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CBCP: Law truly watered down

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Opponents of the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) law react in front of the supreme court's summer residence in Baguio City on April 8, 2014, after the court declared it as not unconstitutional.  AFP PHOTO

Both camps—the red shirts (anti-reproductive health law) and the purple shirts (pro-RH law)—claimed victory after the Supreme Court announced that the law was constitutional, except for provisions that penalize health workers, religious facilities or government employees who refuse to enforce it.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Isolated outages fail to disrupt voting

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A Filipino woman leans over to consult her husband as they vote at a basketball gym used as a voting center.  AP FILE PHOTO

Isolated outages in the country did not disrupt voting on Election Day, as the energy department said the overall power supply was normal.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Northern Luzon braces for ‘Helen’s fury

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STORM WATCH Residents hitch a ride on a truck to cross a flooded street in Hagonoy, Bulacan, as Angat Dam releases excess waters in anticipation of more rains from Tropical Storm “Helen,” which is expected to hit northern Luzon on Wednesday. RICHARD A. REYES

Relief supplies were sent to northern Luzon Tuesday in preparation for Tropical Storm “Helen,” which was expected to dump heavy rains on other areas struggling with deadly floods.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Gener’ exits Philippines Thursday, leaves 14 people dead

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Flood waters submerge Roxas Blvd. as government workers walk the stretch unclogging the drainage Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Manila, Philippines. The slow-moving Typhoon Gener (International Name:Typhoon Saola) killed at least 12 people and displaced 154,000 in the Philippines. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)

Typhoon “Gener” blew slowly out of the Philippines Wednesday, leaving 14 people dead, 4,600 others in evacuation centers, and P2.1 million in damage to infrastructure.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Gener’ moving out as new LPA looms

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Typhoon “Gener” is forecast to leave the Philippine territory by Thursday, but expect gloomy weather in Luzon, including Metro Manila, the weather bureau said on Tuesday.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Firecrackers don’t get cracking at Supreme Court

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Employees watch the Final Verdict on the Impeachment Trial Chief Justice Renato Corona at the Lobby of the Supreme Court in Manila on Tuesday. INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA

The fireworks they prepared remained unlit but they cheered their fallen idol until the end.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos join switch-off for nature

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HOURLONG BREAK Mother Earth took a rest for 60 minutes starting at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday during the worldwide observance of Earth Hour. Metro Manila’s skyline is shown in these two photos taken from a mountaintop in Antipolo City before and during Earth Hour. PHOTO

For more than an hour, the Eastern Police District (EPD) headquarters in Pasig City switched off most of their lights on Saturday night.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Little guys rally ’round Big Man

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The most powerful man in the Philippine judiciary, facing an impeachment trial that could lead to his ouster from office, at least could find comfort in his own backyard.

Posted: January 17th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Numbers drop but firecrackers, stray bullets still hurt 500

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona: Generic medicines significantly cheaper.  FILE PHOTO

Health authorities on Sunday were just a little bit happy to announce that New Year’s Eve revelry-related injuries this year were slightly lower than last year’s with 476 incidents, of which 454 were caused by firecracker blasts, 18 by stray bullets and four by firecracker ingestion.

Posted: January 2nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

‘Pedring’ leaves 16 dead across Luzon

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Typhoon “Pedring” (international name: Nesat) on Tuesday whipped Luzon with powerful winds and bursts of heavy rain, killing at least 16 people including four children, knocking out power, triggering flash floods and mudslides, swelling rivers and spawning storm surges. Pedring cut a wide swath of destruction starting on Monday evening, swirling within a diameter of [...]

Posted: September 28th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Metro strike fizzles out

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TRANSPORT STRIKE.   Protesters wave placards and shout slogans during Monday’s rally along España Boulevard in Manila to protest oil price increases and call for the scrapping of the oil deregulation law. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The strike that a militant transport group staged Monday to push for fuel price cuts and to protest the oil deregulation law and a tax on toll fizzled out in Metro Manila and other areas. “It seemed the protesters were not able to gain support even from their ranks,” said Francis Tolentino, chairman of the [...]

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Critics still asking: Where’s the road map?

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The bosses of President Aquino took notice of what he did not mention in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, sending him more arrows than kudos. As expected, his supporters in Congress liked the speech just the way it was. While “corruption and red tape was well covered” in Mr. Aquino’s Sona, [...]

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Militants: We’ve heard that last year

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BAYAN REACTS. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary-general Renato Reyes reacts hours after President Benigno Aquino III delivered his 2nd State of the Nation Adress. Video by INQUIRER.net’s Danica Hermogenes The boos from the streets came almost simultaneously with the claps inside the Batasang Pambansa building as President Aquino delivered his State of the Nation Address (Sona) [...]

Posted: July 26th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

  1. Santiago accuses Lacson of fronting for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  2. Name names, Lacson told
  3. Santiago: Enrile, Lacson, Reyes plotting massive psywar operation
  4. Slain officer’s ‘diagram’ rocks PNP
  5. Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  6. Ex-COA chief nabbed for plunder
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Obama: US will defend Japan vs China
  9. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  10. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  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. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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