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In Sorsogon, political clan patriarch takes on ‘Justin Bieber’

FACE-OFF Sorsogon Gov. Raul Lee and his young challenger, Eric Dioneda, during the debate of gubernatorial candidates in Sorsogon City. JAN REV DAVILA/CONTRIBUTOR

With signature bangs and dance moves, Eric Dioneda, 29, cuts an image of Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No peace guarantee in Masbate polls–PNP


MASBATE CITY—How do you stop election-related violence in a province notorious for it?   There is no guarantee, said Masbate’s top police officer, despite the nearly 3,000 police officers and soldiers who have been deployed to ensure the safe and peaceful conduct of election in the province tagged as an election hot spot by authorities. […]

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Single yellow flip-flop is fitting symbol for Robredo’s widow


The late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo’s widow is literally following in his footsteps.

Posted: May 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

In home province, Escudero detractors call him liar

POSTERS like these have sprouted all over Sorsogon, the supposed bailiwick of the Escudero family, calling Sen. Chiz Escudero a liar and stirring rumors about a supposed falling out between the Escuderos and some of their allies. JONAS CABILES SOLTES/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Two weeks before the elections, posters calling Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero a liar appeared out of nowhere in Sorsogon City, which along with neighboring towns is the bailiwick of the Escudero family.

Posted: May 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Finding Nognog: Donsol missing 4 whale sharks


Forget about finding Nemo. At least four whale sharks that have made the waters of Donsol, Sorsogon, their home and feeding grounds for years—long enough for locals to give them names—are nowhere to be found.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »