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P90M debt imperils Iloilo City electric supply

ARTIST’S rendering of the Iloilo Convention Center. FROM ILOILO BUSINESS PARK

The city, which is preparing to host several meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation next year, is unable to pay close to P90 million in electric bills and may lose its power connection if these remain unpaid.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

With homelessness, trauma lingers

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THE YOLANDA Village in Barangay La Paz, Bogo City, now has 40 houses. The village plans  to build  116 houses on the 1-hectare lot provided by the city government. PHOTO BY Carmel Loise Matus

Five months after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened his house, fisherman Danilo Chavez still lives in a shanty assembled from salvaged galvanized iron sheets and bamboo poles.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Claims board fight goes to SC

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Retired police general Lina Sarmiento.  INQUIRER file photo

Victims of martial law are taking up another fight against what they consider a monumental injustice.

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

Sleepless miner recounts seeing friends buried alive


“Every time I close my eyes, I keep seeing my friends and fellow workers who died,” recounted Rodrigo (not his real name), who said that he had not slept for the past two days.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

5 buried, 5 missing in coal mine collapse

caluya, antique map

The miners were having coffee near the end of their break around midnight on Wednesday when they noticed that earth was coming loose on the western wall of the coal mine pit.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »