Monthly Archives: June 2014

Passage of Bangsamoro Law seen by early 2015

MANILA – With the assurance of President Aquino that the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law would be submitted to Congress by the time it resumes its plenary sessions next month, Senate President Franklin

Helena Benitez at 100: Heart filled with gratitude

MANILA – When you turn 100 years old, the only language your heart speaks is gratitude. This is the case with former senator Helena Benitez, who turned 100 years old last Friday.

Aquino warns of terror plots in Mindanao

MANILA — Police and military forces in Metro Manila and Mindanao were placed on heightened alert after President Aquino warned Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of terror threats in the region. Duterte

Alcala tops list of high earners in Cabinet

MANILA — Agrcilture Secretary Proceso Alcala has emerged as the top earner among the members of President Benigno Aquino III’s official family with earnings of P4.21 million in 2013, a Commission on

Aquino makes pitch for admin presidential bet for 2016 elections

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III on Friday made a pitch for the administration’s presidential candidate in 2016—but did not directly say who his choice would be. In a speech in Iloilo

‘No basis in law for China’s 10-dash line’ – US envoy

MANILA – Beijing’s expansion of its claim over the South China Sea with a new “10-dash line” has no basis in international law, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said on Thursday. Goldberg also