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Sotto: What really happened in plagiarism issue

By Neal H. Cruz Philippine Daily Inquirer – Media reporting on the plagiarism issue was incomplete and distorted, Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto cried at the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel on Monday. “I am not accusing media of inaccuracy,” Sotto said, “but the sound bytes were Read more »

Miriam: RH bill can’t be held hostage by one senator

By Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago yesterday said she will not allow the Reproductive Health (RH) bill to be held hostage by the whims of one person and have it take a backseat indefinitely. Santiago and Sen. Pia Cayetano, co-author of the RH Read more »

Sotto apologizes to Kennedys

By Ryan Chua, ABS-CBN News But says copying is highest form of flattery MANILA – Sen. Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday apologized to the Kennedy family for using and translating without attribution some parts of the late US Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s famous 1966 Day of Affirmation Speech. He Read more »

French PM Hails BRT Choice For Cebu’s Future Transport Mode

CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) — French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault hailed Cebu officials for choosing the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system as the future major means of transport, an official said. To be named TransCebu, Cebu City’s BRT project is partly financed by France, according to Cebu City Integrated Traffic Read more »

Bishop says contraception is corruption

By Kristine L. Alave — The Catholic clergy blasted President Benigno Aquino Saturday for his support of the reproductive health bill, saying it undermined his promise to the people to stamp out corruption in the Philippines. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, in a message read by former Read more »

Why there was no Asean joint communique

By Undersecretary Erlinda F. Basilio Department of Foreign Affairs I am sharing this article with the Filipino people to inform them of the real state of the discussions during the 45th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh on 09 July 2012. I was present during the discussions in the Read more »