Browsing All posts tagged under »Benigno Aquino III«

Solons urge Aquino to certify FOI bill as urgent

January 7, 2013


MANILA—Sen. Loren Legarda, one of the co-sponsors of the freedom of information (FOI) bill in the Senate, has called on President Aquino to rally his allies in the House of Representatives behind the government transparency measure. Legarda joined the clamor of her Senate colleagues for the President to certify the FOI bill as urgent. The […]

P-Noy declares war on illegal firecrackers

December 31, 2012


MANILA — Ahead of the New Year revelry, President Aquino ordered police officials, on Sunday, to throw the book at revelers exploding banned firecrackers and shut down shops selling these contraband for good. The President specifically reminded Philippine National Police Director General Allan Purisima to highlight the charges filed against violators of Republic Act 7183 […]

Palace calls for ‘national unity’ after P-Noy inks RH law

December 30, 2012


MANILA — National unity was on the mind of President Aquino when he quietly signed Republic Act No. 10354, or the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, four days before Christmas. With a stroke of a pen on Dec. 21, Mr. Aquino put finis to 13 years of bitter debates—in and out of […]

Governor Garcia suspended

December 19, 2012


by Carmel Loise Matus and Christine Emily Pantaleon After a day of waiting by both camps, the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) confirmed that it has suspended Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia for six months on charges of usurpation of authority. DILG Secretary Mar Roxas held a press conference at Camp Crame to explain the […]

Aquino certifies RH bill ‘urgent’

December 15, 2012


MANILA—President Aquino certified as urgent the reproductive health (RH) bill, after it passed on second reading at the House of Representatives despite a spirited opposition mounted by the influential Catholic Church. The President’s move signals the formal shift of the battle over the RH bill to the Senate, which was still stuck in the period […]

P-Noy approves Mactan airport expansion but defers BRT project

December 2, 2012


President Benigno Simeon Aquino III had good and bad news for Cebu during his visit yesterday. In a meeting with political alies, he announced the approval by the National Economic Development Authority of the proposed second terminal of the Mactan Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City. But he said approval of the Bus Rapid Transit […]

VIPs in front row, fake car passes and fainting spells

December 2, 2012


PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino sat in the front row of the VIP section. Beside him was Liberal Party Cebu province chief Hilario Davide III, who is running for Cebu governor. As the Calungsod Thanksgiving Mass started, Vice President Jejomar Binay took the seat between them. The two national officials chatted, but they turned to other people […]

Noynoy tells Congress No pressure, but vote on RH bill

December 2, 2012


There won’t be any pressure applied on House allies to vote for the Reproductive Health Bill, President Benigno Aquino III said last Friday. The President, who was in Cebu to meet with local Liberal Party (LP) members and attend the Thanksgiving Mass for San Pedro Calungsod in the South Road Properties (SRP), said it’s more […]

Witness recounts crash, Aquino oversees search

August 20, 2012


 MASBATE City–The light plane wobbled for several minutes before it dropped into the sea. It then stayed in the water’s surface for about 10 minutes before it completely sank. This was Joel Espinilla’s eye witness account of the crash of the Piper Seneca plane that carried Interior and Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo and three […]

‘P-Noy SONA good but…’

July 25, 2012


WHILE not enthusiastic over President Aquino III’s endorsement of “responsible parenthood” in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday, some Church officials credited his administration for its anti-corruption campaign. Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal lauded Aquino for his campaign against corruption and the achievements he mentioned in his State of the Nation […]