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Cardinal, 5 bishops join call for Aquino resignation

February 22, the anniversary of the start of the 1986 People’s Power Revolution, echoes with a different call this year. No more paeans to the son of the icon of democracy who led the popular revolt that toppled the Marcos dictatorship nearly three decades ago.

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President’s men face House inquiry anew

The House inquiry into the Mamasapano massacre resumes tomorrow (Tuesday), with militant lawmakers out to crack the riddle of President Aquino’s involvement in Operation Exodus, amid charges his officials have been covering up his role at the height of the fighting between police commandos and Muslim rebels and its tragic aftermath.

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26% PHL poverty a ‘scandal’ in Asia

Luis Leoncio One in four Filipinos or roughly 26 percent of the country’s population is poor due to wrong government priorities and policies that have failed to attract foreign investments, according to a top economist.

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Study pinpoints infra boost needed to end port congestion

Luis Leoncio Port stakeholders have proposed in a report the adoption of permanent and coordinated solutions to prevent a resurgence of the congestion at the Manila ports largely brought about by the Manila truck ban which the city government lifted last Sept. 13.

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P370-B Metro subway by 2022

If plans don’t miscarry, the country will inaugurate its first subway network by not later than 2022, a gargantuan P370-billion project that would interconnect the major business centers of Metro Manila and help ease crippling urban vehicular congestion.

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CBCP wants DAP authors prosecuted

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has urged the prosecution of the authors of the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to deter future large-scale graft and corruption.

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Who gave the final order?

A new inquiry into the Mamasapano massacre starts today to try to clear the confusion over who gave Operation Wolverine the signal to proceed.

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Worst forms of child labor are in Phl–EU study

By Riza Lozada Despite the country being a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the worst forms of child labor exist locally, with the most glaring incidence of violation involving the use of drugs for minors to withstand 16 hours of work in mining areas, based on a European Union-commissioned study.

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AGFO wants ‘truthful’ probe of SAF tragedy

Saying it wants a “factual, truthful report clear of bias,” the Association of Generals and Flag Officers (AGFO) has strongly called for an “independent commission to investigate the Maguindanao operation” that led to an alleged “mis-encounter” with Muslim rebels, leaving 44 dead police commandos mobilized to arrest two most wanted terrorists.

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Mar: It is state’s duty ‘not to send you into hopeless operations’

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas said Sunday it “is the duty of the state to give you the full support, equipment and training and not to send you into hopeless operations.”

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