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Nueva Ecija mayor who turned down pork dies of cancer

Mayor Sonia Lorenzo

Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of San Isidro town in Nueva Ecija province died of cancer last week with no regrets: Lorenzo had turned down a P10-million appropriation from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of detained Sen. Jinggoy Estrada in 2010.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Impeach rap: DAP for landlords

Hacienda Luisita.  E.I. REYMOND T. OREJAS

Another impeachment complaint to be filed on Monday (July 21) by the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) against President Benigno Aquino III will take him to task for P5.4 billion in agrarian reform funds that was allegedly facilitated through the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) to pay landowners, including the President’s relatives who own Hacienda Luisita.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pampanga OKs ordinance mandating forced evacuation


In the worst of disasters, the provincial government will compel residents to move out of harm’s way.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CARP beneficiaries fighting eviction jailed

THE ARRESTED farmers in a police vehicle as they are brought to a detention cell in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga province. TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Police on Wednesday detained for several hours five farmers who fought the demolition of structures in a 130-hectare agrarian reform area in Barangay Maimpis here that a Malacañang order declared to be nonagricultural, paving the way for its sale to a mining company.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DILG unearths dirty trick of rice hoarders

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INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas inspects a sack containing a mix of imported rice and broken rice residue for animal feed in a raid on a warehouse in Malolos City, Bulacan province. The warehouse is owned by Jomerito Soliman (right). LYN RILLON

The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Monday disclosed a new modus operandi of rice hoarders as it inspected a warehouse in Malolos City, Bulacan province.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »