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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

P.8 M worth of shabu seized from ex-village chief in Masbate City

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The Philippine National Police has seized prohibited drugs worth almost a million pesos from a former barangay (village) chief in this city, the top police official in Masbate said Thursday.

Posted: April 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Masbate town police force relieved

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The entire police force of Batuan town on Ticao Island in Masbate province, including its chief, were relieved from their posts on Friday after allowing 30 suspected illegal fishers to go scot-free.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Supporter of priest-candidate for Masbate gov shot, wounded

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A campaign coordinator of Fr. Leo Casas, the Catholic priest running for governor of Masbate under the Liberal Party, was shot and wounded by still unidentified assailants yesterday in Barangay Katipunan in Placer, Masbate.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Supporter of ex-priest running for Masbate gov hurt in shooting

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A supporter of Father Leo Casas, a Catholic priest running for governor in Masbate under the Liberal Party, was shot by two men on Saturday morning in Barangay (village) Katipunan in Placer, Masbate, the top police official in the province said.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cops eye several angles in slay of Masbate mayor’s lover

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Police are looking into several angles in the killing of the live-in partner of Mayor Herminigildo Betonio III of Pio V. Corpus town, Masbate and the wounding of his sister shortly after their arrival in Cebu Monday morning.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Village councilor shot dead in Masbate

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A councilor of Barangay Puro in the municipality of Aroroy in Masbate was shot dead on Wednesday evening by two unidentified gunmen, the Special Task Force Masbate said on Thursday.

Posted: April 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rodeo Festival shuns Masbate politics

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CATTLE WRESTLING on foot is among the crowd-drawing events in the Rodeo Masbateño Festival in Masbate, which ends April 15. Other events are bull riding, cattle lassoing, cattle wrestling from horseback and load-carrying relay roll out. ALEX SALLAN/CONTRIBUTOR

Election campaigning and its divisive nature in Masbate must step aside for the Rodeo Masbateño Festival, which celebrates one of the people’s unifying factors—a thriving cattle industry born from the exploits of ranch hands.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

LP bet in Marinduque disqualified

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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has disqualified from running for a House seat an heiress of a powerful political clan in Marinduque, an administration candidate, for false statements about her citizenship and residency in her certificate of candidacy (COC).

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

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