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‘Ombudsman should not be selective’

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“The Ombudsman should not be selective. Many administration senators and congressmen are equally guilty. They too must be investigated and charged.”

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay urges Aquino gov’t to be fair, charge other officials tagged in pork scam

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay challenged the Aquino administration, on Wednesday, to prove its fairness in dealing with the case stemming from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam and prosecute other tagged officials, saying such a move would preclude any political motive in its pursuit of prosecution.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rebuilding homes, lives in Yolanda-shattered Bantayan

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Prudence Foundation volunteers carry blocks as they begin building homes at a resettlement area for displaced residents in Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island. Some 100 volunteers from 12 countries in program initiated with Habitat for Humanity to build 135 disaster-resilient homes on the island. TARRA QUISMUNDO/PDI

The dark clouds gave way to the sun as the human chain passed hollow blocks down the line, each block a step closer to rebuilding lives shattered by Super Typhoon Yolanda nearly five months ago.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Noodle vendor in Tacloban impresses UNDP head

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VIP IN LEYTE Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, who now heads UNDP, inspects stalls made with lumber salvaged from coconut trees felled by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” TARRA QUISMUNDO

For longtime vendor Roger Mabingnay, life in his typhoon-ravaged village has brightened. On Monday he kick-started his store with a P4,000 capital. His disposition so impressed UNDP Administrator Helen Clark that the official took her own snapshot of the vendor with her smartphone.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

More students to learn the language of romance

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The Embassy of France is planning to expand its language program in the Philippines to help open more opportunities for Filipinos in the French-speaking world.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

The ‘best’ for Filipino students

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GIFTS FROM DOWN UNDER Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop sits down with BEST beneficiaries at NeptaliGonzales High School in Mandaluyong City

For 12-year-old Joemayleen Naquita, waking up for school on a February day was as exciting as rising on Christmas morning.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Young ‘Yolanda’ survivor still groping for answers

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‘YOLANDA’ SURVIVOR Melvin Castro sits in the rubble of his home in Tacloban City where 18 of his family members were killed. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The search for the answer to one question keeps him going. When Melvin Castro lost 18 of his relatives in the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” four months ago, the first question he asked God was, “Why did you spare me?”

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Binay’s VP: Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto or Senator Estrada

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Jejomar Binay with Jinggoy Estrada

Reaffirming his intent to seek the highest national post, Binay on Friday confirmed that Sen. Jinggoy Estrada and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto were among those being considered to become his running mate.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay: Someone tried to block Lee’s arrest

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Vice President Jejomar Binay.  FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay commended the police and a local court Friday for the arrest of real estate businessman Delfin Lee, saying “certain influential people” he did not identify had attempted to stop the police from bringing in the fugitive.

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

Aquino: Text jokes from friends lighten the load

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President Benigno Aquino III. MALACANANG FILE PHOTO

In the face of overlapping crises that his administration deals with every day, President Benigno Aquino III could smile and say without hesitation, “I’m OK.”

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

P580 M more needed to meet women’s needs in disaster area – UN agency

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Wednesday it needs $12.9 million (around P580 million) in additional funding for life-saving reproductive health care and protection programs for women in Eastern Visayas, where the need for support by the international community persists a hundred days since Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated the region.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

UN seeks $19M more in aid for Bohol

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Teacher Maria Lea Anosa inspects the makeshift tent made of tarpaulin, wood and sticks that serves as a temporary classroom in quake-hit Sagbayan town in Bohol. FILE PHOTO

The United Nations humanitarian agency has renewed its call for donor support in quake-devastated Bohol and nearby provinces as it noted urgent shelter needs for more than 360,000 displaced people in Central Visayas.

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

Int’l body pledges support for Yolanda rehab effort

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The International Organization on Migration has promised to continue support for the Philippine government amid ongoing reconstruction efforts in provinces devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda more than two months ago, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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

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