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Richest, poorest members of the Aquino Cabinet

By JELLY MUSICO of the Philippine National Agency FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario remains as the richest Cabinet member while Education Secretary Armin Luistro is still the poorest based on their 2014 statements of assets, liabilities and net worth. Based on documents released by Malacanang yesterday, del Rosario reported ...

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Police tag as suspect in shooting of army sergeant in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO — A police offi cer is tagged  as the prime suspect in the killing of an army Police tag as suspect in shooting of army sergeant in Bukidnon sergeant in Bukidnon last week, the regional police command said Tuesday. P/Supt. Gervacio O. Balmaceda, Jr., spokesperson of the regional police command here, said that the witnesses have identified PO1 Reynaldo ...

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Davao may shoulder students’ fees

DAVAO City––The city government is willing to shoulder the miscellaneous fees of students from elementary, high school and college, according to Councilor Edgar Ibuyan. The good part: any student interested can avail of this assistance, no matter his or her grades nor economic status, according to the councilor. Speaking to ...

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PDEA-Armm arrest man with P5-M worth of shabu in Marawi

  By EDWIN O. FERNANDEZ COTABATO City– Anti-narcotics agents in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) announced the arrest Sunday of a 22-year-old man here for possession of P5 million worth of prohibited substance after a drug buy bust operation. Arrested was Ayder Macabando Ibrahim of Marawi City, a report from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEAARMM) based ...

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BBL fate depends on 98 lawmakers, mostly from M’nao

DAVAO City––The fate of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)––whether it is one that adheres to the letter and spirit of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) or one that may render the future Bangsamoro less autonomous than the present Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm)––is in the hands of ...

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‘Trapos’ not the best exemplars of federalism

By Manny Valdehuesa WE should be wary about traditional politicos who want to shift to the federal system of government but who cannot claim to exemplify its workings. If anything, federalism stands for decentralization, for making people at the grassroots the center of gravity in politics—with reforms anchored on their ...

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Lawyer raps more solons over ‘pork’

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent A LAWYER from Misamis Oriental has filed a graft complaint against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, and other prominent politicians over the use of pork barrel funds from 2011 to 2013. Read the Latest News and Updates in Mindanao

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Strength but now without shame (1)

By Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ   DAVAO City––In presenting the report of the Peace Council on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to both the Congressional Committee on the BBL led by Congressman Rufus Rodriguez and the Senatorial Committee on Local Government headed by Senator Bongbong Marcos, there was a palpable ...

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