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Firm owned by Aquino kin says 358 ha CARP-exempt

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Hacienda Luisita INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A company owned by the family of President Benigno Aquino III has asked the Tarlac City government to reaffirm the nonagricultural classification of a 358-hectare land in Hacienda Luisita in a bid to save that part of the estate from compulsory acquisition by the national government.

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

Lenten ‘zarzuela’ grandmas’ vow

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In a bastion of Roman Catholicism like Pampanga province, Holy Week sees penitents carrying heavy wooden crosses for 100 or so kilometers with their backs bloodied by glass shards and bamboo whips, or volunteering to be crucified with steel nails hammered into their hands and feet.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surviving WW2 vets dwindling in number

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Many Filipino veterans of World War II have died, leaving behind 14,093 others, many of them aged 90 and above, as of March, according to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).

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

Tribute run draws fewer war veterans

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For the 29th time, Edmundo Paez will lead today a tribute run to honor the country’s war veterans.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Half of Luisita tillers now have own farms

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More than half of 6,212 farm workers have been installed as landowners in Hacienda Luisita, a vast sugar estate in Tarlac province on which the family of President Aquino lost control after the Supreme Court favored ownership by tillers in a landmark decision in 2012.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Larry Cruz’s gone yet stirs village to join wellness map

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When the late journalist and restaurateur Larry J. Cruz put up Abe’s Farm in Barangay (village) Ayala at the lower slopes of Mt. Arayat in Magalang town in Pampanga in 2007, he meant it to be a tribute to his father, the late writer and editor Emilio Aguilar Cruz.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Delfin Lee refuses to enter plea

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Delfin Lee.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Housing developer Delfin Lee on Friday refused to enter a plea during his arraignment on charges of defrauding the state shelter agency of P7 billion in housing loans, indicating that he would challenge the proceedings.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

De Lima, complainants hail SC decision

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Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and complainants in a syndicated estafa case against Delfin Lee on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court for its decision to stop the implementation of the Court of Appeals’ order last November annulling the arrest warrant issued against the housing developer.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Delfin Lee stays in jail as SC halts CA order

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Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee will remain in jail after the Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped the Court of Appeals from implementing an order annulling last November the arrest warrant issued against the housing developer.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lee says spending night in jail lonely

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Housing developer Delfin Lee, charged with syndicated estafa for allegedly tapping close to P7 billion from the Pag-Ibig Fund using bogus buyers, is locked behind bars at the Pampanga provincial jail.  TONETTE T. OREJAS/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Alone and lonely. This was how housing developer Delfin Lee described his condition after his first night on Monday at the provincial jail in this capital city of Pampanga province.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Rich Pampanga literature buried by Pinatubo’s wrath

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CLOUDS of volcanic ash from Mt. Pinatubo chase vans of photographers in this file photo of the eruption in June 1991. The debris spewed out by Pinatubo buried communities and cultural treasures in Central Luzon region.INQUIRER PHOTO

Volcanic sediments that rains washed down from the slopes of Mt. Pinatubo in 1995 buried not only Pampanga’s Bacolor town, the former Philippine capital, but also several of its literary treasures.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Lee moved to Pampanga prov’l jail

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Delfin Lee. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Delfin Lee, a developer of subdivisions and high-rise condominiums, was transferred Monday night to the Pampanga provincial jail that holds close to a thousand inmates, including those charged with attempted murder, illegal possession of drugs and theft.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aquino asks ally to explain call to PNP chief about Lee arrest

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Oriental Mindoro Gov. Alfonso Umali: Cleared. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has asked a ranking political ally to explain why he phoned Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima in connection with the arrest of fugitive housing developer Delfin Lee.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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