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Nick Joaquin: ‘Those who displayed an enjoyable recklessness’

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BEFORE THE ESCAPE This 1984 photo shows “We Forum” editor
Jose Burgos (left) talking with detained journalist SaturOcampo
(middle) and the lateWe Forum columnist Armando Malay. Ocampo
was then on a one-day furlough to celebrate Press Freedom Day at
theNational Press Club. In May 1985, he was again allowed to return
to theNPC where he escaped from hismilitary captors. This picture
was taken from the book “The Philippine Press Under Siege.”

Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having today. But one look at the press releases and the editors froze. They had read the title of this conference.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Binay accuser accused of bigamy; Bondal laughs off raps

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A Makati City resident has asked the Supreme Court to disbar lawyer Renato Bondal for “gross immoral conduct” because he is allegedly a bigamist.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

DPWH puts bid-rigging employees in freezer

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Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson shows the 2011-2014 draft of his department's infrastructure program during the opening of the Philconstruction  Visayas 2014 on June 5. An undisclosed number of Department of Public Works and Highways personnel have been placed under preventive suspension by the agency for allegedly colluding with some contractors in rigging DPWH biddings for millions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects, a top DPWH official disclosed to the Inquirer on Monday, Sept. 22.  CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZA)

An undisclosed number of Department of Public Works and Highways personnel have been placed under preventive suspension by the agency for allegedly colluding with some contractors in rigging DPWH biddings for millions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Top execs remember martial law

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POLITICAL DETAINEES A publication of the
Task Force Detainees of the Philippines reports the torture of Horacio Morales (top, right) and Antonio Moncupa Jr. (below, right) in July 1982.

Editor’s Note: Starting Sept. 21, the 42nd anniversary of the proclamation of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos, we have been running a series of articles to remember one of the darkest chapters in Philippine history. The articles are necessarily commemorations and more so a celebration of and a thanksgiving for the courage of the […]

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Lifestyle checks up for Binay, Purisima

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Vice President Jejomar Binay and Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Vice President Jejomar Binay said Monday he and his family were open to a lifestyle check “anytime” and renewed the accusation that his political opponents were rehashing graft and corruption charges that did not prosper in the past.

Posted: September 23rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

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