62 % of Pinoys slam PNoy extended term

Majority of Filipinos are against the proposal to amend the 1987 Constitution to allow President Benigno Aquino to seek a fresh mandate after his term ends in 2016. In the nationwide survey conducted by Pulse Asia during the period September 8-15 among 1,200 respondents, six in 10 Filipinos or 62 percent are not in favor of the move to allow President Aquino to run again for the presidency in 2016. “We accept it and we are not surprised],” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said of the survey. “We take the position that the voice of the … Continue reading 62 % of Pinoys slam PNoy extended term

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Independence Day 2012 – Aquino vows ‘new’ freedom

SWEET TASTE OF FREEDOM Two women put the finishing touches on the Philippine flag made from some 5,000 pieces of “yema” (caramel) candies at SM City Davao annex on the eve of nationwide celebrations of Independence Day. The candies will be distributed to mall customers Tuesday. BING GONZALES/INQUIRER MINDANAO President Benigno Aquino III vowed his administration would continue to fight for what he called the “new freedom.’’ “We will not stop until we achieve the new freedom—freedom from hunger and poverty,’’ said the President in a statement he read on the eve of Independence Day 2012 on his arrival from … Continue reading Independence Day 2012 – Aquino vows ‘new’ freedom

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PEPING COJUANGCO THUMBS DOWN AQUINO’S LIBERAL PARTY SENATE BETS

IF HE IS NOT FOR NOYNOY’S SENATORIABLES, THEN PEPING MAY NOT SUPPORT AQUINO’S PRESIDENTIABLE Former Tarlac Rep. Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., who is currently leading the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan’s (PDP-Laban) bid to sweep next year’s senatorial race against President Aquino’s administration bets, yesterday stressed that he’s only up against the candidates of the Liberal Party. “Ang kalaban ko yung mga kandidato ng Liberal [Party],” Cojuangco stressed in a press conference after he administered the oath Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay and Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia as the newest members of the PDP-Laban at the executive lounge of the Jose … Continue reading PEPING COJUANGCO THUMBS DOWN AQUINO’S LIBERAL PARTY SENATE BETS

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AQUINO ON PHILIPPINE MEDIA: CRABS!

Annoyed Noy flays media anew for ‘crab mentality’  President Aquino scored the media anew for what he perceives as negative publicity he and his administration have been getting and gave reporters covering Malacañang a lecture on seeing the positive side of news stories while accusing them of having a “crab mentality” in being the first to get a story, “make sure that the story sells and if the information is not correct, just say sorry later.” Aquino after lashing at reporters during the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) 16th National Press Forum at the Traders Hotel in Pasay City, however, needed … Continue reading AQUINO ON PHILIPPINE MEDIA: CRABS!

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AQUINO on Pacquiao joining Binay: SO WHAT?

WHO YOU? MALACANANG is unfazed by boxing icon Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s reported move to the camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban). The Palace is taking in stride Pacquiao’s decision to change political parties and run for governor under the banner of Binay’s party in next year’s mid-term elections. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that Pacquiao’s move is his “personal decision”. “We have no further comment aside from that. That is his personal decision kung saang party siya sasali,” Valte said. The Palace has many allies even if these … Continue reading AQUINO on Pacquiao joining Binay: SO WHAT?

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AQUINO, BINAY SPLIT SEEN IN 2016 ELECTIONS

It is inevitable that President Aquino and Vice President Jejomar Binay will part ways come the 2016 elections, since they belong to different political parties, a Palace official said. Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte said that Aquino and Binay will likely have and endorse two different tickets and standard-bearers in the 2016 elections. Valte noted that there will be ”divergence in endorsing candidates” since the President belongs to the Liberal Party (LP) while Binay heads the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). ”Let me make it clear, it’s not a clash but an inevitable parting of ways because they belong … Continue reading AQUINO, BINAY SPLIT SEEN IN 2016 ELECTIONS

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PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO: Mindanaoans should pay higher power rates

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday set the ultimatum to Mindanao residents: pay more or live with insufficient energy and rotating brownouts. “What we need to realize is that the old days of cheap power are no longer sustainable, but we can maintain reasonable power rates. And you must also put in your fair share in solving this problem,” Aquino said in his speech during the Mindanao Power Summit in Davao City. “Sa Tagalog po, ‘Ambag ambag tayo dito,’” he added. The president explained that the increase in the electric bill will be used to provide incentives for businesses to … Continue reading PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO: Mindanaoans should pay higher power rates

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WHAT TO DO WITH THE MILF

BY ROGER M. BALANZA President Benigno Aquino III has expressed grief over 19 soldiers killed in the Oct. 18 clash with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) renegades in Basilan, and vowed that the state would defend its citizens against all enemies in the territories under its control. The presidential response to the massacre was strong in words, but weak in spirit: Aquino refused suggestions to go in an all-out war against the MILF, preferring “all-out justice” against the criminals. After the Basilan clash, the MILF went on a rampage, killing seven more soldiers in separate attacks. Former President Erap Estrada … Continue reading WHAT TO DO WITH THE MILF

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Reason for positive outlook on Asian businesses is corporate social responsibility, says President Aquino

MANILA, Oct. 20 (PNA) — Adhering to and practicing the values of being socially responsible to the people and the environment are the main reasons for the positive outlook people have on corporations in this part of the world, President Benigno S. Aquino III said Wednesday night. In his speech keynoting the 10th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility held at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City, the President said the latest economic and social crisis sweeping the globe is not wreaking havoc in the Asian region precisely because of corporate social responsibility. “While of course there will always … Continue reading Reason for positive outlook on Asian businesses is corporate social responsibility, says President Aquino

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GenSan mayor endorses Tampakan project to Malacanang

President Aquino asked to help clear the conflict between a ban on open-pit mining passed by the South Cotabato province last year and the 1995 Philippine Mining Act which does not prohibit any mining method. Regional Development Council 12 chair Darlene Antonino-Custodio has officially endorsed the proposed $5.9 billion Tampakan Copper-Gold project by calling on President Benigno Aquino III to resolve issues surrounding the project. RDC 12 Resolution No. 73, transmitted to Malacanang last week, asked President Aquino to help clear the conflict between a ban on open-pit mining passed by the South Cotabato province last year and the 1995 … Continue reading GenSan mayor endorses Tampakan project to Malacanang

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