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DOTC apologizes for Naia’s air con problem

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The NAIA Terminal 1, which has previously been named the World's Worst Airport by a travel website, is undergoing rehabilitation. DOTC apologized for the lack of airconditioning which was shut off to prevent dust from getting into the system. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) apologized Wednesday for the inconvenience caused by the lack of air conditioning in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 (Naia T1) due to the ongoing rehabilitation work.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino, DOTC execs to inspect transport hubs Wednesday

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The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is set to conduct inspections of transportation hubs with President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday ahead of the expected exodus of people heading back to the provinces for the Holy Week.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Binay condemns killing of woman journalist in Cavite

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Vice President Jejomar Binay INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay condemned Monday the recent killing of a media practitioner in Cavite, saying that the silencing of members of media has no place in a democratic country.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay urges voters to register their biometrics information

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Vice President Jejomar Binay

Ahead of his 2016 presidential bid, Vice President Jejomar Binay urged voters to register their biometrics information with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) early to ensure they will not be disenfranchised.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH lists 6 common summer diseases to watch out for

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Boracay. FILE PHOTO

Even before summer officially begins, the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday alerted Filipinos against six common diseases and conditions during the hottest time of the year.

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

Pacquiao is Binay’s senatorial bet

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Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay announced on Friday that boxing icon and Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao would be included in his senatorial slate in 2016.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

10 Filipinos die hourly due to smoking-related illnesses – Drilon

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en Filipinos die every hour from smoking-related illnesses, Senate President Franklin Drilon said Monday as he co-sponsored a bill requiring picture warnings on cigarette packaging with the aim of reducing smoking incidence in the country.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate OKs FOI bill on second reading

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Sen. Grace Poe FILE PHOTO

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill has been approved on second reading in the Senate Monday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Vilma has no plans for 2016, might retire from politics—Sen. Recto

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Batangas Governor Vilma Santos. FILE PHOTO

Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto has no plans to run for higher office in 2016 and might retire from public service, her husband, Senator Ralph Recto told reporters Monday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Many senators favor decriminalizing libel – Recto

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Senator Ralph Recto INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Ralph Recto said Monday that many of his colleagues are in favor of decriminalizing libel.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Edsa: A journey through history, chaos

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Photo by Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net

Aside from being the most famous road in the entire country with a revolution named after it, Edsa—acronym for Epifanio de los Santos Avenue—is also in part a marketplace, parking lot, transport terminal, and garbage dump.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DOTC can now buy additional trains for MRT-3 after winning court case

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The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line-3 will finally be able to add more trains after the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) won a court case in the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC).

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH rank in press freedom index drops to 149 from 147

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Infographics from Reporters Without Borders website

The Philippines’ rank in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index has dropped two places to 149 from 147 the previous year. The World Press Freedom Index study conducted by international organization Reporters Without Borders (RWB) measures the level of freedom of information in countries all over the world.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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