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‘Yolanda’ survivor, 10, is ‘storytelling queen’ of PDI Read-Along

CORONATION Eine Vuycankiat (third from right) is crowned
INQUIRER storytelling queen but all she can think of is her friends in
Tacloban City who she says could have done better. Here she shares
her victory with her coach and classmates from School of St. Anthony. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

Ten-year-old Eine R. Vuycankiat, a survivor of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” has emerged as the “storytelling queen” of the 4th Inquirer Read-Along Festival.

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

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 »