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President Benigno Aquino

Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (in most Philippine languages, in English) (born February 8, 1960), also known as Noynoy Aquino or PNoy, is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th and current President of the Philippines since June 2010.

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President Benigno S. Aquino III poses with members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines during...
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Iqbal said the MILF will pursue the passage of the Bangsamoro Law beyond the term of President Benigno Aquino if...
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President Benigno Aquino III has directed his Cabinet to accelerate rehabilitation efforts in areas affected by...
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“TOO MANY OIC POSITIONS IN THE PNP”. • The PNP is still waiting for the appointment of President Benigno Aquino...
MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III is not expected to visit typhoon-affected areas at this time as...
The first time President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III and his bosom friend Alan Purisima were under fire 26 years...
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The citizen leaders tapped by President Benigno Aquino III to review the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law have...
Women's group Gabriela said that President Benigno Aquino III's plunging trust and popularity rating will further...
H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III led the commemoration of the 73rd Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan) at the...
President Benigno Aquino III with General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr, CSAFP, led the commemoration of the 73rd Araw...
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US, Philippines, Japan stress unity at WWII memorial: Philippine President Benigno Aquino and the US and Japan...
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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday urged lawmakers to resume debating a proposed law on an autonomous t...
Philippine President Benigno Aquino taps civic leaders to examine bill seeking to create new Mindanao autonomous region
President Benigno Aquino III will announce Friday afternoon the creation of a council of leaders from seven...
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President Benigno Aquino III will address the nation today as the country marks the anniversary of the signing of...
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PIA-NCR: President Benigno S. Aquino III will keynote today the 30th Biennial Convention of the Federation of...
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday accepted responsibility for the deaths of 44 ...
MANILA, March 14 (Reuters) - A spokesman for Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Saturday rejected findings of an o…
Aquino Takes Responsibility for Bungled Mission: MANILA - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday to...
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A Philippine senate panel on Tuesday held President Benigno Aquino responsible for a bungled operation in January that left 44 police comma…
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Torture of suspected criminals by police in the Philippines has thrived under the administration of President Benigno Aquino, human rights monitor Amnesty International said Thursday.
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lifts ban on 9 journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino last year
The Philippines has lifted an entry ban against nine Hong Kong journalists who shouted questions at President Benigno Aquino last year, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday after a media backlash. The journalists had also been expelled from an Asia Pacific … Read more »
A government spokesperson said the entry ban against the nine journalists was lifted because President Benigno Aquino was not put through...
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President Benigno Aquino III has ordered a rebidding of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) project.
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Malacañang expects lawmakers to expedite the approval of the measure that will give President Benigno Aquino III...
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Malacañang on Friday denied that it is barring Hong Kong journalists who yelled at President Benigno Aquino III...
PIA-NCR: President Benigno S. Aquino III attended today the 60th anniversary of the Araneta Center in Quezon...
Philippines President Benigno Aquino says his country will not join the US-led coalition against the jihadist group known as Islamic State.
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President Benigno Aquino 3rd again defended embattled Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan Purisima from accusations that he amassed unexplained wealth. Aquino told Filipino reporters in the US on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) that he had known Purisima since 1987 … Read more »
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Philippines To Build Third Manila Runway: Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered the constru...
The ruling Liberal Party's presumptive presidential bet for 2016, Mar Roxas, said he would support whomever President Benigno Aquino endorses, whether it's him or somebody else. But he was quick to indicate that it can't possibly be Vice President Jejomar Binay, who heads the opposition United...
Philippines: The next Asian Financial miracle Executives, journalists and government officials wore a quizzical look on their faces after weathering the Philippine government’s presentation yesterday on the theme: “Philippines: The Next Economic Miracle” at the World Economic Forum on East Asia at the Makati Shangrila Hotel. When combined with the speeches of President Benigno Aquino 3rd and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, the miracle presentation was quite a punishing smorgasbord of information and propaganda. In examining the miracle claim, it helps to take a leaf from the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church in assessing the worthiness of claims of miracles and the worthiness of candidates for sainthood. During the canonization process employed by the Vatican, the Promoter of the Faith (Latin: promotor fidei), popularly known as the Devil’s Advocate (Latin: advocatus diaboli), is a canon lawyer appointed by Church authorities to argue against the canonization of a candidate. The Philippine ...
"Oh, my friend, good intentions! *** is paved with them." -st. vianney Aquino’s new title: ‘Thief Executive’ July 25, 2014 11:23 pm by YEN MAKABENTA Activists, the serious and real ones, never sleep. And they never run out of ideas. The youth activist group, Anakbayan (sons and daughters of the people), may have scored another homerun with its latest dig against the powers that be. After successfully inventing the wildly popular and entertaining neologism and protest tactic called “noynoying” back in 2012, Anakbayan has now come up with a witty and potent follow-up. They have given President Benigno Aquino 3rd a new title: “Thief executive.” Just as “noynoying” toyed around with the President’s nickname and work ethic, so this time they have directed their wit and imagination at his official title of “chief executive.” By deftly substituting the letter T for the letter C, they have come up with a potent indictment of Aquino’s authorship and authorization of the Disbursement Acce ...
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The first two impeachment complaints filed against President Benigno Aquino over the DAP cited betrayal of public trust and culpable viol...
A party-list representative has this message for President Benigno Aquino's allies in Congress: “To my colleagues...
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President Benigno Aquino reacted to open letter criticizing treatment to senators in pork barrel scam
Philippines eyes $1bn revenues from proposed new mining law Province of Benguet, home to some of the biggest gold and copper ventures in the Philippines. The Philippine government expects to double its annual returns from mining to as much as US$1 billion under a revenue-sharing scheme approved Monday that will see the government taking 55% of the industry's net revenues or 10% of gross revenue, whichever is higher. According to Manila Standard Today, the government panel —the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC)— will present the proposal to President Benigno Aquino this week for approval before submitting it to Congress. Cecilia Jamasmie | June 2, 2014 Mining taxes in the archipelago is a problematic issue that has delayed development of the country's vast mineral resources, worth around US$850 billion according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) estimates. The proposed ruling has the country's biggest industry group up in arms, as miners believe that increasing the tax would kill the ...
President Benigno Aquino and PNP Director General Alan Purisima,: Free Em Mijares and drop all...
MANILA, Philippines – The government on Saturday, June 7, said that it was investigating signs that China was reclaiming land on disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) reefs but stressed it would not be provoked into a rash response. President Benigno Aquino's spokeswoman Abigail Valte...
Gunmen kill radio broadcaster in Mindanao Manolo B. Jara MANILA Two motorcycle-riding gunmen shot and killed a broadcaster in Davao del Sur province in Mindanao, reportedly the 28th journalist to be killed during the administration of President Benigno Aquino, police said on Friday. Superintendent Querubin Manalang, the police chief, said Samuel Oliverio, 57, was going home with his wife on Friday morning from the public market in Digos City, when the assailants shot him twice on the head killing him on the spot. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) denounced the killing citing reports from witnesses that the gunmen did not even bother to cover their faces as they sped away. “Colleagues in Digos City said Oliverio used to deliver scathing commentaries on local politics as well as the proliferation of illegal gambling and illegal drugs,” NUJP said in a statement. It added Oliverio used to be a block-timer in a local radio station until February when he stopped after suffering a . ...
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MANILA STANDARD: SOLONS, ADVOCATES HIT PALACE COVER-UP PLAN LAWMAKERS and anti-pork barrel advocates on Tuesday accused the Palace of being the author of a badly-written script from the moment President Benigno Aquino III accorded Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam, VIP treatment when she surrendered to him at the Palace last year. Members of the House minority bloc said Aquino’s claim Sunday night that he was the first to get a copy of Napoles’ list of senators, congressmen and Executive officials implicated in the scam was a “grand design” to hide the fact that he was the “Pork Barrel King” who dictated how much each lawmaker would be allocated, and which ones would get nothing.The Network slammed Aquino for trying to mislead the public.
The Archdiocese of Pampanga and several human rights groups on Saturday appealed to President Benigno Aquino III to order speedy resolution of the killing of a farmer-leader in a hacienda in the province. Read:
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*** OCC. SOLAR POWER. President Benigno Aquino III will inaugurate the first commercial scale solar plant in the Philippines in San Carlos City, *** Occidental on Thursday, May 15, 2014. The 22-megawatt P1.9 Billion SaCaSol solar plant in San Carlos City is already operational and connected, it will begin supplying power to the Visayas Grid starting this morning. SaCaSol Solar Farm is a joint venture of Bronzeoak and European investment fund ThomasLloyd Group, and is the first and the largest solar farm in the Philippines to date.
CAMPAIGN ON LAND USE POLICY NOW! CLUP Now! PRESS STATEMENT May 8, 2014 Piecemeal policies on disaster rehabilitation and response, not enough For security, sustainability and social equity after Yolanda, pass the NLUA bill Six months after Typhoon Yolanda, the government has not shown us a concrete and comprehensive way forward to rehabilitate and rebuild our communities. Instead, President Benigno Aquino III announced the implementation of the no-build zone policy which prohibits structures 40 meters from the coastline in all Yolanda-affected areas. Presidential Assistance for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) Secretary Panfilo Lacson, in pursuit of this directive, also recommended the creation of distinctions among what he calls as ‘Safe Zones, Unsafe Zones and No Dwelling Zones’ to be identified later. No-build zones would be classified as unsafe zones while unsafe zones needed for livelihood would be considered as ‘No Dwelling Zones.’ Still, the policy guideline has not been issued up until t ...
MANILA, Philippines – After two of President Benigno Aquino III's Cabinet secretaries were linked to the biggest corruption scandal in recent history, Malacañang remained unnerved, saying the two still enjoy the President's trust. Budget Secretary and former Batanes congressman Florencio Abad and...
Several groups have accused President Benigno Aquino III of a cover-up following his admission on Monday that he...
President Aquino graces the 34th ASEAN Chiefs of Police Conference. President Benigno S. Aquino III on Tuesday...
President Benigno Aquino III suspects the variations of the list allegedly sourced from Janet Lim Napoles are meant to slow down the prob...
President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday stressed the importance of security cooperation among countries amid threats of transnational crimes and in anticipation of the Asean economic integration.
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Following his return from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Myanmar, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday called on the police chiefs of the organization's member countries to strengthen its security cooperation in the region.
President Benigno S. Aquino III formally opened, today, the 34th ASEANAPOL Conference hosted by the Philippine...
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EDITORIAL: Double standard Making the rounds of social media these days, particularly among netizens in Mindanao, is a statement made by President Benigno Aquino in March in which he said the people of Mindanao must accept the reality of paying more for electricity or have none at all. “The power rates will go up in Mindanao because the choice is a higher power rate or no power,” Mr. Aquino was quoted as saying. "And many of those we’ve spoken to understood the necessity for higher rates, and they’re amenable to this, instead of no power at all.” While this sounds reasonable — after all, one does get what one pays for — it is actually a slap in the face of millions of Mindanaoans who are going through a power crisis of staggering proportions. For while Mr. Aquino is virtually telling us that government is abandoning us and is forcing us to pay more for our electricity, he is forgetting that our countrymen in Metro Manila are enjoying subsidies at the expense of taxpayers who, like those of u ...
Teachers clamor for salary increase -A A +A Wednesday, May 7, 2014 PUBLIC elementary and secondary teachers continue to cry out to government after President Benigno Aquino III declared there will be no salary increases for teachers and government employees. In a gathering of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers here in the Summer Capital, Manila Public Schools Teachers Association president Louie Zababa said Aquino remains unwilling to approve House Bill 245, a bill calling for the salary increase. "Sa halip na pakinggan ay patuloy siyang nagbibingi-bingihan," he said. HB 245 aims to increase the minimum monthly salaries of public school teachers from P18,549 to P25,000 and non-teaching personnel from P9,000 to P15,000. The bill was proposed in Congress citing the current pay scheme of government does not fulfill the criteria for salaries set by the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers which mandates teachers' salaries must be able to provide reasonable standard of life for themselves and their families. ...
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President Benigno Aquino on Monday declared May 12-18 as National Family and Marriage Week, a day before the...
Casiguran farmers accuse APECO of blocking renewal of farm leases By AMANDA FERNANDEZ,GMA NewsMay 10, 2014 6:16pm 82 18 0 106 Farmers from Casiguran town in Aurora province have accused the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO) of meddling in the process of renewing the stewardship contracts held by some farmers in the area. In a statement released on Friday, Task Force Anti-APECO claimed that APECO officials made "unwarranted interventions" with local environmental officials to hinder the renewal of the Certificates of Stewardship Contracts (CSC) of at least 98 farmers in the San Ildelfonso Peninsula. Stewardship contracts were granted to residents for livelihood use under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' Integrated Social Forestry Program. The 25-year leases granted to cultivate farm land and protect forests are set to expire this year. Ely Vargas, one of the leaders of the San Idelfonso farmers, said that President Benigno Aquino III had earlier promised the fa ...
President Benigno Aquino III, speaking at the plenary session of the 24th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar on Sunday, called on regional neighbors to work together to stop human trafficking and to protect the rights of migrant workers.
PNoy: Napoles gave 3 different lists of pork scam conspirators: President Benigno Aquino III has revealed that...
Aquino: Napoles' lists inconsistent: MANILA, Philippines — President Benigno Aquino III said he had seen the s...
Aquino admits seeing 2 Napoles lists: NAYPYITAW, Burma -- President Benigno Aquino III has let the cat out of the...
President Benigno Aquino III said the contents of the lists made by pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles do not match.
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Napoles made 3 lists and they don't tally, says P-Noy: MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III said there are at...
President Benigno S. Aquino III is in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar for the 24th ASEAN Summit. Read the President's...
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Thousands of people in Zamboanga City thanks to the local government for has cancelation of the peace rally set yesterday by the Mindanao Alliance for Peace was supposed to hold the rally at the Plaza Pershing as part of simultaneous actions in Mindanao as show of support to the Bangsamoro Basic Law, whose draft was submitted to President Benigno Aquino by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission., since the remaining problems of September 9 -28, 2013 are still unsolved. The Zamboanga City did not follow the similar rallies were held over the weekend by civil society groups in the cities of Isabela, Pagadian, Cotabato, Marawi, Tacurong, General Santos and Davao, and also in the provinces of Sulu, Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato. In cancelling the rally, Zamboanga the Lady Mayor in this city has cited the recommendations by the police and military, but the basis of the decision was unclear, except that it was for the best interest of the locals.
On Obama's agenda today: meeting w/ President Benigno Aquino, joint presser and then his 4th and final state dinner of the trip.
Al Jazeera) - Families of seven farmers killed ten years ago while protesting on a sugar estate owned by President Benigno Aquino's family say they continue to face harassment. The Supreme Court has ordered the president's family to redistribute its vast plantation to poor farmers, but locals say justice is just too slow. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Tarlac province in northern Philippines. | Title: Philippine farmers fight for land rights | Al Jazeera | April 12, 2014 Al Jazeera site: * * * * PHILIPPINES: The response by the AHRC to Al Jazeera's questions on Hacienda Luisita massacre April 14, 2014 (Hong Kong, April 14, 2014) On April 12, Al Jazeera broadcasted a report, titled: "Philippine farmers fight for land rights" indicating that none of those involved in the massacre of farmers in Hacienda Luisita, owned by the family of current President Benigno Aquino III, have been punished for the massacre ten years on. Below is the transcript of Al Jazeera's questions in a live interview and th ...
LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA Re: Philippine Visit from the Ecumenical Advocacy Network on the Philippines P.O. Box 51844 Durham, NC 27717 email: eanp200715, 2014 Office of the President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC 20500 Dear President Obama. We of the Ecumenical Advocacy Network (EANP) on the Philippines are concerned about problems of human rights violations by security forces that will impact the increased engagement of our military with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). We ask that you raise the issue of human rights violations and the related issue of the stalled peace talks between the Government Philippines (GPH) and the New Peoples army during your meetings with President Benigno Aquino. The EANP has been active since 2007 in raising the issue of the high number of extrajudicial killings (EJK), enforced disappearances, and illegal arrests by the AFP, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the paramilitary units under their control. The victim ...
♥ Obama to begin Asia trip in Japan Tuesday, April 15, 2014 07:03 PM US President Barack Obama arrives in Tokyo on April 23 to begin a four-country Asian trip, marking his first visit to Japan since 2010. Mr Obama will stay in Japan from April 23-25, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said in Tokyo on Tuesday. Mr Obama will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito. Mr Obama will stop in South Korea on April 25-26 where he will discuss ways to counter the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear arms programme with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Mr Park's office said in a statement on Tuesday. Mr Obama will also visit Malaysia for the first time as president on April 26-28. The US president will then spend April 28-29 in the Philippines where he will meet President Benigno Aquino, Charles Jose, the Philippine Foreign Affairs Department spokesman, said by phone. Source: Bangkok Post
Palace warned of 'legal storm' vs Bangsamoro law MANILA -- Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. promised he will help in passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law, but warned Malacanang to prepare for a “legal storm” that is in the offing. Marcos, who is chairman of the Senate local government committee, said: "Ang timetable ng pamahalaan ay matapos sana sa Congress by the end of this year or early next year. Sa palagay ko kaya naman. Kaya naman namin siguro mai-report out at magkaroon ng bicameral (conference committee) within that timetable.” He said he wants the people of Mindanao to enjoy permanent peace. "I am for peace in Mindanao. Everybody is for peace; nobody is against peace at suportado naman lahat na magkaroon ng kapayapaan sa mga magulong area sa Mindanao," he said. The law is necessary in establishing the new political entity that will replace the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The transition committee is set to submit the draft law to President Benigno Aquino just weeks af ...
China's new ambassador to the Philippines on Tuesday met President Benigno Aquino to try to mend relations strained by a festering terr...
ZAMBOANGA CITY: Filipino Catholic bishops have written President Benigno Aquino and pleaded to stop the $5.9 billion Tampakan mining project by global miner Xstrata‘s Sagittarius in the southern Philippine province of South Cotabato saying the gold and copper project will dislocated thousands of mos...
Palace Welcomes US Support... President Benigno Aquino welcomes US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Malacanang Palace in Manila last Aug 30, 2013. Mr Hagel said he and Mr Aquino discussed expanding the US military's presence in the Philippines on Friday as the Asian ally looks to defend its territorial claims in disputed waters. ~ Malacañan Photo Bureau
Gov't eyes to pass Bangsamoro Basic Law before year-end: official (philstar.com) | Updated February 8, 2014 - 9:00pm 0 9 googleplus0 1 COTABATO, Philippines (Xinhua) - The administration of President Benigno Aquino promised to "make a way" for the passage of controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law for the creation of a Muslim substate in the troublesome southern Philippines by the end of the year, senior official said here today. Philippine Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas made the pronouncement here during the inauguration of the office of Bangsamoro Transition Committee (BTC), which is tasked to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law, saying Aquino along with his political coalitions, are determined to end the decades-long conflict in the southern part of the country. "The leadership of President Aquino is determined and closely monitoring the events, particularly on the issue of Bangsamoro Law passage. If it's necessary, we will undergo debate for 24 hours but we will not delay it as a legislativ . ...
TADECO, KRIS AQUINO’S CAT CONTINUE VIOLENT LAND-GRABBING SPREE IN Hacienda Luisita Some 50 families of Sitio Maligaya in Barangay Mapalacsiao, Tarlac City, have become the latest victims of the ongoing aggressive land claim of the Cojuangco-Aquinos in Hacienda Luisita. Around 20 heavily armed security personnel of the Tarlac Development Corporation (Tadeco) with the presence of police elements have secured yesterday afternoon the bulldozing of at least a hundred hectares of palay and vegetable fields in the area, allegedly on behalf of the Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT). Tadeco and CAT are sister companies under the Jose Cojuangco and Sons Group, a powerful business conglomerate of the Cojuangco-Aquino clan to which President Benigno Aquino and his younger sister, media celebrity Kris Aquino belong. The President has so far been silent on the renewed and escalating unrest in Hacienda Luisita. His sister meanwhile has clinched a seat on the CAT board of directors last October, a move many perceived n ...
US$671m arms buys to upgrade Philippine military: President Benigno Aquino has unveiled ...
The Palace on Wednesday admitted that inclusive growth may not be achieved during the term of President Benigno Aquino, who only has 840 days left in office.
The United States ambassador to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg has condemned the recent incident where Chinese coastguards reportedly used water cannons to drive Filipino fishermen away from the Panatag Shoal, where both the Philippines and China are claiming the area as part of each country's territorial waters. Goldberg said such an incident is unacceptable and deserves condemnation. Goldberg said the US is fully supporting the Philippines on its quest to seek legal action against China over the water cannon incident at the international tribunal. The Philippines is seeking  to file a case against China over the  incident at an international sea dispute tribunal. The Philippines said that what China did is not correct, since it is a form of harassment. Earlier, President Benigno Aquino III condemned the water cannon incident and asked for an explanation from China. China, for its part said it is just protecting its waters against foreign fishermen. Sources said the US and other Western countries a ...
Malacanang is hoping for convictions in the Ampatuan massacre trial before President Benigno Aquino III steps down from office in 2016.
Ceritalah (English) The Jakarta Globe.com, March 5, 2014. Aquino’s Adeptness Karim Raslan  Indonesia’s campaign season is approaching. A word of advice to all presidential aspirants: observe and learn from the Philippines. Unlike many of his regional counterparts President Benigno Aquino (or Noynoy as he’s known) is a dynastic ruler who delivers. I first interviewed Aquino when he was on the presidential trail back in 2010 and I was impressed immediately. However, many observers were dismissive, regarding him as little more than a callow political princeling — the son of the near-sainted Cory Aquino and assassinated Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. But something about him struck me. Perhaps it was, as I wrote back then, his “…quiet determination and self-confidence, an inherently rational and deliberate mindset and a determination not to become indebted to entrenched business and political interests … his integrity and intelligence may well propel the Philippines forward and surprise its neighbor ...
President Aquino to fast on Fridays in observance of Lenten season. President Benigno S. Aquino III will fast...
Filipino children walk using coconut husks as stilt-like footwear, locally called "Kadang-Kadang", during a protest in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Salinlahi together with 150 children held the demonstration aimed to draw public attention to the alleged neglect of the welfare of Filipino children by the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III. Salinlahi GABRIELA | A National Alliance of Women Yul Leo Kharlo Princess Balaba Karl
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PNoy OKs abolition of 11 GOCCs. . President Benigno Aquino III has given the go-signal to abolish 11...
President Benigno S. Aquino III has approved the abolition of the following non-performing and unnecessary GOCCs:
New fault lines in the South China Sea Philippine President Benigno Aquino likens China to Nazi Germany.
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MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - President Benigno S. Aquino III returned to Manila early this morning from his...
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MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III was hopeful of more business investors for Mindanao as he...
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino arrives at KLIA Thursday for a two-day official visit
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Visiting Philippine President Benigno Aquino has urged Malaysian businesses to invest in the poverty-stricken region of Mindanao to tap...
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PNoy takes up Sabah issue during Malaysia visit: President Benigno Aquino III on Friday said discussions have ...
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino made his first official visit to Malaysia since he took office in 2010 on Friday.
Modernize the Philippine Navy Aquino: Chinese insults show Philippines is right President Benigno Aquino on Friday, February 7, brushed off a barrage of Chinese insults that were triggered by him comparing China's rulers with the Nazis, as the two sides traded further angry accusations over a territorial dispute. China's state-run Xinhua news agency released a blistering commentary on Wednesday, Feb 5, in which it labelled Aquino "amateurish," "ignorant" and "lame." The commentary came a day after Aquino said China's efforts to seize disputed parts of the South China Sea were similar to Nazi Germany's actions before World War II, and called on global leaders not to make the same mistake of appeasement. "Well, I thank Xinhua because they are re-affirming the validity of our position. As the saying goes, if someone cannot answer an issue, then he resorts to name-calling," Aquino said when asked for a response to the Xinhua commentary. "If you are intentionally insulting me, I thank you because it shows the ...
In rites witnessed by four national artists, Fernando Poe Jr.’s widow Susan Roces and daughter Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares finally received the posthumous National Artist medallion and citation on behalf of the “Action King” of Filipino movies from President Benigno Aquino in Malacañang after a six-y...
Last week’s report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan that the Philippine economy posted a “remarkable” growth in 2013 —with the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) hitting 7.2 percent— had many ordinary Filipinos shaking their heads in disbelief. According to Balisacan, notwithstanding the successive natural disasters that struck Central and Southern Luzon last year, the country remained one of the best performing economies in the Asian region, second only to China, which grew by 7.7 percent. Balisacan claimed this was the country’s fastest growth since President Benigno Aquino 3rd came to power in 2010. What’s quite suspicious though is that, despite this “remarkable” economic growth touted by the Aquino administration, average Filipinos have not experienced a commensurate improvement in their economic situation. In fact, one in two Filipinos now say the national economy has worsened in the past year. “Half of the ...
USE EXCESS GOV’T EXEC BONUSES TO PAY POWER RATE HIKES Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo (Liberal Party, 2nd District of Quezon City) today urged President Benigno Aquino to enforce immediately the recommendation of the Commission on Audit (COA) to return the P2.3 billion “excess bonuses,” which several government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) had paid to their executives in 2012, and work for its realignment as state subsidy to power rate hikes. On the reported excessive bonuses of key executives and directors of certain GOCCs, Castelo said it would not be sufficient for the President to initiate simply its return to the national coffers. “The President should look into its use as state subsidy even for the current power rate hikes, if ever the Supreme Court will decide to allow the power rate hikes. But it could only be for a single shot only,” Castelo said. Castelo maintained that “considering the current economic strain that the country is suffering following human strife and na ...
Aquino lauds DSWD’s ‘Yolanda’ efforts: President Benigno Aquino III lauded the Department of Social Welfare an...
Many government systems are outdated and prone to abuse, President Benigno Aquino III said on Wednesday, as he led the launch of a procurement system which will allow government staff to make "cashless" purchases.
Aquino names new NBI chief: . President Benigno Aquino III has appoint...
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Top government officials led by President Benigno Aquino III paid their last respects to one of the great political leaders, former Assemblyman, Deputy Finance Minister, Presidential Legislative and Liaison Officer (PLLO) and Bataan congressman Antonino “Tony” Roman who is scheduled to be buried here . Read more:
President Benigno Aquino III will lead, today, the celebration of DSWD's 63rd Anniversary. The event will...
Virgilio Mendez is new NBI chief: President Benigno Aquino III has appointed National Bureau of Investigation ...
New NBI director named: MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III has chosen a new director for the National Burea...
The Philippine Textile Research Institute celebrates the PTF Month This month of January, we are celebrating the Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month in observance of Proclamation No. 313, signed by President Benigno Aquino III in January 2012, to promote public awareness and push for the use of indigenous textiles in the country. In celebration, PTRI shall conduct a series of stakeholders’ meeting for its partners from the textile and garment manufacturing industry; academic organizations and institutes; and MSME’s, among others on January 21, 23, and 28 11 AM at the PTRI Bldg., Bicutan, Taguig, City. This meeting shall also serve as a venue for representatives from the different sectors to discuss how the Institute can be of good service to the apparel, manufacturing, and design communities. Also part of a series of activities is an open house to showcase PTRI’s technologies and services as well as feature the various products of our beneficiaries and stakeholders. These products, available for ...
Following the series of calamities that tested the country's resilience last year, President Benigno Aquino III has declared January 20 as National Day of Prayer and Solidarity.
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President Benigno S. Aquino III shares a light moment with Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and officials of...
DTN Philippines: Aquino: Govt transactions to be ‘100% checkless, 80% cashless’ by yearend: President Benigno ...
Secretary Del Rosario, Pacquiao no-show at Carlos P. Romulo Awards By Julliane Love de Jesus INQUIRER.net 10:29 pm | Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 MANILA, Philippines—In behalf of President Benigno Aquino III, Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras lauded Tuesday the recipients of General Carlos P. Romulo Award for “showing strength, resilience and love for country.” Held at the multipurpose hall of the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, the United Nations Association of the Philippines paid tribute to the awardees; boxing champion and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao, Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan and businesswoman Lawyer Loida Nicolas-Lewis for “contributing to world peace and development like General Romulo.” Although del Rosario and Pacquiao were not able to personally receive the award, Licuanan and Nicolas-Lewis graced the event to accept their CPR awards on the 115th birthday of Romulo, who was ...
A total of 36 modernization projects worth P41.2 billion have been so far completed and awarded under the leadership of President Benigno Aquino III as part of the military's modernization upgrade.
"He said he would confer with President Benigno Aquino on what to do with the jewels.". The jewels? What about...
Inquirer: President Benigno Aquino III is cool to proposals that he exercise emergency powers to allow government...
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Aquino orders DOE to probe high oil prices in Batangas: President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Departmen...
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President Benigno S. Aquino III leads the ceremonial laying of time capsule of the San Gabriel Power Plant...
President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the Groundbreaking Ceremony of San Gabriel Power Plant...
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PNoy rejects emergency powers to solve power, transport crises: President Benigno Aquino III has rejected the ...
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PNoy orders probe on fuel price discrepancies: President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Department of Ener...
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President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III has urged the public to join the National Day of Prayer and Solidarity this...
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Lawmakers denounce his failure to act, lack of political will ADMINISTRATION ally Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and opposition lawmakers on Sunday blamed President Benigno Aquino III, the Energy Department and the Energy Regulatory Commission for the growing power mess that threatens to punish consumers with the highest electricity rates in history. Trillanes challenged the President to apply political pressure on Meralco and others responsible for the problems besetting the power industry. He added that Aquino had many options, but his government’s failure to act has driven electricity rates soaring. A Senate investigation, Trillanes said, would determine if Filipinos can still hope that the government can address the high power rates, and if the Energy Department has any plans to lower the cost of electricity in the long run. “Do we no longer have hope for this in the next three years under President Aquino?” he asked. Trillanes had earlier pressed the Aquino government to subsidize the increase in ...
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President Benigno Aquino III is set to launch initiatives to promote good governance even after his term.
Palace downplays emergency powers for PNoy Malacañang said there is no word yet from President Benigno Aquino III about a proposal to grant him emergency powers to solve rising electricity costs in Metro Manila. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the President's orders were still on finding concrete solutions to minimize the effects of the price hikes on people. He added that the Department of Energy had already met with representatives from power producers and power distributor Manila Electric Co. on the matter, noting that it is important to hold meetings with such firms as they are engaged in businesses imbued with public interest. In the meantime, Coloma said the government will continue to closely monitor developments on the issue to protect the people’s interests.
The comment of a known supporter of President Benigno Aquino III that the problem with this government is that it has such low expectations hits the problem on the head. It also provides an explanatio
Malacañang downplayed the issue of emergency powers that would be given to President Benigno Aquino III as it maintained that the administration would be seeking concrete measures to minimize the impact of the power rate increase.
“These tragedies tell us that despite all our effort, we are indeed powerless without God." — President Benigno Aquino III, Vin D’Honneur, January 10, 2014 (Malacañang Photo Bureau) READ MORE:
MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III is reportedly eyeing Major General Ricardo Visaya, commander of the Mindanao-based 4th Infantry Division, to replace Army chief Lieutenant General Noel Coballes, who is retiring on February 7, well-placed defense sources said. Although a ranking military officer said Visaya’s name is not on the “final shortlist” of contenders recommended by the Board of Generals, he nevertheless said, “I’m 99 percent he would get the Army position. As of now, all indications point to him as the next Army chief.” Sought for comment, Visaya said, “It’s (appointment) the prerogative of the President.” Visaya, a member of Philippine Military Academy “Matikas” Class of 1983, is due for retirement in December 2016. Other generals mentioned as contenders for Army chief are Northern Luzon Command chief Lieutenant General Gregorio Pio Catapang (PMA “Dimalupig” Class 1981) and 7th Infantry Division commander Major General Hernando Iriberri, Visaya’s cla ...
Ten new judges to five provinces in the Philippines have been appointed by President Benigno Aquino III. In a one-page transmittal letter sent to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno dated January 3,...
President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday sought Norway's help in reviving failed peace talks with the National Democratic Front, his peace adviser said, nearly a year after negotiations hosted by Oslo fell apart.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd, has the power to stop the release of the P100-million allotment from the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) of Senator Jinggoy Estrada to the City of Manila if he wants to, the Senate finance committee chairman said on Thursday.
Makati City Mayor Jun-Jun Binay on Wednesday said he didn't feel that he was being alluded to when President Benigno Aquino III mentioned his "no wang wang" policy at the launch of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority's new traffic control system.
TRUSTWORTHINESS COUNTS MUCH IN PEACE TALKS Wednesday, Jan 08 2014 Written by Editorial Desk It is not always true to say that you cannot trust your “enemy”. Anybody can be trusted; it only depends on the degree and level of engagement. Fear should not always be the guidepost in making decision with your nemesis. Oftentimes, one must trust even the most untrustworthy in order to succeed. Oftentimes, if not in all, trust begets trust --- and it must be genuine. If the current Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace negotiation is travelling fast and is covering much of the ground in the peace journey, trust, we are sure, is the main factor. President Benigno Aquino III deserves to be trusted --- he has not fell short so far in all his commitment. Similarly, the MILF led by Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim has also shown and demonstrated that it is capable of being trusted. This credit hinges on the very foundation of its ideology that a trust or commitment made w ...
RETIRED Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz lashed out at President Benigno Aquino III Wednesday for his failure to curb corruption after more than three...
A police officer tries to pacify protesters, some of them typhoon survivors, as they gather along a street leading to the ancestral house of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to protest the alleged slow response by the government in the rehabilitation of the typhoon-stricken central Philippine...
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With the Philippine population predicted to hit 100 million this year, President Benigno Aquino III made another push for the stalled reproductive health law, saying responsible parenthood is all the more important. Do you agree? Read:
MANILA -- Militant groups on Wednesday attempted to go near the house of President Benigno Aquino III in Quezon City to protest the alleged anomalies in the ...
If you can’t beat them, ignore them. President Benigno Aquino III made known on Tuesday his New Year’s resolutions before a captive audience of female high school students, and one of them had to do with a new tack he was planning use in dealing with critics.
P18.9-B FA-50 TRAINER JET PROJECT HANGS:DND PITCHES COUNTEROFFER TO KOREANS admin thunder MANILA - The project to procure 12 units of Korean trainer jets worth a total P18.9 billion for the Philippine Air Force continues to hang over issues of downpayment and after-sales service turnaround, but the Department of National Defense, which recommended a counter-offer, remains confident the deal will push through. Apparently, sources said, President Benigno Aquino III himself seemed not keen on signing the contract owing to the hurdles that cropped up in DND negotiations with manufacturer Korean Aerospace Incorporation (KAI) for the sale of the 12 FA-50s. Among the key issues, as identified earlier by Undersecretary Fernando Manalo, is the 52 percent “advance payment” sought by KAI before it starts production. Republic Act 9184 only allows 15-percent advance payment. Manalo is head for Finance, Munitions, Installations and Materiel of the DND. The second major issues revolves around KAI’s reluctance to a ...
President Benigno Aquino III still has full confidence in DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, Palace executive said. Read more:
Philippines to award 15 PPP infrastructure projects by 2016 By Erik dela Cruz, Reuters MANILA - The Philippines will put two infrastructure projects worth P100.3 billion ($2.3 billion) up for tender in April and will push through about a dozen other projects before President Benigno Aquino steps down in three years' time, a government official said. The Cavite-Laguna Expressway project worth P35.4 billion and the LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension railway project worth P64.9 billion are among 15 infrastructure deals the government aims to award to the private sector under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme by 2016. Manila is offering a series of PPP projects to investors to further boost growth in one of Asia's fastest-growing economies. The government has said it needs to raise infrastructure spending from around 3 percent of GDP now to 5-7 pct of GDP, or by about P300 billion to P500 billion ($6.95 billion to $11.59 billion) annually, to keep pace with its regional neighbours and sustain its growth mome ...
Three challenges for the Philippines in 2014. GMA News (blog). Three years into his term, President Benigno Aquino...
Singson on bunkhouses: "if itis overpriced I will submit my resignation to President Benigno Aquino"
FOR the first time in the history of Philippine laws, legalizing the use of marijuana was discussed Friday by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. Marijuana is considered a prohibited ...
Three years into his office, President Benigno Aquino helped the Philippines to achieve its long-lost self-confidence. With the Philippines emerging as one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies, long gone are the days when our country was dismissed as the “sick man of Asia.” Richard Javad Heydarian On...
President Benigno Aquino 3rd has no plan to stop the Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) from increasing their members’ contributions, a Palace official said.
According to Proclamation No. 655 signed by President Benigno Aquino III, Jan. 31, Friday, is a special non-working holiday due to the celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Nearly seven out of 10 Filipinos or 69 percent were satisfied with President Benigno Aquino III's performance in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new survey by pollster Social Weather Stations.
After taking a brief break during the holidays, President Benigno Aquino III is back at work on the first week of 2014, Malacañang said Friday.   Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the President is attending mainly to paperwork and is getting briefing notes on various issues.   "He's actually back to work, he's attending to paperwork," Valte said at a media briefing.   The President had taken a brief vacation in Baguio City but went back to work last Dec. 30, leading rites marking the martyrdom of national hero Dr. Jose Rizal.   President Aquino also appealed to Filipinos to stay on the straight path in his New Year message, saying 2014 is a crucial time for his administration.  (pcoo)
Aquino signs P14.6-B supplemental budget for devastated areas:   President Benigno Aquino 3rd has signed into law the proposed...
President Benigno Aquino III has signed into law the supplemental budget appropriating P14.6 billion for the rehabilitation of calamity-struck areas.
President Benigno Aquino III has signed the P14.6-billion supplemental budget that will be used to fund rehabilitation efforts following the deadly disasters that hit the country in 2013, Malacañang said Thursday. Details:
ALL TOGETHER NOW: PHL broadcasters to do 2014 countdown following PhST By Anna Valmero Welcome 2014 to the rhythm of one common beat. The country’s network giants are set to synchronize their timepieces with the official Philippine Standard Time (PhST) in greeting the New Year after consultations with officials from the Department of Science and Technology led by Secretary Mario G. Montejo. President Benigno Aquino III signed into law Republic Act 10535or the Philippine Standard Time Act of 2013 requiring all national and local government offices as well as broadcasting organizations to display PhST as provided by the DOST’s Philippine Atmosperic, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA, the country’s official timekeeper. The new law, with its recently-published Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), also provides for the observance of the National Time Consciousness Week, set to make its debut on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2014, with the theme “Juan Time: PinoyAko, On ...
TJ Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer Publication Date : 08-10-2013   Philippine President Benigno Aquino III faces possible criminal charges at the end of his term unless the Palace accounts for b...
VIA SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM New SSS Contribution Schedule Released Jan 1, 2014 The new SSS Contribution table, as perapproval by President Benigno Aquino III, will take effect this January 2014. The new SSS contribution table has a 0.6% increase in rate from its previous 10.4% of one's salary. Employers (ER) are expected to shoulder 7.37% of the contribution rate, while the employee (EE) 3.63% of it. Meanwhile, Self-Employed, Voluntary and OFW members who have already made payments for their contributions for January 2014 onwards are advised to do the following: - Those with advance payments at the minimum monthly salary credit (MSC) of Php 1,000 (Php 5,000 for OFW members) shall settle an underpayment amounting to Php 6.00 per month (Php 30.00 for OFW members). Failure to pay the lacking amount will result to ineffectivity of the contrbutions. - Those with the advance payments at an MSC other than the minimummay opt to pay the corresponding increase in contributions to retain postings at the same MSC. Oth ...
Even as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III claims that it's a good time to be a Filipino nowadays, *** *** bisexual and transgender leaders say that "hindi masarap maging Pilipino kung may diskriminasyon." They now call for the government to also pay attention to the needs of LGBT Filipin...
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