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A symphony of trees in Pangasinan town

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THE ARBORETUM in Natividad, Pangasinan province, where some of the country’s indigenous and endangered tree species now thrive    WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

The scene seems to leap out of a painting: A group of musicians plays classical pieces on a lawn carpeted by grass. Behind them is a pond framed by tall trees and where ducks gracefully swim.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Expulsion of mayor from NPC heats up politics in Pangasinan

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The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) has expelled from the party the newly installed mayor of Urbiztondo town and his mother three weeks after the June 7 assassination of Mayor Ernesto Balolong Jr., a member of the Liberal Party (LP).

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Sual shuts down one power unit due to leak

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One unit of Sual power plant. PHOTO FROM TEAMENERGY.PH

The operators of the Sual coal-fired power plant shut down one its generating units Friday morning because of a boiler tube leak, but this was not expected to result in any interruption in Luzon’s power supply.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

CBCP head says he never asked pork scam senators to apologize

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Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and CBCP president Socrates Villegas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) took exemption to a report that the group of prelates have demanded an apology from senators accused of pocketing huge sums in pork barrel kickbacks.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ortegas deny roles in pork scam

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La Union Rep. Victor Ortega (left) and and his brother former Rep. and now Gov. Manuel Ortega: Denials. congress.gov.ph; lpp.gov.ph

La Union Rep. Victor Ortega and his brother former Rep. and now Gov. Manuel Ortega denied Monday that they misused their pork barrel allocations.

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

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