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Bottoms up: 100-yr-old hails beer as her elixir

MANILA Flor shows her favorite beverage during her 100th birthday celebration on March 31. She gave away cans of beer during her party. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Centenarian Manila Rodriguez Flor has been repeatedly asked about her secret to longevity. She just smiles and replies, “A bottle of beer.”

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

President’s sister turns over classrooms in Negros


The Aklat, Gabay at Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (Agapp), headed by presidential sister Pinky Aquino-Abellada, recently turned over 17 two-classroom kindergarten buildings on Negros Island.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

New, better life for Cadiz folk


Super Typhoon “Yolanda” flattened houses and flipped over boats in a fishing village on Lakawon Island off Cadiz City, Negros Occidental province, on Nov. 8, 2013. More than four months after the devastation, the islet’s 280 families are given a chance to start anew with the help of a nongovernment organization.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

6 hurt by explosion and fire on cargo ship in Bacolod


Six crew members suffered minor injuries Friday morning when a cargo ship caught fire while docked at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp (Bredco) port in Bacolod City.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mayor told to stop house project in protected area


The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) has ordered a municipal mayor to stop building a rest house inside the Northern Negros Natural Park (NNNP), a protected area.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Leyte town turns disaster into blessing

Mayor Leonardo Javier in front of his town’s public market. CARLA P. GOMEZ

It is hard to believe that the clean streets of Javier town, Leyte province, were once strewn with debris left by super typhoon “Yolanda” in November last year.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Marcos double outlives original

SEEING DOUBLE  Jesus Quevenco (left) with  Ferdinand Marcos and with Imelda Marcos, standing in for the then presidential candidate in 1964  CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

He outlived the original by 25 years. Jesus Quevenco, who once said he doubled for Ferdinand Marcos in the 1965 presidential campaign, died in a hospital in Bacolod City on Wednesday. He was 90.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ donors go for fiberglass boats

WORKERS construct fiberglass boats in the factory of  Negrense Volunteers for Change at the reclamation area in Bacolod City.   CARLA P. GOMEZ

When a volunteer group had raised enough funds to construct 1,600 boats for fishermen who lost their means of livelihood after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept northern Negros last November, a realization struck its leaders: To build wooden boats would mean cutting down an equal number of trees, which could cause devastating floods.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Escudero bats for amendment of oil price deregulation law

Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero said here Tuesday he would push for an amendment to the Oil Price Deregulation Law to prevent predatory pricing that has resulted in higher fuel prices in Negros Occidental.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Graft case ordered vs ex-lawmaker

Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella

The Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a graft case against Bacolod Mayor Monico Puentevella and two others in the Sandiganbayan for the alleged overpriced purchase of information technology (IT) packages from 2002 to 2006 that were bought using his pork barrel when he was a congressman.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rebels hold Negros farm workers hostage


Suspected New People’s Army rebels held hostage 25 farm workers and their children as well as four security guards of an hacienda in Kabankalan City for almost 10 hours starting late Wednesday night, according to an Army officer.

Posted: January 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Execs suspend classes after bloodshed in Negros school


BACOLOD CITY—The Department of Education (DepEd) provincial office suspended classes at Trinidad Elementary School in Pontevedra town, Negros Occidental, after the deaths of two teachers in a gun attack there.   Juliet Jeruta, schools superintendent of Negros Occidental, said nurses of the DepEd with training in stress debriefing were to meet with teachers and pupils [...]

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No pork, no problem for hospital


BACOLOD CITY—The absence of the corruption-ridden pork barrel system will not stop medical aid to the poor, at least in the case of a state-run hospital in this city.   A top official of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), said the absence of pork, which was declared illegal by the Supreme Court, could [...]

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Palace: Lacson’s version of Napoles testimony to be evaluated
  • Scientists eye iceberg bigger than Guam
  • Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list
  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
  • Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern
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  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
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  • Lifestyle

  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
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