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DENR shuts down illegal Negros town gold mines

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IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has ordered the closure of gold mining and processing operations in Santa Catalina town, Negros Oriental province, for violating mining and environmental laws.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Draft Manila ban on eyesore posters sparks hot debate

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THE ELECTION-SEASON clutter in Sta. Mesa, Manila, in May 2013. INQUIRER File photo

A proposed Manila city ordinance that bans posters and streamers on lampposts, trees, utility cables and other public fixtures would certainly be applauded by urban renewal advocates.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Mall guards nab cabbie linked to 2 Makati holdups

John Matthew Fernandez

The driver of a taxi cab linked to at least two holdup-robbery cases was arrested on Saturday night after he went back to the mall in Makati City where five days earlier, he had picked one of his victims whom he stabbed and then left for dead in Quezon City.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: Melchora Aquino

Melchora Aquino, known as the Mother of the Philippine Revolution, was arrested and imprisoned in Bilibid by Spanish authorities on Aug. 29, 1896. While detained, she was subjected to interrogations but refused to give information about the Katipunan. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Sereno: SC is an independent court

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CJ HOLDING COURT  Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno fields questions from journalists at a press briefing in Intramuros, Manila, in the wake of attacks on the Supreme Court from the House of Representatives and President Aquino. RAFFY LERMA

Ranged against a President seemingly threatened by the power of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reaffirmed the oath she took two years ago: The court’s loyalty lies in the Constitution and it will uphold its independence no matter who is “inconvenienced.”

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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