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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 »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  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. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


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  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  • Sports

  • Caguioa blasts ‘no heart, soft’ Ginebra on Twitter
  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

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  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
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