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Drug suspects posed as utensils traders


The Chinese illegal drug suspects arrested here last week had registered their business as a dealer of kitchenware and utensils in this Pampanga capital before the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) seized from them around P4 billion worth of “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and chemicals on Friday, documents showed.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Landscape artist adopts trees imperiled by road projects

THESE trees doomed to  be cut due to road-widening projects were adopted by landscaper Jose del Rosario. TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER Central Luzon

If children and animals can be adopted, why not trees? Landscape artist Jose Camilo del Rosario took this tact to save 57 trees, mostly acacia, that were scheduled to be cut, and inevitably killed, to widen two national roads here.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

CA denies writ of kalikasan vs landfill

A LANDFILL developer, Ecoshield Development Corp. (EDC), has been nurturing mangroves that would line a sanitary landfill it is building in Bulacan province’s Obando town. The Court of Appeals allowed EDC to proceed with the work, junking an environmental complaint filed by Obando folk to stop the project.  TONETTE OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Citing the need to revive a river in Bulacan province and to clean up Manila Bay, the Court of Appeals (CA) last month dismissed a petition of residents in Obando town to issue a writ of kalikasan and temporary environmental protection order against a sanitary landfill being built there.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Security tightened further at Clark airport

THE CLARK International Airport in the Clark Freeport in Pampanga province is an important infrastructure that helps boost economic development in northern and central Luzon. TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER Central Luzon

Security at the Clark International Airport (CRK) here has been heightened after law enforcement agencies foiled a plot to install a bomb hidden in a car parked near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Life on the run: Palparan tells of 32 months as a fugitive


In the two years and eight months that he was being hunted by the authorities, retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. was hiding in seven places around Metro Manila.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »