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Red Cross, Dole in Zamboanga relief efforts

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As the fighting in Zamboanga City continues, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have scaled up their joint relief efforts to help the tens of thousands of evacuees from the war-torn city, a PRC official said Friday.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Comelec: No politics in disqualifying Laguna Gov. Ejercito

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Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito  photo:SCENEMA CONCEPT INTERNATIONAL INC./CONTRIBUTOR

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Friday dismissed claims that the election body was only going after opposition politicians who violated election rules after one of its divisions decided to unseat Laguna Gov. Jeorge “ER” Ejercito.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Brillantes: No partisan politics in ER Ejercito ouster

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Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. dismissed claims that the poll body was only going after opposition politicians who violated election rules after one of its divisions decided to unseat Laguna Governor Jeorge “ER” Ejercito.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Drug firms donate P5M worth of meds

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More than 62 thousand evacuees affected by gunbattle between government forces and MNLF rebels crowd the  evacuation center in Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, Zamboanga City.
EDWIN BACASMAS

A group of pharmaceutical companies has donated P5 million in medicines for more than 100,000 evacuees from the fighting between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in Zamboanga City.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Poll gun ban starts Friday night

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CHECKPOINT TURNS INTO FINAL STOP  Some 200 meters from the checkpoint they allegedly tried to avoid, here lies one of the men who were killed in what the Manila police said was a shootout past midnight Tuesday. ARNOLD ALMACEN

A nationwide gun ban will start at midnight Friday as the 45-day election period for the barangay (village) elections begins, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Estrada nephew ousted as governor

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Laguna Governor Jeorge "ER" Ejercito

Laguna Gov. Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito, nephew of former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada and cousin of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, may yet become the poster boy of the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) campaign to penalize politicians who violated election rules after a Comelec division ruled to unseat the governor for excessive spending to win reelection.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Brillantes lauds deferment of SK polls

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes  FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday lauded the decision of the congressional bicameral conference committee to postpone next month’s Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DOH coming to ‘Children’s’ rescue

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The Department of Health (DOH) will ask for money from the national government to stop the “eviction” of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) in Quezon City, according to Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Vouchers to replace legislators’ letters at DOH

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona. AFP File Photo

The Department of Health (DOH) is planning to set up a “voucher system” for distributing to indigent patients the P3.69-billion “share” that it expects to get from the “abolished” Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or congressional pork barrel, said Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

6 of 35 accused of plunder have left PH

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Six of the 35 people included in the Bureau of Immigration (BI) lookout list after plunder and malversation charges were filed against them have left the country, an immigration official said yesterday. The charges were in connection with the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Comelec to post names of third-termer barangay execs

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Comelec office.  FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections will post online the names of barangay officials on their third and final term to shame them from running again in the coming barangay elections next month, Comelec officials said Wednesday.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cebu studes top National Bible Quiz

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A COPY of the Bible translated in Waray-waray INQUIRER VISAYAS

How long did King Solomon reign? How many psalms are there in the Old Testament and how many were composed by King David?

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

10 trafficking victims barred from leaving PH

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Ten suspected human-trafficking victims bound for Russia were barred from leaving the country earlier this week, Immigration officer-in-charge Siegfred Mison said Saturday.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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