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More lawmakers question inclusion in pork scam list

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More former members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday questioned their being named in Benhur Luy’s files of lawmakers who had dealings with alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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

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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 »