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Ex-rebels’ project leads Galing Pook awardees

INTEGRATED land transport terminal project in Legazpi City,
one of the Galing Pook awardees, seeks to reduce traffic
congestion in the capital of Albay province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A revolution of the governance-changing kind is sweeping a number of local government units in the Philippines.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Top execs remember martial law

POLITICAL DETAINEES A publication of the
Task Force Detainees of the Philippines reports the torture of Horacio Morales (top, right) and Antonio Moncupa Jr. (below, right) in July 1982.

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Upcat may be keeping away desirable students


Roughly 83,000 high school seniors took the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (Upcat) in 2013 but only a little over 12,000 were accepted to the seven constituent universities and autonomous college of UP for school year 2014-2015.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Filipinos now count their blessings after Yolanda


Three of five Filipino adults are more inclined to count their blessings in the wake of the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, deemed the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Tabo’ (dipper) is a must for relief package

Food trucks wait in a long line of vehicles carrying relief to Samar and Leyte provinces. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

It would seem that even in the evacuation center, Filipinos cannot do without the “tabo.” Found in the emergency sanitation kits for evacuation centers put together by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the dipper (tabo), an item that aid officials say is probably unique to the Philippines. It won’t be found, for example, in the refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »