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Church seeks stop to sale of land in watershed

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A suit filed by the Church and private individuals seeks to strip a watershed in the town of Benguet province of all commercial activity, including the construction of a supposedly ecological resort being developed by a congressman.

Posted: September 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro task: 715,228 illiterates

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MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim shakes hands with President Aquino the first time he set foot in Malacañang in March. MALACAÑANG PHOTO

The process of building a Bangsamoro region has started in Congress, but literacy advocates on Friday said one of the government’s crucial problems in the transition from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to a new region is an illiterate work force.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Think tank urges gov’t to relax wage rules

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Applicants look at the list of jobs at the Labor Day Job Fair by the Department of Labor and Employment at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on May 1, 2014. A government think tank on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, urged policymakers to relax wage regulations and allow small and medium businesses to pay salaries below the minimum wage when they hire unskilled workers.  INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

A government think tank on Tuesday urged policymakers to relax wage regulations and allow small and medium businesses to pay salaries below the minimum wage when they hire unskilled workers.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Cordillera remembers its heroes

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ILLUSTRATION BY DOROTHEA YSABEL MARANAN FROM THE BOOK “CORDILLERA HEROES”

Except in some forgotten government archives, people will never find Ama Lumbaya, Pascual Pocding or Daniel Ngayaan on a list of national heroes like Jose Rizal or modern heroes like the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Redeveloping Camp John Hay

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CAMP JOHN HAY’S forest represents 50 percent of Baguio’s tree cover, and has served as an outdoor recreation site for various Baguio groups, like the Inquirer’s Read-Along session. EV ESPIRITU

The staggering amount of P1,588,855,553 was the winning bid tendered by the Manuela Lands and Housing Consortium on July 22, 1996 when the former American reservation Camp John Hay was leased out by the government—with Baguio City’s blessings.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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