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Roxas goes on aid blitz in ‘Yolanda’-ravaged areas

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Saturday capped a whirlwind three-day visit to areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda by leading the groundbreaking rites for two multimillion-peso infrastructure projects in his home province of Capiz.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Roxas orders audit of senior officials in PNP to resolve PMA, PNPA rivalry

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It doesn’t matter if you’re crispy pata or fried chicken. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II has stepped into the purported rift between graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) — jokingly referred to as crispy pata and fried chicken, respectively — and ordered an audit of senior police officials occupying major posts in the 148,000-strong police force.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Christmas in Lent: Roxas to give P4B for survivors

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas II.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Christmas came during Lent for the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tacloban needs P2B for homeless

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 150 days after one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded leveled his city, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is still at a loss to provide decent shelter to residents displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P2 B needed to house homeless, says Tacloban mayor

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Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez hands goods to his employee infront of the ruin Tacloban Airport after Typhoon Yolanda hit the city. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 150 days after one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded leveled his city, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez is still at a loss how to provide decent shelter to residents displaced by Supertyphoon Yolanda.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tiamzons claim captors took P1.5M from them

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Captured communist leaders Benito Tiamzon and his wife, Wilma, claimed military and police personnel made off with some P1.5 million in cash intended for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda when they were arrested in Cebu last month.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Officer who failed to stop ‘jueteng’ new ‘Tugis’ chief

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Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa is replaced by Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao as the head of Task Force Tugis.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A senior police officer who received a tongue-lashing from Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for his failure to curb the illegal numbers game jueteng in Central Luzon in 2012 has been designated chief of Task Force Tugis.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Dying reporter tags Tanza town cop chief

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Slain journalist Rubylita Garcia

Before she died from her gunshot wounds, journalist Rubylita Garcia said she thought Supt. Conrado Villanueva, the police chief of Tanza town, could have ordered the attack on her house on Sunday morning, her son said on Monday.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Aquino’s appointment of PMA alumni to run PNPA hit

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Talk about salted fried chicken. Some graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) have expressed dismay over President Aquino’s decision to replace two key officials running the police academy with alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Alumni unhappy with designation of PMA men as new PPSC, PNPA chiefs

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GUEST OF HONOR. President Aquino graces the 35th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) commencement exercises of the Class of 2014 at the PNPA Grandstand, Camp Gen. Mariano Castañeda in Silang town,
Cavite province, on Monday. MALACAÑANG PHOTO BUREAU

Talk about salted fried chickens.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee gave funds to Aquino 2010 campaign—VACC

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Delfin Lee: Did he? INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON FILE PHOTO

Did Delfin Lee, the man now detained on charges of syndicated estafa, help President Benigno Aquino snare the presidency in the 2010 elections?

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NCRPO chief asks mall owners to beef up security following heist

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The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Wednesday reiterated its recommendation to mall owners to beef up the security in their establishments after the daring heist in a jewelry shop at a popular mall in Pasay City.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Capa faces uncertain future in PNP after media outburst

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Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa is replaced by Chief Superintendent Edgardo Ladao as the head of Task Force Tugis.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The fate of a senior police official who earned the ire of President Benigno Aquino for airing complaints about his new assignment in the mass media now hangs in the balance.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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