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Draft QC measure offers realty tax relief

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Delinquent payers of real property taxes in Quezon City will have an opportunity to settle their obligations covering only the last five years, under a proposed ordinance that would write off about 80 percent of the P2.9 billion in taxes due the city.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Int’l group to look into media killings

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POLICEMEN secure the site where 58 people, including journalists, were slaughtered by followers and members of a political clan on Nov. 23, 2009, in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province. JEOFFREY MAITEM/INQUIRER MINDANAO

A solidarity mission led by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will arrive in the Philippines to look into the status of the Maguindanao massacre case five years after the killings that took the lives of 58 people, including 32 media workers.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Garin: I’m not covered by De Lima gag order

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Secretary Leila de Lima and Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin. INQUIRER and DOH FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines—Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin insisted on Saturday that she was not covered by the gag order issued by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against personalities linked to the questionable P833.67-million procurement of antipneumonia vaccines by the Department of Health (DOH). Garin said that De Lima was not actually referring to her in the […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

With spike in number of claimants, rights board needs more people

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After it was swamped with 47,000 applications for compensation, the nine-member Human Rights Victims Claims Board (HRVCB) is seeking approval to hire more legal assistants to help investigate the claims and speed up the reparation process before the board’s term ends in May 2016.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trekker turns fund-raiser for leukemia-stricken kids

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On the road for a 2,500-km advocacy walk that he hopes to finish in 80 days, Ian Salaysay has encountered not a few cynics along the way. But it would take more than that to stop the outdoorsman who also holds leadership seminars on the side. FROM IAN SALAYSAY’S FACEBOOK PAGE

His love for outdoor adventure coupled with a soft spot for kids has been fueling Froilan “Ian” Salaysay in his advocacy walk to raise funds for children with leukemia.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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