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Aquino first President to attend Rizal Day rites in Tarlac City

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MALACAÑANG PHOTO/ INQUIRER FILE

Until Monday, the 81-year-old Rizal monument built in 1932 through a P500 donation was just one of countless statues honoring the national hero in many parks of the country.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The ‘Belen’ is here to stay

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THE SAN SEBASTIAN Church set up this ‘Belen’ to celebrate Christmas, despite the absence of the annual Belenisimo Festival that helped Tarlac City’s Belen displays draw national attention. BONG CLEMENTE /CONTRIBUTOR

No Christmas celebration goes well without the following lyrics being sung by cherubic boys and girls: “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed; the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head.”

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Road to northern growth opens

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North Luzon Expressway. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The towns of Anao, Pura and Victoria are likely to become new investment hubs similar to export processing zones following the opening on Monday of the 16.7-kilometer Tarlac City-Gerona portion of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx).

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Christmas bleak anew for Luisita farmers

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PROTEST CAMP Even elderly people joined a protest camp in Barangay Balete in Hacienda Luisita to secure farm lots, which their former landlords are claiming as theirs. They planned to spend Christmas there until policemen broke up their camp. BONG CLEMENTE/CONTRIBUTOR

Unlike the well-adorned homes and streets in Tarlac City, there is hardly any Christmas decor at Barangay Balete in Hacienda Luisita, the controversial sugar plantation owned by President Benigno Aquino III’s family.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Tough journey ends for Luisita farmers

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The pockmarked road leading to Barangay (village) Pando inside Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province is as rough as the journey taken by farmers of the sugar estate who toiled for decades, awaiting the chance to own their land.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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