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Philippine News

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‘What is ours is ours’ – Pres. Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III

PNOY WARNING: President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III assures the Filipino people of his administration’s strong stand against invaders to the nation’s maritime islands in West Philippine Sea and vows to fight anyone which try to claim what the country owns. (Photo by PNA)

PNoy also appoints retired Supreme Court (SC) associate justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as the new ombudsman in his second State of the Nation Address.


MANILA, Philippines 
- President Aquino reiterated the Philippines’ foreign policy with regard to the country’s decades-old jurisdiction over Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea, which is now being claimed by China.

“Our message to the world is clear: what is ours is ours. Setting foot on Recto Bank is no different from setting foot on Recto Avenue,” he said in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before a joint session of Congress Monday.

While Aquino did not mention China, it was an obvious reference to the Chinese. “We do not wish to increase tensions with anyone, but we must let the world know that we are ready to protect what is ours.”

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PNoy defies church

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:00

MANILA, Philippines (April 19, 2011) – President  Benigno Aquino III surprised many when he expressed his unequivocal support Sunday for  the thorny Responsible Parenthood measure which is roundly opposed by the Catholic Church.

At the commencement exercises at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, the President said he was certain that his administration will eventually come up with a responsible parenthood law even at the risk of drawing the ire of the Catholic Church.

Read more: PNoy defies church

Chavit, ‘Rambo’ face off in Ilocos Sur special elections

VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur - Former Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson of Ilocos Sur and former provincial board member Efren “Rambo” Rafanan are reportedly planning to run in special elections for the province’s first district on May 28.

Though neither camp has confirmed, the two—both are said to have been political archrivals in the province for decades—are rumored to vie for the position vacated by Singson’s son Ronald, who resigned after a Hong Kong court convicted him of drug possession in February.

Read more: Chavit, ‘Rambo’ face off in Ilocos Sur special elections

 

‘Marcos a hero’ – Palace

"Marcos a Hero" - Palace...

MANILA, Philippines –Malacanang agrees that former President Ferdinand Marcos deserves a space in the Hall of Heroes because he was a Medal of Valor awardee.

“Sa aking pagkakaintindi and I know that Undersecretary Manuel Quezon and Ambassador Miguel Perez Rubio (chief of presidential protocol) will correct me if I’m wrong, pero’ pag nabigyan kayo ng medal na ‘yon it has certain entitlements such as being  featured in the (hall of heroes),” Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

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CARP serves 3,000 indigent Pinoys

Written by Ramon Datol Monday, 24 January 2011 00:00

CARP Dr. PortugalNEEDS MORE HELP: Dr. Francisco Portugal examines the eyes of Cristina Bautista after administering first aid to her also blind husband Fredie Mgatuliran (middle) and their two young kids Christine Joy and Christine Mae and gave the couple free eye lubricants/medications and vitamins to their children during CARP's medical mission at the mountainous Aetas Tribal Village in Brgy. Papac, Camiling, Tarlac. Philippines. (All photos taken by TPC's Mon Datol)

MANILA, Philippines – The 4th Canadian Aid Relief Project (CARP) medical, dental and optical mission in the Philippines headed by noted Filipino-   Canadian physician Francisco Portugal received another warm reception from the not less than 3,000 indigents who were this year’s beneficiaries of the group’s annual voluntary services to the different towns and deprived communities in this country.

The group first visited Antipolo City, then Nasugbu, Batangas, Brgy. Papaac, Camiling Tarlac, Calasiao, Pangasinan and Alitagtag, Batangas. The group also paid a courtesy call on former Sen. Ernesto ‘Boy’ Herrera in his TUCP office to discuss CARP’s 2012 medical missions in Bohol, Sen. Herrera’s hometown, and far-flung barangays in Cebu.

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