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Fertility rate down but more mothers dying

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The good news on total fertility rate (TFR) in the Philippines is that it has been cut by more than half in a span of five decades.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

How other faiths observe Holy Week


The annual commemoration of Holy Week—marking the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, which begins on Palm Sunday, climaxes on Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection—and its pious customs observed in Roman Catholic tradition also find expression in the mainstream Protestant denominations and evangelical churches. What follows is an informal survey of what Holy Week observances are followed by other faiths.

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

PDI columnist appointed UP chancellor

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Columnist Michael Tan

An Inquirer columnist, Dr. Michael Tan, has been appointed chancellor of the University of the Philippines flagship campus in Diliman. Tan, dean of the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, was elected chancellor on Thursday at a meeting of the Board of Regents.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Timeline: Feb. 25, 1986, Day Four


Midnight—Marcos loyalist soldiers fire through barbed wire barricades on Nagtahan Street, injuring several people. Some of Marcoses’ belongings are taken out of Malacañang. / 3:30 a.m.—Marines rejoice as orders to attack Camp Crame are canceled.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Virgilio Mendez appointed new NBI director

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National Bureau of Investigation Director Virgilio Mendez. Photo by NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

“I will lead by example,” Virgilio Mendez said on Thursday, hours after he took his oath as the new director of the National Bureau of Investigation. “I will work harder,” he said, “and I will ensure that investigations are not wasted but lead to convictions.”

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »