationalist Alliance, saying that “all political colors and all political directions” were already in their slate.

But the president held back from confronting head-on Vice President Jejomar Binay’s claim that the country’s strong economic growth has yet to be felt by ordinary Filipinos.

“In fairness to the Vice President, I have not heard him say it so I assume he did not say it,” the President said.

But Aquino said it was understandable for the UNA to attack his administration’s accomplishments.

“They have to weaken our accomplishments so they can say that they will improve on these if they are elected,” he said.

The President added that there was no bad blood between him and Binay, and that the latter has been performing well as a member of the Cabinet.

“So long as the Vice President is doing his job - on housing and on our overseas Filipino workers - I have no problem with him. And in fairness to him, he has done a good job so why should I be complaining?” he said.

Binay, however, said the May elections were not a fight between groups and parties, but a fight against unemployment, hunger and poverty.

“Ang darating na eleksyon ay hindi laban ng isang grupo laban sa isang grupo, hindi laban ng isang partido kontra sa isang partido. Hindi natin kalaban ang isat-isa,” (The coming elections are not about the fight between political groups, or a party against another party.  We are not fighting each other), Binay said during the UNA grand proclamation rally of at the Plaza Independencia in Cebu City.

He said that the fight should be against unemployment, hunger and poverty.  “Those are the enemies that we need to defeat,” he said.
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