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Aquino leads National Heroes Day celebration

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III led the commemoration of National Heroes Day through a wreath laying ceremony at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City Sunday. In his speech, Aquino called on Filipinos to exercise nationalism by being responsible and good citizens, citing that heroism cannot solely be achieved through bloodshed but also […]

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MANILA — Expect more modification of holidays during the term of President Benigno Aquino III. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Thursday the changes in the supposed holiday on August 23 will not be the first as the President will adjust others depending on the case. Read rest of story

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MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday declared August 23 as a regular working day while retaining August 21, or his father’s (Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.) death anniversary, a non-working holiday. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda explained that in Republic Act 9492, the “President is empowered to modify holidays by law, order, or proclamation.” Read […]

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Aquino gets first paycheck

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III received his first paycheck as president last July 30, said Communications Group Secretary Herminio Coloma. He said the President deposited the check, with an amount of P63,002, in his personal bank account. Read rest of story

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