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Bongbong ‘disappointed’ by Palace decision on his father’s burial

By Shielo Mendoza – Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is disappointed by President Benigno Aquino III’s decision to deny his father, the late former president Marcos a state burial. “It is very hard to deal in good faith with somebody who does not have one word on the subject. Read more »

Priest turns Pacquiao homecoming into anti-RH bill rally

By Jeannette Andrade, Tina Santos MANILA, Philippines—Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s customary thanksgiving Mass at the Quiapo Church upon his return from another successful bout Saturday, turned into a mini protest rally against the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill.

Humiliation by Trillanes triggered suicide, says ex-PMA head

By Cynthia Balana Philippine Daily Inquirer MANILA, Philippines—It all begins and ends with the warrior code. The public humiliation of Angelo Reyes by a junior Cavalier may have driven Angelo Reyes to fire a bullet through his heart, according to retired Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Maligalig, a former superintendent of Read more »


FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno Things took an unexpected and tragic turn Tuesday morning. Angelo Reyes, decorated soldier and controversial public servant, took his own life with a bullet to the heart. Outwardly tough and battle-scarred, Reyes was among the last persons one would expect to succumb to Read more »

Belmonte vows to protect House integrity over Singson case

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Sonny Belmonte vowed on Wednesday to protect the integrity of the Lower Chamber as it deals with the fallout from the illegal drugs case of Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson.

Binay won’t join Noy government

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By Aurea Calica – Vice president-elect Jejomar Binay will no longer be part of the government of incoming president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, since he turned down all the positions offered to him.