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State of the Nation Address 2012 – English translation

[English translation of the speech delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 23, 2012] Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte; Vice […]

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Noynoy Aquino flip-flops on waiving his bank secrecy rights

President Benigno Aquino III has shunned a proposal made by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano for his cabinet members to sign waivers to open their financial records to the public. This is in […]

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Corona Impeachment Trial Day 40 – Is the game almost over for him?

I live-twitted the Day 40 of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial, where the accused himself took the witness stand. When Serafin Cuevas, the defense lead counsel, told Senate President and impeachment […]

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Chinese daily calls for action vs Philippines over its ties with US

Must read: “Make Philippines pay for its balancing act” – Global Times, January 29, 2012 While Filipinos have remained riveted to the ongoing impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, interesting events are […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Face-to-face with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at VMMC

A few days after being placed under hospital arrest for allegedly committing electoral sabotage, I wrote a blog about a fictional interview with former President and now Pampanga 2nd district Rep. Gloria […]

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Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo dies of cardiac arrest abroad

UPDATE (8:00 PM) Quoting former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, ABS-CBN’s RG Cruz reported that Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio Arroyo has died after the life – support systems were removed from his […]

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Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul via Twitter

American Idol Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson has endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul for the United States presidency. In her 41-word Twitter post dated December 29, Clarkson, a native of the Lone […]

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Noynoy Aquino vs Renato Corona and the issue of judicial independence

This blog has been published in Definitely Filipino last December 25. We know that there’s no love lost between Chief Justice Renato Corona and President Benigno Aquino III even before the former […]

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List of Congressmen Who Did NOT Sign the Corona Impeachment Complaint

*This list was posted via Facebook by  Irish Gillette Rillera Sarmiento. Aglipay, Emmeline Y.; PL – DIWA Albano, Rodolfo B.; Isabela, 1st District Alcover, Pastor Jr. M.; PL – ANAD Almario, Thelma Z.; […]

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Supreme Court orders distribution of Hacienda Luisita – full text

Click here to  download the entire Supreme Court decision on Hacienda Luisita case – G.R. No. 171101.  Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Marlon Ramos filed this report: The Supreme Court ordered the distribution of […]

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#WalangPasok – January 21 2022 declared holiday in Tarlac City

Tarlac City will be celebrating its sixth annual Kaisa Festival this January 21, 2022. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday as stipulated in Proclamation 1279 which Executive Secretary Salvador […]

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#WalangPasok – February 1 2022 declared holiday for Chinese New Year

The Chinese community in the Philippines and around the world will celebrate their annual Spring Festival – more commonly referred to as the Chinese New Year- this February 1. February 1, 2022 is a special non-working holiday nationwide as […]

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LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2022

With just a little over two months remaining in 2021, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2022. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation […]

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#WalangPasok – Schools announce class suspensions as students clamor for academic ease

(UPDATED, 2:00 AM of JANUARY 10, 2022) Several schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for next week due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases across the region. The school […]

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