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NBI seizes re-bagged ‘NFA rice’ in Iloilo

NFA workers unload tons of rice  imported from Vietnam. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) operatives raided a privately owned warehouse in Iloilo early Thursday and confiscated more than 1,000 sacks of suspected National Food Authority (NFA) rice being re-bagged for commercial sale.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ rehab plans welcome but execs say: Please hurry up

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It’s about time. But please hurry up. Leaders of municipalities ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda welcomed President Aquino’s approval of the rebuilding blueprint for five provinces and Tacloban City. Mayor Ricky Ramirez of Medellin town in Cebu province said his constituents had been waiting for eight months for the rebuilding to get off the ground.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

CA bars judge from hearing poll case vs Antique governor


The Court of Appeals (CA) has barred a lower court judge from proceeding with the election offense case against Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

NIA defends DAP funds for Iloilo dam

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The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) has defended the release of P450 million from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to fund a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Pet projects of Drilon got P650M

Senate President Franklin Drilon: Money spend properly. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Pet projects of Senate President Franklin Drilon received some of the biggest slices of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) pie, getting at least P650 million in DAP funds from the Aquino administration.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »