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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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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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NEW N.B.I. HEAD  Virgilio Mendez vows to lead by example.  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 »

One in 11 considers leaving Catholic Church

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About one in every 11 Filipino Catholics, or 9.2 percent, sometimes considers leaving the Church, a recent survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) found.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Top education news in the year that was

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The 465-meter University of the Philippines-Department of Science and Technology (UP-DOST) Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) made its maiden trip on the Diliman campus on Dec. 14, nearly a year and a half after it was launched. Constructed by Miescor Builders Inc., the P31-million AGT stands on a 6.1-meter-high, 465-meter-long track and runs on rubber wheels to reduce the noise factor. The DOST said the AGT is an entirely Filipino venture and will be a “fully automated, driverless” electricity-run monorail.

Posted: December 31st, 2012 in Headlines,Learning,Photos & Videos | Read More »

True or false: Was 1972 Enrile ambush faked?

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Did he or did he not fake his ambush 40 years ago? In response to numerous requests from our readers, the Inquirer did a fact-check on a controversial claim that the Senate president made in his newly published book, “Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir.”

Posted: October 8th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unemployment falls to 26.6% in SWS survey


Unemployment in the country dropped from an estimate of 13.8 million individuals in the first quarter to 10.9 million individuals in the second quarter, according to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Posted: July 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Fuel price increases pull Aquino down

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sharp increases in fuel prices that inevitably push up the cost of living may have pulled down public satisfaction with the performance of President Benigno Aquino III from “very good” to “good,” a lawmaker and a labor leader said Monday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

SWS: Aquino’s public satisfaction rating drops from ‘very good’ to ‘good’


Except among the upper and middle classes (ABC), public satisfaction with the performance of President Aquino dipped across all socioeconomic groups and geographic areas in the last quarter, according to results of a nationwide survey by Social Weather Stations.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Corona approval score dips to 14% in latest poll

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Renato Corona

The majority of Filipinos not only disapprove of the performance of Chief Justice Renato Corona but also distrust him, results of the latest survey by Pulse Asia Inc. show.

Posted: March 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PDI is No. 1 newspaper, says readership poll

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer is the undisputed No. 1 broadsheet in the country, according to the latest readership survey by The Nielsen Co.

Posted: December 9th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Read-along session marks Peace Month

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Tolerance and understanding were the focus of a special Inquirer Read-Along session on Saturday to mark the celebration of Peace Month. Children from the Al-Salaam Muslim Community of Peace in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City, and students from the Community of Peace of Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School in Mandaluyong City joined the session, which featured actress [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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