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Sen. Miguel Zubiri’s resignation does not automatically ensure Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III a seat in the upper chamber

Posted on August 3, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Politics, The Legislature

MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com, Newsbreak-Maggie de Pano Fellow   MANILA, Philippines – Under-funding is not the only reason for the decline in the quality and coverage of local health services. To begin with, some experts say, the devolution of health services started with an inefficient setup, where these services were splintered among different levels of local [...]

Posted on August 3, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth

The local government units were obviously not ready for it—more residents flocking to barangay health stations, town clinics, and provincial hospitals.

Posted on August 3, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Health, In-Depth, Sectors

MANILA, Philippines—Two government agencies will look into the possible involvement of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged switching of the election returns of the controversial 2004 presidential race. If evidence shows that she was privy to this clandestine operation, Mrs. Arroyo, now a congresswoman representing Pampanga, may face criminal charges and imprisonment, according to [...]

Posted on July 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Elections, Politics

Aquino reiterates in SONA his commitment to address extra-judicial killings

Posted on July 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth, Justice & Human Rights, Multimedia

Posted on July 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Multimedia, Politics, Video

BALI, Indonesia – The Philippines assailed China on July 23, 2011 for its “baseless claim” of ownership over South China sea, parts of which are also being claimed by Manila. China’s 9-dash claim over the whole South China Sea, which includes the oil-rich Spratlys Island, has “no validity under international law,” Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary [...]

Posted on July 24, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

BALI, Indonesia- After almost a decade, Southeast Asia and China have finally taken the next step in coming up with a legally binding agreement that would ensure the peaceful resolution of the South China Sea dispute. The foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China adopted the implementing guidelines of the [...]

Posted on July 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Foreign Affairs

Ameril Umra Kato, the renegade Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) commander, says the Aquino government doesn’t have what it takes to pull off a peace deal with the MILF.

Posted on July 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security

EXCLUSIVE: A 2004 military document shows AFP used bulk of its P101-M election funds on ‘intelligence.’

Posted on July 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Elections, In-Depth, Investigations, Politics
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