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  • Critics blame Aquino for Mary Jane’s fate

    Critics blame Aquino for Mary...

    CRITICS blamed President Benigno Aquino III Tuesday for the fate of Filipino maid Mary Jane Veloso, who was scheduled for execution by firing squad in Indonesia at midnight. “The welfare of the masses, including Mary Jane’s, is not in Aquino’s vocabulary. Her case began long ago but due to...
  • Widodo offers a ray of hope

    Widodo offers a ray of hope

    KUALA LUMPUR—Indonesian President Joko Widodo is “sympathetic” about the plight of Filipino maid Mary Jane Veloso, who has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking, and has promised to look into her case, a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino III said Monday after he made a personal...
  • Asean urged: Stand up to China

    Asean urged: Stand up to China

    KUALA LUMPUR – Beijing is moving toward “de facto control” of the South China Sea, the Philippines warned on Sunday as it called on fellow Southeast Asian countries to stand up to their massive neighbor. Del Rosario China’s unabated reclamation in Philippine-claimed territory in the...
  • Customs promotion triggers quit threat

    Customs promotion triggers quit...

    Several Customs officials threaten  to resign if the Palace will insist on promoting the agency’s anti-piracy chief as head of the Enforcement and Security Group, one of the bureau’s law enforcement and operations units against smuggling. The group of officials, led by Deputy Commissioner for...
  • UNA: Sevilla resignation mocks ‘daang matuwid’

    UNA: Sevilla resignation mocks...

    THE opposition said Friday the resignation of Customs chief John Sevilla demolished the myth of the Aquino administration’s much ballyhooed “Daang Matuwid” or straight path policy. New Customs chief. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, left, administers the oath of office to new Bureau of...

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