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‘Tell no one’ Makati bettor won P250M lotto

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A lone bettor from Makati City became an instant multi-millionaire after winning the much coveted P249.8-million jackpot in Monday night’s 6/55 Grand Lotto draw, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office said.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Napoles admitted to Makati hospital for treatment

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Janet Lim-Napoles INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The convoy transporting Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the pork barrel scam, arrived in the Ospital ng Makati at 10:15 p.m. Monday.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia

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A member of the Philippines police special weapons and tactics unit holds an assault rifle outside one of the world's largest shopping malls following an attempted robbery on a jewellery store inside in Manila on March 30, 2014. One suspect was arrested in the resulting firefight, that caused hundreds of shoppers to stampede out of the mall. Police and the operators of the SM Mall of Asia said no one was seriously hurt in the incident. AFP

Sunday won’t stop their nefarious activities. A band of robbers armed with guns and hammers shot it out with Philippine police inside one of the world’s largest shopping malls Sunday, sending Manila shoppers scrambling for safety, police and witnesses said.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pasig ferry starts April 28

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It’s all systems go for the reopening of the Pasig River ferry system on April 28.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Driver says he took punches from ex-Iloilo Rep. Albertito Lopez’s son

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A personal driver of the son of former Iloilo Rep. Albertito Lopez had filed a police complaint against his employer who, in a drunken rage, allegedly punched him and threatened to kill his family for reasons still unclear in Makati City last month.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

1 hurt as shuttle bus falls from Skyway

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OMINOUS SIGN.  Looking more like a warning to motorists, a traffic advisory for the construction of the Skyway Stage 3 project starting on Monday night is displayed along Osmeña Highway in Manila.  RICHARD A. REYES

A shuttle bus owned by the operator of the Skyway fell from the elevated highway on Sunday after it was hit by a sports utility vehicle cruising on the same lane in Paranaque City, police said.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Comelec worried by shift to new school calendar

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Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

With the country’s top universities announcing plans to move back their academic calendars, the Commission on Elections sees one problem should the Department of Education decide that public schools follow suit.

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

Aquino asked to speed up paroles, pardons

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Rudy Diamante, executive secretary of the CBCP’s Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care.  PHOTO FROM CBCPONLINERADIO.COM

An official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has called on President Aquino to act with dispatch on the petitions for pardon and parole from qualified prisoners.

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

SWS: Aquino better than the rest

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President Aquino outperforms past Presidents in all respects according to the Social Weather Stations. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If public perception were the sole judge, democracy in the Philippines is healthy and in a very good shape, with the present administration outperforming the past administrations in all respects, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FDA warns public against buying medicines, vaccines online

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against buying vaccines and prescription medicines over the Internet, saying the government prohibits any advertisement of such kind of drugs in any form of mass media.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Questions over Film Fest fund reach court

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MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino and Actor Leo Martinez

The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) asked the Quezon City court on Wednesday to compel the organizers of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival to release some P82.7 million in amusement tax collections from previous festivals, saying the money had yet to reach their “intended beneficiaries” like ordinary workers in the movie industry.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

New cardinal vows to work for peace

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Cardinal Orlando Quevedo.  AP FILE PHOTO

The country’s new cardinal has vowed to focus on promoting inter-religious dialogue and peace in war-torn southern Philippines.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Measles outbreak far from over’

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

The measles outbreak in several districts in Metro Manila is far from over, health officials said on Monday, adding that the number of cases could increase further because the disease is “highly contagious.”

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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