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Reports of ‘hostage-taking’ at Quezon jail denied by authorities

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At least 40 wives and children of inmates at the Quezon provincial jail here were forced to stay overnight inside prison cells after jail guards locked them in Saturday evening.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CPP hits comrade’s ‘cruel’ conviction

New People's Army  FILE PHOTO

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has assailed the conviction of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Eduardo Sarmiento, calling his 40-year prison sentence “cruel.”

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Quezon gov’t pays farmers to be more productive

CORN farmers in Mulanay town in Quezon learn to operate a corn sheller machine. QUEZON AGRICULTURE OFFICE/CONTRIBUTOR

Corn farmer Arsenia Abarientos used to net only around P5,000 every harvest season from her field in Barangay (village) Matandang Sabang Silangan in the first-class municipality of Catanauan in Quezon province.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PhlPost employees now suspects in P9.4-M robbery


Police in Quezon have linked employees of the Philippine Postal Corp. PhlPost to last Tuesday’s robbery of P9.4 million intended for distribution to the poor under the government’s poverty alleviation program that a PhlPost crew was to have delivered to the town of San Francisco, police said Thursday.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Neda memo to Aquino sign of rice supply shortfall


The government’s rice self-sufficiency mantra is only a “myth,” an official of the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Quezon cops foil rebel ambush plot

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Police in Quezon province foiled an ambush plot by suspected New People Army rebels even as two soldiers and a civilian ended up wounded in a separate failed slay try by the rebel group in Sorsogon.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Runaway truck slams into vehicles, religious event in Quezon

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One person was killed and two others were seriously injured when a trailer-truck lost its brakes while negotiating a descent on the Maharlika Highway and slammed into several other vehicles and a throng of Iglesia ni Cristo members arriving in the area for a day-long evengelical event.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bishop raps Palace over ‘pork’ flip-flop

Lucena Bishop Emilio Marquez: Do not sell your vote. FILE PHOTO

Lucena Bishop Emilio Marquez on Sunday assailed President Benigno Aquino III over his continued support of the controversial pork barrel system, saying it only further enraged the Filipino people.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Arrested activist tagged ‘high-value target’

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ACTIVIST Aris Sarmiento in a photo collage posted by poet and fellow activist Axel Pinpin in his Facebook account. COURTESY OF AXEL PINPIN

Political activist Aristides “Aris” Sarmiento, who was arrested by a police and Army team on Tuesday, is considered a “high-value” target by government forces that tagged him as a ranking official of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the Southern Tagalog region.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Rescue team tracks down missing mountaineer in Banahaw


The woman mountaineer from Quiapo, Manila, who was reported missing by two other mountaineers on Sunday afternoon was found by a search and rescue team on Monday.

Posted: May 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino allies trounced in Quezon

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Two allies of President Aquino—who belong to the Alcala and Tañada families in Quezon—suffered defeat in the May 13 elections.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ortega slay witness killed, says PAO

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A witness in the 2011 murder of broadcaster-environmentalist Dr. Gerardo Ortega was strangled inside the Quezon provincial jail in Lucena City and did not commit suicide as declared by prison officials, results of a second autopsy showed.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

LNG power plant to rise soon in town in Quezon


A liquefied natural gas (LNG) combined cycle power plant along the coast of Lamon Bay in Atimonan, Quezon, will start construction this year and is expected to enhance local employment and boost revenues for the province.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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