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P10 wage hike measly and an insult, say Western Visayas labor groups

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Labor groups in Western Visayas have decried the mandated P10 increase in the daily minimum wage in the region as “measly and a big insult.”

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cases of vote-buying reported nationwide

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Despite the exertions of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) to stop politicians from buying votes, money ruled the day in many parts of the country on Monday as Filipinos voted in midterm elections.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Sleepless miner recounts seeing friends buried alive

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“Every time I close my eyes, I keep seeing my friends and fellow workers who died,” recounted Rodrigo, who said that he had not slept for the past two days.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Thousands in Visayas heed evacuation call ahead of ‘Pablo’

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Thousands of residents in Tacloban City, Leyte and St. Bernard, Southern Leyte were evacuated as a preemptive measure even as heavy rains spawned by Typhoon “Pablo” started pouring in various areas in the Visayas.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Gener’ displaces over 1,000 people in Visayas areas

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More than 1,000 persons in the coastal areas of Talisay City in Cebu and in Iloilo and Negros were evacuated after strong winds and huge waves caused by Tropical Storm “Gener” damaged around 300 houses.

Posted: July 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Woman admits killing her kids, hiding bodies

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A 24-year-old woman confessed to having killed her two children on Monday in a case that baffles police in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental province.

Posted: May 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 in Bacolod doctor’s slay tied to other killings

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The two suspects in the killing of a doctor here are being investigated for possible involvement in another killing, this time of a call center agent in September 2011.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In Bacolod, a disturbing case of glee in killing

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A 16-year-old suspect took a video of how he and his companion killed a prominent doctor here inside the victim’s house last week.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Leyte mining firm ordered to pay for fish pen losses

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Environment officials ordered a mining firm operating in Leyte to pay for losses incurred by owners of fish pens and cages and which had been blamed on the firm’s operations.

Posted: May 17th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NPAs attack Eastern Samar town police station

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Armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked the police station of Can-avid, Eastern Samar, but no one was hurt.

Posted: May 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Kabankalan City judge assassinated

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BACOLOD CITY—A Regional Trial Court judge was ambushed and killed by a lone gunman while driving home past 6 p.m. Tuesday in Ilog town, Negros Occidental. Police, however, have yet to determine the motive in the killing of Judge Henry Arles of RTC in Kabankalan City although they didn’t discount the possibility that it was [...]

Posted: April 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Buses, taxis also seek fare increase

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After the government approved a provisional 50-centavo fare increase in jeepney fares, can higher bus and taxi fares be far behind?

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 virtual ghost towns as terrified residents refuse to go home

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Earthquake site in La Libertad INQUIRER PHOTO/ ALANAH TORRALBA

Tayasan, Jimalalud and La Libertad have turned into virtual ghost towns as people refuse to go back to their homes in the coastal villages, shaken by continued aftershocks four days after a strong earthquake struck the province.

Posted: February 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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