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Aquino seeks end to political dynasties

PRESIDENT Benigno S. Aquino on Monday sought the passage of the Anti-Dynasty Law, saying it was wrong to let corrupt individuals or families remain in public office. In his sixth and final State of the Nation as the country’s 15th president, Aquino, 55, who himself hails from a family long steeped in politics, said he has changed his

Aquino seeks end to political dynasties

Off target: By Aquino’s own numbers

By YVONNE T. CHUA WHEN he delivers his sixth and final State of the Nation Address on Monday, President Benigno S. Aquino III will predictably present a glowing report of his accomplishments, what with only a year left of his presidency. To be fair, Aquino has delivered on a number of his promises.  To name

Off target: By Aquino’s own numbers

Small miners assail Aquino’s SONA, mining policy

Text and video by KARLOS MANLUPIG
DAVAO CITY— Rogelio Simbajon has labored in the mining tunnels in the gold rush community of Gumayan, a town in Compostela Valley, for more than 30 years. On Monday, he and about 400 other small-scale miners left the tunnels to participate in protests timed with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s third State of the Nation Address.

Small miners assail Aquino’s SONA, mining policy