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  • House, peace panel squabble

    House, peace panel squabble

    SPEAKER Feliciano Belmonte Jr. took strong exception Friday to remarks by government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, who told a public forum she would rather have no Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) than have Congress pass a watered down version with some provisions removed. “No BBL is better than a...
  • Renegotiate BBL—Santiago

    Renegotiate BBL—Santiago

    SENATOR Miriam Defensor Santiago urged the government Thursday to scrap the Bangsamoro Basic Law and restart negotiations for peace in Mindanao, saying President Benigno Aquino III had no authority to enter into such talks without the concurrence of the Senate. In a media briefing, Santiago said the President...
  • SAF gives Aquino cold  shoulder at camp rites

    SAF gives Aquino cold shoulder at...

    MEMBERS of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force  gave President Benigno Aquino III the cold shoulder Wednesday during turnover ceremonies for their new commander, Chief Supt. Moro Virgilio Lazo. Just before the ceremony, Mr. Aquino met with survivors of the Mamasapano operation in which 44...
  • ‘Powers won’t stop outages’

    ‘Powers won’t stop...

    MALACAÑANG said Tuesday the government had limited options to deal with the expected power shortages this summer because the emergency powers granted to President Benigno Aquino III to deal with the problem would take effect only six months after it was passed into law. But Communications Secretary...
  • No saying sorry, Palace  insists on Mamasapano

    No saying sorry, Palace insists on...

    THE Palace said Monday there is no need for President Benigno Aquino III to apologize for the Mamasapano debacle that left 44 police commandos dead. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said while there were lapses in the operation, Aquino’s involvement was purely on the policy side of the mission to...

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