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Brothers oldest war veterans

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BAND OF HEROES  Dr. Jose P. Javier (left), 104, and his brother civil engineer Fernando Javier, 106. EV ESPIRITU/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

Two brothers are considered the oldest living war veterans and survivors of the gruelling Bataan Death March on April 9, 1942. Civil engineer Fernando Perez Javier, a University of the Philippines alumnus, is 106 years old, while his brother Dr. Jose Javier, who graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas, is 104.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

RH law supporters, opponents await SC ruling

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PURPLE TEAM FOR RH LAW.  Supporters of the reproductive health (RH) law stage a candle vigil at a compound in Baguio City on Monday where Supreme Court justices are expected to deliberate on whether to lift the suspension of the controversial RH law.  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

“Judgment day” has sent supporters and opponents of the reproductive health (RH) law holding separate vigils in Baguio City where the Supreme Court is expected to deliberate on the controversial law more than a year after it was suspended.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

RH advocates launch vigil, mass action ahead of SC judgment day

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Reproductive health proponents tied purple ribbons around trees and signposts lining downtown Session Road on Sunday to signal the start of an advocacy vigil.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

House amending criminal code to make 13-year-old offenders stand trial

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Representative  Niel Tupas Jr. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Children aged 13 who commit serious criminal offenses would have to stand trial under a proposed amendment to the criminal code now being discussed in Congress, according to the House committee on justice which held a public consultation here on Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Voters required to register anew for biometrics

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is implementing reforms in preparation for the 2016 presidential elections by requiring 9.6 million registered voters to return for new registration and to affix their biometric signatures and data information.

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

Cudia leaves PMA

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Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK

Cadet Jeff Cudia left the Philippine Military Academy Sunday night, more than a month after he was dismissed for allegedly breaking the Honor Code, Major Agnes Lynette Flores, PMA spokesperson, said Monday.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cadet Cudia classmates: Public should accept decision of military leadership

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Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK

The top two graduates of “Siklab Diwa” Class of 2014 on Saturday said the public should support the decision of the military leadership, and ultimately, of President Benigno Aquino III on the fate of their classmate, Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Cadet Cudia’s fate in Aquino’s hands

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Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia. Photo from Facebook

Only the President as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines can reverse the fate of dismissed cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

CHR: No due process for sacked cadet Cudia

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Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia. PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Friday asked the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to reinstate Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia to the PMA Corps of Cadets, saying he had not been accorded due process when he was dismissed from the PMA in February.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Albay farmer’s son tops PMA class

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PMA’S FINEST.  The top 10 graduates of PMA Class 2014, led by Cadet First Class Jheorge Llona (left, first row), pose for the cameras at Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City on Tuesday.  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

A son of a farmer from Albay province on Tuesday was named the valedictorian of this year’s Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Siklab Diwa” Class.

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

Top 10 PMA grads to be presented Tuesday

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Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia

This year’s Top 10 graduating cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) will be presented on Tuesday, but they will be competing for attention with a cadet who may not be joining them for graduation on March 16.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bringing artists into Panagbenga

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CLEAN UP Artist Rey Angelo Aurelio wanders through the Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) street bazaar, called Session Road in Bloom, as a street sweeper to raise people’s awareness on proper waste management.         EV ESPIRITU

Painted in blue from head to toe, Rey Angelo Aurelio strode through the crowd on a side street from Session Road on Sunday, carrying a broomstick and dustpan.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cadet from Tacloban is first female ‘bow wow’ at PMA

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THE MEET Cadet First Class Kerlyn Asuncion, the Tacloban City native who has been selected as the first female brigade adjutant of the Philippine Military Academy Cadet Corps, meets former Sen. Panfilo Lacson during this year’s PMA alumni homecoming. Lacson is the presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery who is tasked with rebuilding her city. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

People paid little attention when Tacloban City-born Cadet First Class Kerlyn Asuncion stepped up to the grandstand to greet former Sen. Panfilo Lacson at the end of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) alumni homecoming in Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City on Feb. 15.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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