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New plant to boost supply of clean energy


The Philippine economy has been growing robustly in recent years mainly as a result of President Aquino’s transparency policies and the flood of cheap funds made available globally by the United States to revive its own economy.

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

Stopgap measures eyed for power woes

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There is a consensus among state and private sector officials that the power supply situation in the Philippines in the coming summer months will be precarious.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

As summer starts, PH faces power shortage

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On the average, Zamboanga City is without electricity for eight hours a day, broken down into two-hour segments and rotated among different sections of western Mindanao’s biggest city and economic hub.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘There was money, why was shrine not built?’

Scale model of the proposed Mary Mother of the Poor shrine for devotees of healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez  LEO SABANGAN II

Even before San Miguel Corp. donated a 33-hectare property in Cavite province to Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation, an external audit on the religious and charitable institution founded by healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez had already disagreed with its bookkeeping practices.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

SMC scuttles land donation to healing priest

‘MEGA-SHRINE’  A scale model of the proposed Mary Mother of the Poor shrine for devotees of healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez (left) stands on a 33-hectare property donated by San Miguel Corp. in Alfonso, Cavite, where a statue of the Blessed Virgin is envisioned to rival the famous Christ the Redeemer towering 30 meters high in Brazil. LEO SABANGAN II/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

A deal between San Miguel Corp. and healing priest Fr. Fernando Suarez to build a “mega-shrine” to Mother Mary with a statue that would be taller than the 30-meter-high Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro has collapsed, the Inquirer has learned.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

51 years of smuggling cost $410B, says study


“Illicit funds,” estimated at $410.5 billion, flowed into and out of the Philippines between 1960 and 2011, a significant portion of which occurred through smuggling, said a report published Tuesday by a Washington-based research and advocacy group.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pacquiao, Henares in shootfest

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON and INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Given their verbal tit for tat a few weeks ago, getting boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Revenue Commisioner Kim Henares together in a place teeming with firearms might not have been the best of ideas.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

New crackdown on buses, this time for ‘wraparound’ ads


A total of 38 passenger buses were impounded Wednesday in line with a campaign by transport officials to strip them of so-called “wraparound” ads.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Tycoons not on BIR list coming forward

TRENDING Billionaire Andrew Tan wonders why he is not on the BIR list of the country’s top 500 individual taxpayers. INQUIRER PHOTO

A day after it was reported that members of the Lopez family were excluded from the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s top 500 individual taxpayers’ list, a taipan has come forward to show that he, too, had paid a large amount of taxes to the government.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Why Lopezes not on BIR list of top taxpayers explained


The Lopez brothers are reportedly wondering why they’re not on the list of the country’s top taxpayers. Others are wondering why the few tycoons on the list pay less than the amounts that the Bureau of Internal Revenue collects from celebrities. Still others are asking why several tycoons are not on the list.

Posted: April 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Unpopular BIR notches solid gains


On the weekend before the April 15 tax return deadline, the Bureau of Internal Revenue took an unusual step. More than 120 lists of top taxpayers from more than 120 revenue district offices were uploaded to its website with the intention not so much to praise the people on the list but to shame those who were not listed.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Filipino-Chinese vow to toe line on taxes


A day after being chided by a “shocked” President Benigno Aquino III about the incredibly low taxes—or sometimes none at all—that affluent Filipino-Chinese businessmen were paying, the leaders of the community said they would toe the line and vowed to get their members to pay the right amount in taxes.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bring back CO2 testing for cars, DOTC urged


The order of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) removing carbon dioxide from the list of gases monitored in motor vehicle emission tests should be made to comply with the Clean Air Act and President Aquino’s National Plan on Climate Change.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Cagayan mayor shot dead after flag-raising ceremony
  3. Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  4. Santiago sees Palace hand in Gigi’s return
  5. ‘Malang’ next crocodile attraction after ‘Lolong’
  6. Gigi Reyes’ only option: tell all
  7. Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst
  8. Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  9. New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  10. More bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  5. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  6. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  7. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  9. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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  • 242 out of 438 pass board tests for chemical engineers
  • Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  • 5 OFWs from Negros quarantined for MERS-CoV tests
  • Release of village chief’s truck caught carrying illegal logs slammed
  • Sports

  • Alaska takes quarterfinals opener over San Mig Coffee
  • Jackson finds second wind to push Meralco past Rain or Shine
  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • Lifestyle

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  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Oil prices to go up on supply concerns, optimism on US rebound
  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • QC woman who flew in from Middle East tests negative for MERS-CoV
  • DFA, DOH urge OFWs not to panic over MERS-Cov
  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
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