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Massive infra spending set

PASSENGER TERMINAL INSPECTION  President Aquino boards MV St. Pope John Paul II docked at Manila North Harbor’s North Passenger Terminal Complex in Tondo, Manila, as part of his inspection of major passenger terminals in Metro Manila. Behind him are Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. LYN RILLON

With just two years to go before its term ends, the Aquino administration plans to spend more on infrastructure and introduce other reforms to try to make economic growth inclusive and lift millions out of poverty.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’

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SKYLINE OVER POVERTY LINE  The towering buildings are at the heart of Makati City, while the shanties are along an estero in Pasay City.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines remains a fragile democracy despite the Aquino administration’s gains that have not been enough to make up for “nearly a decade of regression” during the previous administration.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it

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Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, makes a sign of the cross on the foreheads of devotees during a mass in observance of Ash Wednesday. AP FILE PHOTO

Politics in this country too dirty for you? It is precisely the dirt in politics that should make you join it and clean it up.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Our Lady of Piat: Centerpiece of Cagayan’s gifts to Christianity

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CALVARY HILLS IN CAGAYAN    One of the landmarks of Cagayan province is the Stations of the Cross on Calvary Hills in Iguig town. MELVIN GASCON/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Street vendor Federina Taguba was all smiles as she greeted a group of pilgrims who had alighted from a rented van to visit the Basilica Minore de Nuestra Señora de Piat (Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Piat).

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Sign maker to be nailed to cross for 28th time

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A signboard maker here will have himself nailed to a cross for the 28th time on Good Friday, possibly the longest time any Filipino has performed the ritual.
By stretching his panata (vow) for another year, Ruben Enaje helps sustain the practice of crucifixion in Barangay San Pedro Cutud that itinerant faith healer Artemio Anoza began 54 years ago.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

50 Quezon City cops each carry 30-kg crosses

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To atone for their peccadilloes, dozens of policemen in Quezon City on Wednesday were made to each carry a 30-kilogram cross and follow the steps of Christ.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front AFP FILE PHOTO

The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Wednesday said its troops targeted Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama and not the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the ongoing military operation in Basilan that has left two soldiers and 18 others dead, including four MILF fighters.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Moro basic law priority

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PEACE ACCORD. Mohagher Iqbal, chief MILF negotiator, and Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government negotiating panel, exchange copies of the peace agreement between the MILF and the Aquino administration they signed in Malacañang on March 27. Applauding them are MILF Chair Murad Ebrahim,Malaysian facilitator Abdul Ghafar,Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, President Aquino and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles. LYN RILLON

The House of Representatives will give priority to the draft Bangsamoro basic law, but will not completely sideline other important measures pending in the plenary, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said on Tuesday.

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

Iloilo breaks lit candles world record for peace

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VARIATIONS ON THE THEME OF LIGHT Tens of thousands of Filipinos stand beside bamboo torches that hold lighted candles to offer a message of peace and form a Philippine map in Oton town in Iloilo province on Monday. With 56,680 lit candles, they set a new Guinness World Record, beating the previous record of 35,478 candles that Pakistan set on Dec. 10, 2009. AFP/MIDDLE WAY MEDITATION INSTITUTE

Intermittent rains failed to stop thousands of people from lining up in a dark, muddy field in Oton town in Iloilo province on Tuesday to form a giant map of the Philippines, in a bid to set a new world record for the largest flaming image using candles.

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

Miraculous image makes Gapan City top site for pilgrimage in Central Luzon

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A combination of religious attractions, some dating back to the 16th century, makes Gapan City the top pilgrimage site in Central Luzon.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Siquijor ‘healer’: For every cure, there’s a plant

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‘HEALER’ OF SIQUIJOR    Noel Torremocha, 43, holds a photo of his father-in-law, also a healer, who was featured in the Inquirer several years ago. EDWIN BACASMAS

There is a plant for everything. “Here, we still believe that nature and men are one. Man is an extension of nature. Nature would always want itself to heal,” said Noel Torremocha.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel

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JESUS MEETS HIS MOTHER.    A rendition of the 4th Station of the Cross, where Mary meets Jesus, is found in Alfonso, Cavite province, on land donated by San Miguel Corp. to the group of “healing priest” Fr. Suarez, who is returning SMC’s donation. INQSnap this page to view more photos. LYN RILLON

The “healing priest” Fr. Fernando Suarez will celebrate his last Mass at MonteMaria in Alfonso town, Cavite province, on Easter Sunday after his Mary Mother of the Poor Foundation (MMPF) decided to return the 33-hectare property donated to it by San Miguel Corp. (SMC).

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bangsamoro ‘law’ ready

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Mohagher Iqbal, chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission, on Monday submitted the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law during a meeting with Undersecretary Michael Frederick Musngi of the Office of the Executive Secretary in Malacañang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Monday received the draft of the Bangsamoro basic law, a priority measure President Aquino would submit for congressional scrutiny and approval to pave the way for the creation of a new autonomous region in Mindanao.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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