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Employees ask Malacañang to probe local NIA officials

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Allah River Irrigation System project. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Region12.nia.gov.ph

Employees of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) have asked President Benigno Aquino III to investigate three agency officials for changing procedures to allow a contractor to corner a P105-million project in Mindanao instead of letting farmers provide the labor as an alternative source of livelihood.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Amid Bohol church ruins, ‘palaspas’ blessed

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AMONG RUINS IN BOHOL  Fr. Warren Abarquez leads devotees past the ruins of an old church in Maribojoc town during Palm Sunday rites.  TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Emilia Cuering, 61, woke up early on Sunday morning to gather six long palm fronds from the palm tree near her house in Barangay (village) Bayacaba.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Int’l protocols delaying rehab–Lacson

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ONE HUNDRED days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the alliance for Yolanda victims People Surge marched toward Mendiola Bridge to protest their continuing neglect by the Aquino administration.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Local officials of provinces hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” will have to wait longer before the rehabilitation of affected areas goes into full swing.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Rehabilitation work in Visayas in full swing by June – Lacson

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Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Local officials of provinces devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Yolanda) will have to wait a little longer before rehabilitation of affected areas goes full swing.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cebu group presses for resignations of Enrile, Revilla, Estrada

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Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A civil society group in Cebu is asking Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada to resign from office after the Office of the Ombudsman announced it had found probable cause to file plunder charges against them in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 rebels killed, 1 captured in Negros Oriental encounter

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Two alleged communist rebels were killed by Army soldiers and another captured in an encounter Thursday morning in the municipality of Pamplona in Negros Oriental, a military official said.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzons’ pets ‘freed’; colleagues claim ownership

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One of the dogs that were left behind the CPP-NPA leaders at their safehouse in Brgy. Sangi San Fernando Cebu. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/CDN

Benito, Wilma and Joma have been set free. No, they are not the top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Benito,’ ‘Wilma,’ ‘Joma’ freed

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The pets of Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma were presented to the media on Thursday at the Central Command in Cebu. The pets were with the couple during their arrest on March 22.

Benito, Wilma and Joma have been freed. No, they are not the top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Police search Tiamzon safe house in Cebu

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Defiant Communist leaders Wilma and Benito Tiamzon  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After more than an hour of searching, the police on Tuesday failed to find a single firearm in the safe house of couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, chair and finance chief of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), respectively, in Barangay (village) Sangat here, about 28 kilometers south of Cebu City.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Neighbor describes NPA couple quiet and reclusive

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A bungalow residential house in sitio Bolok-Bolok, Barangay (village) Sangat, had been the safe house of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army leaders Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria for over a year now.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzons were under surveillance for 2 months

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Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife, the party's secretary general Wilma Tiamzon. Photo by Nikko Dizon/INQUIRER

Complacency may have led to the capture of spouses Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, chair and finance chief of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), respectively.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Outburst vs Purisima may spur Capa probe

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The Philippine National Police on Thursday said it was looking into the possibility of investigating Senior Supt. Conrad Capa for insubordination after he publicly challenged the decision of Director General Alan Purisima to remove him as commander of the task force hunting down high profile fugitives.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Capa sings different tune; now wants to make up with PNP chief

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Senior Supt. Conrad Capa officially reports to PRO-7 Dir. Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino in his office, March 19. Photo from Carmel Matus

A week after his outburst, Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa is willing to patch things up with Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and plans to make the first move.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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